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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Solar Energy – Proving Advantageous for Your Business

by Vista Solar  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Energy costs constitute a sizeable part of operational costs for any commercial establishment, whether it is a public or a private enterprise. If a firm invests in solar energy, it not only contributes towards decreasing carbon footprint, but also helps create a better world for forthcoming generations. Though, in the initial years, an investment ...

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 ...

Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 21, 2014)

On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. ...

Stochastic simulation methodology for resilience assessment of water distribution networks

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Water distribution systems enable social and economic development and sustain people quality of life. However, these systems face significant performance challenges including ageing, natural disruptive events, and man–made disruptions. Physical protection of networked infrastructure distributed over large geographical areas is unfeasible. A ...

Energy efficiency in water distribution systems – a path to an ideal network: AGS experience

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2014)

Infrastructure asset management (IAM) gave a step forward in Portuguese water utilities due to recent legal obligations in developing IAM plans. An effort was made by AGS (Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, S.A.), private operator in 17 water utilities, to achieve a higher level of managing data. Data ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

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 ...

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