Introduction To Drinking Water Management
Published 2015 · Geography
This book and its companion volume (“Global Drinking Water Management and Conservation: Optimal Decision-Making,” Springer, 2015) are motivated by the fact that within a span of 11 years, there were two major waterborne disease outbreaks, one in the USA and the other in Canada, two of the world’s most developed countries. The outbreaks were the worst in both the US and Canadian histories. Both represent a massive failure of public control and regulation. Both have now been studied well and their jurisdictions have introduced major regulatory changes after the outbreaks. This chapter seeks to learn lessons from waterborne disease outbreaks. A common pattern within the waterborne disease outbreaks is the ineffective role in the use of chlorine.