Aicher, Peter. Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome. Wauconda, Illinois: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. 1995
Aicher's work is a concise, yet informative, guide to each of the eleven Roman aqueducts. At 183 pages it is a little less than one half the length of Esther Boise Van Deman's and Hodge's comprehensive endeavors. Like Van Deman, Aicher describes each of Rome's eleven major aqueducts. In addition to having photographs as visual aids, the work contains maps and figures which give informative schematic representations of tools and construction techniques.
Ashby, Thomas. The Aqueducts of Ancient Rome. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1935.
DG67 A83 1935A
Cairns, F. Future Currents in Aqueduct Studies. Leeds, Great Britain 1991
TD398 F88X 1991(LC)
I have yet to acquire these books. Nonetheless, they look promising and may be of interest to those looking for resources on the Roman aqueducts.
Hamey, J.A. and L.A. The Roman Engineers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1981
A good resource for students and teachers to read. Chapter 2 is only 10 pages long and it contains the essential concepts to understanding Roman aqueducts. It focuses on the four Anio valley aqueducts which supplied Rome with its most highly regarded water. Photographs, maps, architectural sketches, and tables are included.
Harris, Robert. Pompeii A Novel. New York: Random House, 2003
This is a historical novel that includes characters that are involved in the everyday life of Pompeii, including road and aqueduct workers.
Hodge, A. Trevor. Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply. London, Gerald Duckworth &Co. Ltd.
Hodge states in his preface that his aim of this book is to answer a simple question-"How did an aqueduct work? His comprehensive review (504 pages) of Roman aqueducts and water supply throughout the Roman Empire incorporates physics and math. This work is full of photographs of ruins with accompanying mechanical drawings and tables. Hodge is definitely not as concise as Aicher, or artistic as Van Deman, but he is by far the most technical and scientifically oriented. Chapter 2 The Predecessors of Rome is a detailed history of aqueduct technology that predates the Romans. Chapter 8- Hydraulics- relates principles of hydraulic engineering to the Roman aqueducts.
Leet, Kenneth. Fundamentals of Structural Analysis. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2002.
For a look at the structural analysis of an arch see Leets Chapter 7 pp. 227- 239
Macauley, David. City A Story of Roman Planning and Construction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1974.
Macauley portrays the planning and building of Verbonia, an imaginary Roman city that is based upon a composite of Roman planning and building techniques. Pages 37-53 describe the building of a complete aqueduct system (38 miles long) from mountain lakes through city reservoirs to public fountains, toilets, baths, and homes of the wealthy.
Nardo, Don. Roman Roads and Aqueducts. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001
Published as part of a Building History Series, it is a concise (96 pages), very readable, and thorough resource for students and teachers to read. It contains chapters on how Roman roads and aqueducts were constructed, how water was distributed, how aqueducts were maintained, and specifically how bridges were built for roads and aqueducts. Nardo incorporates political and technological developments that accompany the development of aqueduct architecture in Rome. Another bonus, I found it in our school library!
Taylor, Raburn M. Public Needs and Private Pleasures. Water Distribution, the Tiber River and the Urban Development of Ancient Rome. 2000
DG 135.6.T39 2000 SML Stacks. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get this resource. However, as the title suggests, one could explore the dimensions of water distribution in ancient Rome.
Van Deman, Esther Boise. The Building of the Roman Aqueducts. Washington D.C. Carnegie Institution of Washington D.C. Publication No. 423. 1934.
This is a classic and comprehensive work on Rome's eleven aqueducts. The 440 page text includes a chapter on each of the eleven aqueducts that serviced the city of Rome. Over one hundred black and white photographs of the remains of Roman aqueducts show the condition of the aqueducts as of 1934. The most artistically oriented of the works cited in my unit.
"Archaeology 291 The Roman Aqueducts and Water Systems" Bowdoin Classics Department. March 25, 2006
These are some of many online sites that contain useful background information on Roman Aqueducts. Some are college course material hosted by colleges. Some are part of college distant learning courses. I imagine that these sites may very well cease being hosted in the future; they nonetheless represent a sampling of information that can found through browsing the web.
Water for New York City by Wendell Tripp. Hope Farm Press and Book Shop, Saugerties , NY
I used this source to access information on the history of how water is brought to Manhattan from the Catskills. Similar technologies used by the Romans are still in use today.
http://www.unesco.org/water/iyfw2/health.shtml Facts and Figures Page for the International Year of Fresh Water Website
A major campaign from the United Nation in 2003 was the International Year of Clean Water. These facts and figures are only a fraction of the material available online that has to do with global water distribution and water related crisis.