infrastructure survey Articles

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • National survey of Canada’s infrastructure engineers about climate change

    Introduction This independent survey was aimed at Canada’s professional engineers, and was conducted between April and June of 2007 by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Areas of investigationThe survey looks at Climate Change issues that are related to four broad categories of built infrastructure: Buildings Energy Transportation ...


  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • NAEM survey on EMISs in use

    This article presents the results of a national survey of Environmental Managers on their use of expectations and future plans for corporate wide environmental information management systems. Survey Overview Online Survey Sent to NAEM Membership Plus 113 respondents – 96 respondents with meaningful data Questions in the following Categories ...

  • Multiformalism techniques for critical infrastructure modelling

    This paper proposes an approach to use multiformalism techniques for critical infrastructure modelling. To this aim, the state of the art of related works on the subject is surveyed and a general scheme for intra and inter infrastructure models is described. Multiformalism approaches allow modellers to adapt the choice of formal languages to the nature, complexity and abstraction layer of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

    The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe computers, through networks based on mini-computers, to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Geological Survey Department - Case Study

    Client Geological Survey Department Country Cyprus Background and objective The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is battling the subterranean penetration of salt water and long periods of drought, which cause water shortages. Water management in jeopardy The semi-arid climate on Cyprus makes great ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • GPR: a new tool for structural health monitoring of infrastructure

    Abstract Recent developments in acquisition methodology, data acquisition systems, post-processing software, and the availability of user friendly high-frequency antennas have enabled the GPR user to generate accurate three dimensional images of the interior of concrete structures. Four case studies are discussed with emphasis on output that is readily understood by the ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Topological protection from the next generation malware: a survey

    The spreading of dangerous malware in inter–dependent networks of electronics devices has raised deep concern, because from the ICT networks infections may propagate to other critical infrastructures producing the well–known domino effect. Researchers are attempting to develop a high level analysis of malware propagation, discarding software details, in order to generalise to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the interdependencies of critical infrastructures during natural disasters: a case of supply, communication and transportation infrastructures

    This paper introduces the methodological challenge of identifying and quantifying the interdependencies among several critical infrastructures. First, interdependency structures during a natural disaster are modelled-based on past events, considering supply (electricity, water and gas), communication (internet and telephone) and transportation infrastructures (road networks). Interdependencies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving the Operations and Maintenance of Wastewater Infrastructure with Knowledge Management Systems

    ChallengesFort Campbell, Kentucky is an active military facility that serves a dynamic population of up to 50,000 military and civilian personnel. The collection system assets include a 5 MGD treatment plant, 79 pump stations, 100 miles of gravity and force main sewers, and over 100 miscellaneous structures including oil/water separators and grease traps. Like many communities – this ...

  • Linking infrastructure resilience to response requirements: the New Madrid Seismic Zone case

    Catastrophic events generate cascading and synergistic infrastructure failures that will produce unanticipated response requirements. Infrastructure failures not only influence the demands for services and commodities but also the mobility and capability of response organisations. This project modelled a catastrophic earthquake (M7.7) in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). The US Geological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Survey of SOA and cloud-based B2B e-commerce and supply chain applications

    The IT for building a static and centralised infrastructure and applications does not provide companies flexibility to make rapid changes for the needs of evolving business. The changes in a traditional architecture could be complex, inefficient, and costly. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) provides a flexible and standards-based approach to IT architecture that uses a modular approach to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural water services in Guatemala: a survey of institutions and community preferences

    This paper investigates how drinking water is delivered in rural areas in Guatemala. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the government, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and communities. Community preferences for improved water services are also investigated. Findings suggest that governmental and non-governmental organizations require communities to take on the operation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Report of International Workshop on Spatial Data Infrastructures` Cost-Benefit / Return on Investment

    This report provides a summary of the outcomes of a two-day workshop organized by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in partnership with the US Federal Geographic Data Committee, GeoConnections Canada, and the Geoide Network. This was the first meeting specifically dedicated to assessing the socio-economic impacts of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs), and for this purpose ...


  • Standardised survey method for identifying catchment risks to water quality

    This paper describes the development and application of a systematic methodology to identify and quantify risks in drinking water and recreational catchments. The methodology assesses microbial and chemical contaminants from both diffuse and point sources within a catchment using Escherichia coli, protozoan pathogens and chemicals (including fuel and pesticides) as index contaminants. Hazard ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Exploring the need for rainwater tank maintenance: survey, review and simulations

    Rainwater tanks are a common feature of the urban landscape in Australia and globally. In Brisbane, Australia, provision of alternative water in new homes is mandatory and to meet this requirement rainwater tanks are considered an important option. The water savings of rainwater tanks can help defer investments in supply infrastructures. An emerging concern is that there is currently no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable development in the rural US Midwest: the m-commerce solution. The wireless critical infrastructure

    Economic and social sustainability represent a major problem in the rural Midwest US. In recent decades local economies lost numerous jobs and many businesses. The quality of life has eroded. The paper analyses the sustainability of the rural economy and identifies a strategy for reversing the downward economic and social spiral. The strategy, suggested by the analysis of responses to a survey ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Infrastructure resilience through regional spatial planning – prospects of a new legal principle in Germany

    In 2008, a new principle of spatial planning was added to the German Federal Spatial Planning Act. It demands critical infrastructure protection (CIP) be taken into account in all spatial planning activities. Since the term ‘critical infrastructure’ is quite young, this problem has not yet been explicitly treated in spatial planning activities. This paper presents results from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water System Infrastructure – A View of Where We Are, Where We Could Go and How We Can Get There.

    This is the first of several essays that are aimed at focusing attention on water and sewer infrastructure systems. In this essay, the current state of city and regional systems are examined, the current state of the industry will be examined next, investigating some of the tools, resources and technologies that are available, today. Beyond that, the final essay in this series will look at the ...


    By H2bid, Inc.

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