Research Publication: Integrated Urban Water Management, Arid and Semi-Arid Areas- (Handbook)

Date: November 2012


This book examines the integrated management of water resources in urban environments of arid and semi-arid regions of the world covering the following main issues:

Access to water and sanitation services and infrastructure

Urban wastewater pollution

Water resources control

Water-related disasters

The six chapters of this book devoted to comprehensive water problems in arid and semi-arid areas, in which urban water systems are considered as a comprehensive unit. Urban water management, here, is considered as the two main components of «Urban Water Supply Systems» and «Backwater (surplus) Management Systems».

«Urban Water Supply Systems» include all components of the system for drinking water distribution and distribution to consumers plus   all    components    of   the Special emphasis has been given to technologies such as artificial recharge, water transferring, treating and collecting rainwater which is not commonly used in urban water supply systems, but in arid and semi-arid areas as reliable sources of water supply.