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Short Showers Replace Deep Baths: Drought Conditions Changing the Way Society Thinks About Water Infrastructure

by Pure Technologies  (Aug. 2, 2015)

While proactive water conservation is a smart way for consumers to react to climate change, the crisis puts increased pressure on water utilities to better manage their resources and pipeline networks. Change is in the air. One only needs to check the daily news to understand why climate change, drought and water infrastructure have become ...

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

by Water Online - VertMarkets, Inc.  (Aug. 24, 2015)

The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the ...

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

by Associated Press  (Jul. 25, 2015)

Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling ...

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Aug. 4, 2015)

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study The Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Operational report 2015 shows there has been a gradual increase in the load factor for the UK fleet since 2004 on the back of more productive wind turbines, wind farms being built at windier sites and improved plant availability. The ...

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” ...

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 ...

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