Women in Water Quality

Investigations by Prominent Female Engineers

  • Deborah Jean O’Bannon

Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jill S. Tietjen
      Pages 3-19
  3. Water Quality in Engineered Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Irene Xagoraraki, Evan O’Brien
      Pages 75-97
    3. Courtney M. Gardner, Claudia K. Gunsch
      Pages 113-133
    4. Wen Zhang
      Pages 135-149
  4. Water Quality in Natural Systems

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-209

About this book


This volume captures the impact of women’s research on the public health and environmental engineering profession. The volume is written as a scholarly text to demonstrate that women compete successfully in the field, dating back to 1873. Each authors’ chapter includes a section on her contribution to the field and a biography written for a general audience. This volume also includes a significant representation of early women’s contributions, highlighting their rich history in the profession. The book covers topics such as drinking water and health, biologically-active compounds, wastewater management, and biofilms. This volume should be of interest to academics, researchers, consulting engineering offices, and engineering societies while also inspiring young women to persist in STEM studies and aspire to academic careers.
  • Features a blend of innovations and contributions made by women in water quality engineering, as well as their path to success, including challenges in their journeys
  • Presents an opportunity to learn about the breadth and depth of the field of water quality
  • Includes a history of women in water quality engineering as well as research in current issues such as urban water quality, biologically-active compounds, and biofilms


Women in water quality engineering Women in public health and environmental engineering Women in engineering and science Urban water quality Biologically-active compounds and water quality Biofilms and water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah Jean O’Bannon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil & Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Missouri–Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17818-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17819-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6427
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6435
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