water management system Articles

  • Asset management system for business management of water suppliers

    Many water suppliers in Japan are required to renew aged waterworks facilities systematically in spite of the decline in revenues due to the decrease in the population. Moreover, they are needed to build waterworks facilities with high earthquake resistance. Therefore, it is necessary for water suppliers to manage waterworks effectively and efficiently in order to build sustainable waterworks. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water resources management

    Managing regional or national water resources demands the integration of patterns and processes of both natural and social systems. This is essential to achieve the optimum interaction of man and nature since every aspect of water use and disposal impinges on ecosystems to a greater or lesser extent. Sustainability is the key issue: how can sustainable yields by abstraction from rivers, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The construction of a water rights system in China that is suited to the strictest water resources management system

    Establishing a modern water rights system (WRS) that is suited to the Strictest Water Resources Management System (SWRM) is an important reform in China's water resources management in terms of addressing current water issues. However, there are still several problems in the construction of a WRS, such as ambiguity in the definition of water rights, weakness in the infrastructure of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • QMRA and water safety management: review of application in drinking water systems

    Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA), the assessment of microbial risks when model inputs and estimated health impacts are explicitly quantified, is a valuable tool to support water safety plans (WSP). In this paper, research studies undertaken on the application of QMRA in drinking water systems were reviewed, highlighting their relevance for WSP. The important elements for practical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The transition in Dutch water management

    Abstract  Over the past decades, the Dutch people have been confronted with severe water-related problems, which are the result of an unsustainable water system, arising from human interventions in the physical infrastructure of the water system and the water management style. The claims of housing, industry, infrastructure and agriculture have resulted in increasing pressure on the water ...


    By Springer

  • Maritime environmental management systems

    Awareness of the potential for water pollution and its prevention is essential in controlling it. For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (i.e. MARPOL) and national laws ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Management System X 3: implementing an integrated management system

    The City of Lawrence, Kansas Wastewater Utility has recently achieved certification for a management system, which is consistent with the planned arrangements of ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System, 18001:1999 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and the National Biosolids Partnership EMS for Biosolids. Referred to as the Lawrence Wastewater Management System (LWWMS), it is ...

  • Construction of delicate systems to manage water distribution systems and minimize water losses: endeavors and challenges in Beijing

    The rapid population growth in Beijing exacerbates the contradiction between social and economic development and water resource shortage. The provision of sufficient and safe drinking water with reasonable pressure to local residents is the primary goal for Beijing Waterworks Group. The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is valuable to alleviate the water resource crisis in Beijing; however, ...


    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 ...

  • 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

  • Risk management for water supply pipes

    In this paper, the risk of water supply systems as a combination of hydraulic analyses (consequence) and failure probability of pipelines based on the actual condition is discussed. On the one hand, a stepwise closing of pipelines calculates the influence on customer's supply which represents the importance of a pipe. On the other hand, based on existing failure statistics, age and material ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Modelling and optimized water management of artificial inland waterway systems

    A decision support system (DSS) for optimized operational water management of artificial inland waterways is presented. It will be deployed as part of a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system of the Mittellandkanal (MLK), a large canal structure in northern Germany, and relies on experience gained from a similar system. The DSS uses a model predictive controller with a 48 h ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality management for domestic rainwater harvesting systems in Fiji

    Health risks from drinking rainwater are relatively small in the developing world context, but action is needed to ensure water safety. Water safety plans (WSPs) use an approach to manage water quality that has shown signs of success with public and communal water supplies, but relatively little research has been done to investigate the application of WSPs to self-supply systems. The aim of this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pressure Control for Leakage Minimisation in Water Distribution Systems Management

    A model to support decision systems regarding the quantification, location and opening adjustment of control valves in a network system, with the main objective to minimise pressures and consequently leakage levels is developed. This research work aims at a solution that allows simultaneously optimising the number of valves and its location, as well as valves opening adjustments for simulation in ...


    By Springer

  • Water Management Pre Season Tips

    With harvest coming to an end, it is time to start thinking about preparing for tile planning and installation. From checking over tiling equipment to designing and creating tile plans, both can save time and headaches while in the field. Below are a few items to keep in mind when starting to prepare for the tiling season. At the beginning of the season before getting to installing ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Integrated Rural Water Management in India

    Integrated Rural Water Management will look to provide ecological security of water for both domestic and livelihood needs. There will be equitable access of water to all at affordable prices. The system will be maintained locally by the Village Water and Sanitation committee and there will be a legal framework in place for both water quantity and quality maintenance. Sanitation and health will ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interoperability: the key for smart water management

    The integration of water processes with information and communication technologies systems offers huge opportunities in terms of efficiency gains, improved security, and overall sustainability. However, as this new field of water management – often denoted as ‘Smart Water Network’ (SWN) – is evolving, there are many different vendors, technologies and business models ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing participation: prospects for learning and legitimacy-creation in Swedish water management

    The article evaluates whether the participatory arrangements in Swedish water management following from the European Union's Water Framework Directive (WFD) contribute to legitimacy by increased learning and knowledge-generation. In contrast to most evaluations of collaborative arrangements, we use a three-tiered approach analyzing actors, processes and structures jointly, which allows us to ...


    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

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