water research Articles

  • NoiseNews: Something Fishy Going on in British Waters?

    The seas around Britain may be getting too noisy. So noisy in fact that fish species such as cod and haddock are having difficulty communicating with each other. If their chatter is being obscured, it could affect their ability to breed at a time when stock numbers are recovering. It has long been recognised that large marine mammals are susceptible to noise pollution – as ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Linking Water Science to Policy: Results from a Series of National Workshops on Water

    To ensure science better informs the decision-making process, researchers and policy/program managers need to understand and respect each other's way of working, culture and operational timelines. However, there is little practical guidance on how this should be done and even less documented experience with specific mechanisms that better link these two groups. The published literature on ...


    By Springer

  • Researchers investigate wastewater reuse in Namibian town

    A multi-year project in Namibia, headed by scientists from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, is looking for the best way to upgrade wastewater stabilization pond systems so the water can be reused to irrigate animal fodder crops. Despite its simple aim, the project has the lengthy name of “EPoNa-upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Studies on Water Management Issues

    This book shares knowledge gained through water management related research. It describes a broad range of approaches and technologies, of which have been developed and used by researchers for managing water resource problems. This multidisciplinary book covers water management issues under surface water management, groundwater management, water quality management, and water resource planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What do an ancient Chinese Ruler and Waters’ Mass Spectrometry Research Team have in common?

    Tea is very important to them! If Waters Wilmslow ran out of tea it is likely the MS Research Team would struggle to function. The ancient Chinese Ruler, Emperor Jing Di, took tea to the grave with him for a cuppa in the afterlife. Many treasures were found in his tomb including; food, weapons, ceramic animals, and a full size chariot with horses. The discovery included several food items; ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Water shortages and extreme events: a call for research

    Water shortages as a result of extreme weather events, such as flooding and severe cold, have the potential to affect significant numbers of people. Therefore, the need to build robust, coordinated plans based on scientific evidence is crucial. The literature review outlined in this short communication was conducted as part of a joint Drinking Water Inspectorate and Health Protection Agency (now ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Research considerations for more effective groundwater monitoring

    Since numerous pathogens occur in feces, water is monitored for fecal contamination using indicator organisms rather than individual pathogens. Although this approach is supported by health effects data in recreational waters, it is questionable when used for drinking water. Most outbreaks in groundwater occur in systems that have not violated the US EPA's maximum contaminant limit (MCL) ...


    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

  • Canadian and Australian researchers' perspectives on promising practices for implementing Indigenous and Western knowledge systems in water research and management

    National and international policies have called for the inclusion of Indigenous peoples and the uptake of Indigenous knowledge alongside Western knowledge in natural resource management. Such policy decisions have led to a recent proliferation of research projects seeking to apply both Indigenous and Western knowledge in water research and management. While these policies require people with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer-Main Collection Pipe Joint Infiltration Testing and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

    ABSTRACTResearch ProjectsMajor members of the sewer-main pipe manufacturing industry and the University of Houston have completed and published the results of the following two research projects: The Sewer-Main Collection Pipe Joint Infiltration Testing research project that measured the water infiltration rate of water-tight designed 30-inch pipe joints. The joint tightness testing was ...

  • The water governance challenge: the discrepancy between what is and what should be

    In 2010, the UN General Assembly declared the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights. Yet, findings from the Competing for Water research programme suggest that all too often, people in need of water for domestic purposes lose out to people and companies who claim access to water for productive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The challenges of integration and related research issues to support sustainable water resources management in Québec, Canada

    In an effort to reform water governance in Quebec, the government adopted, in June 2009 an act to declare the common nature of water resources and to reinforce their protection. The province also instituted Integrated Water Resources Management by Watershed (IWRM) for all of mainland Quebec. Shortly after, the Conseil de la Science et la Technologie (CST) gathered a group of experts to develop a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research on PWM applied in water turbidity measurement

    In this paper, three common measuring methods for the principles of water turbidity, namely, scattering, transmission and the ratio method are introduced. A method combined with modulation and demodulation techniques based on pulse width modulation (PWM) pulse for turbidity measurement using light intensity modulation is proposed. The experimental system that is, the realizing circuit of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overview of the Design, Construction, and Operation of the McMurdo Wastewater Treatment Facility in Antarctica

    McMurdo Research Station is situated on the Ross Sea south of New Zealand. As one of the three bases that the National Science Foundation operates in Antarctica, McMurdo houses yearround research personnel conducting a variety of research experiments for the United States. In order to protect the pristine environment, a plan for a wastewater treatment facility for McMurdo was implemented in late ...

  • Pilot projects provide insights on potable water reuse

    Recycling wastewater is becoming more and more important, but it’s rarely consumed directly. What’s more common is direct potable reuse, a process in which wastewater is treated to drinkable standards. Instead of being injected into an aquifer or an environmental buffer, the treated water is commonly either distributed upstream of a drinking water treatment plant or added directly ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Water diaries: a participatory approach to generating gender disaggregated intra-household water use data

    Effective domestic water sector management and policy development requires quantitative and qualitative intra-household water use data. However, there are currently limited methods, and efforts, to collect such data. This paper outlines the Water Diary, a participatory research method to generate intra-household water use data. Combining self-reported individual water use and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory Aspects of Direct Potable Reuse in California

    Introduction California's water supplies are derived from a variety of sources, including local and imported surface water, groundwater, desalinated seawater, and recycled water. Water resources are becoming limited due to population increases, droughts, and reductions in imported water allocations. Furthermore, global climate change may exacerbate the problem in the future. Water ...

  • Assessing Risk Information Concerning Coastal Runoff

    Executive Summary In coastal urban watersheds, runoff from the landscape eventually reaches the ocean. If beaches along the ocean are used for recreation, three vital and interrelated questions arise. First, whether and to what extent does urban runoff degrade the quality of ocean water that is used for recreation? Second, to what extent docs this runoff-related ocean pollution pose a ...

  • Views on the Status of `Water Recycling 2030: Recommendations of California`s Recycled Water Task Force`

    Introduction Purpose of White Paper In June 2003, DWR issued the report Water Recycling 2030: Recommendations of California's Recycled Water Task Force, which addressed the mission established in Assembly Bill 331, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2001, to evaluate the current framework of state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and permits to identify ...

  • How Reliable Are Your Groundwater Level Measurements

    Over the past few years, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water has gained extensive experience in the management of groundwater level measurement networks. This experience also serves as a foundation for our ongoing efforts to develop and enhance the collected data. For example, in the course of our activities, we have observed a growing discrepancy between manually-collected measurement data and ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

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