GIS Implementation for Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities: WEF Manual of Practice No. 26 / Edition 1

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This comprehensive manual of practice from the Water Environment Federation provides both basic theory as well as practical hands-on coverage relating to the application of GIS technology.

Written by a team of international experts, GIS Implementation for Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities offers utility-focused tools for evaluating, strategizing, designing, getting up and running, tweaking for optimum results, maintaining, upgrading, and more. The manual includes guidance on coordination and integration of collection systems, pumping stations, holding tanks, on-site equipment, and individual dischargers.

For readers contemplating or moving through the process of GIS implementation in water or wastewater utilities, this is the most complete and authoritative reference available on the subject.

Detailed, Expert Coverage:

  • Valuable case studies
  • Not just GIS whys, but GIS how-tos
  • Facility-based evaluation
  • Confident planning
  • Clarifications of complex integration issues
  • Data conversion and database development
  • Productivity enhancements with individualized applications
  • Glitches and pitfalls to avoid
  • Ongoing management of data, software, and hardware
  • Understanding advancing technologies


• The Value Proposition of Geographic Information Systems
• Geographic Information Systems Planning
• Outline: Data Conversion and Database Development
• Enhancing Productivity through Applications Development
• Geographic Information Systems Data, Software, and Hardware Maintenance
• Change Management
• Related Technologies and Systems Integration
• Technology and Obsolescence Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071453059
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

THE WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION is a technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF's vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 member associations in 30 countries. Its headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Value Proposition of Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 3: Geographic Information Systems Planning

Chapter 4: Outline: Data Conversion and Database Development

Chapter 5: Enhancing Productivity Through Applications Development

Chapter 6: Geographic Information Systems Data, Software, and Hardware Maintenance

Chapter 7: Change Management

Chapter 8: Related Technologies and Systems Integration

Chapter 9: Technology and Obsolescence Management
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