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Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

An Infrastructure Grows · Decentralized Treatment and Recycling Domestic Wastewater

THE TERM, “decentralized waste-water management,” refers to the process of treating and discharging treated wastewater in the local vicinity where it is generated. Decentralized systems typically use the soil as the final receptor of the treated wastewater instead of discharging to surface waters, which are generally the receptors of treated ...

2015 Water and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

by Canadian Water Network  (Oct. 6, 2015)

Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling techniques and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has led to a technological revolution in oil and gas development. It has given rise to a huge North American expansion of oil and gas development from unconventional (tight) resources. This rapid expansion has spurred evolution in industry ...

What you don`t know can hurt you

by Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The ins and outs of site inspection in a new era As NPDES permits strive to improve storm water runoff, site inspections and monitoring put an increasing demand on businesses and municipalities to evaluate and report their program performance. One of the primary goals of the permits is to gather additional data ...

Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

An Update on the Columbus Wet Weather Management Plan

by Water Environment Federation (WEF)  (Oct. 22, 2006)

ABSTRACTUndergoing a system wide program for a metropolitan area of over 1 million people to address SSOs is a challenge. The same can be said for addressing CSOs throughout a system. Columbus is addressing both at once, creating a particularly daunting challenge. Columbus submitted one large report, the Wet Weather Management Plan (WWMP), to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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