Celebrating World Water Day with WILEY

In celebration of World Water Day 2017, John Wiley and Sons has made available wastewater related articles  due to this year’s theme being “wastewater”.

As such persons can view articles online and download PDFs, from relevant journals such as Water Resources Research, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, as well as, Water and Environment Journal, from March 22 – 28 2017.

I do hope you find some interesting articles to celebrate World Water Day 2017. Enjoy 🙂

World Water Day


Water Quality Engineering: Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes

Water Quality Engineering Physical/Chemical Treatment Process Mark M. Benjamin and Desmond F. Lawler

I recently came across one of the bestselling textbooks offered by Wiley. As a text which is described as offering explanations for “both the underlying theory and the underlying mathematics, this text enables readers to fully grasp the fundamentals of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater.” (Wiley, 2016)

It is also recommended for professional environmental engineers in search of a contemporary perspective on water and wastewater treatment processes so I believe that it would be a good fit for the Agency for a new text for the library. Also, due to its ability to provide problem sets and examples for students to figure out the mathematics behind the physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater, it would greatly be welcomed by our interns in the relevant field of water quality engineering.

Persons can read the full description offered Water Quality Engineering: Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes.

Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle

I have been keeping busy looking at recently published books by publishers (you can browse publisher websites from my homepage menu) and I recently came across this monograph entitled “Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle” edited by Venkat Lakshmi et al..

This book is a product of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference, which was held in February 2012. Chapman conferences are usually “small, topical meetings designed to permit in-depth exploration of specialized subjects in a manner not possible at large meetings” (AGU, 2015).

As such the following information can be found in this monograph:

-An in-depth discussion of the global water cycle
– Approaches to various problems in climate, weather, hydrology, and agriculture
– Applications of satellite remote sensing in measuring precipitation, surface water, snow, soil moisture, groundwater, modeling, and data assimilation
– A description of the use of satellite data for accurately estimating and monitoring the components of the hydrological cycle
– Discussion of the measurement of multiple geophysical variables and properties over different landscapes on a temporal and a regional scale.

Information in this text can be found under the main topics of precipitation, evapotranspiration, surface water, groundwater, data and modeling, soil moisture and snow.

Due to the fact that this document discusses snow, a phenomenon that does not occur in our country, I know that persons may not see it as suitable, however, since it discusses the above topics, I see it as a very comprehensive text. I guess I will do more research and see whether it is a good fit for the agency.

It should be noted that this text is is a valuable resource for students, as well as, research professionals in the hydrology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, geography, and geological sciences communities.

Persons wishing to read up on this document can either click on the link below or search for it on the Wiley website available through my home page in the menu tab. Please note that only registered users can view chapters via PDF.

Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Water Cycle

Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle published by Wiley
Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle published by Wiley