Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems

Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems

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A critical and insightful look at the past, present, and future state of water and wastewater services In response to the worldwide water crisis foreseen by many experts, Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems presents practical solutions for making drinking water more affordable and available, as well as strategies for improving water sanitation to satisfy the demands of a growing global population. Through extensive data and case histories, this book demonstrates the potential success of privatizing water delivery and wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, it provides examples of state-of-the-art techniques for achieving higher efficiencies in water infrastructure facilities through reengineering, improved technologies, and quality benchmarking. Contributed chapters are provided by leading global engineers and economists from such companies as the World Bank, Stone and Weber Consultants, the Atlantis Water Fund, and the Anglian Water Company. Coverage by these experts includes exploring regulatory frameworks, financing the water and wastewater infrastructure, reinventing public sector operations, analyzing the past and future of the global water industry, and examining the restructuring operations in selected U.S. cities. Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management is a constructive volume for civil engineers working in water and wastewater treatment, urban and regional planners, and environmental engineers, as well as government administrators overseeing infrastructure and water systems and financial institutions involved with underwriting major water improvement projects.Clearly, the introduction of commercial pressures expands the range of levers available to the regulator in assessing the information ... Efficiency in the creation of new capital assets may also be an area where increased contestability may yield significant benefits. ... customers, and increasing the range of choice open to customers will, almost self-evidently, promote improved customer service and focus.

Title:Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems
Author:Paul Seidenstat, David Haarmeyer, Simon Hakim
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2002


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