Best Water Quality & Treatment Books

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1. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

Author: by Marc Reisner
Published at: Penguin Books; 2nd edition (January 1, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0140178241

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“The definitive work on the West’s water crisis.” -NewsweekThe story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster.

In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city’s growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden-an Eden that may only be a mirage.

This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

2. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition

Author: by R.B. Baird
Published at: American Water Works Association (AWWA, WEF and APHA); 23rd edition (January 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0875532875

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Standard Methods is also offered online at standardmethods. Org Co-Publishers are: (WEF) Water Environment Federation (APHA) American Public Health Association

3. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

Author: by Brad Lancaster
Published at: Rainsource Press; 3rd edition (August 22, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0977246458

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2020 Independent Press Award Winner-Home & Garden Category Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition is the best-selling, award-winning guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement life-enhancing water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.

This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional plan specific to your site and needs. Clearly written with more than 290 illustrations, this full-color edition helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow yourself and your community with skills of self-reliance and cooperation, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat.

Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same.

4. The Prepper's Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource

Author: by Daisy Luther
Published at: Ulysses Press (April 13, 2020)

ISBN: 978-1612434483

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NO SOURCE IS LEFT UNTAPPED IN THIS ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE TO SUPPLYING LIFE-SAVING WATER AFTER A DISASTERYou can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death.

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow. Thanks to this book’s laser-focus on water, you’ll quickly learn how to:Store fresh waterCollect rainwaterPurify water from lakes & riversDig a well for groundwaterIn addition to harvesting water, you’ll gain the tools to keep large stores untainted for long periods of time, test the water you collect for dangerous toxins, and treat water-related illnesses that are commonly contracted during a disaster.

5. Tapping Into Water Low Tech Well Drilling Techniques and Tools

Author: by Paul Sawyers
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 23, 2010)
ISBN: 978-1450580595

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Tapping Into Water Low Tech Well Drilling Techniques and Tools reintroduces readers to the lost art of do-it-yourself well drilling on “the cheap”. Learn how to utilize common materials for fabrication of percussion bits, sludging pipes, bailer valves, casings, screens, and much more.

Also includes step by step instruction on how to rig and operate these low tech drilling devices for creating your own personal water well up to 100 feet deep. Jam packed with instructional diagrams, photos, and illustrations that provide easy to follow direction.

Includes: Percussion Drilling to Create a Well Hole, Sludging (Reverse Jetting) to Create a Well Hole, Hand Auger to Create a Well Hole, Drive Points for Creating Ready Made Wells, Casing & Finishing Bored Well Holes, Water Flow Development of New Wells, Hydrology Basics & Locating Ground Water.

6. PPI Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam – A complete Reference Manual for the NCEES PE Civil Exam

Author: by Jonathan Brant PhD
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; First edition (July 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1591260950

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The Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam prepares you for the water resources and environmental depth section of the NCEES PE Civil Water Resources and Environmental Exam. It provides a complete introduction to the water resources and environmental depth section of the Civil PE exam with clear, easy-to-understand explanations of water resources and environmental engineering concepts.

The comprehensive reference manual includes example problems that demonstrate how concepts are applied, and end-of-chapter problems for independent practice. Plus, the detailed tables, figures, and appendices are a great resource for solving the example problems. Topics covered Activated Sludge Environmental Remediation Groundwater Engineering Hazardous Waste and Pollutants HydraulicsClosed Conduit HydraulicsOpen Channel Hydrology Waste and Wastewater Composition and Chemistry Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Water Treatment Key features An overview of the Ten States Standards.

7. WSO Water Distribution, Grades 1 & 2 (Awwa Water System Operations)

Author: by AWWA
Published at: American Water Works Association; First edition (January 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1625761262

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AWWAs Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.

8. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition: Water-Harvesting Earthworks

Author: by Brad Lancaster
Published at: Rainsource Press; Revised edition (August 23, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0977246441

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2020 independent Press Award Winner-Green Book Category Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2 is a how-to guide enabling you to plant the rain by creating water-harvesting earthworks or rain gardens. Earthworks are simple, inexpensive strategies and landforms that passively harvest multiple sources of free on-site water including rainfall, stormwater runoff, air conditioning condensate, and greywater within living tanks of soil and vegetation.

