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The Resource Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource, David Sedlak

Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource, David Sedlak

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Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource
Title
Water 4.0
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource
Statement of responsibility
David Sedlak
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we're done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains in this enlightening book. To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,500 years and the technologies that will remake the system. The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems--the second and third revolutions in urban water. He offers an insider's look at current systems that rely on reservoirs, underground pipe networks, treatment plants, and storm sewers to provide water that is safe to drink, before addressing how these water systems will have to be reinvented. For everyone who cares about reliable, clean, abundant water, this book is essential reading"--
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Sedlak, David L
Dewey number
333.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB659.6
LC item number
.S44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Water
  • Water and civilization
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply engineering
  • NATURE / Natural Resources
  • ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
Label
Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource, David Sedlak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1534565
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300212679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013025433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1534565
  • (OCoLC)840803740
Label
Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource, David Sedlak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1534565
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300212679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013025433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1534565
  • (OCoLC)840803740

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