water resource planning Articles

  • Integrated water resource planning in the context of climate uncertainty

    In many locations, climate change may significantly reduce urban water supplies and could also affect water demand. With uncertainty around future climate, supply-demand planning needs to adapt. This paper addresses the question: How does climate change alter Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for urban water? The paper covers the setting of planning objectives in the face of climate change, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water safety plans: Resources to support implementation

    How to do it The WSP Manual (1) provides the point of departure for developing a WSP and includes useful tools and case studies to illustrate each step. To supplement the Manual, WSPortal (2) has been developed to provide an extensive range of practical tools, case studies and other reference materials to support WSP implementation in a range of circumstances. Peer-to-peer networks (3) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • A systems approach for collaborative decision support in water resources planning

    This paper presents a systems approach for collaborative group planning of water development projects. Two dynamic modelling paradigms were considered for development of a collaborative planning support system (CPSS). One paradigm is based on negative feedback, which forces system transformation towards an external goal. The selected paradigm is based on the concept of positive feedback. Positive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stevens-Connect Helps Florida DEP Monitor Water Resources and Plan for the Future

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), in conjunction with several other State agencies, recently launched a new data monitoring program to provide insights into many Florida waterways. With the objective of easily sharing water and weather data between State and Federal agencies and with the general public, FDEP chose to utilize Stevens-Connect system to process, display, ...

  • Climate change adaptation planning for water resources and wastewater management

    ABSTRACT Climate change poses multiple challenges to water resources and wastewater management. Changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather and even the regular precipitation patterns, as well as sea level rise, are serious issues for water resources, stormwater infrastructure, floodplain development, and wastewater management. Changing weather patterns will impact the way ...

  • Case Study - Water Resources Planning - Grand Forks, British Columbia

    Piteau Associates was tasked with developing a plan for preservation of water quality of public water supply wells within the community of Grand Forks, Columbia. They constructed a database of water quality and utilized EnviroInsite to show the spatial distribution and water quality trends of natural and anthropogenic ...


    By EI LLC

  • The urban harvest approach as framework and planning tool for improved water and resource cycles

    Water and resource availability in sufficient quantity and quality for anthropogenic needs represents one of the main challenges in the coming decades. To prepare for upcoming challenges such as increased urbanization and climate change related consequences, innovative and improved resource management concepts are indispensable. In recent years we have developed and applied the urban harvest ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water resources planning and management for Chennai City using decision support system

    Managing the water resources thoughtfully and profitably is the most crucial responsibility. This paper aims to study and analyse the water supply system at city level with the help of simulation technique and Decision Support System (DSS). In this study, the capital of Tamil Nadu (India), Chennai City is considered. The study analyses the existing level of water supply and it tries to fill the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A stochastic optimization approach for integrated urban water resource planning

    Urban water is facing the challenges of both scarcity and water quality deterioration. Consideration of nonconventional water resources has increasingly become essential over the last decade in urban water resource planning. In addition, rapid urbanization and economic development has led to an increasing uncertain water demand and fragile water infrastructures. Planning of urban water resources ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 in Europe in the context of vulnerability

    Water plays a central role in the functioning of the biosphere and in supporting all life. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly important, providing a unique and diverse array of services upon which human society depends. These services include 'provisioning' services, such as the provision of water for agriculture and hydropower. They also include 'regulating' services, where water helps ...

  • Monitoring Water Resources Beyond Irrigation

    Over the past year, California’s governor has taken unprecedented action, requiring Californians to drastically cut potable urban water use. While the restrictions may seem harsh to some, it actually provides an opportunity for building managers and community association boards to implement an effective long-term water conservation program. And the result can be significant dollar savings. ...


    By WaterSignal

  • The Role of Governance in Shaping Freshwater Management in America: Toward Integrated Resources Planning

    Freshwater is one of the world’s most precious resources, and managing it sustainably is a critically important goal. Fresh water and healthy aquatic ecosystems provide valuable services that society has come to depend on. While many factors determine the outcomes of freshwater management in the U.S., the aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which we can attribute these outcomes to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Planning and Economics

    Planning for Water Recycling In the face of limits on available surface water resources, and increasing vulnerability to drought and climate change, many water authorities are looking to diversify their sources of supply. Options to diversify supplies include groundwater sources, use of recycled water, or desalination of seawater. Recycled water is a good ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water supply planning & environmental studies

    Client: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Completion Date: 1998 Services Provided Surface water modeling Groundwater modeling Storage reservoir siting and assessment Facility modifications Water supply alternative evaluations Water quality analysis Hydrology and hydraulics ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Shifting from Disposal to Sustainable Resource Based Strategies – Implementing Lott’s Wastewater Resource Management Plan

    This paper discusses implementation of the LOTT Wastewater Resource Management Plan (Brown and Caldwell, 1998) from planning through finance and operation of the first capital facilities for recycling the water. In 1995, Brown and Caldwell was selected to assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive wastewater management plan for north Thurston County in Washington state. The ...

  • Legacy planning

    The mining of precious and semi-precious metals, minerals and fossil fuel energy sources such as coal has long been a mixed blessing for the communities in which operations take place. Mining can offer a great deal of employment, especially in rural areas in need of industry, and significant and welcomed tax revenue. But the long-term environmental harm of mining has too often off-set, if not ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Scenario tools for environmental planning. Supporting integrated coastal zone and water resources management in two Greek islands

    This article critically examines the usefulness of scenarios in supporting environment-development planning, drawing from the experience of two differentiated case studies: integrated coastal zone in the Greek island of Rhodes (a country pilot project of the Coastal Area Management Programme implemented under the auspices of UNEP's Mediterranean Action Plan) and a more recent application on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Custom functionality and integrative approaches for hydrological modelling tools for water resources planning and management

    This paper outlines the application and usefulness of a software platform that enables hydrologists to develop custom functionality in a new hydrological modelling tool, eWater Source, designed for water resources planning and management. The flexible architecture of the software allows incorporation of third-party components as plug-ins to add new capabilities that are not built in. Plug-ins ...


    By IWA Publishing

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