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Dry Run : Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis - Jerry Yudelson

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis


Published: 1st July 2010
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In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban, and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint.

Dry Runshows the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises. Featuring original interviews with more than twenty-five water researchers and industry experts, this book explains water issues and proposes solutions for homes, buildings, facilities, and schools. Examining the vital linkages between water, energy use, urban development, and climate change,Dry Rundemonstrates best practices for achieving ???net zero??? water use in the built environment, including:

??? Water conservation strategies for buildings, factories, cities, and Rainwater harvesting
??? Graywater reuse and water reclamation systems
??? Water efficiency retrofits
??? On-site sewage treatment
??? New water reuse and supply technologies

Ideal for concerned citizens, building managers, homeowners, architects, engineers, developers, and public officials faced with charting a course in a more arid future,Dry Runoverflows with practical solutions.

Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED AP, leads the Yudelson Associates consultancy and is a leading authority on green building, clean water, and sustainable development. He is the author of eleven books, includingChoosing GreenandGreen Building A to Z.


A short history of water -- The coming water crisis -- Patterns of water use -- Urban water crises -- Urban water management -- Water use in commercial and institutional buildings -- Water use in the home -- The colors of water -- Blue water -- Graywater -- Brown water -- Blackwater -- Green water -- Zen water -- New water -- Preventing the next urban water crisis -- Responding to water crises: a tale of four cities -- Ten steps to preventing the next urban water crisis -- Water and sustainability.

ISBN: 9781550924459
ISBN-10: 1550924451
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2010