water management service Articles

  • Condition assessment program continues in North Queensland

    Justification of an ongoing condition assessment program can, at times, be difficult for water utilities. However, successful inspections that deliver actionable outcomes on how to manage aging assets make this justification much easier. Certainly that was the case for Mackay Regional Council (MRC) when it engaged the services of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Performance indicators for water supply management

    In the present study specific performance indicators are proposed that express the level of service of a water system subjected to varying operating conditions over time. The proposed methodology has been applied to a specific case study (Sinni water supply system in Basilicata – Italy) to demonstrate the real applicability of the proposed performance analysis that could be very useful to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Egypt: Financing local water management

    The Nile provides Egypt with 90% of its direct water needs and 97% of its agricultural irrigation requirements. The near monopoly the Nile has on Egypt’s waters has, throughout history, shed a level of centralization on its water management. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) is the main responsible body for managing the distribution and drainage of water, the protection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • Comprehensive scenario management of sustainable spatial planning and urban water services

    Adaptations of existing central water supply and wastewater disposal systems to demographic, climatic and socioeconomic changes require a profound knowledge about changing influencing factors. The paper presents a scenario management approach for the identification of future developments of drivers influencing water infrastructures. This method is designed within a research project with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Jordan: From water service provision to planning and management in the Jordan valley authority

    The Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) has been the pre-eminent water development agency in the Jordan Valley since its creation in the early 1950s. The growing capability and involvement of other groups and Ministries, the changing valley needs and a new law made it necessary for JVA to change its mission and the type and level of services it offers. To shape a new future for the agency, it was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Water services management and environmental management systems: the role of the indicators for the assessment of environmental performance

    Water Services (WSs) are essential for communities. The continuous improvement of service quality and environmental performance are important targets to be achieved. Consequently, Water Service management should be aimed at efficacy, technical efficiency and costeffectiveness. In this context the adoption of an Environmental Management System (EMS) can play a key role. A soundly implemented EMS ...

  • Set of policy briefs for water management practitioners

    The content of these policy briefs is based on the outcomes from a series of workshops which took place in several different European cities in 2012. The workshops were designed to help governance bodies and citizens groups explore their visions for the future of urban water services. Participants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Inadequacy of positivistic research to explain complexity of water management

    The paper looks at alternative scientific research approaches and traditions related to Water Resources Management (WRM) and Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. How can they explain the problem-oriented water governance challenges, and how do they apply to multi- and inter-disciplinary research? It is argued that the bias in favour of a positivistic approach and natural sciences in water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Active: Borehole Management in Civil Engineering Projects

    Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering schemes and their operational performance can play a crucial role in the successful delivery of a project, whether used for construction dewatering, alternative water supplies for facilities or any other application , the well performance must be optimized and high levels of operational efficiency and service availability achieved. A ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • A risk management approach for trunk water mains

    The supply of water from source to customer relies on a pipe network system graduated from large pipes at sources, down to small pipes servicing houses. The larger pipes in this system termed Trunk Mains, represent the prime assets of water systems. Failure of trunk mains can cause loss of service to large populations for extensive periods and significant damage to property and social fabric. A ...


    By Innovyze

  • Adapting to Climate Change in Transboundary Water Management

    Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by anthropogenic climate changes. One of those affected systems is the hydrological cycle which encompasses water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Territorial cohesion and water management in Europe: the spatial perspective

    This report considers the links between water management in the EU — especially the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) — and territorial cohesion (1), in the perspective of spatial analysis (2) and spatial planning (3). It looks at the role of spatial analysis and planning for the implementation of the Directive as well as related provisions such as the Floods ...

  • The water footprint as an indicator for managing water resources: the case of Italian olive oil

    Researchers, politicians and decision-makers continue to search for a recipe for sustainable economic growth. International interest is growing in the use of material indicators for evaluating the impact of human activities on natural systems. Water footprinting is becoming a popular way of understanding the total water input used to produce goods and services to help managers and policy makers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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