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  • 12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance

    How did a country that’s 60 percent desert achieve water security? In about 10 years, beginning shortly after the new century, Israel went from scarcity of water and fear of drought to abundance and independence from climate conditions. This dramatic change was made possible by the 70 years that preceded it in which a cadre of often brilliant engineers, scientists and ...


    By Ensia

  • Flood alert and remote monitoring of water reservoirs and rivers

    River flood alert and water reservoir managements are global growing requirements. SolidAT offers a full or partial solution (according to the customer's requirements) that can save lives and damage to property inflected by river floods. Moreover we provide real time water reservoir level and capacity. Awareness of governments and municipalities world wide is growing. Below is described a case ...

  • Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

    From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue. ...


    By Ensia

  • The Effectiveness of Intrawell ground water monitoring statistics

    Abstract   The reality of the new statistical evaluation requirements for ground water at Subtitle D facilities are being felt nationwide. All too often these requirements are resulting in unnecessary increases in ground water monitoring costs and erroneous indications of facility impacts. For example, a common situation faced by many older facilities is that there is ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • ACTIFLO® Clarifiers are Heart of Antioch, CA Recycled Water Facility

    Due to a number of economic and ecological factors, the California State Water Resources Control Board requires power plant developers to evaluate the use of recycle water for cooling tower needs. For this reason, Calpine (a power plant developer) formed a public-private partnership between itself, Bechtel Enterprises and the Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD) to build a new recycled water ...

  • South feather water and power underscores commitment to clean water, efficient power with Abanaki

    California Utility Installs Model 8 Oil Grabber in Power Plant The mission of South Feather Water and Power (SFWP) is two fold: to provide cost effective power with minimal impact on the environment; and to ensure a dependable supply of safe, quality drinking water as well as a reliable supply of water for agricultural users. In all instances, the California-based utility is committed to ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Characteristics of active local water management districts in the Red River Basin

    As new demands for water management emerge, water managers need to evolve and accept new roles and new ways of working. Local water management districts with traditional water quantity roles need to adopt new activities and new ways of working in order to support basin-wide water quality and flood control initiatives. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the adoption of twenty-two ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • IAQ UPDATE: Using an Infrared Camera to Detect Water and Mold Problems

    A low temperature range infrared camera is a very useful tool in detecting the presence of water or moisture that ultimately leads to mold growth. Infrared or thermal inspection does not directly identify the presence of mold, but it may be used to find moisture where mold may cultivate, especially behind wall board. But Beware!  I have seen many cases where the infrared camera results have ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • The Potential of Solar-Powered Water Circulators to Help Solve Serious Water and Energy Problems in the U.S.

    With increasing human populations comes the corresponding increased need for improving water quality in lakes, wastewater ponds, potable water reservoirs, and other water storage facilities. Providing circulation within water reservoirs of all types has long been known to provide meaningful benefits, but the costs to achieve sufficient circulation through diffused aeration or mechanical mixers ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Water vapour permeation testing of food packaging - Case Study

    Based in the UK, Campden BRI provide the food and drinks industry worldwide with the research, technical and advisory services essential to ensure product quality and safety, process efficiency and innovation. The research centre is a continuous source of knowledge for industry, meeting frequently with its thirteen member interest groups and associated industrial working parties. Contract ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Climate change and water governance: an International Joint Commission case study

    Governance has been identified by many scholars as a challenge to managing natural resources in a sustainable way. In addition, climate change is impacting natural resources, and complicating management. In light of these concerns, it is important that key characteristics of sustainable management are not ignored. Scientific legitimacy, an integrative ecosystem approach, long-term monitoring and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Level Measurement Network Polder Monitoring Areas - Case Study

    Project name Water Level Measurement Network Polder Monitoring Areas Client Rijnland District Water Control Board Country The Netherlands Background and aim project Chris van Vliet (team leader of Sample Taking at HHRS of Rijnland) explains why this project was carried out: “The most ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Water markets in Tenerife: the conflict between instrumental and ceremonial functions of the institutions

    This work studies the working of water markets in Tenerife (Canary Islands), in terms of the conflict between the ceremonial and instrumental functions of the institutions (rules of the game). For us, the market is a mechanism whose performance depends mainly on the rules governing it. That is why we pay much attention to the explicit and implicit rules. Given the non-existence of quantitative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving cost recovery in urban water supply service: an experience from India

    Poor cost recovery, owing to inherent problems associated with intermittent water service, is common in the majority of towns and cities in India. The water supply in twin cities of Hubli–Dharwad, located in North Karnataka, India, was characterized by several issues such as water losses, poor service delivery, low cost recovery and low investments. Provision of water service to the twin ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CH2M HILL’s John Gaston to receive one of the Water Industry’s highest honors

    John Gaston, a 25-year employee of global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm CH2M HILL, has been selected by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to receive the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence. This is the Association’s premier award, recognizing those whose careers in the water profession exemplify vision, creativity, and excellent professional performance ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Financing urban water services in Kenya : utility shadow credit ratings

    The Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), with support from the Water and Sanitation Program, is exploring the potential for urban water services providers (WSPs) to access medium-term finance from commercial lenders. The debt will be used to finance infrastructure investment to improve access to water services by Kenyans. This paper presents the results of a credit assessment and shadow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk assessment study for water supply network using GIS

    In recent years, contamination of water in water distribution systems (WDS) has been recognized as a major cause of waterborne diseases. Owing to old and deteriorated pipes, and the presence of pollution sources in contact with the supply line, water boards often decide to replace the network in the interests of public health. This being a cost-intensive and time-consuming programme, decision ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Statistical assessment of seafront and beach water quality of Mumbai, India

    The water quality of seafronts and beaches of Mumbai is under pressure and deteriorating due to discharge of partially treated sewage and wastewater through point and nonpoint sources. The objective of the study was to assess the water quality and to correlate physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters for establishing relationship, association and dependence on each other. The water quality ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Incoming NGWA president shares goals in November Water Well Journal

    The incoming president of NGWA is featured in a profile in the November 2017 issue of Water Well Journal®. David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, vice president of Bergerson-Caswell Inc. in Maple Plain, Minnesota, will become president of NGWA’s Board of Directors at Groundwater Week 2017, December 5-7 in Nashville, Tennessee. The article “ ...

  • Benefits Realized Through Asset Management Practices at Eastern Municipal Water District

    In late 1999, Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) Board of Directors and Senior Managers recognized the importance of asset management in providing service to its customers and directed staff to implement a comprehensive asset management program based on best practices. The District recognized early on that total organization commitment was necessary to achieve success in asset management ...

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