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Renewing Belgrade’s Water Infrastructure

by Innovyze  (Jan. 1, 2003)

After the trauma of the 1990s, new foreign and national investments in Belgrade’s water infrastructure is enabling the city to benefit from the latest advances in water supply technology… Introduction Situated on the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube, the citizens of Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkans, have ...

Green Water Infrastructure

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban areas, stormwater is drained through engineered collection systems and discharged into nearby waterbodies. The stormwater carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other ...

Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 6, 2012)

A new model for water management is emerging worldwide in response to water shortages, polluted waterways, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. Cities and towns are questioning the ecological and financial sustainability of big-pipe water, stormwater, and sewer systems and are searching for “lighter footprint” ...

Managing Water Supply Infrastructure

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jul. 1, 1998)

This article deals with materials engineering as it relates to the treatment and supply of drinking water. The authors discuss how materials engineering can expand past traditional uses to rewrite material specifications, coordinate vendor surveillance, provide predictive testing to prevent failures, and consult on new designs. Three case studies ...

What do a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility have in common? More than you think

by ABUTEC LLC  (Oct. 30, 2015)

You may think that a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility are about as similar as day and night, hot and cold, old and young. But they have more in common than you think. ABUTEC has worked with both to ensure their waste-to-energy systems function at top capacity. Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, needed a way to save money, ...

Developing Decentralised Distributed Generation in Africa

by Clarke Energy  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Many countries in the developed world created power generation networks based upon large centralised power generation stations with significant investment in power transmission and distribution networks. From the African context this has not happened yet there is a huge need to increase power generation capacity. The thought of addressing this ...

Success story: How we solved the bench space equation in a lab!

by LNI Schmidlin SA  (May 1, 2015)

Problem Overview Nowadays laboratories are equipment intensive and require as much bench space as possible. Recently, our company has being challenged by a lab manager of a primary Italian food industry to find a solution for his saturated lab bench. Among several devices, about 13 GC-FID’s are working with several gas generators. The ...

The Infrastructure "Crisis"?

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Apr. 1, 2007)

Much has been written about the infrastructure "crisis" facing water and wastewater utilities. Today´s utility managers and governing board members are in a position to mobilize and sustain proactive investments in utility infrastructure asset management to prevent catastrophic or disastrous conditions from developing. When asset management ...

Financing U.S. Water Infrastructure Projects

by Severn Trent Services, Inc  (Apr. 1, 2006)

Untitled Document In the coming decades, the United States must face the important challenge of replacing aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The federal government has ...

The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

by Innovyze  (Apr. 16, 2007)

The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe ...

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