water resource engineering Articles

  • A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Now, the good news: There are several measures you can take now to avoid future pipe catastrophes, locate and eliminate potential break risks and prevent expensive emergency repairs. This easy-to-follow guide offers helpful tips for engineers and water professionals looking to reduce the risk of pipe breaks, save valuable ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • 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

  • FORUM: Balancing basics and applications in teaching environmental and water resources engineering

    This short forum suggest that engineering practitioners, asked about what they expect out of a fresh engineer immediately after their graduation in terms of on-job skills and technical training, prefer that an engineer be able to hit the road and run without too much on-job training. It suggests that engineering undergraduate curricula need to have a good balance in offering both basics and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

    From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue. ...


    By Ensia

  • Upper Thames major resource development: Thames water

    Client: Thames Water Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire Services: Groundwater Modelling , Environmental Impact Assessments Issues: Impact of reservoir construction on local groundwater system and wider     surface water environment Summary: ESI supported the preparation of the ...

  • Balancing Agricultural, Urban, and Environmental Water Needs in Water Resources

    The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) – San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Water Project is a plan to conserve water, develop groundwater, and capture excess and unused river flows to meet future water needs for two neighboring regions in Texas. Agricultural and other rural water needs would be met on a more reliable basis in the lower Colorado River basin through water conservation, surface ...

  • Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a race among WWTP operators to see who can ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • THE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    A paradigm shift is occurring in the way government and businesses are tackling resource management. Up until 10 years ago resource management was viewed simply as a cost saving opportunity and was approached as a technical project usually starting with a resource efficiency audit. Energy was the first to be tackled, due to its relatively high cost, compared with water and solid waste. The ...

  • Water for Southern California: water resources development at the close of the century.

    INTRODUCTION In 1999, California observes the 150th year of the Gold Rush. Rather than an isolated historical event, it could be argued that the California Gold Rush never really ended, but rather that it was the first chapter in a mass migration unlike any other in history, both in scale and duration. At the founding of the Missions by Franciscan friars, Alta California was almost an ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Sustainable Water Resources and Regional Cooperation: The LCRA-SAWS Water Project

    ABSTRACTThe lower Colorado River basin in Texas and the San Antonio region both face long-term water shortages. Cities, farmers, businesses, recreation and the environment are competing for water supplies as never before. As part of the regional water supply planning process in Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) both realized the need to ...

  • Water Supply and Ground Water Resource Management Projects case study

    Borough of Dublin, Bucks County Hydrogeological Consultant of Record Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was contracted to conduct the necessary hydrogeologic study to identify and recommend test well sites to augment the available water supply. Study was completed on time and on budget and resulted in the identification of eight sites with the potential for ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Water resource management in ancient Iran with emphasis on technological approaches: a cultural heritage

    Water is an essential component in the history of Iran. Due to the unfavorable distribution of surface water and the fluctuation of yearly seasonal streams, to fulfill water demands, ancient Iranians have tried to provide a better condition for utilization of water. Accordingly, elegant designs like qanats became an indispensable element of hydraulic systems, while institutional frameworks were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Perceptions of the sustainable city and implications for fresh water resources management

    Following the emergence of sustainable development as a key environmental management concept in the late 1980s, much discussion and debate has occurred on how the general concept can be understood in the context of particular resources, economic sectors and fields of academic study. This paper attempts to integrate two such particular areas of study, urban development and fresh water resources ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Drinking Water: Understanding the science and policy behind a critical resource

    Water is one of those things that people usually take for granted—until it is either gone or unsuitable to drink. In 2007, residents in the southeastern United States were forced to take notice of water when extreme drought swept across the region. With no rain clouds on the horizon for months on end, lawns were shriveling and long-standing reservoirs were being sucked dry. Restaurants began ...


    By National Academies Press

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Redesigning wastewater infrastructure to improve resource efficiency

    Resource efficiency of wastewater management is a question of optimizing at the same time the management of resources in wastewater (e.g. water), the resources spent on treatment and transport (e.g. energy), the natural resources to protect (e.g. the receiving waters), and the anthropogenic resources (e.g. capital). For instance, wastewater can be treated to any given quality, but only at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Resource Minimisation and Recycling in the Hotel Industry: The Regent Sydney

    Recycling of materials - from paper, cardboard, bottles, cooking oil and old linen - along with simple measures to reduce energy and water consumption, have yielded $250,000 in savings for The Regent in Sydney over the last few years. The cleaner production measures were introduced without having to compromise the hotel’s luxurious five-star service. Background The ...


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