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ICE Library recommendations on sustainable management of water and sanitation

22 March 2020

Every month the ICE Library highlights top titles, journals or books on an important civil engineering topic. This month, to celebrate World Water Day on 22 March, we look at how to ensure the availability of clean water and sanitation for all.

ICE Library recommendations on sustainable management of water and sanitation

This month, to coincide with UN World Water Day on 22 March, we are looking at water and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all - and engineers' roles in helping to achieve the goal.

All titles can be accessed electronically, by ICE Members of all grades, from anywhere in the world through our Digital Resources Portal.

VAIRAVAMOORTHY, K. (2019): Water and the SDGs. This article in The Source Magazine, published by the International Water Association outlines challenges and progress on achieving UN SDG 6.

Urban water sustainability: constructing infrastructure for cities and nature

Urban Water Sustainability

BELL, S. (2018), E-Book

This book looks at the social, political and ethical implications of technical changes in urban water systems around the world, with positive and negative impacts on sustainability.

Includes chapters on changes in the demand for water and sanitation of rapidly growing urban populations, efficient urban drainage systems, and water reuse and desalination as possible solutions to meet increased demand. Access through the Dawsonera E-Book collection.

Sustainable water engineering: theory and practice

Sustainable Water Engineering

CHANDRAPPA, R. ; DAS, D. B. (2014), E-Book

This book is a useful handbook combining theory and practice from the developing and developed worlds with high- and low-tech, high- and low-cost solutions.

Covers water resource issues including climate change, water scarcity, economic and financial aspects, requirements for sustainable water systems, fundamentals of treatment and process design, industrial water use and wastewater treatment, sustainable effluent disposal and sustainable construction principles. Access through the Dawsonera E-Book collection.

Climate change impacts on coastal soil and water management

Climate Change Impacts

HAJ-AMOR, Z. ; BOURI, S. (2020), E-Book

This book deals with the issue of climate change and the possible impact on coastal areas, soil and water resources and suggests practical options and strategies to minimise the potential risks, such as land degradation, seawater intrusion, droughts, ocean acidification, coastal erosion and changes in water quality. Access through the Dawsonera E-Book collection.

Water Resources Management

Water Resources Management

This international Journal - Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA) covers a wide range of subjects: planning, design, operation, control and maintenance of water resources systems, as well as applied surface and groundwater hydrology; water management techniques; simulation and modelling of water resource systems; forecasting and control of quantity and quality of water; economic and social aspects of water use; legislation and water resources protection. Access through the Springer Research & Development collection.

  • Annette Ruelhlmann, Librarian at Institution of Civil Engineers