Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Adventures in Managing Water: Real-World Engineering Experiences, is a collection of essays that present the challenges of providing adequate, reliable, affordable, and clean water supplies to communities around the world. These stories, shared by engineers and other water management professionals, express the trials, successes, lessons learned, and moments of enlightenment each professional faced while building institutions and creating water management policies in the United States and abroad.

Compiled from field experiences, these adventures cover the globe, and range from coping with droughts, floods, and pollution issues in Australia, China, Uzbekistan, and other countries, to the challenges involved in establishing policies for Lake Baikal in Russia and the Great Lakes in North America (which demonstrate the similarities across international boundaries). Managing river flows and their allocations in the United States and abroad requires more than the physical laws of hydrology and hydraulics.

The authors wish to inspire and educate both students and professionals, about water management, the contribution engineers make, and the global adventure involved in satisfying the demand for clean water.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, khiggins@asce.org; phone 703-295-6266.

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