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.
UNIPER Maasvlakte power plants - Case study
Project FactsThe UNIPER power plant, Maasvlakte (MPP3) is located adjacent to Rotterdam harbour on the North Sea coast and has a capacity of 1100 MW netto. The Power Plant utilises seawater for cooling of the condenser during the energy generating process. The seawater is extracted from the Europahaven and discharges the warmed seawater into an exhaust basin that flows out through the joint outlet (block dam) in the Princess Margriethaven. UNIPER uses bulk sodium hypochlorite to control biofouling and has...
Silver Bullet Solutions for Indoor Plant Cultivation
Water Quality Products Magazine has published a case study on the Silver Bullet Water Treatment solutions for a Northern California indoor plant cultivation facility. “By implementing the water treatment design, the grower was able to achieve significant economic and operational benefits, including: Avoided discharging untreated constituents or adding additional wastewater treatment processes Reduced reliability and demand on municipal water utilities for source water Capitalized on reusing...
Global: Increasing Efficiency with Permanent Leakage Monitoring - Case Study
Abstract In this paper information from Water Authorities in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Australia that have purchased permanent monitoring leak detection equipment is reviewed and the findings are presented in a structured format that covers the following: Justification for permanent monitoring Evaluating the different product offerings Selecting the deployment zone Installation challenges Collection and validation of the data Handling false Alarms Managing the change in operational procedures Calc...
Israel/Haifa: Cutting water loss by more than half in a rigorous process - Case Study
Introduction Haifa is Israel’s third-largest city with a population of over 250,000. It is in the very north of Israel, close to the border to Lebanon and beautifully situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Mei Carmel is a public corporation founded in 2010 as a spin-off from the municipal government with the aim to improving the public service level to the residents of Haifa. Mei Carmel is obliged to invest all the excess profit in water and sanitation infrastructure. The entire pipe network...
The Power of Reclaimed Water
Power generation need not be another source of strain on diminishing freshwater resources. Well-established water reclamation technologies are enabling producers to conserve resources and money. Meeting the needs of a planetary population expected to surpass eight billion people by 2025 is requiring more output from fewer resources. In the case of dwindling supplies of freshwater, the strain on the natural resource from economic and population growth, and climate change, can be exacerbated by other...