water conservation planning Articles

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR and EIS case study

    California Department of Water Resources California, USA The California Bay Delta provides water for nearly two-thirds of Californians and provides abundant agricultural resources. In this midst live hundreds of aquatic and terrestrial species, including many that are threatened or endangered. Since the 1960s, debates about how to preserve the Delta have brought ...


  • Waste not, want not: The potential for urban water conservation in California

    This report has been several years in themaking, in part because of the challenges ofcollecting data, developing methods andapproaches, and assembling the pieces, and in partbecause of the difficulty of finding funders who trulyunderstand the importance of conservation andefficiency for water policy and planning. Many peopleat the Pacific Institute played a role in preparing thisanalysis and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Water Conservation and Reuse Case Study in Pharmaceutical Industry

    A pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico was facing some uncertainty in the sustainability of its water supply for new drug products. The plant relies primarily on the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) water supply for an average of 134,000 gallons per day. Groundwater was impacted by saltwater intrusion and adjacent property contamination. The company wanted to develop a water ...

  • Ten Ways to Conserve Water This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is almost here, which to us at WaterSignal means even more opportunities to conserve water! As you gear up for the holidays, save water and money with these ten water saving tips: 1.) Buy recycled paper products: Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper. 2.) Inspect bathroom ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Water supply planning & environmental studies

    Client: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Completion Date: 1998 Services Provided Surface water modeling Groundwater modeling Storage reservoir siting and assessment Facility modifications Water supply alternative evaluations Water quality analysis Hydrology and hydraulics ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Integrated local water supply plan

    Client: City of Wichita, Kan. Completion Date: June 2001  Services Provided Water supply planning Evaluation of alternatives Cost estimating Economic comparison Environmental studies (NEPA) Program management Hydrogeologic engineering Water quality monitoring ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • Energy Conservation: Westpac Banking Corporation

    The concerted effort of employees was the key to the success of Westpac’s energy conservation program which, in 1994, reduced electricity bills by $2.54 million, more than recouping the initial outlay of $1.8 million in only the first year. In 1995, the bank outlayed another $1.1 million but saved an additional $1.5 million, increasing recurrent annual savings to $4 million. The program revolved ...


  • Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

    According' the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country's territory and are a major part of the world's peatland resource. Peatlands use in the economy is associated with the following problems brought about ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Integrated water resource planning in the context of climate uncertainty

    In many locations, climate change may significantly reduce urban water supplies and could also affect water demand. With uncertainty around future climate, supply-demand planning needs to adapt. This paper addresses the question: How does climate change alter Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for urban water? The paper covers the setting of planning objectives in the face of climate change, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Feasibility study & master plan for water supply reservoir

    Client: North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission   Completion Date: 2003  Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell completed the feasibility study and master plan for a new water supply reservoir in Sullivan County, Mo. Sullivan County and other surrounding counties experienced severe drought conditions for several years and existing water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • The impact of water resource planning on water issues in Beijing, China

    Water has become a critically important resource in Beijing. In this study, a systematic analysis of changes in conditions related to water resources in Beijing since 1949 was performed. These include changes in water quantity and quality, water disasters, as well as an analysis of the evolution of water resource planning in Beijing over this period of time. Also, past approaches to urbanization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sparta aquifer master plan

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board Completion Date: 2004 Services Provided Hydrogeologic modeling Evaluate alternative supplies Aquifer storage and recovery Dam and reservoir Wastewater reuse River supply Conservation 65-MGD river intake ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Improving Water Quality: Using Technology to Advance the Goals of Watershed Planning

    In 2003 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council teamed with Buchart-Horn, Inc. to conduct and prepare a Watershed Conservation Plan (WCP) for the 510 square mile Conewago Creek Watershed located in Adams and York Counties, Pennsylvania. The project was funded in part by a grant received from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Community Conservation ...

  • Investigating the effect of moral norm and self-identity on the intention toward water conservation among Iranian young adults

    This study aimed to investigate young adults’ intention regarding water conservation in Iran. To achieve this goal, we applied a modified theory of planned behavior, with moral norm and self-identity being two additional determinants of intention and behavior. A face-to-face survey (N = 428) was undertaken in two universities, in south-western Iran. The reliability and validity of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Water Quality - A Review of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) To Target U.S. Farm Conservation Funds

    This paper provides an assessment of the USDA’s Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI), a promising new approach to achieving cleaner water in agriculturally dominated watersheds in the United States. The initiative concentrates a portion of taxpayer-supported conservation funds in high-priority, targeted watersheds, which we found to be a better strategy than the ...

  • Benefit–cost analysis of lake conservation with emphasis on aesthetics in developing countries

    Urban water bodies like lakes, wetlands and rivers carry a number of intangible benefits. In order to assess true value of societal welfare and benefits derived from these assets, social benefit cost analysis (SBCA) should be preferred. Hedonic pricing method has been used in the present study for capturing the aesthetic benefit of the Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh City and then using the results in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conservation of Baltic raised bogs on Pomerania region - Case Study

    Project name Conservation of Baltic raised bogs on Pomerania region Clients Naturalists Club, Pomerania Voivodship Office, Polish State Forest The project is co-financed by: LIFE-Nature EU's financial instrument The EcoFund Fundation GEF - Global Environment Facility Countries ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

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