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  • UK’s Axium Process Supplies Two Mobile Membrane Filtration Plants to Masdar Institute

    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it has commissioned UK-based Axium Process to install two mobile membrane filtration plants at the campus. Designed for pilot scale Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis trials, the mobile ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Sophisticated control system - effective ozone generator

    At the Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (USA) they are convinced that ozone water treatment is essential to optimize production in water recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Scientists at the Freshwater Institute have been studying ozonation for years but have never before used such a sophisticated ozone generator as the Primozone® Ozone Generator. The Freshwater ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Reform of water institutions: review of evidences and international experiences

    This paper provides an overview of the reform of water institutions in developing countries in the last three decades focusing on the ‘what, why and how’ of institutional reform, and outlines their implications for policy and research. The review covers four areas: (1) water rights and river basin institutions; (2) decentralized irrigation management; (3) private sector participation in urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The dynamics of the European water research network: a diversifying community with a stable core

    Both in water management and in research policy there is a call for more integrative approaches to tackle large societal challenges. This requires collaboration in networks of actors with different institutional and geographical backgrounds. However, our understanding of the European water research network is limited. Applying social network analysis to data from projects in Framework ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Applied Water Research (STOWA) in the Netherlands

    STOWA (Acronym for Foundation for Applied Water Research) is the knowledge centre of the regional water managers (mostly the Water Boards) in the Netherlands. Its mission is to develop, collect, distribute and implement applied knowledge, which the water managers need in order to adequately carry out the tasks that their work supports. This expertise can cover applied technical, scientific, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainfall changes blamed for India’s groundwater depletion

    Changes in rainfall may be responsible for reducing groundwater storage in India more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, according to a recently published analysis. Overextraction has long been thought to be responsible for declines in groundwater, but the researchers found less rainfall to be a more important factor. They believe it’s the result of higher temperatures in the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Regional climate change impacts and freshwater systems: focusing the adaptation research agenda

    Regional climate models can provide useful insights for research on water-sector adaptation to climate change. Results are presented from a RegCM2 study that investigates the effect of a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide upon climate for a domain centred over California. By the expected time of doubling, 2060, results show generally increasing surface temperatures, altered precipitation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trends in integrated water resources management research: a literature review

    The integrated water resources management (IWRM) paradigm has emerged as the main guiding framework for water resources development and management. Since the IWRM approach started to gain prominence with the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Summit and the Dublin Conference, developing and developed countries worldwide have adopted and transposed the tools and principles embodied in this holistic approach ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Community perceptions of water quality and current institutional arrangements in the Great Barrier Reef Region of Australia

    This paper traces the perceived linkages between sources of water quality deterioration, impact on human wellbeing and the institutions responsible for dealing with the sources and impacts. The DPSIR (Driving forces-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) framework is used as a guide for data collection and to structure responses and the emerging themes. The web of linkages, as perceived by residents, is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Interview with Tilahun Amede: Improving Water Resource Management in the Nile Basin

    In October 2012, Nourishing the Planet’s Carol Dreibelbis spoke with Tilahun Amede of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). ICRISAT aims to empower people living in drylands around the world to overcome poverty, hunger, and a degraded environment through better agriculture. For the past several years, Dr. Amede ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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

  • Build up a database to determine the management of drinking water in the Province of Cartago, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, the majority of people have drinking water in their homes, but because of climate change along with the increase of population and non-existent planning programs, the distribution of this resource could be affected. To ensure sustainability of drinking water, information on demand and supply is required. Unfortunately, the information is outdated and there is no single unified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaporation and recovery of organic solvents

    Customer: H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, Pakistan H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry is the largest research institute of Pakistan with state of the art facilities. The areas of research covered in the programs of the institute broadly relate to isolation, structural, synthetic and pharmacological studies on novel natural products as well as various aspects of protein ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Sustaining California agriculture in an uncertain future

    About the Pacific Institute The Pacific Institute is one of the world’s leading independent nonprofits conducting research and advocacy to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Integrating water resources management

    The intention of this book is to showcase some of the most interesting aspects of IWRM in relation to the development and adoption of strategies and methodologies. Other related publications provide additional insights, see for example, the STRIVER website (www.striver.no) and the edited collection by Gooch and Stålnacke, (2010) on the ...


    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

  • 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

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients in wastewater: who are the major contributors?

    Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) – responsible for the biological activity of drugs – have been widely found in the environment, yet the precise sources and relative importance of emissions via wastewater are not quite clear. This study assessed emissions from three health institutions in Germany – a hospital, a psychiatric hospital, and a nursing home - and found their ...

  • Constructed wetlands: a solution to water quality issues in Mexico?

    Historically, water sanitation has not been a priority for any sector of society in Mexico, and substantial technical and ecological problems exist in this country's wastewater treatment systems. Constructed wetlands (CWs) have proven to be an exceptional alternative, particularly for rural areas in developing countries. This paper identifies the status of research on CWs in Mexico, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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