The definitive, state-of-the-art reference on water use and efficiency measures. As water becomes increasingly scarce, water managers, public officials, and businesses are seeking new and sustainable solutions to water supply problems.
This handbook by a recognized leader in the water conservation field is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and state-of-the-art reference ever published on water use, conservation, and the growing array of efficiency measures to help meet future water needs.
A “must have” for all professionals, libraries, and anyone concerned with water and the environment — planners, engineers, architects, consultants, policymakers, code and regulatory officials, builders, landscape designers, irrigators, academicians, and conservationists —the long-needed “Handbook for Water Use and Conservation: Homes, Landscapes, Businesses, Industries, Farms” by Amy Vickers:
- Outlines 10 key steps for a successful conservation program
- Describes water use characteristics of major customer sectors
- Provides water audit steps for homes, landscapes, businesses, factories,
- Supplies the latest, detailed information on more than 100 water-efficiency measures for long-term demand reductions and drought response
- Presents estimated water savings, benefits, and costs for efficiency measures
- Includes energy conservation benefits from water efficiency measures
- Offers hundreds of fact-filled tables, illustrations, and case studies
- Lists online links to conservation organizations, agencies, businesses, product suppliers, and information resources.
- Comes with appendices, a full index, glossary, and conversion factors
- 175 illustrations – charts, tables, and photos
Amy Vickers is president of Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc., in Amherst, Mass., USA, an international consulting practice specializing in water conservation. She is the author of the water efficiency requirements for plumbing fixtures adopted under the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1992. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and has also testified before the U.S. Congress, British Parliament, and state legislatures. Vickers holds an M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth College, a B.A. in philosophy from New York University, and is an active member of the American Water Works Association and the Alliance for Water Efficiency. She is curently working on her second book, due to be published in 2016.