water industry Articles

  • Investment returns in the water industry: a survey

    Although the water industry has become a topic of growing importance in the past decade, research on the returns on water investment is scarce. This paper provides a background to the development of the water industry, reviews existing studies on the performance of water investments, and identifies the research challenges in this area. The review finds that there are various ways for private ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Download Your Copy of the Water Industry Report

    At the recent World Water-Tech North America summit, leading water experts and utility CEOs gathered to discuss global water challenges, strategies for fostering innovation and the principal factors that influence investment decisions. If you do business in the water sector, this is the only ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • 2012 Economy and the Water Industry

    2012 Economy and the Water Industry Our economic future is a topic that is on everyone's minds especially as we enter into 2012.  Will our economic future improve?  Will we get our funding?  What are others doing to ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Water Industry on the Eco Wave?

    A wave of privatization is rolling through the water industry – at the environment‘s expense? In order to provide an answer to this question, the Environmental-Rating agency oekom research AG, Munich, put a number of water supply companies and manufacturers of water appliances to the environmental test. In results published today, oekom identifies the British water supplier Severn Trent as the ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Regulatory politics in user prices: evidence for the Portuguese water industry

    This study explores the relationship between economic regulation and user prices in the Portuguese water industry. The empirical analysis demonstrates that economic regulation based on the rate of return model is attached to higher user prices in a comparison with the other organizations that are directly dependent on political decisions. Moreover, comparisons between operators through ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water reuse for the bottled water industry

    ABSTRACTThe bottled water industry uses a machine specifically designed for the washing of its containers (19-L capacity) and generates 6-L wastewater/container. This effluent can be used for watering of green areas and car washing. The objectives of the present work were to characterize the effluent and to propose a specific treatment to enable reuse of the effluent from the container washing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • International Statistics for Water Services

    Statistics and Economics The scope of this Group is to provide a forum to debate how utilities are financed, how their various water tariff structures are, which measurement of performance they use, how they analyse their micro economics, how they manage efficiency, etc. Through periodical worldwide surveys the Group provides water industry statistics on countries water facts updating ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Harnessing the full benefit of AI in water

    Water companies, with their huge asset bases and wide-ranging data, can benefit greatly from advances in artificial intelligence – but what steps should they be taking to reap the rewards?Three leading innovation experts lend their insight toBenjamin Tam, managing director of global technology and innovation consultancy Isle UK. From water network monitoring and sewer management, to process ...


    By Isle Utilities

  • New article published about the patented technology for removal and prevention of ammonium chloride salt fouling and corrosion

    Masakazu Koizumi and Keisuke Karaki from Kurita Water Industries Ltd. published a technical article in the magazine Hydrocarbon Engineering about ACF – the patented technology for removal and prevention of ammonium chloride salt fouling and corrosion. Hydrocarbon Engineering is a monthly global magazine for the refinery and petrochemical industry with a net print circulation average of ...


    By Kurita

  • Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water management: the evaluation of a customised program

    This paper describes a customised, six-month, leadership development program (LDP) that was designed for emerging leaders in the Australian water industry who were promoting sustainable urban water management (SUWM). It also presents results from an evaluation of the program's benefits, costs and overall ‘return on investment’ (ROI). The program was designed to help build emergent leadership ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asset Management in the Water Industry - the Valve Actuator`s Perspective

    The water and effluent treatment industries have recognised the benefits of effective asset management resulting from the gathering and analysis of accurate and relevant data from out in the plant. The data identifies the condition of the equipment and gives the operator a real-time view of the plant. Monitoring the data over time enables the operator to avoid unplanned interruptions and plan ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Demographics as a new challenge for sustainable development in the German wastewater sector

    The coincidence and dynamics of population decline and aging and a new regional distribution of the population pose a new challenge for a sustainable development for which there is no historical precedent. The regional distribution of population reduction will vary considerably. Shaping the future politically means facing up to the challenges of the demographic change and thus trying to answer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New article about ACF Technology

    Masakazu Koizumi and Keisuke Karaki from Kurita Water Industries Ltd. published a technical article in the magazine Hydrocarbon Engineering about ACF – the patented technology for removal and prevention of ammonium chloride salt fouling and corrosion. Hydrocarbon Engineering is a monthly global magazine for the refinery and petrochemical industry with a net print circulation ...


    By Kurita

  • Smart Water Management: problems and solutions

    The SODA platform is open, non-proprietary with no lock-in. A layer in the platform allows Water Utilities to pick and choose solutions that are applicable to their requirements. This also gives smart network providers/data providers more opportunity to sell into Water Utilities gaining exposure. The Smart Water Modules are from experts throughout the water industry. ...


    By Red Skies

  • Partech People: Meet Paul – Sales Engineer

    We’ve got a new member of the Partech team and we’d like to introduce you… Meet Paul Norman! Paul’s joined us as a sales engineer and so we thought we’d ask him a few questions so you could get to know him better. Hi Paul! You’re the newest Partech team member, tell us a little bit about yourself? Well, I’m an ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • What Works and What Doesn`t: Young Professionals` Perspectives on the Use of Technology to Recruit, Train, Educate, and Communicate

    ABSTRACTAs many water industry employees of the baby boom generation begin to retire, companies are struggling to find the best ways to recruit and train Young Professionals to fill the newly created gaps. Technology is a crucially important tool in this process and it can be used correctly to motivate YPs or misused and go to waste. In this paper and presentation, Young Professionals offer their ...

  • Water Act 2003 - A revolution in the drain sector?

    Untitled Document The Water Act 2003 will clearly have significant implications for the drainage industry, but few understand what it ...


    By WRc plc

  • Uncertainty in UK water regulation could hinder investment

    The stability and predictability of water company regulation in the UK by the Water Services Regulation Authority ("Ofwat"), which is mandated to ensure value for the end consumer, has been a major contributor to attracting private investment into the sector. Since privatisation in 1989, this stable regulatory framework has enabled sector companies to attract over £108 billion of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of investment arbitration in water services governance

    The flux of foreign investment into the water industry that took place over recent decades had a significant impact on the relationship between water companies and states. The creation of a global network of international investment agreements also altered the method of adjudication of possible disputes between the parties. The emergence of global water markets and the advent of Public–Private ...


    By IWA Publishing

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