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Water for Cooling Thermoelectric Power Plants in the Great Lakes Basin is an Undervalued Resource

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Water availability is critical to power generation: Without access to adequate amounts of water for cooling, power plants that rely on heat energy to generate electricity cannot operate. In the U.S., population growth and increasing incidents of drought are challenging the sustainability of water supplies needed for power generation. In the face ...

Reusing water for industrial processes and irrigation in Saudi Arabia

by Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.  (Dec. 9, 2014)

Water is a scarce resource in Saudi Arabia and the public administration and private companies implement water reuse whenever possible. A reverse osmosis plant installed in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia helps to treat industrial waste water streams to quality levels that permit water reuse for industrial applications and irrigation. Kemira ...

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

by Worldwatch Institute  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian population has regular access to electricity, bringing barriers to advances in economic opportunity, health, ...

Assessing water resources carrying capacity based on integrated system dynamics modeling in a semiarid river basin of northern China

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Water shortage is a major problem in northern China, because of a huge population and rapid economic growth. Taking the Luanhe River Basin (LRB) as a study area, we set up a System Dynamics (SD) model of the basin for the period 2005–2010, and considered various important socioeconomic and environmental factors and their correlation. ...

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 ...

Reinvent the toilet: the NUS experience of building a decentralized toilet for energy, water and resource recovery

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 28, 2014)

In conventional activated sludge (CAS) treatment of sewage, the pollutants are mostly dissipated and hardly any reuse is present. This makes wastewater treatment very energy intensive and not sustainable in the future. Instead, sewage should be considered as a renewable resource, from which value can be extracted in the form of water, energy and ...

Decision making and technology selection in water (reuse) applications

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 28, 2014)

In recent years, a large number of developed countries have considered water reuse schemes as a mandated alternative water resource to tackle water scarcity. With increasing knowledge on and understanding of the merits of water reuse in developing communities, a number of planned water reuse schemes have also been established (Chen et al., 2012; ...

Data management for integrated water resources management in Central Asia

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Information technologies can act as technical artifacts and can facilitate stakeholder communication, supporting decision making in a complex societal context. The water sector is one such example where limited water resources are threatened by climate change and growing competition for resources between sectors, regions and countries. Attempts ...

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 ...

Urban-Water Harmony model to evaluate the urban water management

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Water resources in many urban areas are under enormous stress due to large-scale urban expansion and population explosion. The decision-makers are often faced with the dilemma of either maintaining high economic growth or protecting water resources and the environment. Simple criteria of water supply and drainage do not reflect the requirement ...

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