surface water management Articles

  • Nitrate Screening in groundwater and surface water aids study and management

    Tasked with monitoring a watershed covering nearly 4,000 square miles, almost 2,300 miles of rivers and streams, and a huge aquifer that provides drinking water for more than 1.2 million people, water quality monitoring specialists at the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) in Dayton, Ohio, have their hands full. The District – established in 1913 to protect Dayton from flooding – has grown into a ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • Bank filtration as managed surface-groundwater interaction

    Riverbank Filtration (RBF) is a managed surface-groundwater interaction process where surface water is induced to flow to pumping wells installed on the banks of rivers and lakes. We present the surface-groundwater interaction issues at various geomorphologic settings, from the headwaters of a river to its confluence with the oceans/lakes. In each reach, the factors for the sustainable operation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conjunctive management of surface and groundwater in transboundary watercourses: a first assessment

    Cooperative management of transboundary river basins is widely recognized as important. Emphasis on joint management of shared aquifers has also grown in recent years. Perhaps surprisingly, despite abundant focus on transboundary surface water and growing focus on shared groundwater, there is scant focus on their intersection. To address this knowledge limitation, this article reviews ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Studies on Water Management Issues

    This book shares knowledge gained through water management related research. It describes a broad range of approaches and technologies, of which have been developed and used by researchers for managing water resource problems. This multidisciplinary book covers water management issues under surface water management, groundwater management, water quality management, and water resource planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainability of societal water management practices

    For sustainable water management in water scarce areas available quantity of water is consumptively used and saved water is conjunctively supplied in addition to insufficient quantity available in water deficit months. Such storages are generated season wise and selecting suitable technique of aquifer storage as against preservation in a surface water body is a vital issue. Conjunctive planning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart SUDS: recognising the multiple-benefit potential of sustainable surface water management systems

    How can we make sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) smart? SUDS help us to manage surface water runoff from urban environments but they are capable of delivering much more. This paper looks beyond the water quantity and quality improvement functions of SUDS and investigates the multiple benefits that can be gained by implementing smart SUDS solutions. This work provides a new perspective, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Demand management in urban water supply

    Since the 1930s, the drinking water supply of the Rabat-Casablanca coastal area has depended on water transfers from groundwater, from Maamora, and surface water, from the Bou Regreg Basin. Assessments carried out during the 1980s, based on patterns of water use at that time, showed that by 2010, transfers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ACO surface water management systems help create award winning retail environment

    Designers of the drainage system at the new Peterborough Garden Park have exploited the benefits of a number of AGO Water Management product ranges to create a value-engineered SUDS solution that has helped the development win the BCSC Out-of-Town Retail Scheme Gold Award. Runs of ACO KerbDrain, AGO Profile, ACO MultiDrain and ACO Brickslot form an integrated network that overcomes the site's ...


    By ACO Group

  • Effects of hydrology and field management on phosphorus transport in surface runoff

    Received for publication December 5, 2008. Phosphorus (P) losses from agricultural landscapes arise from the interaction of hydrologic, edaphic, and management factors, complicated by their spatial and temporal variability. We monitored sites along two agricultural hillslopes to assess the effects of field management and hydrology on P transfers in surface runoff at different landscape positions. ...

  • Integrating quality and cost of surface raw water: Upper and Middle Vaal Water Management Areas South Africa

    The user-pays principle encourages use of a water tariff structure that incorporates pollution and/or depletion of a water resource because that water represents a capital resource base. Development of a tool that models variability of surface raw water quality in order to predict cost of treatment thus makes economic sense. This paper forms the backbone for an on-going doctoral study in South ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A country case study comparison on groundwater and surface water interaction

    Traditionally, managing water resources has focused on surface water or groundwater as if they were separate entities. As development of land and water resources increases, it is apparent that development of either these resources affects the quantity and quality of the other. Nearly all surface water features interact with groundwater. These interactions take many forms. This paper provides an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill disposal of unused medicines reduces surface water releases

    The pharmaceutical industry is conducting research to evaluate the pathways and fate of active pharmaceutical ingredients from the consumer to surface waters. One potential pathway identified by the researchers is the disposal of unused pharmaceutical products that are discarded by consumers in household trash and disposed of in municipal solid waste landfills. This study was designed to evaluate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integration of the rice paddy water management into a coupled surface-subsurface water flow model in the Sakuragawa River watershed (Japan)

    Rice paddy water management was integrated into a distributed three-dimensional surface and subsurface coupling hydrological model of the Sakuragawa River watershed. This watershed is located in the Kanto Plain in Japan and includes the hillside of Mt. Tsukuba. Therefore, this watershed includes both steep mountainous areas and rice paddy-dominated flat land. Thus, water management of rice ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water masses surface temperatures assessment and their effect on surrounding environment

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of water masses on the surface temperature with direct impact on the surrounding area. Three systems were used for the study: a fully vegetated system (subsurface flow constructed wetland (CW)), a lake with no vegetation and a lake partially vegetated with Lemna minor. Infrared thermography was applied for the different systems analysis, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling the interaction of surface and subsurface water flow by linking TOPMODEL and MODFLOW

    A coupled ground water–surface water model was used to quantify the hydrological processes in a lowland watershed. The model was constructed by coupling TOPMODEL and MODFLOW without writing new code for the integrated model. Meteorological, land use and soil type data for the Tenmile watershed, USA, were used to run TOPMODEL, which partitions precipitation into evapotranspiration, runoff and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water balance between surface water and groundwater in the withdrawal process: a case study of the Osceola watershed

    A generalized hierarchical approach with a water balance function is introduced to simulate stream-flow depletion in a complex groundwater system in Osceola County. The groundwater flow system at the site, because of the complex interaction between ambient streams, exhibits a unique multi-scale pattern that proves to be difficult to simulate using standard modelling tools. The hierarchical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The management of urban surface water flood risks: SUDS performance in flood reduction from extreme events

    The need to improve the urban drainage network to meet recent urban growth and the redevelopment of old industrial and commercial areas provides an opportunity for managing urban surface water infrastructure in a more sustainable way. The use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) can reduce urban surface water flooding as well as the pollution impact of urban discharges on receiving ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combination of bespoke and standard ACO surface water drainage systems

    A series of unique, high performance channel drainage systems designed and manufactured by ACO Technic, the bespoke product development division of water management specialist ACO Technologies, has been installed across Heathrow's award winning Terminal Five. As well as helping to overcome some significant challenges posed by the site's design, the systems have played a key role in creating some ...


    By ACO Group

  • Managing the Earth from Space: Satellite and sensing technology in water management

    Approximately 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, two satellites circle the planet, always between 106 and 193 miles apart. But while these twins—called Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)—live in space, they’re providing invaluable assistance in managing natural resources on the ground. GRACE has created a unique picture of ...

  • Real-time control of combined surface water quantity and quality: polder flushing

    In open water systems, keeping both water depths and water quality at specified values is critical for maintaining a ‘healthy’ water system. Many systems still require manual operation, at least for water quality management. When applying real-time control, both quantity and quality standards need to be met. In this paper, an artificial polder flushing case is studied. Model Predictive Control ...


    By IWA Publishing

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