drinking water Articles

  • Drinking Water and Politics

    You might be interested in a recent journal paper of mine that focuses on the impact of politics on drinking water. The paper seeks to address a growing lack of historical knowledge in the water industry of how European Union (EU) water policy has developed and been responded to. It also aims to overcome the lack of comparative studies that explore the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking Water Quality

    The quality of drinking-water is a powerful environmental determinant of health. Drinking-water quality management has been a key pillar of primary prevention for over one-and-a-half centuries and it continues to be the foundation for the prevention and control of waterborne diseases. Water is essential for life, but it can and does transmit disease in countries in all continents – from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Access to safe drinking water and its impact on global economic growth

    Introduction Despite a concentrated international effort, significant investment and widespread educational campaigns, access to safe drinking water appears to be in decline. HaloSource, a leading global clean water and antimicrobial technology company, set out to examine the possible reasons for this decline and the potential impact it may have on global economic growth. The ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Stakeholder involvement in the drinking water supply system: a case study of stakeholder analysis in China

    Stakeholder involvement in drinking water supply systems is crucial for the successful management and improvement of drinking water supply systems. However, there is no agreement on stakeholders, their interests, and levels of importance, especially in drinking water supply systems. To achieve efficient stakeholder management, the first step is to understand who the major stakeholders are and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MPC-Buoy in drinking water reservoir - Case Study

    Application: Drinking water reservoir, UK Description: Installation of multiple MPC-Buoys in a drinking water reservoir in the UK Project objective: The MPC-Buoy® was installed to improve the water quality in an environmental friendly way. The drink water company Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) has announced in a press release that ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Convergence in access to safe water and adequate sanitation: an analysis across countries and time

    This short note reports that developing countries have tended to converge in terms of percentage of population having access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation between 1980 and 1993-1996. It suggests that this represents a good message, but no reason for complacency. Enormous efforts are still needed until all people on earth can enjoy access to safe drinking water and adequate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does calcium in drinking water modify the association between nitrate in drinking water and risk of death from colon cancer?

    The objective of this study was to explore whether calcium (Ca) levels in drinking water modified the effects of nitrate on colon cancer risk. A matched case–control study was used to investigate the relationship between the risk of death from colon cancer and exposure to nitrate in drinking water in Taiwan. All colon cancer deaths of Taiwan residents from 2003 through 2007 were obtained from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drivers for performance improvement originating from the Dutch drinking water benchmark

    The Dutch drinking water sector has been benchmarked every 3 years since 1997, and the sector has significantly improved performance since then. Based on interviews with CEOs and financial managers of drinking water companies five drivers for improvement as a result of this benchmark are identified: ‘learning effect’, ‘enhanced transparency’, ‘managed competition’, ‘avoidance of negative ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic-induced skin conditions identified in southwest dermatology practices: an epidemiologic tool?

    Populations living in the Southwest United States are more likely to be exposed to elevated drinking water arsenic levels compared to other areas of the country. Skin changes, including hyperpigmentation and generalized hyperkeratosis, are the most common signs of chronic arsenic ingestion from drinking water. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using dermatology ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • A policy development perspective on drinking water policy

     This paper seeks to address the lack of knowledge in the water industry of how policy development can be understood to have shaped the development and application of European Union (EU) drinking water policy. In particular, the paper develops a comparative understanding of how policy development can be viewed as having affected the development and application of the Drinking Water Directive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking Water Standards

    The most important point of departure for drinking water standards is the World Health Organisation Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. These are widely used throughout the world with the exception of parts of North America. WHO’s Guidelines have evolved over a period of 50 years from standards to guidelines, reflecting the fact that they have no legal force. The WHO emphasises that it ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Considering Policy Implementation Alongside Policy Formulation in Drinking Water Management in New Zealand and for Pacific Islands Giving Voice to Local Knowledge

    This paper reflects on the experiences of the authors in facilitating the involvement of small, rural, and isolated communities in the development of national drinking water standards for New Zealand. The key message we want to give in this paper is the value of involving the communities that are expected to implement policies or plans as these are formulated, to avoid the situation of policies ...

  • Fate of Salmonella Typhimurium in laboratory-scale drinking water biofilms

    Investigations were carried out to evaluate and quantify colonization of laboratory-scale drinking water biofilms by a chromosomally green fluorescent protein (gfp)-tagged strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Gfp encodes the green fluorescent protein and thus allows in situ detection of undisturbed cells and is ideally suited for monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparative study of physico-chemical parameters of drinking water from some longevity and non-longevity areas of China

    There is an obvious regional longevity phenomenon in China and many longevity counties are located in South China. This study was carried out to find the characteristics of elemental contents of drinking water in longevity areas in South China and the differences to non-longevity areas in China. A total of 128 drinking water samples were collected from longevity areas in South China (n = 40), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of Bisphenol A in Drinking Water

    A comprehensive sample preparation and analytical procedure was developed for determining BPA in drinking water. This fast procedure employed materials and techniques selected in part for speed, but also those that would not contribute unwanted artifacts. The use of SPE allowed BPA to be extracted plus concentrated, which may result in greater method sensitivity compared to simple headspace or ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Incorporation of the Multiple Barrier Approach in drinking water risk assessment tools

    A number of existing risk assessment tools make reference to, or incorporate, a Multiple Barrier Approach to drinking water safety. Three waterborne disease outbreaks that occurred in developed nations were used as case studies to test a selected set of risk assessment tools. The outbreaks were used to determine how well the risk assessment tools identify hazards and vulnerabilities associated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pb isotopes in drinking water: a new strategy for source detection of low Pb sources

    Source detection of low concentrations of Pb in water, for instance less than 15 μg L-1, may require a new methodology as the tolerances of Pb in drinking water are further reduced. It appears that the isotope properties of Pb may aid discrimination among natural sources and anthropogenic sources, including some plumbing materials. Characteristic Pb isotope signatures in a typical rural water ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Forum: Safe guard our drinking water

    For health reason, some physicians have suggested that a person should drink water on the average of seven glasses a day. This raises issues which include where can we can get water and is water readily available throughout the world. These questions involve sources of water and water quantity and quality.Keywords: drinking water, water safety, water security, water quality, water sources, water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study Kenya - mobile drinking water solution

    Client Diani Childrens Village Location Diani Beach - Galu Kinondo, Kenya (some 35 km south of Mombasa) Introduction In many areas in Kenya, access to clean drinking water is lacking. About 88% of the population has to put back long distances to the next water source or is forced to drink contaminated water. Particularly children ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

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