Water Distribution Systems

Authored by: F.A. Bombardelli

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781466556010
eBook ISBN: 9781466556041
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b13691-3

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Abstract

Water resources have been essential in the development of mankind and play a fundamental role in the way people relate to the environment. At the individual level, humans need drinking water for daily survival Water regulates physical and biochemical processes within the human body, ranging from the digestion of food and the control of the body temperature, to the elimination of body wastes. Modern life in the developed world takes for granted the availability of water for basic uses such as drinking, cleaning, and cooking. Water bodies are also exploited for power generation, recreation, irrigation, etc.

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