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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 9781771420204
Format: Digital - 304 pages
Size: 6" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy

Dry Run (EPUB)

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint.

Dry Run shows the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises. Featuring original interviews with more than 25 water researchers and industry experts, this book explains water issues and proposes solutions for homes, buildings, facilities and schools. Examining the vital linkages between water, energy use, urban development and climate change, Dry Run demonstrates best practices for achieving "net zero" water use in the built environment including:
  • water conservation strategies for buildings, factories, cities and homes
  • rainwater harvesting
  • graywater reuse and water reclamation systems
  • water efficiency retrofits
  • onsite sewage treatment
  • new water reuse and supply technologies.
Ideal for concerned citizens, building managers, homeowners, architects, engineers, developers and public officials faced with charting a course in a more arid future, Dry Run overflows with practical solutions.

Features an 8 page color section.
About the Author

Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED® Fellow, is the author of 13 full-length professional and trade books on green buildings, integrated design, green homes, water conservation, building performance and sustainable development. Dubbed 'The Godfather of Green' by Wired Magazine, his passion for optimizing the built environment is reflected by his many years of professional experience in the green building and certification fields, serving as an elected LEED Fellow and as president of the Green Building Initiative. Jerry also served on the national board of the USGBC and chaired the Steering Committee for the largest green building show, Greenbuild, from 2004 ‐ 2009. His previous books include Dry Run, Choosing Green and Green Building A to Z.



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