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By Petr Hlavinek, Tamara Kukharchyk, Jiri Marsalek, Ivana Mahrikova

Growing to be populations and emerging criteria of dwelling exert pressure on water provide and the standard of ingesting water. a few of these pressures may be lowered by means of call for administration and water and wastewater reuse. In wastewater administration, new demanding situations are because of new chemical compounds of outrage, together with endocrine disrupters, prescription drugs, hormones, and private care items, which frequently go through wastewater therapy crops unabated, yet can cause critical affects on receiving aquatic ecosystems. therefore, there's a have to tackle the assets, destiny and delivery of those new chemical substances. complex wastewater remedy results in construction of biosolids, that are processed in numerous methods, together with on-land functions in agriculture. back, there are a few human future health issues relating to those practices. Municipal effluents, mixed with expanding withdrawals of water, bring about the worsening of receiving water caliber. professional evaluations point out that the one strategy to take care of the present city water administration dilemmas is through built-in administration and leading edge supply of water providers. This ebook is predicated at the discussions and papers ready for the NATO complicated study Workshop that came about in Senec, Slovakia, in October 2005. It offers very important elements of demanding situations in administration of city Water assets, demanding situations in city Water offer, city Drainage and Water our bodies, Wastewater therapy and defense, and Wastewater therapy and Reuse.

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This approach was successfully used to map traffic-related water pollution. , sites not used in the initial regression analysis). 3. MAP OVERLAY AND INTERSECTION Potentially one of the most important characteristics of GIS in relation to IWRM is their ability to overlay and intersect different maps. This offers a number of important capabilities. For example: 40 O. UDOVYK x maps of pollution and population can be overlayed in order to identify and quantify the population at risk, or to estimate potential exposures; x maps of different hazards may be overlayed and combined in order to generate a composite index of health risk; x maps of hazards and health outcome may be compared in order to investigate potential associations None of these applications of GIS is trouble-free; all need to be undertaken with care.

4) is found in steeply sloped areas. 5). The generally average suitability values are attributed to the fact that most environmental criteria pose restrictions to development. Therefore, the prioritisation of environmental factors reduces overall suitability. 30 D. BUTLER ET AL. 3. Scenario C: Equal importance of the sustainability criteria The last scenario presented here is based on the principle of equality between the factors that define sustainable development. As was the case in the previous scenario, all criteria participate in the multi-criteria analysis.

The criteria set is outlined in Tables 1- 3. 24 D. BUTLER ET AL. The process of determining site suitability is rendered transparent through selection of appropriate sustainability criteria associated with specific indicators (in the form of spatial attributes). g. the SWARD project (Ashley et. g. Eurostat (1999), the Organisation for economic Cooperation and Development (1998), the United Nations (1996)). TABLE 2 Social sustainability criteria and indicators Criteria Indicators (Spatial Attributes) Gap between the poorest communities and the rest (PPG3) Location of most deprived communities in the UK according to the index of total deprivation Distance from urban centres and trade activity zones Social isolation and socio-economic inactivity (PPG 13) TABLE 3 Economic sustainability criteria and indicators Criteria Indicators (Spatial Attributes) Cost of site development Ease of transportation (PPG 13, PPG 3) Access to safe drinking water Ground slope Proximity to transportation nodes and branches Proximity to reservoirs, abstraction wells and water supply networks Distance to flood plains Flood risk.

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