AWWA-20752 2014 Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning from Frontline Experience with Contamination

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Enjoy watching a couple of video presentations, featuring the authors, about "Ensuring Safe Drinking Water", and "Protecting Forests to Ensure the Quality of Our Drinking Water"

This book presents 21 case studies—10 waterborne disease outbreaks, 7 cases of severe chemical contamination, and 4 close calls—written largely from the perspective of frontline personnel who experienced the events as they unfolded.

Safe drinking water is essential to human life. Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience with Contamination provides those who carry responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. This book presents 21 case studies—10 waterborne disease outbreaks, 7 cases of severe chemical contamination, and 4 close calls—written largely from the perspective of frontline personnel who experienced the events as they unfolded. For each case, distinguished authors Steve E. Hrudey and Elizabeth J. Hrudey have provided background, operational details, illustrations, questions to ponder, lessons learned, and more, to allow professionals to imagine themselves in these circumstances and see how these experiences can help them in ensuring the safety of their own systems.

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water is essential reading for operators, supervisors, foremen, managers, administrative officers, commissioners, councilors, local officials, utility board members, regulators, and public health agency personnel. Accessible and urgent, the book is intended to spark discussion and exchange. Its true-life stories of how things can go wrong lay out what’s at stake in the crucial work that water professionals perform every day.

ISBN: 9781583219249

Author: Steve E. Hrudey, Elizabeth J. Hrudey

Publisher: American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Publication date: 2014

AWWA catalog no: 20752

Media Type: BOOK

Number of pages: 294