AquaRating is a rating system, developed by the IDB in cooperation with the IWA, to assess the performance of water and sanitation service providers in a comprehensive way. AquaRating tackles the issue of the lack of common standard for assessing WS utility performance over the variety of relevant evaluation criteria, like accessibility, quality, efficiency, sustainability, and transparency, by setting a comprehensive and objective standard for assessing utilities’ performance. Apart from providing an overall rating of the utility, the system will offer detailed assessment for each rating area, assessment of the reliability of the information provided, and recommendations to improve management practices.
Tata Steel - Case Study
The Business Case for Product Sustainability. Through LCA Tata Steel is able to understand the impacts and benefits across the life cycle.Using GaBi Software, Tata Steel’s sustainability team can build product models covering environmental impacts such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and material usage. Life Cycle Assessment studies help Tata Steel understand how steel performs compared to other materials and assists them to identif the hot spots in the steel value chain. Additionally...
Sustainable Caribbean Wastewater Strategy – St. Lucia Case Study
Island Water Technologies Inc. (IWT) was contracted by the Canaries Community Improvement Foundation (Canaries, St. Lucia) to undertake a wastewater feasibility report which was financed through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The scope of the project involved working with community representatives, to determine the feasibility of developing sustainable Caribbean wastewater treatment solutions for the town of Canaries, St. Lucia.
Hydrogeological assessment of pools in a Local Nature Reserve - Case Study
Location: Staffordshire, UK Sector: Wetlands Client: Local Nature Reserve voluntary A voluntary group working in unison with Stoke City Council, wanted to know what was causing the drying up of one of a series of historic pools in their Local Nature Reserve and if it could be remedied to ensure that the pool remained all year round. Groundwater Solutions advised the voluntary group that a hydrological assessment of the pools would be required to inform the proposed design of the modifications to the pool...
Recent & Other Noteworthy Projects - Case Study
Hanby Field Test Kits continue to lead the way in environmental assessment for marine and land petroleum clean-up projects. Entrix, the primary environmental consultant for BP for the recent Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, employed the Hanby water test in hundreds of water column analyses they performed offshore. These analyses enabled clean-up and skimming vessels to rapidly determine oil concentrations at depth.H.E.L.P., INC. donated a kit to aid in the efforts by Dr. Ed Overton and Dr. Ralph Portier of...
Improved water supply forecasts using soil moisture data - Case study
HydraProbe used to improve water supply forecast from 3 SNOTEL sites in Idaho over traditional antecedent conditions using the principle component forecast model Much of the water in the Western United States used for irrigation, municipal supplies and hydro-electric production originates as winter snow pack at higher elevations. Since the early 1900s, the correlation between stream flow and the snow water equivalent (SWE) has been used to forecast the available water for beneficial uses and assess...