Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

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Blanca Jimenez Cisneros, Joan B. Rose
CRC Press, Mar 24, 2009 - Science - 324 pages

Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of water-borne diseases, mainly due to poor water and sanitation in urban areas, and the discharge as well as the disposal of inadequately treated, or untreated, industrial and domestic wastewater. Climate change only exacerbates these problems, as alternative scenarios need to be taken into consideration in urban water risk management.

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks – the result of a project by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme on the topic – addresses issues associated with urban water risks. The first section of the volume describes risks associated with urban water systems and services. The volume then discusses the concept of risk management for urban water systems and explores different approaches to managing and controlling urban water risks. A concluding section presents case studies on managing urban water risks.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Drinking waterPotential health effects caused by wastewater disposal
Chapter 3 Microbial health risks and water quality
Chapter 4 Chemical health risks
climate change risks
Chapter 6 Water source and drinkingwater risk management
Chapter 7 Wastewater risks in the urban water cycle
Chapter 8 Risks associated with biosolids reuse in agriculture
Chapter 10 Reducing risk from wastewater use in urban farmingA case study of Accra Ghana
Chapter 11 Drinking water potential health effects caused by infiltration of pollutants from solid waste landfills
the industrial use and abuse of municipal sweres and reducing the risk the experience of Louisville Kentucky US
a response and recovery framework for postdisaster scenarios
managing drought and climate change risks in Australia
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Chapter 9 Closing the urban water cycle integrated approach towards water reuse in Winkdhoek Namibia

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