water infrastructure improvement Articles

  • Green infrastructure approaches for CSO Controlin urban areas

    ABSTRACT A nationwide investigation of green infrastructure was conducted for several major metropolitan areas, including Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Seattle and Washington D.C. This report highlights some of the cities’ urban green infrastructure projects and the projects’ relationship with combined sewer overflow (CSO) control plans and ...

  • Improving the Operations and Maintenance of Wastewater Infrastructure with Knowledge Management Systems

    ChallengesFort Campbell, Kentucky is an active military facility that serves a dynamic population of up to 50,000 military and civilian personnel. The collection system assets include a 5 MGD treatment plant, 79 pump stations, 100 miles of gravity and force main sewers, and over 100 miscellaneous structures including oil/water separators and grease traps. Like many communities – this ...

  • Redesigning wastewater infrastructure to improve resource efficiency

    Resource efficiency of wastewater management is a question of optimizing at the same time the management of resources in wastewater (e.g. water), the resources spent on treatment and transport (e.g. energy), the natural resources to protect (e.g. the receiving waters), and the anthropogenic resources (e.g. capital). For instance, wastewater can be treated to any given quality, but only at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Sector Can Attract Private Investment By Improving Efficiency

    To help to attract badly needed private investment in water infrastructure globally, regulators and governments need to ensure more efficient use of water and educate the public about the real costs of delivering water, a senior World Bank executive said May 7. “Unless we are able to maximize efficiencies on the supply side and we are willing to have the political stamina to recognize that ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Innovation and research for water infrastructure in the 21st century: U.S. EPA’s research plans for collection systems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) has long recognized the need for research and development in the area of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Most recently in support of the Agency’s Sustainable Water Infrastructure activities, ORD put forth a proposal for a new research and development program entitled, Innovation and Research ...

  • Resilience of civil infrastructure systems: literature review for improved asset management

    Infrastructure resilience has drawn significant attention in recent years, partly because the occurrence of low-probability and high-consequence disruptive events like Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian tsunami, terrorism attack in New York, and others. Since civil infrastructure systems support society welfare and viability, continuous infrastructural operation is critical. Along protection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving effectiveness and efficiency in the water sector: institutions, infrastructure and indicators

    This special edition is devoted to the theme of water institutions, infrastructure and performance indicators and how they matter to the effectiveness and efficiency of the water sector. It explores many questions which have not been adequately addressed in the literature. For example, what do we know about institutional reforms in the water sector? Can regulation improve the performance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Create 400,000 jobs in 2010 – invest in water infrastructure

    Investment in Water Infrastructure The Water Infrastructure Network (WIN) a coalition of the nation’s leading construction, engineering, conservation, labor, municipal and manufacturing organizations, firmly believes that a federal investment of $20 B in our nation’s critical water infrastructure is the single most effective means for creating quality jobs with federal ...

  • New Bedford EMS: Audit Leads to Continual Improvement

    The audit function of an environmental management system (EMS) is critical in providing regular assessment of system activities and monitoring performance, though it can also be a source of dread. Opening your operation to an internal or external evaluation may seem threatening, but it is through the process of self-evaluation and audits that process improvement can be realized. Using the EMS ...

  • Improvements needed for US-Mexico border water infrastructure program

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided US$626 million in assistance agreements (grants) to the  Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADBank) for projects starting between Fiscal Years (FYs) 1997 and 2007. The grants were for water infrastructure improvements (both drinking water and wastewater) along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

  • Improving Wastewater Collection and Customer Service with a Computerized Work and Asset Management System

    Management of Corpus Christi’s Wastewater Collection system is improving customer service and the underlying collection system infrastructure by using a computerized work and asset management system (WAMS) linked to the City’s Geographical Information System. The system provides a computerized record of all customer calls for service and a history of all collection system work performed ...

  • Going Green in D.C. Case Study

    Green infrastructure practices serve as decentralized alternatives to traditional wet weather controls in urban areas where land is limited and sewer infrastructure is often stressed to capacity. Green infrastructure attempts to restore natural hydrologic processes and decreases the quantity of runoff, reduces peak flow rates, and improves water quality. In addition, green infrastructure can ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Overview of Infrastructure Asset Management A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean

    AbstractEurope and the United Kingdom (UK) are at the forefront of Asset Management for water utilities. This is primarily due to the fact of privatization of water utilities in the UK. The UK is currently in the third generation of the Asset Management procedures and has well defined methods for identifying and managing assets. In the United Kingdom (UK), large scale Asset Management has been ...

  • Water infrastructure act to benefit Alaska

    Many Alaska residents have long needed improvements to water and wastewater treatment. Help is now being provided through a combination of legislation — namely, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act — and other government funding. The act, originally known as the Water Resources Development Act, was signed into law December 16, 2016. It covers projects across the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Water infrastructure in Libya and the water situation in agriculture in the Jefara region of Libya

    Information about the current state of water institutional frameworks, water infrastructure and water management policies in Libya enable the identification and evaluation of a range of options for improving water use efficiency in agriculture and the potential role of water pricing in achieving sustainability of water sources. This paper begins with an overview of the agricultural sector. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions: Building Partnerships for Innovation in Water, Energy and Food Security

    Water, energy and food security rely on water infrastructure. Recognition of the closely bound interaction between water, energy and food production and use - the nexus - has led to new demands for water infrastructure and technology solutions. The vision is coordinated planning, development, optimization and operation of portfolios of water infrastructure for multiple goals and benefits across ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Awareness for Self-Lay

    Untitled Document At the Network 2004 conference, OFWAT’s Elaine Chatham started her Presentation by saying “House-builders, ...


    By WRc plc

  • Niger`s infrastructure : a continental perspective

    Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made a net contribution of only 0.3 percentage points to the improved per capita growth performance of Niger, one of the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Raising the country's infrastructure endowment to that of the region's middle-income countries (MICs) could boost annual growth by about 4.5 percentage points, mainly by improving the condition of the road ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving collected rainwater quality in rural communities

    The country of Mexico is facing serious problems with water quality and supply for human use and consumption in rural communities, mainly due to topographic and isolation. In Mexico the average annual precipitation is 1,500 cubic kilometers of water, if 3% of that amount were used, 13 million Mexicans could be supplied with drinking water that they currently do not have access. Considering the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Nearly Double Sewer Rates without Ratepayer Revolt

    In early 2005, the City of Indianapolis identified $435 million in stormwater and sanitary infrastructure needs for 2005-2008. In order to finance these projects, the city needed to raise sanitary sewer rates by 87 percent and stormwater rates by 80 percent over a three-year period. The Department of Public Works developed and implemented a public relations campaign to disseminate the messages ...

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