The plants then pump the water back out in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, timber and forage, while controlling erosion, reducing down-stream flooding, dropping utility costs, increasing soil fertility, and improving water and air quality. This revised and expanded full-color second edition builds on the information in Volume 1 by showing you how to turn your yard, school, business, park, and neighborhood into lively, regenerative producers of resources.

Conditions at home will improve as you simultaneously enrich the ecosystem and inspire the surrounding community. Learn to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen earthworks. All is made easier and more effective by the illustrations of natural patterns of water and sediment flow with which you can collaborate or mimic.

9. The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping

Author: by Art Ludwig
Published at: Oasis Design; Revised, Expanded edition (October 15, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0964343337

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This twentieth-anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling greywater book features adozen more pages, complete information on the Laundry to Landscape system, new colorplates, extensive revisions to every page, and dozens of new photos and figures.

10. PPI Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems, 2nd Edition – Contains 100 Practice Problems for the NCEES PE Civil Water Resources and Environmental Exam

Author: by R. Wane Schneiter PhD PE
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; Second edition (February 17, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1591264828

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AWWAs Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.


Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design (Sustainable Building Essentials Series, 11)

Author: by Rob Avis P. Eng
Published at: New Society Publishers (December 11, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0865718746

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Design a rainwater harvesting system for any home in any climate. Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm’s water requirements if harvested and utilized with care.

The key is appropriate planning and high-quality site- and climate-specific design. Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for the warm and cold climates of the world. Presenting design considerations and approaches for the most common household rainwater supply scenarios primary, supplemental, and off-grid supply this step-by-step approach covers: Considerations for full-property water security Demand planning and conservation strategies Supply calculations and design implications for extreme rainfall and drought Materials selection and water quality System and site assessment Sizing and design of gutters, conveyance, tanks, and pumps Pre-filtration, filtration, and disinfection options System maintenance and upkeep This practical resource provides DIYers, trades, and rainwater practitioners with the essential tools, methods, and technical know-how to design, build, and maintain rainwater harvesting systems anywhere.Rob Avis, P.

13. Water Operator Certification Exam Prep

Author: by AWWA
Published at: American Water Works Association (May 25, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1625762641

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AWWA’s most popular operator training aid, this study guide is specially designed to give water operators and students practice in answering questions that are similar in format and content to the questions that appear on state certification exams. Sample questions and answers for both water treatment and distribution systems are included.

This study guide was developed by AWWA in cooperation with the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), which certifies water and wastewater operators in most states. ABC certification is not only a way to protect public health and the environment, but also provides numerous career benefits to both employees and employers.

If you were previously familiar with AWWA’s Water Operator Certification Study Guide, Sixth Edition this replaces that book, with all-new questions and answers.

14. Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

Author: by David Owen
Published at: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (April 10, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0735216099

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An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone.

David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.

Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers.

But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.

15. Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016

Author: by United States Government US Army
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 23, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1533408495

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This publication, Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21. 8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016, provides the doctrinal framework for all Infantry platoons and squads. It provides techniques for employment of Infantry platoons and squads in conducting decisive actions. The principle audiences for ATP 3-21.

8 are commanders, staffs, and leaders who are responsible for planning, preparing, executing, and assessing operations of the Infantry platoon and squad. It serves as an authoritative reference for personnel developing doctrine materiel and force structure, institutional and unit training, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Infantry platoon and squad operations.

Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-21. 8 encompasses techniques for the Infantry platoons and squads of the Infantry, Stryker, and Armored brigade combat teams (I, S, and ABCTs). It replaces Field Manual (FM) 3-21. 8, published in March 2007, Army Tactics Techniques, and Procedures (ATTP) 3-21.

71, published in November 2010, and ATTP 3-21. 9, published in December 2010.ATP 3-21. 8 provides doctrinal guidance; describes relationships within the platoon and squad; defines organizational roles and functions, capabilities, limitations; and lay outs the responsibilities for platoons and squads during unified land operations.

16. Water Treatment Grade 1 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Author: by AWWA
Published at: American Water Works Association; Illustrated edition (June 20, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1625761231

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AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level. Water Treatment, Grade 1, is organized into 21 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams.

Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 1 exam is included in this book.

To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter. Key Features: Developed in accordance with the latest ABC criteria- Focuses on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Access to more than 100 videos for additional learning is included