The TRUST report 'Customer perspectives on new urban water services' presents the results of an initial literature review, encompassing both academic and grey literature, which focused on understanding the 'customer perspective' and what they value and might be willing to pay for - around the future of urban water services. It starts with a review exploring the concept of how different users bestow 'value' on water and water services, and how this value might be assessed. The report then shifts to examining the different costs associated with water services, along with different models for setting water tariff structures and discusses the factors that influence water users' recognition and acceptance of those costs and willingness to pay tariffs.
Ordos urban water supply project Phase 1, phase 2 - Case Study
Project Location: Ordos Capacity: 100,000 m³/d Model: 2 sets of HAST10（RizonSDI Automatic SDI Monitor - Waste water Application)
Multicriteria performance analysis of an integrated urban wastewater system for energy management
The optimization and management of an integrated urban wastewater system is a complex problem involving many processes and variables. The possible control options are defined by several management strategies that may differently impact the economic, operational or environmental performance of the system. The present paper aims to contribute to the environmental and energy sustainability of urban wastewater systems by means of a multicriteria performance analysis. The paper begins with a complete analysis of the...
Opportunities and barriers in scaling up of 24/7 urban water supply: the case of Karnataka, India
Scaling up pilot projects providing continuous water supply to households in Indian cities has proved challenging. This study identifies opportunities and barriers in scaling up, in order to derive recommendations for bridging the gap between testing policy innovations and bringing projects to scale. We analyse pilot design, required resources, and drivers of stakeholders, institutions and the environment for a case study in Karnataka and find a wide range of factors that affect adoption of 24/7 water supply....
Analysis of domestic water demand variables of a residential colony in Ajmer, Rajasthan (India)
In this paper, significant variables of domestic urban water demand required for the purpose of estimation of urban water supply in five planned colonies of the City of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, are identified. The data for these 16 variables are entered in the multiple linear regression (MLR) (stepwise) models in SPSS software, and domestic water demand models are developed. Based on these models, the six most significant variables, namely temperature (T), rainfall (RF), family size (FS), family income (FI),...
Integrating water distribution system efficiency into the water conservation strategy for ...
Improving water management in California requires a transition from imported to local water resources used efficiently. To assess this transitional capacity of water retailers in metropolitan Los Angeles County, we focused on a key water management metric: the water distribution efficiency. We traced the evolution of water loss reduction policy and practices globally with emphasis on California. California Senate Bills 1420 and 555 mandate annual water auditing and reporting for urban water suppliers. We surveyed...