water risk Articles

  • An Investor Handbook for Water Integration

    This report offers recommendation on how to integrate water into investment policies, portfolio management, strategic planning and client relationship building. It serves as a stepping-stone for managers just beginning to integrate water risks and opportunities into their thinking, as well as for advanced investors looking to deepen their ...


    By Ceres

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Mekong River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, indicators were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of the Mekong River Basin Study helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. The Mekong River Basin study contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to ...

  • Water-Related Business Risks

    Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and other problematic global water trends pose major challenges to businesses now and will continue to do so in the years ahead. The following article summarizes relevant concepts and provides a non-exhaustive overview of case studies, existing risk management tools, and global players. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk management for water supply pipes

    In this paper, the risk of water supply systems as a combination of hydraulic analyses (consequence) and failure probability of pipelines based on the actual condition is discussed. On the one hand, a stepwise closing of pipelines calculates the influence on customer's supply which represents the importance of a pipe. On the other hand, based on existing failure statistics, age and material ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nanotechnology for water purification

    This paper provides an overview of the different water treatment devices that incorporate nanotechnology. New sensor technology combined with micro and nanofabrication technology is expected to lead to small, portable and highly accurate sensors to detect chemical and biochemical parameters in water. Potential opportunities and risks associated with this technology are also highlighted.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New paper `Large-scale water storage in the water, energy and food nexus`

    The SIWI paper Large-scale water storage in the water, energy and food nexus: Perspectives on benefits, risks and best practice presents a typology of water storage structures and provides an analysis of the risks, benefits and trade-offs posed by different storage options. It ...

  • Incorporation of the Multiple Barrier Approach in drinking water risk assessment tools

    A number of existing risk assessment tools make reference to, or incorporate, a Multiple Barrier Approach to drinking water safety. Three waterborne disease outbreaks that occurred in developed nations were used as case studies to test a selected set of risk assessment tools. The outbreaks were used to determine how well the risk assessment tools identify hazards and vulnerabilities associated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk and Integrated Water Management (GWP, 2002)

    This paper attepmts to address different risk categories that water managers and water users are faced. It argues that risk managment is a distributive issue that cannot be treated solely as a technical matter best handled by experts. It involves the allocation of wealth and welfare between water sectors, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recycled Water Quality

    Matching recycled water quality to beneficial uses requires an understanding of health and environmental requirements. Measures to achieve appropriate recycled water quality are determined firstly by treatment. The degree of treatment depends in part on the source and the hydraulic and biochemical characters of the wastewater. Overall recycled water outcomes may also be controlled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood hazard maps

    Flood hazard maps have to be developed for areas, which have been identified in the preliminary flood risk assessment. For certain flood frequencies the extent and the water depth, the flow velocity or the relevant water flow have to be mapped. Flood frequencies consider (2007/60/EC): floods with a low probability, or extreme event ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated water resources management and drought risk management in Japan

    Japan has experienced several severe drought disasters in the past and is still suffering from drought conditions in some parts of the country every year. To cope with the drought disasters, Japan takes three types of countermeasures: (i) water resources planning and development as supply side measures; (ii) promotion of efficient water use as demand side measures; and (iii) coordinated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Algae Problems

    Almost everywhere where water is being stored, algae problems may occur. When water is stagnant, has a high temperature or a high concentration of Nitrates and Phosphates, an algae bloom might occur, which can cause several problems. Blue-green algae growth can cause a foul odour to the water, a layer of scum on the surface and even pose a health risk. Green algae may colour the water green, look ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Thermal Treatment of MSW - Can we Afford Recycling at the End of the Pipe?

    Incineration has clear environmental advantages over direct landfilling since it reduces the risk of pollution of water resources and prevents greenhouse gas emissions. If incinerators are equipped with metals recovery stages, they can be used as recycling processes for mineral materials and metals. Such separating incinerators may become competitive with separate collection schemes for metal ...


    By Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

  • Remote automation and analytics for a smart water grid

    Objectives identified by OFWAT include the improvement of day-to-day resilience through the reduction of the number of supply interruptions, sewer flooding and pollution incidents, the reduction of water leakage and introduction of performance commitments specifically on improving resilience to drought and flooding. Recommendations include the assessment of a wide range of options including ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Health Studies

    It is common to undertake quantitative risk assessments for a water recycling application to assess the public health risks arising from exposure to recycled water. Quantitative microbial risk assessment of infection risk involves assessment of exposure, dose and response. Risk management strategies to reduce infection risk may include steps to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reduction of microbial risk associated with greywater by disinfection processes for irrigation

    Greywater is one of the most important alternative sources for irrigation in arid and semi-arid countries. However, the health risk associated with the microbial contents of these waters limits their utilization. Many techniques have been developed and used to generate a high microbiological quality of greywater. The main problem in the treatment of greywater lies in the nature of pathogenic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Walhampton Prep and Boarding school

    Location:  New Forest Service: Environmental Water Sampling - Lake Project Description:  Envirochem first visited the lake to identify ...

  • Private sector involvement in drinking water supply in Ghana

    Two approaches by Private Sector Involvement (PSI) in drinking water supply are followed in Ghana. In the urban areas the public utility (Ghana Water Company Limited) now has private sector management via a management contract, whereas in the small towns and rural areas the responsibility for water services is decentralised. The District Assemblies use the Community Water and Sanitation Agency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A vision for the practice of risk reduction

    Disaster risk is rising rapidly. The poorest and most vulnerable people are hit hardest. Many hazards are becoming more frequent and less predictable as a result of climate change. At the same time, environmental degradation erodes nature’s ability to regulate them, and to provide food and water. The result is that more people are caught in a vicious circle of poverty, risk and ...


    By Wetlands International

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