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TitleEmergency water sources : guidelines for selection and treatment
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHouse, S, Reed, B
Edition3rd ed.
Paginationxvii, 302 p.
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherWater, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, WEDC
Place PublishedLoughborough, UK
ISSN Number1843800691
Keywordscase studies, emergency operations, guidelines, safe water supply, sdieme, sdiwat, surveys, water analysis, water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, water yield

These guidelines are designed to help those involved in the assessment of emergency water sources to collect relevant information in a systematic way, to use this information to select a source or sources and to determine the appropriate level of treatment required to make the water suitable for drinking. Following an introduction, section 2 identifies procedures and provides tools for the selection of water sources for survival supply (usually most appropriate in the initial stage of an emergency). Section 3 identifies procedures and provides tools for the selection of a water source for longer term supply. Within these sections are procedural flowcharts, selection tools, checklists for information gathering and survey sheets. Section 4 contains supporting information on specific issues or assessment procedures, including: case studies; water quantities, water yield/level measurement; water quality assessment; catchment mapping/surveying,; water quality analysis; biological surveys; water treatment; hydrogeology and groundwater surveys. Section 5 contains a glossary, useful addresses, details of field equipment and a bibliography.

NotesBibliography: p. 291-302. - Includes glossary and address list
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Original PublicationEmergency water sources : guidelines for selection and treatment : trainer support notes


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