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Watering the Soccer City pitch with recycled water

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Nov. 3, 2014)

The World Cup comes to AfricaIn 2010, South Africa was very proud to be chosen as the first African country to hold the Football World Cup. Thousands of spectators and visitors, along with billions of television viewers around the world, experienced how the Rainbow Nation provided a vibrant, unique and colourful competition. Who can forget the ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Makes an Effective Odor Control Cover System Design?

by Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI)  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Background A common side effect of wastewater treatment processes is the unpleasant odor that can linger near the plant, annoying neighbors, who then complain. Often, the wastewater treatment plant was built many years ago in an isolated part of town.  Over the years, the town’s population grew until subdivisions were developed next to ...

When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

by Ensia  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags ...

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. ...

Hydrologic data as a human right? Equitable access to information as a resource for disaster risk reduction in transboundary river basins

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Principles of equitable and reasonable use underpin international water agreements. Despite the potential for hydrologic information to enhance resilience to extreme events, comparable application of just principles to the distribution of hydrometeorological data is poorly established. Within the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna (GBM) ...

Ensuring safe drinking water case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: A state environmental agency contracted with Antea Group to assist in the execution of a state-wide clean drinking water program. Program objectives included the development of an efficient and standardized program to monitor for chemical and biological contaminants across more than 6,500 public water systems. ...

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