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Climate Change and Water Resources: A Primer For Municipal Water Providers
By Kathleen Miller and David Yates, Awwa Research Foundation, 2006, 92 pages

Climate Change and Water Resources: A Primer For Municipal Water Providers
Originally published in 2006 and now in its second printing, Climate Change and Water Resources is a book that focuses on how climate change affects the water cycle, especially in relation to the availability and quality of drinking water. It summarizes the best available scientific evidence on climate change, including both natural changes and change that may be caused by human activities. Based on a two-year study jointly sponsored by American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the researchers drew from scientific literature for the overview. The book also presents case studies from water utilities in North America and Europe and discusses planning and response strategies. It is intended to give municipal water providers and others involved in the drinking water community a realistic view of the nature of the risks caused by climate change.



Career Success In Engineering

Career Success In Engineering
By Bernard R. Berson and Doug Benner, Kaplan Publishing, 2007, 304 pages

Common concerns within the industry led the authors to create a book offering guidance and advice for young engineers who are in the transition phase between college and the workplace. It discusses how to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment; handle multi-disciplinary projects; understand business needs and economics and maintain integrity in engineering ethics.




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