emergency water supply Articles

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Hydrogeological and economical simulations: emergency water supply for Muscat

    Urban water in Gulf Cooperation Council countries is principally supplied from desalination plants. However, desalination could be interrupted by natural hazards such as cyclones or harmful algal blooms. Four scenarios have been considered to help public institutions in Muscat to establish a water strategy for emergency situations. The numerical simulations of groundwater pumping have shown that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Policy transmission: the emerging policy dynamic of water supply infrastructure development in India

    The focus of this paper will be to investigate the nature of policy reform in the water supply infrastructure sector in India. In the formal division of powers, much of the authority to implement policies in this sector rests with state governments and the role of the national government is largely restricted to recommending broad policy directions. Since the late 1990s, with the diffusion of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Delivering water supply and sanitation in fragile states : the transition from emergency to development

    Addressing the challenges of Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCS) is a priority for the World Bank Group and other development partners. Despite substantial aid flows, current modes of support from the international community have not sufficiently achieved stated goals of reducing poverty, increasing stability and strengthening institutions. This note captures the main points and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development

    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 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A decision support system for water supply emergency management with multiple sources

    The construction of water transfer projects brings new challenges to water resources management, especially in water supply security with the use of multiple water sources. However, the operations of water diversion and water supply have been considered in separation in practice. In particular, there are few decision support systems (DSS) designed to tackle the challenges in emergency planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study: Innovative portable package wastewater treatment plants

    DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. has designed, engineered and is currently producing a new series of State of the Art Portable Sewage Treatment Plants (PSTP), incorporating advanced Ultra-Filtration (MBR) technology. These Plants are used for multiple “emergency” & “short-term” purposes with the ability to re-use the treated effluent. The particular Portable STP can be easily ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Pharmaceuticals and water supply

    Prescription Drugs have been detected in water supply systems of major cities in the United States including Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia.  In addition, quantities of antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, and hormones are also present in the water supply (Doro-on, 2011).  These new emerging contaminants are designed with small concentrations that can generate specific health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Assessment of current and emerging practice in corporate water reporting

    Recognizing the urgency with respect to addressing the emerging global water crisis, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with a number of international business leaders, launched in July 2007 a new initiative – The CEO Water Mandate – under the auspices of the UN Global Compact. The initiative was developed with the understanding that the private sector, through the production of goods and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection For Water Treatment

    Introduction The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years.  The development of new UV technologies over this period has been a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology.  The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants ...

  • Modeling water supply networks in New Zealand

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    By Innovyze

  • Feasibility study & master plan for water supply reservoir

    Client: North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission   Completion Date: 2003  Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell completed the feasibility study and master plan for a new water supply reservoir in Sullivan County, Mo. Sullivan County and other surrounding counties experienced severe drought conditions for several years and existing water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • 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

  • The PWN Water Supply Company North Holland

    The PWN Water Supply Company located in the North Holland Province of the Netherlands, uses Trojan UV technology to provide an additional barrier to micropollutants. In addition, the UV system disinfects, inactivating chlorine-resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The drinking water treatment plant, located in Andijk, serves approximately a half a million people and treats up to 4,000 cubic ...

  • Problem Solver for water supply - Pollution incidents

    Pollution in water supplies has always been a concern for water companies and with today’s political climate the issue has never been more important. The threat of terrorism and the requirements of Homeland Security and similar initiatives around the world require that water companies maintain detailed plans for how to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Emerging Issues in Human and Ecological Health

    Filling in the gaps between continued population growth and environmental sustainability leads inexorably to questions about supplies of clean fresh water and our ability to manage our ecological resources so they can be enjoyed at their highest uses. This article presents an introduction to the technical aspects of two emerging areas that will be significant to environmental practices in Georgia ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Evaluation of emerging waterborne contaminants in Ireland

    A group of potential emerging contaminants in two Irish drinking water supplies were investigated. The aim was to investigate the presence of emerging contaminants which are not currently routinely monitored or regulated as part of the European Communities Drinking Water Regulations SI 278 of 2007 but are known or anticipated to occur in drinking water supplies. A monthly sampling and analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lake supply & treatment expansion

    Client: City of Fort Smith Completion Date: 2003 - Design2006 - Lake construction2008 - Plant construction Services Provided Supply reservoir enlargement 30 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water plant renovation New 20-MGD dual train water plant addition Pulsating clarifiers ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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