small waterway maintenance Articles

  • Working Towards Watershed Management in the City of Atlanta

    In 2002, the leadership of the City of Atlanta kicked off a comprehensive program to have the cleanest urban streams and rivers in the country within a decade, recognizing that the City’s future economic growth, jobs, affordability, and quality of life all depend on clean water. Atlanta is faced with many obstacles on the way to meeting this challenge; a few of these include: Ongoing ...

  • Egypt: Financing local water management

    The Nile provides Egypt with 90% of its direct water needs and 97% of its agricultural irrigation requirements. The near monopoly the Nile has on Egypt’s waters has, throughout history, shed a level of centralization on its water management. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) is the main responsible body for managing the distribution and drainage of water, the protection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bristol Harbour Authority, UK

    Bristol Harbour Authority, responsible for the famous Floating Harbour which extends right into the city centre, chose the Water Witch Buddy to support a local initiative to improve the environment and rid the water space of unsightly floating litter (plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, food packing) and other flotsam and jetsam. Over the past 20 years, Bristol's vast Floating Harbour dockland area ...


  • Effective Removal of Zebra Mussels with Amiad Screen Technology

    Introduction The zebra mussel, native to the Black and Caspian Seas, has spread in the past few decades to waterways throughout the world mostly via ballast water. Zebra mussels, when non-indigenous to the environment, pose a serious threat to intakes of facilities that rely on fresh and brackish surface water. The mussel colonies obstruct the flow of water through the pipelines eventually ...

  • Port of Antwerp, Belgium

    The Port of Antwerp is a famous cargo handling port but is also only 300m from the historic city center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Port needed to keep their waters clear of unsightly llitter and debris. Also, as a developing cruise port it handles 14,000 sailings per year to over 800 overseas destinations, and floating debris was causing a risk to navigation. ...


  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)

    Storm water is the result of rain or snow melt that collects in an area that can drain from into a nearby body of waters such as a lake or river. The water can collect on roof tops, parking lots, saturated ground, roads, etc. The problem is that many of the pollutants of our modern living such as oil, grease, pesticides, sediment, salt, and animal waste are washed away within the storm water and ...

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • MFE slipline of water supply case study

    HOBAS Under Live Runway When the main water supply line at the McAllen, Texas, airport was rehabilitated using HOBAS pipe, it brought new meaning to the phrase “slipline live.” McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE) is the primary business airport of deep South Texas and Northeast Mexico. To accommodate the future needs of the greater Rio Grande Valley, a master ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Is Green a Color or an Objective?

    “Environmentally friendly” is a term that is applied with a spatula in today’s products’ labels in ever increasing numbers.   What does it mean?  Does it mean it’s better for nature, people, pets, or for the profit line of the company offering it?    In the industry and elsewhere, we see a marked ...

  • Springfield refines CSO plan with InfoWorks CS

    With the aid of InfoWorks CS, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) has been able to find a cost-effective and environmentally-sustainable alternative to a proposed CSO relief project. Springfield is in south-western Massachusetts, New England, and is the area’s major urban center and largest community. The Connecticut River, one of the state’s key waterways, forms its western border. ...


    By Innovyze

  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...


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