Finnish Water Services: Experiences in Global Perspective
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The fluently written text is supported by many photographs and illustrative graphics. This book is a timely contribution to the discussion on water services. In addition to water professionals, the book is suitable for anyone interested in water and its use.
Part I Water Problems, Solutions and Technology Development
1 Introduction to the Importance of Water Services: Case of Finland
2 Trends of International Water Policies from the 1940s to the 2020s
3 History Matters: Major Turning Points in the Evolution of Water Services
4 Networking of Experts since the Early Days
5 Continuous Debate: Selection of Appropriate Raw Water Source
6 Water Efficiency: Will Water Use Per Capita Continue to Decline?
7 Fit to Drink: Evolution of Water Treatment
8 Demanding Challenge: Aging Water Networks
9 Environmental Protection: Towards Zero Effluents with Water Pollution Control
Part II Operational Environment and Economics of Water Services
10 Ever-Changing Operational Environment
11 Towards Customer- and Citizen-Oriented Water Services
Part III Institutional Development and Governance
12 Institutional Framework and Increasingly Versatile and Complementary Legislation
13 Competence through Education, Research and Development
14 Professional and Voluntary Collaboration: Associations and Foundations
15 Public and Private Sector Collaboration
16 Changing International Water Arena
Part IV Societal Importance and Futures of Water Services
17 Lessons Learnt: Societal Importance of Water Services
18 Towards Futures: Quarter of a Millenium as a Timeframe
19 Implications for International Cooperation and Policy
20 Poetic Epilogue - Keep Services Rolling!