water resource Articles

  • Water resources

    Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful to humans. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Better Resources Management - Resources Management

    Water is the primary medium through which climate change will impact people, ecosystems and economies. Water resources management should therefore be an early focus for adaptation to climate change. It does not hold all of the answers to adaptation; a broad range of responses will be needed. But water is both part of the problem and an important part of the solution. It is a good place to start. ...


    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

  • Brackish Water as a Resource

    There’s a great deal of talk and debate about the value of treating brackish water, or water that is more saline than fresh water, but not quite as saline as seawater. Brackish water can result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in surface waters such as estuaries or other watery ecosystems, or it can occur underground in aquifers. Salinity Levels Although ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Brackish Water as a Resource

    There’s a great deal of talk and debate about the value of treating brackish water, or water that is more saline than fresh water, but not quite as saline as seawater. Brackish water can result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in surface waters such as estuaries or other watery ecosystems, or it can occur underground in aquifers. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Water Resource Information System

    Bristol Water (BW) approached HL to replace an obsolete water database used to help update water resource situations reports. HL was successful with its tender which included building a new water resource information system around the HydroLog4 time-series database combined with the Open Database Toolkit. The Water Resource Planning Manager, Martin Berry wanted to replace an in-house developed ...

  • Water Resources: An Evolving Landscape

    This chapter presents the history of thinking on water resources and how it has evolved over time. It analyzes paradigms proposed by the international community during the last half century in light of their decisive influence on the content (though not the implementation) of water policies in virtually all developed and developing countries. While paradigms have been an important part of global ...

  • Water resources and management in Tunisia

    This paper focuses on the work done through the INRGREF to collect and analyse available information on water resources in Tunisia. It presents the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater resources data. Water resources in Tunisia are characterised by scarcity and a pronounced irregularity. Tunisia has been able to develop a complex and diverse water infrastructure allowing the country to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Resources Management and Modeling

    Hydrology is the science that deals with the processes governing the depletion and replenishment of water resources of the earth's land areas. The purpose of this book is to put together recent developments on hydrology and water resources engineering. First section covers surface water modeling and second section deals with groundwater modeling. The aim of this book is to focus attention on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable water resources governance

    Sustainability – whatever its structure and its terminology – has become the concept that indicates how natural resources should be used and developed. It is however an enigmatic concept that is often accused of lacking substance and meaning.  Nevertheless it has become increasingly embedded in the legal arrangements for the way in which natural resources – including water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Privatization of Water-Resource Development

    This paper analyzes the inefficiencies from market power and return-flow externalities in private construction of a water project. The model pays special attention to increasing groundwater pumping costs, project set-up costs, limited project capacity, and return flow to the aquifer. For a given capacity, the return-flow externality causes project owners to construct the project too late when the ...


    By Springer

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Rainwater harvesting: An untapped resource

    The collection of rainwater as a source of relatively clean water has been a common practice of humankind since the dawn of civilization. Before the development of any treatment processes, it was the primary source of potable water for those people without access to other sources of water (rivers, lakes, etc.) As cities developed, infrastructure became more centralized. Municipalities took over ...

  • Threats to the World’s Freshwater Resources

    OAKLAND, CA - Ten to twenty thousand people die every day from water-related diseases; worldwide, half of all wetlands have already been lost to development and conversion. Global climate change will wreak potential havoc on the world's freshwater. In short, across the globe, the world's scarce fresh water is being threatened as never before. To make matters worse, the traditional methods ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Dynamic simulation of water resource management focused on water allocation and water reclamation in Chinese mining cities

    Mining cities have undergone the process of extensive exploitation, which always results in a series of water issues. Integrated water resource management is necessary in improving water supply, allocation and quality without damaging economic development. This article constructs a linear optimization model including a ‘Top-Down’ socio-economic mode, and ‘Bottom-Up’ water quality control and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water scenario in India

    This paper gives the average annual rainfall in some states of India and discusses the water scenario of some metropolitan cities of India. The major river basins, medium river basins and various water resources of India are also listed, with emphasis on water resource planning and management in India.Keywords: water scenario, India, average annual rainfall, water resources, water resource ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Stevens soil resource guide

    We’re happy to announce the publication of our Soil Resource Guide. Written by the soil experts at Stevens, it contains a wealth of information and will benefit anyone involved with soil. Whether you’re a soil scientist, a ...

  • The impact of water resource planning on water issues in Beijing, China

    Water has become a critically important resource in Beijing. In this study, a systematic analysis of changes in conditions related to water resources in Beijing since 1949 was performed. These include changes in water quantity and quality, water disasters, as well as an analysis of the evolution of water resource planning in Beijing over this period of time. Also, past approaches to urbanization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evolution of sustainable water resources indicators

    ABSTRACTThe Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is one of several natural resource roundtables with government, corporate, and NGO participation. SWRR has been a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) since 2001, and operates under authority of OMB M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide an open forum for ...

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