water consumption tracking Articles

  • Integrating Ecological, Carbon and Water footprint into a Footprint Family of indicators: Definition and role in tracking human pressure on the planet

    In recent years, attempts have been made to develop an integrated Footprint approach for the assessment of the environmental impacts of production and consumption. In this paper, we provide for the first time a definition of the “Footprint Family” as a suite of indicators to track human pressure on the planet and under different angles. This work has been developed under the 7th ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Who used your water yesterday?

    The answer to the question above boils down to numbers in the final analysis. With more than half of the world's population already based in urban areas the additional demand for core services such as water is overtaxing capacities for water supply and disposal in many of the world's larger cities. And the problem is only going to get worse. The proportion of the world's population that will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Farmington water pollution control authority case study

    Performance History and Discussion The Farmington Water Pollution Control Authority (FWPCA) selected In-Pipe Technology to improve the performance of the WWTP by reducing sludge production and improving the nitrogen removal efficiency of the treatment process. Additional benefits of In-Pipe service include improving effluent water quality, reducing energy consumption at the plant and ...

  • Palmdale Water District Wind Turbine Project

    In response to the 2001 California energy crisis, Black & Veatch acted as the owner's engineer through the construction and commissioning phases of the largest net-metered wind energy project in the United States. The California energy crisis in 2001 made headlines around the world. The country's most populous state was caught in a power delivery squeeze and was beset with runaway ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Why business needs to wake up to water waste

    Carbon Trust Chief Executive, Tom Delay, discusses the progress that needs to be made by businesses to address water scarcity With World Water Day focusing minds on the issue of water scarcity, the need for businesses around the world to act fast on easing water shortages becomes more urgent. By 2030 global water demand ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • What does rebounding water use look like? An examination of post-drought and post-flood water end-use demand in Queensland, Australia

    Rebounding water use behaviour has been observed in communities that have experienced plentiful water supply following a very dry period. However, the drivers of such rebounds in water consumption are varied and not well understood. Knowledge of such drivers can greatly assist managers towards proactive demand management, modelling and timely promotion of water efficient behaviours. Total and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil and water: towards a larger-scale perspective of their relations

    Land use changes over time have altered relations between soils and water cycles throughout Europe. There are regions where forests were cut for agriculture or herding, or for industrial, mining, and/or railroad use. Soils were lost, through mud floods, and the water cycles changed so that their present status is one of badlands and/or desert-like areas. Early stages in the path to degradation ...

  • Integrated Solutions - Organics Management, Clean Water and Renewable Energy

    California’s Chino Basin Organics Management Strategy uses creative ways to protect its watershed while expanding composting and digesting capacity for manure and biosolids. CLEAN WATER is a vital commodity in the semiarid environment within the coastal plain of southern California. About two-thirds of the water supply is imported from often great distances and at significant expense to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • The use of antibiotic resistance profiling as a means of tracing sources of fecal contamination in source waters

    Fecal contamination of source waters and its associated intestinal pathogens continues to pose risks to public health although the extent and effect of microbial contamination of source waters gets very little attention in designing treatment plants in most developing countries. Coliform counts give an indication of the overall bacterial contamination of water and thus its safety for human ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hospital laundry’s energy and water costs tumble and CO2 emissions fall after fitting GEM steam traps

    Dedicated to taking an active role in reducing its carbon emissions as well as saving costs, MTW Linen Services, a subsidiary of Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 12.5% following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps.  In addition, the laundry has reduced its energy consumption by 12% and its water usage ...

  • Case study - Spindle utilities module

    Business Situation The existing method of tracking utility usage at these industrial laundries was highly manual, unreliable, and time consuming. Total utility consumption from bills was entered into large spreadsheets and analyzed over periods that were often 3 months or more in arrears. The report merely told managers what they already knew—they had overspent on natural gas; ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • Chile Projects - Puerto Coronel, Nueva Ventanas, Tocopilla Projects

    Among the Largest MVC Desalination Plants in Chile Like all coal-fired power plants, those in Chile need a reliable and economical source of high quality water. But with remote locations, tough working environments and the need to meet strict safety and environmental requirements, there aren’t many solutions that meet this challenge. With a remarkable record for simple and ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Sarlux project - a showcase MVC plant for the desalination industry case study

    The Sarlux Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant is the second largest in Europe and converts heavy oils (tar) into electricity, which is then fed into the Italian State Grid. A reliable and stable source of high purity, de-aerated water was needed to operate the largest Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) plant efficiently. IDE’s MVC solution has a remarkable record for simple ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Wintershall project - providing Germany’s leading oil & gas supplier with a superior alternative for oil recovery - Case Study

    A cost-effective, eco-friendly solution that replaced the existing conventional boiler feed water generation process for the Emlichheim Oil Field. IDE’s industrial water treatment solution has been in continuous operation since 1991, delivering 100% of the design capacity and ensuring steady, successful oil production for many years. Overview ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • An experimental framework for ecosystem capital accounting in Europe

    Ecosystem accounts are being developed as part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts which aims at supplementing the UN System of National Accounts with information on the environment and natural capital. The purpose is to broaden the scope of the variables taken into account in policymaking in order to improve understanding of the interdependence and interactions between the economy ...

  • Metal treatment facility eliminates wastewater

    The Facility A specialty metals facility located in Euclid, Ohio rolls, forms, cuts and presses specialty metals for the aircraft and aerospace, auto and electrical industries. This plant specializes in high value molybdenum and tungsten, as well as copper parts. The Problem As a result of the metal rinsing processes in the facility discharged water into ...

  • Aquantum Slides to Victory with Xylem

    When it comes to winter sports, some things are essential but nothing perhaps more so than snow and, in this instance, ice. As with many sports, conditions have to be right, with too many moisture and temperature fluctuations posing a real risk to the safety of athletes. For engineering company Aquantum, this was a primary concern for the bobsleigh track in Sochi, ...


    By LOWARA S.r.l.- a Xylem brand

  • So why is it essential to utilize energy management systems?

    First of all, let’s define, what the phrase of energy-management system means. An energy-management system includes measurement device sub-systems with the possibility of user-intervention on failure. By utilizing such a system, we are able to continously track, and analyze consumption/quality patterns, and determine low-efficiency areas quickly and easily, giving the opportunity to take ...


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