AWWA announces second edition of The Water Dictionary

DENVER, CO, Nov. 16, 2009 -- AWWA has announced the publication of the second edition of The Water Dictionary, the essential desk reference with definitions for more than 15,000 water- and wastewater-related words, phrases, and more...

• A comprehensive reference of water terminology

DENVER, CO, Nov. 16, 2009 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the publication of the second edition of The Water Dictionary. This essential desk reference has been newly updated and expanded, providing standardized definitions for more than 15,000 water- and wastewater-related words, phrases, acronyms, chemicals, microorganisms, units of measure, calculations and formulas, and more.

Learn to speak the language of water. The average person knows the definition of about 30,000 words. Water and wastewater professionals need to know 15,000 additional words to do their work effectively. The Water Dictionary addresses this need, while including 3,000 new entries.

In addition to terms for every area of drinking water, The Water Dictionary includes:

• Illustrations. The dictionary's chemical structure illustrations are particularly helpful.
• A Units of Measure section. One of the most extensive units of measurement compilations ever created.
• A Table of Conversion Factors. Arranged in alphabetical order, the table provides the multiplication factors to convert almost any unit of measure.

Additional publication information is below. The Water Dictionary is only available in AWWA's online bookstore at http://www.awwa.org/bookstore.

About the Publication:
The Water Dictionary, A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology, Second Edition
Nancy E. McTigue, Editor
James M. Symons, Editor Emeritus
Published by American Water Works Association
ISBN: 978-1-58321-741-2
AWWA members: $199
Retail: $299
Catalog No. 10070

About the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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