global water industry Articles

  • Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds

    Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Corporate Reporting on Water - A Review of Eleven Global Industries

    Water is a crucial resource for nearly all industry activities. Yet decreasing water availability, declining water quality, and growing water demands from nonindustrial water users are creating new challenges to businesses that have traditionally taken clean and reliable water for granted. Around the world, corporations are now facing diverse water risks, including changing allotments, more ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Global Water Utilities Industry 2019 Forecasts Analysis

    Global Water Utilities industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Features and benefits Save time carrying out ...


  • Mitigating the global water and sanitation challenges

    The provision of Water and Sanitation Services is of paramount importance as it provides the foundation for sustainable development. Global trends show provision of water and sanitation services is still inadequate: 1.1 billion people have no access to safe water services, and 2.6 billion have no access adequate sanitation services the provision of water and sanitation services in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water sustainability: a looming global challenge

    The future of water is anything but clear. We face a future world fraught with water challenges – too much, too little, too contaminated or inaccessible to meet our needs. We live in a rapidly changing world in which many of our expectations about natural resources may no longer be met. The seeming abundance of safe, low-cost water may falsely lead us to assume perpetual easy access to all the ...


  • 2012 Economy and the Water Industry

    2012 Economy and the Water Industry Our economic future is a topic that is on everyone's minds especially as we enter into 2012.  Will our economic future improve?  Will we get our funding?  What are others doing to ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 5 Sobering realities about global water security

    Some people say that water is the oil of the 21st Century. If only water were that simple. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. International commerce moves virtual water (the water it takes to grow or produce a product) from ...

  • SG Global Trends and Challenges in Water Science and Research

    IWA has newly published: Global Trends & Challenges in Water Science, Research and Management: A compendium of hot topics and features from IWA Specialist Groups. IWAs 52 Specialist Groups are the key forum within IWA for knowledge generation and dissemination. This report is a culmination of discussions with each Specialist Group on the current ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wet dreams – dry realities: lost opportunities for an Australian presence in the global water services industry

    Urban water provision, traditionally a local activity, has since the 1990s been drawn into the orbit of global capital accumulation. The largest private water companies that are internationally active are several vertically integrated French and the UK firms. This article discusses reasons for this dominance and contrasts the situation with Australia where the domestic water services industry has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water

    Executive Overview New voices are beginning to be heard in the debate over water, and new ideas – good and bad – considered. Among the most powerful and controversial of these new ideas is that water should be considered an “economic good” – subject to the rules and power of markets, multinational corporations, and international trading regimes. In the last decade, this idea has been put ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Aqueduct Global Maps 2.0

    Executive Summary This document describes the specific characteristics of the indicator data and calculations for the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Global Maps. Complete guidelines and processes for data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described fully in the Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.1 The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas makes use of a Water Risk Framework (Figure 1), that includes ...

  • Valuing Global Valves

    Control valve solves flow control & pressure challenges Donnacona, Quebec, Canada, is an industrial town just west of Quebec City. The town’s water treatment plant was built in 1969 and has since undergone three major retrofits: new high-pressure pumps and an electrical upgrade in 1995; a filter bottoms change in 2000; and a river water intake upgrade in 2005. The plant includes ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The economics of global environmental sustainability

    We will soon be at a global crossroads when it comes to sustainability, and Dr. Wiebe believes that creating more resilient cities and sustainably responsible countries will reshape the world as we know it. Mediaplanet: People are often overwhelmed by the environmental challenges facing the world. How do you maintain optimism in the face of so much adversity? Dr. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Our global Ponzi economy

    Our mismanaged world economy today has many of the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme takes payments from a broad base of investors and uses these to pay off returns. It creates the illusion that it is providing a highly attractive rate of return on investment as a result of savvy investment decisions when in fact these irresistibly high earnings are in part the result of consuming ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Phenols, flame retardants and phthalates in water and wastewater – a global problem

    Organic pollutants in water and wastewater have been causing serious environmental problems. The arbitrary discharge of wastewater by industries, and handling, use, and disposal constitute a means by which phenols, flame retardants (FRs), phthalates (PAEs) and other toxic organic pollutants enter the ecosystem. Moreover, these organic pollutants are not completely removed during treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

    This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, China, Mexico, and South Africa have some of the ...

  • Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots

    Energy runs on water. In fact, among industries, the global energy sector is the world’s largest water user. Almost all forms of energy production and power generation depend upon water for their operations. This tension causes stress in both the energy and water worlds. Three-quarters of energy respondents to a ...

  • Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector is Managing Global Water Risks

    In Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, Ceres takes a closer look at how the food sector is managing water risk. The report evaluates publicly available information on the water use, stewardship and policies of 37 major food sector companies in four industries: packaged food, beverage, meat and agricultural products. The report examines how water risks affect the profitability and competitive positioning ...


    By Ceres

  • Download Your Copy of the Water Industry Report

    At the recent World Water-Tech North America summit, leading water experts and utility CEOs gathered to discuss global water challenges, strategies for fostering innovation and the principal factors that influence investment decisions. If you do business in the water sector, this is the only ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

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