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  • Alternative water supply and treatment solutions in Durban (SA)

    As a result of persistent drought conditions in South Africa a customer (an international consumer goods producer with a production facility in Durban) experiences the pressure of limited availability of water. The ever dropping dam levels currently result in higher risk for intermittent water supply resulting in unplanned and forced production stops in case no water is available. Aquest Colsen ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Water Rights and Environmental Damage: An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales Donald

    Keywords: property stewardship, water rights, abstraction, Water Framework Directive, Water Act 2003 Abstract: The intersection of private rights and public responsibilities lies at the heart of both environmental and property law. This article considers this intersection in the context of debates about property ownership and notions of environmental stewardship. These ...


  • Why should Water/Wastewater Facilities Utilize IP Communications Over Licensed Narrowband with Optimized Internet Protocol?

    ABSTRACTSCADA equipment manufacturers are following the move to Ethernet-based wireless communications. While IP communications offer better system management, the addressing required for these communications can tie up a network slowing the reception of the intended message. This paper offers a solution to the problem of large overhead messages in SCADA IPbased networks. THE PROBLEMNew ...

  • Water Rights

    The term "water rights" refers to the right (formal or informal entitlement) of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater. In areas with plentiful water and few users, such systems are generally not complicated or contentious. In other areas, especially arid areas where irrigation is practiced, such systems are often the source of conflict, both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Know thy water: the first commandment of water pricing

    Recent blogs by the Commission have explored water pricing as an ecofiscal solution to the current water drought in California and in British Columbia. It’s a hot issue in Canada, especially now.   In recent weeks the BC government committed to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water Treatment - Torry Quay

    The Client: Civils Contractor The Challenge: Following identification of heavy hydrocarbon impacted water during de-watering works, Soilutions were contacted to provide a solution. Impacted waters comprised significant free phase oil on the surface, significant dissolved phase oils, and unknown sediment loading. Requested flow rates were 60m3/hr. Supervision was ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • The Evolution of Markets for Water

    This book is described in the preface as a response to 'the standard of debate on water in Australia and the attempts by some radical green lobby organisations to distort the picture in ways that might lead to some far-reaching adverse economic consequences' (p. xiii). It is the result of a workshop sponsored by the Australian Institute of Public Affairs, a free market-oriented policy think tank, ...


  • Thames water case study

    Allowing quick and easy data interrogation Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and sewerage company, serving 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.Every day, Thames Water supplies 2,600 million litres of tap water to 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. Over 400,000 tests per year are carried out to ensure their drinking water meets ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Water Treatment Equipment Markets in China

    China’s demand for Water Treatment Equipment has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study ...

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Allocation discourses: South African water rights reform

    Perceptions of increasing water scarcity have caused many countries to reform their water legislation. South Africa, in the vanguard of reform efforts, passed the National Water Act in 1998. The Act was lauded as a progressive piece of policy as it posited the redress of past injustices as one of its overarching aims. But there has been little progress in terms of redistribution of water use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water filtration media: Talking about a revolution?

    Developments in any field of endeavour are nearly always evolutionary, not revolutionary. It is normal to expect advances in manufacturing equipment, process control and chemical science to facilitate product improvements. In the field of liquid filtration there is frustration at the seemingly unbreakable linkage that exists between increasing pressure drop and lower flow rates as gains are made ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Global Water Utilities Industry 2019 Forecasts Analysis

    Global Water Utilities industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Features and benefits Save time carrying out ...


  • China water production and supply industry, 2015

    China water production and supply industry, 2015 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the water production and supply industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market shares as China is boosting its domestic needs; to forecast ...

  • The need for specialized statistical software for ground-water analysis

    Peer-reviewed guidance documents for the statistical analysis of ground-water monitoring data have been available for years, from the US EPA and from other bodies such as state Departments of Environmental Quality and ASTM. The truth, however, is that many of the statistical requirements are not being enforced by state regulators, with the result that statistics — where performed at all ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • Is the water permit system a panacea or a bed of inefficiency? The case of South Africa

    Although South Africa has adopted a very modern permit/license system to control access to water as a resource, the attainment of the lofty objectives (efficiency, equity and sustainability) of the National Water Act of 1998 depends on two critical factors: (1) the institutional efficiency of the water management system; and (2) the development of water markets and their efficient functioning. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Priority General Authorisations in rights-based water use authorisation in South Africa

    This article unravels the notions of justice in statutory water law in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and South Africa in particular. These laws, which allocate and regulate water resources, are licence (or permit) systems. Three forms of injustices are identified for small-scale water users who typically encompass all poor water users: the reinforcement of the historical injustices by which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Jet Floor Cleaning and Effluent Recycling System: SCS Specialised Services

    SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd has developed a method of cleaning industrial concrete floors which recycles the wash water (the Recovery Jet system). On average, this has resulted in an 85 per cent reduction in the quantity of effluent generated. Background SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd is a small floor cleaning and protective coatings business, specialising in cleaning ...


  • Use of Water Based Paint To Reduce Solvent Emissions: Brisbane Motor Bodies

     Background For the last twelve months Richard Powell has been using water based 'base coat' paints in his smash repair business at Woolloongabba. These paints use water, instead of solvent, as the carrier for the basic paint constituents, and do not release any harmful vapours to the atmosphere. Richard has been in the smash repair business for more than twenty five years and ...


  • SRS Crisafulli`s Guest Author Dr. Losoncy on Water

    SRS Crisafulli's Guest Author Dr. Losoncy on Water Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink Two great crises face the world: shortages of energy and water. The world's ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

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