water infrastructure management Articles

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

    Explains how to optimize the operation of water supply systems and the related advances in SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition – systems Examines the advances in design and construction methods such as BIM – Building Information Modeling Explains municipal budgeting, chain of planning, programming, and other related subjects Includes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

    The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe computers, through networks based on mini-computers, to ...


    By Innovyze

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Renewing Belgrade’s Water Infrastructure

    After the trauma of the 1990s, new foreign and national investments in Belgrade’s water infrastructure is enabling the city to benefit from the latest advances in water supply technology… Introduction Situated on the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube, the citizens of Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkans, have long benefited from ready access to water. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities

    A new model for water management is emerging worldwide in response to water shortages, polluted waterways, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. Cities and towns are questioning the ecological and financial sustainability of big-pipe water, stormwater, and sewer systems and are searching for “lighter footprint” more sustainable solutions. Pilot projects are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk-based approach to manage aging urban water main infrastructure

    The growing number of challenges in how to manage aging infrastructures, while maintaining a suitable level of service, have become major problems for many municipal water utility companies. As a result, municipalities are increasingly considering the concept of risk assessment and prioritization as the first and an important step that has to be used towards effective asset-management practices. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quality Data Management: An Essential Component Of US Water Infrastructure

    The standards for environmental testing are more rigorous and far reaching than ever. At the same time, the U.S. water infrastructure has reached the age where replacement is critical. Laboratories and testing facilities trying to address both issues should consider implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). A LIMS, which replaces paper-based systems, can increase sample ...

  • A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure

    This paper presents the integrated methodology for infrastructure asset management (IAM) developed in AWARE-P, an R&D project aimed at producing adequate and effective support tools for assisting urban water utilities in decision making and rehabilitation planning (www.aware-p.org). The proposed methodology addresses all three planning and decisional levels (strategic, tactical and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

    The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Inverse infrastructures: self-organization in the water services

    In urban communities, infrastructures that support living are indispensable. There is increased interest in alternative ways of providing such support systems, including semi-autonomous infrastructures resulting from the self-organization of local actors. In this study, we analyze the emergence and management of such infrastructures in light of the theory of complex adaptive systems, within ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternative Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure

    ABSTRACTThe ability of a small community water infrastructure system to provide safe drinking water and protect the environment is heavily influenced by the utility’s financial sustainability. Particularly in this era of declining grant dollars, coupled with higher costs for construction, operation and maintenance, the economic viability of the small system is threatened. New alternative ...

  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cascade vulnerability for risk analysis of water infrastructure

    One of the major tasks in urban water management is failure-free operation for at least most of the time. Accordingly, the reliability of the network systems in urban water management has a crucial role. The failure of a component in these systems impacts potable water distribution and urban drainage. Therefore, water distribution and urban drainage systems are categorized as critical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimal planning of water and wastewater management infrastructure for insular areas: the role of water reuse

    The present article estimates the financial benefits of water reuse by calculating the annualised total cost of water and wastewater management, using mixed integer linear programming. The programme is using as input: geographical data, population distribution, and groundwater availability (for a given area), to calculate the qualitative localised water needs, and to estimate the sizes and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rethinking Big Water - Is It Time For A New Approach To Municipal Water Infrastructure?

    Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the Strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply. Ninety percent of the southwestern U.S. city’s drinking water comes ...


    By Ceres

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Comprehensive Infrastructure Renewal Program Addresses Aging Water and Sewer Infrastructure in Miami-Dade County

    As industry studies continue to highlight the issues surrounding aging water and sewer infrastructure, policy-makers at the local, state and national level of government are beginning to recognize the problem and make infrastructure renewal programs a priority. One approach that combats the issues surrounding aging water infrastructure is asset management. This approach to infrastructure renewal ...


    By Pure Technologies

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