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Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company Increases Water Storage

by CST Industries Inc.  (Apr. 15, 2015)

In 2012 the National Water Company (NWC) of Saudi Arabia undertook the enormous project of developing 43 wells and 46 water purification stations in 27 separate locations to provide sustainable potable water systems near Riyadh. To accomplish this task in a short six-month timeframe, contractors around the world were brought in to provide the ...

Can Social Enterprise Help 700 Million Who Lack Access to Clean Water?

by DelAgua Group  (Apr. 1, 2015)

The problem of global water access is as intransigent as they come. Some 768 million people – more than the population of Europe – still lack access to clean water. Likewise, this year’s Millennium Development Goal target of halving the number of people without sanitation will be missed by ...

Enitial use TDL-500 for emissions monitoring - Case Study

by Geotech  (Apr. 10, 2015)

Application CH4 leak detection and emissions monitoring and mapping Equipment TDL-500 coupled with the 'enidata PDA' Location United Kingdom Customer enitial Requirement enitial are currently using the TDL-500 connected to an enitial enidata PDA to undertake high detailed ...

Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?

by Ensia  (Apr. 13, 2015)

An increasingly water-stressed world takes a new look at desalination. It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it’s drinkable. But it’s far more complex than it appears at first glance. It’s also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by population growth, ...

Can incentives protect Canada’s clean water?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Clean water is a vital, valuable resource for Canada. We drink it. We grow food with it. We generate power using it. We use it as an input to industry, from manufacturing to oil and gas production. We swim, splash, and paddle our canoes in it. And clean water isn’t valuable just to humans; it also underpins essential ecosystems all over the ...

Inverse infrastructures: self-organization in the water services

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 8, 2015)

In urban communities, infrastructures that support living are indispensable. There is increased interest in alternative ways of providing such support systems, including semi-autonomous infrastructures resulting from the self-organization of local actors. In this study, we analyze the emergence and management of such infrastructures in light of ...

Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

by Wetlands International  (Apr. 2, 2015)

Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run businesses. As we prepare to participate in ...

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 ...

Innovative research program on the renewal of aging water infrastructure systems

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 23, 2015)

The needs associated with the aging water infrastructure are immense and have been estimated at more than $1 trillion over the next 20 years for water and wastewater utilities. To meet this growing need, utilities require the use of innovative technologies and procedures for managing their systems. To help meet their needs, the U.S. ...

Infrastructure Maintenance - An Economic Opportunity

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Public safety and the cost of doing business are deeply impacted when infrastructure is neglected. Here’s a look at the high cost of low maintenance and what can be done about it. A Bridge Too Far There are over 607,000 bridges in the United States. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,1 published by the ...

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