This note captures the main points and messages from a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3-5 May 2011 under the same title that initiated a community of practice bringing together water supply and sanitation (WSS) actors with actors involved in building core country systems. The conference aimed to initiate a platform for knowledge sharing and learning by giving: - Water and sanitation sector actors a better understanding of 'core' government systems/functions; - Core government systems actors a better understanding of the needs of the water sector; - Fragile state water sector ad core systems actors an opportunity to chart a transition pathway from emergency to development from the sector. The note is available in English and French.
New Jersey Water Use Exceeding Supplies
When people think of water scarcity, arid regions such as Israel, Egypt, and Southern California may come to mind, but the availability of clean, potable water may also be endangered in unexpected places, including New Jersey. Residents in some areas of the Garden State are using “tens of millions of gallons” more water than the local watershed can support, and similar conditions are coming soon in other parts of the state, according to the latest iteration of the New Jersey Water Supply Plan,...
Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply
Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, decrease operational costs, increase productivity, and ensure consumer safety. Read our in-depth application notes to learn...
Policy recommendation for drinking water supply cross-border networking in the Adriatic region
Cross-border water resources and drinking water supply management are among the basic concerns for almost all Adriatic Sea countries. Adopting measures such as developing common methodologies, tools and techniques addressing water quality and quantity issues, water losses and pricing policies is a top priority. Regarding the harmonization of procedures and legislative framework, the requirements of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60 are respected. An approach to face these challenges is being developed through...
Decentralized water treatment and local water shortages
MIT researchers conclude that alternative approaches to water planning can alleviate urban water supply issues quickly and inexpensively Urban areas around the world are expanding rapidly as the global population increases and people are moving to cities at a fast pace. This puts a strain on current infrastructure, including water treatment plants. Add global warming and increasing drought periods to the mix, and providing clean water to everyone can be quite challenging.Until now, most communities have chosen...
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....