water resource professional Articles

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • 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

  • A century of professionalism – with more to come

    I consider myself very fortunate. I have had the privilege to work with colleagues in the Energy Institute, and those Institutes that have gone before, for the last 21 years. For 15 of those years I have led the charge, together with the able guidance of both the Trustees and the wider membership. For the first decade I was probably most frustrated by the lack of interest that almost everyone ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 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

  • Assessing human resources renovation needs in water utilities

    Human resources are one of the most important assets of water utilities (WUs), being responsible for assuring systems management and playing an important role in the tacit forms of organizational knowledge. In organizations with responsibility for managing extensive, diverse infrastructure with long life-cycles, with adequate service and acceptable risk levels, knowledge transfer between peers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mentorship, knowledge transmission and female professionals in Canadian water research and policy

    We face multiple water challenges: droughts, floods, crumbling infrastructure and disappearing natural hydrosystems. Technological interventions will help but these challenges also require social solutions and good governance. Identifying and implementing both technical and social solutions demands a resilient water research and policy community (WRPC). The WRPC must include diverse perspectives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • 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

  • Tools for the implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the Caribbean

    While many countries and regional authorities in the Caribbean have embraced the concept of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and recognized its guiding principles as beneficial, few have possessed the capacity to implement it since its enunciation in the Dublin Principles of 1992. The Caribbean Water Initiative (CARIWIN) endeavoured over a 6-year period, 2006–2012, to build ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tips and resources for measuring sustainable purchasing programs

    How many times have we heard it, "You can't manage what you don't measure"? It's  a management consulting mantra that is repeated so often you could almost tune it out. "Yes, of course" we affirm to our peers and colleagues. But inwardly most of us would agree that developing good key performance indicators (KPIs) and accurate tracking mechanisms are generally underdeveloped across the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Many countries in Africa are rich with trees, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. But as new WRI research and an interactive map show, few national laws provide communities with strong, secure rights to the resources on their land. WRI conducted a systematic review of the national framework laws for five natural ...

  • DAM GOOD ROVS - The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program

    Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers in the inspection and maintenance of hydro dam facilities is a practice that will remain central to the effective running of these ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Water in India: situation and prospects

    Although significant progress is being made in the development of water resources in India, problematic management issues remain despite increased funding, a sizeable resource base (though with remarkable spatial and temporal variation) and a vast land resource. A large population and increasing demand pose challenges for water resource professionals, and mean that India continues to struggle to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • A water quality index for recreation in Brazilian freshwaters

    Use of water for leisure activities has long been prevalent in human societies, especially where the climate is favorable. Water resources with appealing conditions for primary contact recreational activities include rivers, waterfall plunge pools, dams and lakes, as well as sea coasts. Recreational use has specific demands for water quality, particularly as regards risks to human health such ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water wars in 21st century: speculation or reality?

    Whether, the world will have to deal with water war(s) in 21st century or beyond for competition over shared international freshwater resources? Nothing is one sided – each and every time – there is another side of the story. This is so true for the two schools of thoughts – that exist in current academic debate – for and against the possibility of water wars. This introductory paper argues that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water: a critical component of any sustainability strategy

    Reducing water use is becoming an increasingly important sustainability metric for business. Viewpoint by Michael Gifford, Head of Operations & Delivery Partners, Carbon Trust Certification, and Morgan Jones, Standard Certification Manager, Carbon Trust Certification. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Water Loss management will be critical to climate change adaptation

    Water loss management is one of the most important issues facing water suppliers around the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have made poverty alleviation and access to safe drinking water a political priority. Targets on providing safe drinking water as a basic human right aim to ensure everyone can access a safe water supply. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of the most ...

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