water management service Articles

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Urban-Water Harmony model to evaluate the urban water management

    Water resources in many urban areas are under enormous stress due to large-scale urban expansion and population explosion. The decision-makers are often faced with the dilemma of either maintaining high economic growth or protecting water resources and the environment. Simple criteria of water supply and drainage do not reflect the requirement of integrated urban water management. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of the urban water use model for urban water use management purposes

    The aim of this work is to present an application of the urban water use (UWU) model, which is a support decision tool to define the best group of efficient water use measures for UWU management purposes. Therefore, the UWU was developed under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and strategic planning principles to promote a systemic approach for decision taking. The IUWM considers the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taming the waters: strategies to domesticate the wicked problems of water resource management

    Increasing demands on water resource organisations are explored in three large US river basins: the Columbia River, Southern California, and the Potomac River Basin/Chesapeake Bay in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Interviews with staff of water management organisations revealed a strong preference for strategies that consolidate resources and over-build systems in order to provide reliable, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • An optimization procedure for the sustainable management of water resources

    The sustainable management of water resources requires the identification of procedures to optimize the use and management of resources that are able to deal adequately with the problems of an integrated water service. Taking cue from the classic problem of transport of operations research, this paper proposes a procedure to optimize the allocation of resources for water supply in an area. The ...


    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

  • Accurate management of waste water flow case study

    SmartScan 50O provides an accurate ultrasonic solution for flow measurement of waste water in a nation-wide advanced treatment plant. This wastewater treatment plant is located just outside a pop. 1 Million City. The plant provides wastewater treatment services for the municipality since 1999. The plant utilizes the latest technology of wastewater treatment that enables purification of ...

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