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Rehabilitating Aging Infrastructure

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 1, 2009)

This article presents Wilmington, Delaware´s program for water distribution system improvement. Wilmington´s Department of Public Works developed and implemented an integrated multiyear program in 2003 to replace and rehabilitate its water distribution network. The program uses a multi-objective project investment optimization model based on data ...

Field Report -- Field-Testing of Infrastructure for Asset Evaluation

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Dec. 1, 2002)

This report addresses several methods for a municipality to determine the actual condition of its water infrastructure assets, especially the elements of the distribution system, by field-testing. Regular and systematic field-testing of facilities will yield important information for all aspects of the asset evaluation and management process. Use ...

Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

by Ensia  (Oct. 6, 2014)

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud ...

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 ...

Malang City Gives a Boost to Aging Infrastructure by Installing Pressure Reducing Valves to Create a Series of District Metered Areas

by Singer Valve Inc.  (Jan. 1, 2014)

The Client: PDAM Malang The Challenge: Aging Infrastructure leads to high leakage rates, pipe bursts and insufficient water supply The Solution:  138 S106 2PR-BT ranging in size from 100mm to 500mm The Result:  Massive savings in reduced water loss, decrease ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition ...

Constructing Water Main Break Databases for Asset Management

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

Water main break data are essential for undertaking informed infrastructure asset management. An approach for constructing break and general network data from multiple sources and relating and linking such data is presented here. The approach incorporates data from a number of sources and augments the amount of data available while maintaining ...

Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and Streambank Restoration

by LimnoTech Inc.  (Oct. 1, 2014)

On June 19th, 2012, the residents of Duluth, Minnesota experienced a storm event for the record books. Over the course of 24 hours, approximately 9 inches of rain pummeled the landscape, causing massive floods and landslides throughout the city. As a result, Duluth’s infrastructure and natural resources were severely damaged, notably miles ...

Asset Management -- Water Professionals Tackle Asset Management

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 1, 2008)

This article discusses the many aspects and meanings of the term "asset management", including the importance of considering people (water industry employees) as assets, evaluating and repairing system infrastructure, managing meters to collect revenues, water pressure management to prolong system life, maintaining storage facilities, building new ...

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

by Ensia  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the ...

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