water management regulation Articles

  • Water-level regulation for freshwater management of Bosten Lake in Xinjiang, China

    The Bosten Lake is the largest inland freshwater lake of China, in which water level and salinity fluctuate due to the imbalance between inflows and outflows under climate change and anthropogenic activities. This paper employed system dynamics as an effective methodology to grasp the regulation rules for sustainable freshwater management of the Bosten Lake. Results show the following. (1) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Water management problems in the Copiapó Basin, Chile: markets, severe scarcity and the regulator

    This research focuses on the determination of the factors that led to the failure of water management in the Copiapó Basin in Chile. Interestingly, the existence of full private ownership and free tradability of water rights has not prevented the overexploitation of groundwater resources. In the paper, firstly, water regulation and the role of the regulator in Chile are briefly discussed. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The impact of regulation, ownership and business culture on managing corporate risk within the water industry

    Although the specifics of water utility ownership, regulation and management culture have been explored in terms of their impact on economic and customer value, there has been little meaningful engagement with their influence on the risk environment and risk management. Using a literature review as the primary source of information, this paper maps the existing knowledge base onto two critical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new frontier in Texas: managing and regulating brackish groundwater

    The challenge of providing access to clean water is visible in Texas, where chronic drought coincides with increasing water demand. The 2012 Texas State Water Plan reports a 2,700 million cubic metres (MCM) gap between freshwater supply and demand in 2010, a number predicted to grow to 3,100 MCM by 2060. Due to the difficulty of reducing water demand, policy makers and water providers are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Frequency pressure regulation in water supply systems

    In water supply systems, pressure management in most cases is proven to be the most cost-effective activity related to water loss control. As an advanced method of pressure control, it is possible to use variable frequency drives for centrifugal pump control. Pressure regulation can be performed with constant pressure or with proportional pressure control. The application of proportional ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water reuse through managed aquifer recharge (MAR): assessment of regulations/guidelines and case studies

    Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with reclaimed water is an important water reuse application. As an intentional way of recharging water into aquifers, MAR can be used to address water shortages and contribute to sustainable water resources management practices. The establishment of a MAR system depends on the source of recharge water, the selection of a recharge method and site, the type of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany

    This paper discusses the most important policies and regulations supporting the decentralized management, harvesting and utilization of rainwater in Germany, where such measures have been increasingly applied during the last few decades. The development and implementation of specific policies and regulations contributed significantly to that trend. They also work as incentives for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhancing chemical management within the framework of existing TSCA regulations

    Since its promulgation in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which is administered by EPA, has focused on human health and the environment, with the overarching goals of evaluating risks and assessing human health and environmental effects before a chemical is introduced into commerce. In May 2010, EPA added 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 facilities to the Envirofacts database, which is ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Balancing Wetland Regulation with Stormwater Management on a Watershed-Wide Basis: A Case Study.

    Maryland reconciles rapid growth, water-quality goals, and habitat protection. In response to increasing regulatory authority over its water resources, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has combined various programs and processes into a 'one-stop shop' where various issues can be addressed in a uniform and consistent manner. As part of this process, onsite conditions are assessed, ...

  • Managing uncertainty in the provision of safe drinking water

    The Canadian Water Network, the Alberta Water Research Institute, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence have collaborated to create the Canadian Municipal Water Management Research Consortium, a new initiative to engage municipal water authorities and allow them to access research capacity to tackle mutually identified, critical issues. The challenge of managing uncertainty in the provision of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing performance in the management of the urban water cycle

    This paper proposes the use of directional distance functions and Data Envelopment Analysis techniques to assess technical efficiency in the provision of the different stages of the urban water cycle in Andalusia, a Southern European region. Evaluating performance in the management of specific stages of the urban water cycle provides utility managers and regulating authorities with relevant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seasonal water quality vs. flow relationships in a small regulated stream

    The relationship of a water quality constituent with respect to flow measured at a stream monitoring station can give valuable information about the watershed and in-stream processes about the constituent in question. Seasonal dependency patterns often reveal relationships which would be unnoticed if all data are treated together. The aim of this study is to examine water quality constituent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water quality management in the Balabandere Creek catchment

    Understanding hydrological and hydrochemical processes has become increasingly more challenging with high rates of population growth and subsequent alteration of the environment. In addition to maintaining monitoring networks to assess the general state of water quality, detecting trends, and computing pollutant transport, process-level information is needed to evaluate factors that affect the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Maximizing the accuracy of field‐derived numeric nutrient criteria in water quality regulations

    High levels of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus can cause unhealthy biological or ecological conditions in surface waters, and prevent the attainment of their designated uses. Regulatory agencies are developing numeric criteria for these nutrients in an effort to ensure that the surface waters in their jurisdictions remain healthy and productive, and that water quality standards are met. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Water sector regulation in small island developing states: an application to Cape Verde

    Small island developing states (SIDs) present challenges for analysts and policy-makers who attempt to strengthen nationwide infrastructure. This study examines the case of one SID to illustrate how benchmarking can improve the performance of water utilities. The archipelago-nation of Cape Verde is characterized by severe water scarcity and relatively low income. These national characteristics ...


    By IWA Publishing

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