IWA Publishing textbook "Biological wastewater treatment in warm climate regions" free to download

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IWA Publishing textbook "Biological wastewater treatment in warm climate regions" free to download

Dear colleagues from SuSanA,

I am very pleased to announce that, after negotiations with IWA Publishing, our textbook “Biological wastewater treatment in warm climate regions” may now be freely downloadable by anyone (as part of an effort by IWA to make texts on developing countries freely available) at this link at IWA Waterwiki:


www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Arti...ishingFreetoDownload

It is a large book (two volumes, 1496 pages), and I hope it may be useful. In Brazil, the version in Portuguese is widely adopted at our universities, both for undergraduate and graduate levels. There is also a Spanish translation (these are not available for downloading).

Feel free to pass this information to other people.

In the above link you will see other books by ourselves (six volumes, comprising the Biological Wastewater Treatment series), but they are simply the large book split into smaller ones.

Please find below the description of the book that is in the IWA website.

Best regards,

Marcos von Sperling


Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions gives a state-of-the-art presentation of the science and technology of biological wastewater treatment, particularly domestic sewage. The book covers the main treatment processes used worldwide with wastewater treatment in warm climate regions given a particular emphasis where simple, affordable and sustainable solutions are required.

This comprehensive book presents in a clear and informative way the basic principles of biological wastewater treatment, including theory and practice, and covering conception, design and operation. In order to ensure the practical and didactic view of the book, 371 illustrations, 322 summary tables and 117 examples are included. All major wastewater treatment processes are covered by full and interlinked design examples which are built up throughout the book, from the determination of wastewater characteristics, the impact of discharge into rivers and lakes, the design of several wastewater treatment processes and the design of sludge treatment and disposal units.

The 55 chapters are divided into 7 parts over two volumes: Volume One: (1) Introduction to wastewater characteristics, treatment and disposal; (2) Basic principles of wastewater treatment; (3) Stabilisation ponds; (4) Anaerobic reactors; Volume Two: (5) Activated sludge; (6) Aerobic biofilm reactors; (7) Sludge treatment and disposal.

As well as being an ideal textbook, Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions is an important reference for practising professionals such as engineers, biologists, chemists and environmental scientists, acting in consulting companies, water authorities and environmental agencies.
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Dear Mr. Marcos,

Profound thanks to you for making the two volumes free. People from the developing countries, who are poor and cannot afford to pay for the books, due to the rising cost of living (like me) will greatly benefit by this free publication offer.

Is there any way, you could request IWA to make more books available free, for downloading? That would be a great, great service to the financially hard-pressed professionals.

Thank you again

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Dear Marcus,
congratulations and thanks for your efforts to make the books available for free for all now,
great, Guenter

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Parabéns Marcos,
that is a very very good iniciative.

Yours Christoph
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Dear Marcos,

what a great work! Thank you for the shared insights.

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Dear colleagues,

Many thanks for the positive replies.

I would like to see IWA investing more on this direction of making books relevant to developing countries freely available. I contacted IWA President (Glen Daigger) and he also thinks that this is a good idea, and pushed further the approval for our book. But I think if more of you contacted IWA reinforcing this idea, this would assist in creating a basis for more free books.

Thre was a question by Christoph regarding availability in other languages, particularly Spanish. The freely downloadable version of the book
"Biological wastewater treatment in warm climate regions" is available only
in English, via IWA WaterWiki. A Spanish translation is being done by a
colleague from Universidad de Nariño, Colombia (Iván Andrés Sanchez Ortiz),
and so far he has already finished the more introductory book and the one on
anaerobic reactors (both already available). The Spanish and the Portuguese versions are only printed.

Best regards to all,

Marcos
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Dear Marcos,

Could it be possible to open annual IWA-Newsletters of various IWA Specialist Groups to the general public?

www.iwahq.org/3k/communities/specialist-.../list-of-groups.html
- www.iwahq.org/8p/networks/specialist-gro...ilisation-ponds.html
- www.iwahq.org/78/networks/specialist-gro...robic-digestion.html

This would be at least a good advertisement to have new IWA-members, but the same time inform outsiders about latest developments in the specialized sector.

How about having IWA-SUSANA joint efforts in future?

In a new post I will show examples of good developments within IWA in the past (2011), which should know "outsiders" too.

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Hi Detlef,
I am not sure whether IWA would release their Specialist Group newsletters to the general public. Maybe we could start asking them to release those which could be relevant to developing countries - I think it would be easier (or less difficult to start this way). I know that Elisabeth von Muench started some contacts with Chloe, from IWA staff responsible for WaterWiki.
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Dear all,
since 2010 the newsletters from the IWA SG on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control are available for everyone and can be downloaded from IWA WaterWIKI (see http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/WorkGroup_SG+on+The+Use+of+Macrophytes+in+Water+Pollution+Control/WebHome ).
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Guenter

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SG = Specialist Group
IWA = International Water Association

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