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EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is ...

Waste to Energy Analysis

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Jul. 8, 2015)

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Strategic security measures for water infrastructure

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 10, 2011)

As the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks is fast approaching, the United States (U.S.) has no definite information of terror threat.  According to the systematic approaches of risk assessment and concise intelligence analysis presented in the book entitled, "Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security" ...

A game plan for aging water infrastructure

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Mar. 25, 2011)

The game has started, the clock is ticking, and everyone in this generation has to play. Each player is a risk specialist, and part of the game is to see how many times your community can pass through the aging water infrastructure (AWI) solution cycle. The catch is that there is a time limit, and part of the game is to discover all catastrophic ...

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