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Water Supply and Pollution Control. By Warren Viessman Jr. et al. For practicing engineers who need a good reference book and for those preparing to take the examination for licensing as a professional engineer, this book provides water-related environmental engineering from theory to practice. It presents the principles of water treatment, wastewater treatment, water reuse and water quality. More...

Blue Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness. By David Helvarg. A panoramic chronicle of America's maritime history and the challenges that our coastal and marine environments face today. Demonstrating how national policymaking on the oceans is enmeshed in a welter of competing jurisdictions, Blue Frontier argues for strong omnibus legislation and the creation of truly protected marine wilderness reserves. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management & Pollution Control. By Jerry A. Nathanson. A practical introduction to water supply, waste management, and pollution control. For individuals working in the fields of environmental quality control and public health protection as well as for civil engineers, wastewater technicians, and water treatment professionals. Mathematical topics are introduced at a relatively basic level, and review sections are included so that readers with little knowledge of biology, chemistry, geology, or hydraulics can comprehend and use the book. More...

Deep Water: The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment. By Jacques Leslie. Looks at large dams and their consequences through the eyes of three members of the 1990s' World Commission on Dams. Documents the often corrupt finances and politics of dam building and the injustice of the displacement of communities. Explains how dams cause aridity, erosion, extinction, and pollution. More... | Jacques Leslie EcoSpeakers Info >>

Water For Food, Water For Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. By David Molden. Written by experts and including research from over 700 leading specialists, this book examines the cross-cutting issues of reducing poverty, reforming institutions for sustainable water management, avoiding or mitigating ecosystem impacts, and improving water productivity. It evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, and it charts the way forward with concrete actions. More...

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50 Ways to Save the Ocean. By David Helvarg. An introduction to innovative ways to help preserve oceans and aquatic-life. Provides an understanding of which fish should not be eaten and which species are endangered or could impact adversely human health. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

Coastal Waters of the World. By Don Hinrichsen. A comprehensive reference source on the state of the world's coastal areas. It focuses on the tremendous pressures facing coastal areas and the management strategies needed to cope with them. More…

Lifelines, The Case for River Conservation. By Tim Palmer. Explains the value of and threats to preservation of the nation's rivers. Covers issues such as fish populations, water quality, hydropower, riparian habitats, and ecosystems. Recommends actions that are economically realistic (enforcing existing laws, changes in subsidies and tax incentives) but politically challenging (only strong public support can overcome the opposition of those who profit from treating rivers as sewers). More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide 2005-2006. Edited by David Helvarg. A new environmental movement is emerging to help combat threats to America's oceans and coasts. This one-of-a-kind reference details more than 2,000 organizations and institutions that are working to understand, protect, and restore our ocean and coastal areas. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Riverkeepers. By John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In their battle to clean the Hudson River, Cronin and Kennedy describe how they formed a group of ordinary citizens to face corporate and government polluters. More...

Watershed: The Undamming of America. By Elizabeth Grossman. Dams affect a river's ecosystem, throwing off the balance that fosters plant, insect and fish life. Grossman gives a national perspective to the current movement toward dam removal and reports on the complex and conflicting political and economic perspectives and pressures that drive or resist removal. More... | Elizabeth Grossman EcoSpeakers Info >>

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The Columbia. By Tim Palmer. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. An insightful vision for the future. A great read for activists and armchair explorers alike. More... | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

Oceanís End. By Colin Woodard. In this call to action, Woodard confronts one of our major environmental problems: the fate of the oceans. A comprehensive, eyewitness view of how and why the oceans are in trouble. More...

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