Best Water Supply & Land Use Books

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

Author: by Marc Reisner
Penguin Books
582 pages

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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. Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival

Author: by Patricia Spigarelli Aston
464 pages

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The crises of 2020 impacted every single one of us.Were you prepared? Are you prepared for the next crisis? This new, updated third edition gives you the tools you need to ensure safety and survival so you can be prepared for any disaster that comes your way.

You’ll learn how to: Identify your crisis risk Create a customized preparedness plan Design a basic food-storage system that’s ideal for you Safely store water and fuel Tackle sanitation issues and communications breakdowns Protect your home and familyThis book also gives you unique benefits you won’t see in other preparedness books, such as:5 Things You Can Do NowQuick-start ideas in each chapter to get you goingQuick ChecksChecklists that help you evaluate optionsWorksheetsPlanning tools to optimize your preparedness planResource SectionReviews of unique products that help you preparePersonally SpeakingPatricia’s tips, insights, and survival life-lessonsYou’ll love Crisis Preparedness Handbook because it gives you everything you need to confidently handle any crisis and feel the peace that comes with being prepared.Get it now.

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

Author: by Daisy Luther
222 pages

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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.

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

Author: by Art Ludwig
Oasis Design
162 pages

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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.

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

Author: by Paul Sawyers
130 pages

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

Author: by R.B. Baird
1796 pages

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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

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

Author: by Brad Lancaster
Rainsource Press
288 pages

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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.

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

Author: by Rob Avis P. Eng
172 pages

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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.

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

Author: by AWWA

468 pages

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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.

10. The Complete Guide to Water Storage How to Use Gray Water and Rainwater Systems, Rain Barrels, Tanks, and Other Water Storage Techniques for Household and Emergency Use (Back to Basics Conserving)

Author: by Julie Fryer
336 pages

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Water is the most important natural resource in your life you use it to drink, to water your lawn, to clean yourself, your dishes, and your clothes, and to cook. Nothing can be done in life without water, and yet if an emergency occurs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that nearly 4 in 5 Americans would be without access to clean water if a major disaster disrupted or contaminated their public water supply.

It is for this reason that many individuals have looked into the possibility of using tanks, ponds, and other means of water storage to maintain a safe, viable source of drinking water for them and their families in the case of an emergency, not to mention employing water-saving techniques such as rainwater harvesting and gray water collection to reduce their water bills and save that pristine water for only the most necessary uses.

This book will guide you through the process of learning more about these potential lifesaving water storage methods, the legal implications, and the financial aspects of storing your own water for future. There are numerous ways you can store water for emergency or future use; this book will help you learn everything you need to start taking advantage of those methods according to the space you have and the time and money you can invest.

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

Author: by Brad Lancaster
Rainsource Press
448 pages

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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.

12. Water Operator Certification Exam Prep

Author: by AWWA
342 pages

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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.

13. The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook: How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

Author: by Douglas Barnes
192 pages

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Maximize your water harvesting potential with efficient, cost-effective earthworks In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience.

Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized and sited, or even dangerous. The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook is the first dedicated, detailed guide to the proper design and construction of water harvesting earthworks.

It covers the function, design, and construction methods for nine main types of water harvesting earthworks across a full range of climates. Coverage includes: Swales, ponds, dams, hugelkultur, net-and-pan systems, spate irrigation, and more Cost versus benefit of different earthworks Assessing site needs and suitability Soil types and hydrology Designing for maximum efficiency and lowest cost Risk assessment and safe construction Stacking functions and integrating earthworks into a design This practical handbook is the essential resource for permaculture designers, teachers and students, landowners, farmers, homesteaders, landscape architects, and others involved in maximizing the water harvesting potential of any landscape at the lowest cost and impact.

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

Author: by AWWA
430 pages

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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

15. 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
PPI, a Kaplan Company
264 pages

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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.

16. The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource

Author: by Obi Kaufmann
Heyday (June 1, 2019)
144 pages

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Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resourcesa history that has led to its current precarious circumstances.

Yet this built world depends upon the biosphere, and in The State of Water Kaufmann argues that environmental conservation and restoration efforts are necessary not only for ethical reasons but also as a matter of human survival. Offering nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California’s water infrastructure, from dams to species revitalization, Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment.

Interspersed throughout with trail paintings of animals that might yet survive under a caring and careful water ethic, Kaufmann shows how California can usher in a new era of responsible water conservation, andperhaps most importantlyhow we may do so together.