water assessment Articles

  • What are the main indicators of water quality?

    “Water is the driving force of all nature;” so said Leonardo da Vinci. The survival of our planet depends on the availability of water and the condition that it is in. It is therefore vital to make sure that it is able to provide a hospitable environment for those that live in it, and is free from harmful levels of substances for those that drink it. Not ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • How to handle key sustainability issues of products and ingredients in the cosmetics industry

    How can brands determine and respond to the key issues regarding sustainability of their products and ingredients? The issue was discussed at the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit European Edition in Paris. Speaking at the event Margarida Gama, Thinkstep, business sustainability software and services provider, explained one route to determining and responding to sustainability concerns at ...


    By thinkstep

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment

    The book attempts to covers the main fields of water quality issues presenting case studies in various countries concerning the physicochemical characteristics of surface and groundwaters and possible pollution sources as well as methods and tools for the evaluation of water quality status. This book is divided into two sections: Statistical Analysis of Water Quality Data;Water Quality Monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Statewide souce water assessment

    Client: Kansas Department of Health & Environment Completion Date: June 2003 Services Provided Program management Internet tool development GIS with data file integration Education Recruitment Training Public involvement Source water assessments ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • WATER ASSESSMENTS: In Search of Hidden Dividends

    Untitled Document A close look at all aspects of your water- and wastewater-treatment systems can reveal opportunities for cost savings, improved operation, reduced ...


  • Assessing social concerns in water tariffs

    In the European Union, water supply services are referred to as ‘services of general interest’, meaning that they are subject to multiple, potentially conflicting, public service obligations. This paper considers empirical data for Portuguese municipalities and provides a comprehensive approach to assessing the social dimension by evaluating whether the concerns of universal access ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of water loss in Harare, Zimbabwe

    A major challenge facing water utilities is the high level of water losses, which affects the financial viability and adequacy of water in the system. A study was carried out from January to May 2012 to characterize water losses in selected areas of Harare, Zimbabwe. Assessment of the contribution of water leakage to total water loss was carried out through water audits in four selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Quality Assessment and Onshore Development in Tropical Waters

    Standards for bacteriological recreational water quality in Puerto Rico are those proposed by US EPA. The standard for primary contact recreational use has both single-sample limits and running- average threshold limits based on historical data developed for the specific site. La Parguera is the site of a Special Marine Reserve and counts among its unusual habitats a phosphorescent bay, important ...

  • European waters - assessment of status and pressures

    EEA 2012 'State of Europe's water' assessments 2012 is the European year of water in which the European Commission published its 'Blueprint to safeguard Europe's waters' (referred to hereafter as the Blueprint) comprising reviews of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC), water scarcity and drought and adaptation to climate change policies. To accompany and inform the blueprint, ...

  • Europe`s environment — An assessment of assessments

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced four pan-European 'state of Europe's environment' reports in support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 'Environment for Europe' process (1). Over time, and in conjunction with a host of other reports (including the additional four five-yearly state and outlook reports produced by the EEA for its geographical area (2)), ...

  • Sharing Transboundary Waters - an integrated assessment of equitable entitlement : the Legal Assessment model

    More than 40 per cent of the world’s population -- including some of the most poverty stricken -- depend upon water that originates in sources beyond their national borders. How can they be assured access to adequate water supply and sanitation if their State is subject to the activities of other sovereign entities? When a transboundary watercourse State (TWC State) uses more than its ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing performance in the management of the urban water cycle

    This paper proposes the use of directional distance functions and Data Envelopment Analysis techniques to assess technical efficiency in the provision of the different stages of the urban water cycle in Andalusia, a Southern European region. Evaluating performance in the management of specific stages of the urban water cycle provides utility managers and regulating authorities with relevant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of performance assessment method for drinking water infrastructure

    In Japan, many drinking water systems were developed during the 1960s and 1970s, and a considerable proportion of them is now showing various signs of aging or seismic vulnerability. The major issue for many drinking water utilities is how to update those facilities in the best way to improve their deteriorating/insufficient performance. The existing performance assessment methods for water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Feasibility assessment of surface water disinfection by ultrafiltration

    Ultrafiltration (UF) has been presented as an alternative to chemical disinfection to obtain safe drinking water, for its ability to remove microbiological contamination. Hollow-fiber UF membranes are designed as an effective barrier to microorganisms, for their high manufacturing integrity and for the ‘potting’ method adopted to seal fibers to the feeding/extraction manifold. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Turbidity tubes for drinking water quality assessments

    Turbidity tubes have been considered to be the field method of choice for drinking water quality monitoring in resource-limited contexts because of their relative simplicity and low cost in comparison with conventional (nephelometric) turbidimeters. These tubes utilise the principle of visual extinction of a submerged target for turbidity determination and were therefore thought to be subject to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of links between REACH and the Water Framework Directive

    Green drivers, such as reduced packaging (with consequently increased development of concentrated products) and climate change (with potentially decreased availability of water, reduced dilution of sewage plant effluents, etc.) pose a business risk to consumer products companies who manufacturer cleaning products that are likely to be disposed of to domestic sewers. Water Company responses to the ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Assessment of a membrane drinking water filter in an emergency setting

    The performance and acceptability of the NeroxTM membrane drinking water filter were evaluated among an internally displaced population in Pakistan. The membrane filter and a control ceramic candle filter were distributed to over 3,000 households. Following a 6-month period, 230 households were visited and filter performance and use were assessed. Only 6% of the visited households still ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of River Water Quality in Northwestern Greece

    The effect of land use patterns on river water quality was studied in three different river basins located in Epirus, Northwestern Greece. Studies were conducted from October 2000 to {September} 2001. During this period, the parameters chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), NO2–, NO3–, NH4+ and PO43– were measured, employing standard methods of analysis. The results were ...


    By Springer

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