safe water Articles

  • Alternatives for safe water provision in urban and peri-urban slums

    In response to rapid urbanization throughout the global South, urban and peri-urban slums are expanding at an alarming rate. Owing to inadequate financial and institutional resources at the municipal level, conventional approaches for safe water provision with centralized treatment and distribution infrastructure have been unable to keep pace with rapidly growing demand. In the absence of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The South Australian Safe Drinking Water Act: summary of the first year of operation

    The Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 was introduced in South Australia to provide clear direction to drinking water providers on how to achieve water safety. The Act requires drinking water providers to register with SA Health and develop a risk management plan (RMP) for their water supply that includes operational and verification monitoring plans and an incident notification and communication ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Safe water, household income and health challenges in Ugandan homes that harvest rainwater

    Having access to a safe water supply is important to improve a person's quality of life. We examine the relationship between the influence of water availability on monthly household expenditures (the dependent variable) and independent variables such as household characteristics, tank size, usage instructions and post-construction guidance, including the management of water-related health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is It Safe To Drink Tape Water- How do I Know ?

    Well, let’s see what the government is saying about this.  According to the EPA, “Drinking water that meets US EPA’s health-based standards is generally safe. People who are not healthy as a result of illness, age, or weakened immune systems, are more likely to be at risk from certain contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Infants and very young children are also ...


  • Securing safe drinking water supply under climate change conditions

    Water suppliers worldwide are challenged by climate variations, but so far only the qualitative change in boundary conditions has become clear but not yet the degree and impact on the water supply systems. Short-term quality changes in surface waters can, e.g. be caused by extreme rainfalls after dry periods. Longer heat periods without rain can induce middle-term quality changes in surface ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

    Leading water suppliers use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to integrate the sample collection and analysis process, helping to maximize the efficiency of these programs. Drinking water suppliers around the world face unique challenges: They must deliver the most essential ingredient for life on a grand scale, while also navigating complex issues surrounding public safety, ...

  • 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

  • How to keep drinking water safe from `little animals`

    Disease causing agents can be broken up into three groups, Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa. Cryptosporidium belongs to the third group, Protozoa. The word protozoa comes from the Greek word for ‘little animal’.One aspect of Cryptosporidium which makes it problematic from a water treatment perspective is that at one stage in its life cycle it produces small spore like bodies known as cysts. These ...


    By O2 Environmental Inc.

  • Microbiologic effectiveness of boiling and safe water storage in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    In Indonesia, where diarrhea remains a major cause of mortality among children Escherichia coli contamination. Among 242 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantifying micro-organism removal for safe drinking water supplies

    Over the past ten years the management of microbiological drinking water quality in The Netherlands has shifted from curative administration toward a more preventative strategy. This shift in policy came as a result of the findings of reports from other developed countries which highlighted the risk from persistent pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, some enteroviruses; and the pathogenic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • River safe yield with the constraint of a contracted rectangular weir for surface water supply

    Aydin et al. introduced the weir velocity concept in 2011 for discharge measurement in contracted rectangular sharp-crested weirs. Gharahjeh et al. further reinforced this formula in 2015 to allow discharge to be computed using only weir velocity and crest width. These newly introduced expressions are tested and demonstrated to determine surface water yield of Tapah River in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • The domestic disinfection and safe storage of water project, Montero, Bolivia preliminary report

    Since January of 1991, more than one million people in Latin America have become ill from cholera, and of these, almost nine thousand have died. Various investigations in Latin America have demonstrated that water was the most important source of transmission of this illness during the first six years of life. There were many risk factors for cholera transmission through water: municipal water, ...

  • Technological approaches to providing safe drinking water for rural and remote areas

    Provision of safe drinking water is one of the key drivers in our technological pursuits. A number of habitations are suffering from a variety of water quality problems such as excess salinity, iron, arsenic, fluoride, nitrate and microbial contamination. Simplicity of operation, less dependence on external sources of power supply, minimisation of wastewater, etc., are some of the ground rules to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cover-all helps community keep drinking water safe

    Location: Angelica, NY, USAApplication: Water TreatmentBuilding Series: TITAN®Building Size: 90' w x 230' l (27.4m x 70m) When local engineers in Angelica, N.Y. began to search for a cover for an existing water reservoir because current systems were failing, it didn't take them long to discover a Cover-All® TITAN® building was the perfect solution. 'The wide clear-span space and how the building ...


  • Ozone toxicology and guidelines for safe use in cooling water ozonation systems

    Abstract Ozone, like all oxidizing gases, is potentially harmful if human exposures occur at a significant concentration for a sufficient duration. This paper discusses the physical properties of ozone, current exposure standards, toxicology of ozone, and recommended safety practices for safe operations in cooiing water treatment ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • Mono nov’s intrinsically safe pump performs offshore

    Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd, has signed two separate development and production sharing agreements with Qatar General Petroleum Corporation for the development of the ISND and Idd El Shargi South Dome (ISSD) fields, and has been the operator of the ISND field since January 1995. Peak oil production in the ISND field is expected to reach 160,000 barrels of oil per day by the year 1999. When ...

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

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