Nov 18, 2009

AWWA Announces Second Edition of Water Dictionary

Desk reference newly updated and expanded

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the publication of the second edition of “The Water Dictionary.” This 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.

According to AWWA, 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.

In addition to terms for every area of drinking water, AWWA said, the dictionary includes illustrations--including chemical structure illustrations--as well as a units of measure section and a table of conversion factors.