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Managing Water Demand

by IWA Publishing

The vast arid and semi-arid regions of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) constitute 85% of the region's land area and are home to approximately 60% of the region's population. Limited water resources pose severe constraints on people's economic and social progress, testing their resilience and threatening their livelihoods. Rainfall ...;

Technology and Equipment for Water Loss Management

by IWA Publishing

With increasing emphasis on conserving scarce water resources and maintaining efficiency of supply today's water utility operators are increasingly encouraged to drive down leakage and other losses to the economic level.;

Water Demand Management

by IWA Publishing

A common characteristic of water demand in urban areas worldwide is its inexorable rise over many years; continued growth is projected over coming decades. The chief influencing factors are population growth and migration, together with changes in lifestyle, demographic structure and the possible effects of climate change (the detailed ...;

Engineering and Costs of Dual Water Supply Systems

by IWA Publishing

Fresh water is becoming an ever more valuable and scarce resource, and any method or approach that can contribute to the saving of fresh water resources is therefore beneficial.Dual water supply systems are water supply distribution systems employing two sources, consisting of one fresh water system for potable use, and another system of either ...;

Agronomic and Environmental Availability of Biosolids-P (Phase-II)

by IWA Publishing

Concerns about water quality degradation resulting from land appliation of manures and biosolids have elicited a wide array of national and state regulations. The regulations focus on P as the limiting nutrient to eutrophication of most freshwater supplies and threaten to severly impact biosolids recycling. Critical data about biosolids-P ...;

M60 Drought Preparedness and Response

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration. What can a municipal water supplier do to plan for or mitigate water shortages caused by drought?Preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. Manual M60 will help water managers facing water shortages ...;

USING RECLAIMED WATER TO AUGMENT POTABLE WATER RESOURCES

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)

If your utility is considering indirect potable water reuse to help ease water shortages or delay the development of new water supplies, this is the ideal guide.;

DROUGHT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (M60)

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration. What can a municipal water supplier do to mitigate water shortages caused by drought? Preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. This manual will help water managers facing water shortages by ...;

Charging for Irrigation Services

by IWA Publishing

Irrigation is the dominant consumer of fresh water world-wide, accounting for as much as 80% of use in many water-short countries. Two issues dominate the problems in water resources management generally, and especially the management of irrigation systems: scarcity of water to meet competing demands, and scarcity of funds to finance operation, ...;

Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation - An OECD Perspective

by IWA Publishing

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefits from the provision of basic water supply and sanitation services such as those implied by the millennium development goals are massive and far outstrip costs. Benefit-to-cost ratios have been ...;

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