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Is Green (Tech) the new Black(berry)?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 17, 2014)

What will it take to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy? There are likely many answers to that question, but one is certain: innovation. It is a key factor of success in the world’s most competitive economies. This is a challenge for Canada. We currently fall near the bottom of the stack of competing ...

The Sustainability Maturity Curve

by PE International AG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity curve. It’s a concept that emerged through discussions at our Product Sustainability Round Table back ...

The future of urban water management in South Africa: achieving water sensitivity

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

South Africa (RSA) is a water scarce country challenged with transforming its unsustainably resource-intensive economy whilst also addressing the legacy of Apartheid. The adequate provision of water to RSA's citizens is one of the most significant challenges facing the country – and if a water crisis is to be averted, existing ...

Uncertainty and urban water recharge for managing groundwater availability using decision support

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Quantifying groundwater availability depends upon sound methods and the use of integrated models. To determine availability or sustainable yield, the influence of scientific uncertainty from key sources, such as anthropogenic recharge, must be considered. This study evaluates uncertainty in recharge interpretations on the modeled available water ...

The application of a Web-geographic information system for improving urban water cycle modelling

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Research in urban water management has experienced a transition from traditional model applications to modelling water cycles as an integrated part of urban areas. This includes the interlinking of models of many research areas (e.g. urban development, socio-economy, urban water management). The integration and simulation is realized in newly ...

A Case Study of a Steel Plating Mill Water Recycling System

by Water & Wastewater Equipment Company  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Case study Summary: Wastewater recycling in a steel plating mill utilizing crossflow membrane filtration and reverse osmosis. Abstract: Steel manufacturing plants are large water consumers that use a tremendous amount of water in their production process. As a result of the increasing demand in resource sustainability, high quality process ...

Arsenic waste from water treatment systems: characteristics, treatments and its disposal

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

As with other water treatment systems, arsenic treatment creates not only quality water but arsenic waste as well. Management of arsenic waste is now becoming a major public concern due to its harmful effects on the surrounding environment, including serious health problems such as skin cancers and various internal carcinomas. The main aim of ...

Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

by Wetlands International  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Introduction Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998, when it started a partnership with the national government to help better manage the country’s water resources for both its people and nature. Those early efforts involved scoping out the state of Mali’s unique natural habitats, not least its globally important wetland, ...

Public participation: contributing to better water management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 24, 2014)

In the context of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), public participation (PP) is viewed as a means of improving water management through better planning and more informed decision-making. The active involvement of all interested parties and influencers in the deliberation and decision‑making process is generally expected to foster an ...

Risk-based planning for water recycling in an Australian context

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Australia has seen an unprecedented proliferation in large scale water recycling schemes since the late 1990s. This has been driven by a recent decade of drought, policies to encourage water efficiency in new homes and buildings in urban areas, and to reduce pressure on rain-fed water supplies by replacement with alternate water sources in rural ...

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