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Water centric sustainable communities : planning, retrofitting, and building the next urban environment

Author: Vladimir Novotny; John Ahern; Paul Brown
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
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This book departs from the traditional "clean water in, dirty water out" approach to establish a holistic paradigm for integrated water conservation and use in cities by embracing the three r's: reduce, reuse, recycle. This book provides the forum for lively discussion on the social concerns, technological challenges, planning issues, and economic woes putting up barriers to the reality of achieving a sustainable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Novotny; John Ahern; Paul Brown
ISBN: 9780470476086 0470476087 9780470642825 0470642823 9780470642832 0470642831 9780470642849 047064284X 9780470949962 0470949961 9780470951699 0470951699 9780470951934 0470951931
OCLC Number: 537308663
Description: xviii, 606 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Historic paradigms of urban water/stormwater/wastewater management and drivers for change --
Urban sustainability concepts --
Planning and design for sustainable and resilient cities : theories, strategies, and best practices for green infrastructure --
Stormwater pollution abatement and flood control : stormwater as a resource --
Water demand and conservation --
Water reclamation and reuse --
Treatment and resource recovery unit processes --
Energy and urban water systems : towards net zero carbon footprint --
Restoring urban streams --
Planning and management of sustainable future communities --
Ecocities : evaluation and synthesis.
Responsibility: Vladimir Novotny, John Ahern, and Paul Brown.
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Considered from the perspective of sustainability, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled. This book is the first to  Read more...

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