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.
Smart Water Metering For Smart Cities
One of a city’s most important pieces of critical infrastructure is its water system. With populations in cities growing, it is inevitable that water consumption will grow as well. The term “smart water” points to water and wastewater infrastructure management system. A smart water system is designed to gather meaningful and actionable data about the flow, pressure and distribution of a city’s water. Smart cities encompass six important sectors that need to work in unison. These sectors...
WDI – Industrial Water Deionizer
The ion exchange system produces (DI) deionized water at a 90% lower cost than service exchange with regeneration of its duplex alternating cation and anion exchange… Learn More At Water Innovations, Inc. we engineer solutions for wastewater treatment, closed loop water recycling and purification. We utilize ion exchange to produce the highest quality water with the lowest waste volume. Our Best-In-Class ion exchange systems utilize Smart Regeneration Control (SRC) delivering precise regeneration...
Storm Water Master Plan development employing an integrated 1D/2D model for the Redwood Basin in ...
The use of two-dimensional (2D) storm water models has increased in recent years primarily due to advances in software, hardware and the availability of surface data. These advances allow for robust and diverse applications including basinwide storm water assessments. Storm water master planning is a critical element for the development of state and local agency comprehensive plans, capital improvement projects, and associated budgets.The Josephine County Public Works Department in Josephine County, Oregon, used...
Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone
Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from protecting it at its source to getting it to flow from the tap — depends, as it does with anything for sale, on income. And yet water isn’t simply a commodity; it’s necessary...
Innovative renewal strategies for optimized pipeline management
Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money. As this informative Opflow article discusses, by more precisely understanding the condition of buried infrastructure, water utilities can more effectively focus resources to prolong safety and increase reliability. Download the free Opflow article now.