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  • Return of drinking water supply in Paris to public control

    The ‘reclaiming’ by Paris of its water back into public hands is a paradox in the homeland of transnational water companies and at a time when the European Commission rather favours the liberalisation of public services ‘of general economic interest’. Yet what has happened is more complex. A quick historical review of management formulas in Europe reveals both the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electronic Water Treatment Provides a Clean Line for Food and Drink Production

    The USA’s food and drink producers spend billions of dollar’s each year in downtime, increased energy bills and the early renewal of capital equipment caused by hard water limescale blocking lines and leaving calcium carbonate deposits on water fed equipment.  Scale and sludge formation are the result of the precipitation of compounds that are ...

  • Senate proposes funding increases for EPA, interior in Fiscal 2014 appropriations bill

    Senate Democrats Aug. 1 released a $30.2 billion draft appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by approximately $105 million, or 1.25 percent, compared to the pre-sequester fiscal year 2013 enacted level. Overall, the draft bill includes a total of $8.48 billion in funding for EPA. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?

    In the wake of the Flint, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis. People in developed countries turn on the tap and safe drinking water flows, a dramatic health benefit they tend to take for granted. That complacency was dramatically disrupted last year when children in Flint, Michigan, started testing positive for lead poisoning and the ...


    By Ensia

  • Measuring the willingness to pay for drinking water quality improvements: results of a contingent valuation survey in Songzi, China

    The aim of this study is to elicit local residents' willingness to pay (WTP), by applying the contingent valuation method as a surcharge on their water bill, for a given improvement in the drinking water quality and the supply reliability. The mean WTP for the drinking water quality improvement program was estimated to be 16.71 yuan (0.3% of total household income). The results note that more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Does Lead Get into Drinking Water? How Can Local Municipalities Remove It?

    In light of the Flint water crisis—when, in 2014, Flint officials changed the city’s water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River, leaching unsafe levels of lead into the public water supply due to improper treatment—many people are wondering if the same thing could happen in their own communities and homes. Some folks believe this could be the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Need Clean Water? Invest in Nature

    Securing clean water is becoming increasingly difficult in the United States. Infrastructure like dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is increasing, and more frequent extreme weather events like wildfires ...

  • Perceptions of bottled water consumers in three Brazilian municipalities

    This study presents perceptions of consumers of bottled water in their households in three Brazilian municipalities. Data from interviews were analyzed using the Discourse Collective Subject method. Interviewees spent, on average, the equivalent of 40% of their water bill for the public water supply on the purchase of bottled water. The decision about water consumption in the household ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Financing the Clean Water Atlanta Initiative

    ABSTRACTOver approximately a 15-year period, the City of Atlanta will invest nearly $4 billion in its water and wastewater infrastructure, in part to ensure compliance with Consent Decrees entered into in the late 1990s related to Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). This investment has occasioned execution of a strategic financial ...

  • Rethinking Big Water - Is It Time For A New Approach To Municipal Water Infrastructure?

    Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the Strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply. Ninety percent of the southwestern U.S. city’s drinking water comes ...


    By Ceres

  • How can we ensure water security for all?

    Wetlands International will be speaking about this issue at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The Clinton Global Initiative was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to convene global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. This year’s Annual Meeting will take place on 26-29 September in New ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Willingness to pay to improve urban water supply: the case of Sucre, Bolivia

    In this study the contingent valuation method is applied in order to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) of the inhabitants of Sucre (Bolivia) for an improvement in the urban water supply system. The study finds that about 55 per cent of households would be willing to pay an increase in their water bill for an improvement in the service. In order to deal with the problem of protest responses ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of Advanced Water Treatment for Indirect Potable Reuse

    The City of San Diego (City) and MWH recently completed a 18-month pilot testing program to determine the effectiveness of a three-step Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) process to produce water suitable for indirect potable reuse from tertiary water produced at the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP). This testing program was conducted as part of the City’s Water Reuse Study, which was ...

  • Case histories of using tin technology to control corrosion in water systems

    Stannous chloride is an alternative corrosion control in aqueous systems. Stannous chloride’s effectiveness as a better corrosion inhibitor has been demonstrated in both municipal drinking water and industrial cooling water applications and its use has a reduced impact on rivers and streams. Orthophosphate and other phosphate compounds are the most common treatments for reducing corrosion in ...


    By AS Inc

  • Lake victoria basin where water integrity and sustainable development are close siblings

    Corruption continues to undermine investments in various sectors. The water sector in East Africa is no exception. The Global Corruption Report 2008 points to the fact that when it comes to drinking water and sanitation services, corruption can be found at every point along the delivery chain: at the policy design stage; during budget allocations to operations; and in billing systems, to ...

  • Dewatering with Geotextile Bags - South Gippsland, Australia (Water Treatment) - Case Study

    A simple, cost effective new method of dewatering sludge is now available in Australia, writes Bill Kelly from CRS Industrial Water Treatment. The use of geotextilcs for containment and dewatering came about as a result of a major flood event in Holland in the 1950s. It prompted Dutch marine engineers to seek new methods and materials to build structures for coastal defences. The ...

  • Residents of a Florida trailer park think their contaminated water made them sick

    Allan Payan lifts a photograph from a shelf inside his singlewide trailer home. The smiling woman in the image has full cheeks and long, thick, brown hair. Caroll Payan, who sits across the couch from him, can't bear to look at the old photo of herself. She has dropped 20 pounds in the past six months, and it shows in her tall, wiry frame. Her green eyes now bulge under heavy lids on a gaunt ...


  • Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

    Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars ...


    By Ensia

  • Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: clean water for our children

    Water is the most life sustaining resource on earth. Essential to all aspects of our human lives, it serves as the key ingredient in food and drink, helps us fabricate clothes, landscapes our favourite places, drives economic growth and feeds agricultural development. Our bodies themselves are 70% water. This liquid of life keeps us hydrated, catalyses crucial chemical reactions within our cells ...

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