water security Articles

  • Working towards sustainable urban water management: the vulnerability blind spot

    The unprecedented water scarcity in Australia coincides with the adoption of a new urban water rhetoric. The ‘Security through Diversity’ strategy has been adopted in a number of Australian cities as a new and innovative approach to urban water management. Although this strategy offers a more holistic approach to urban water management, in practice, the Security through Diversity strategy is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Security Assessments and Cross-Connection Control

    Security Assessments and Cross-Connection Control We have all become more aware of security issues in recent years. Security has become a part of our lives. It affects our travel, the way we conduct business, even the way we live. Water utilities have incorporated many security measures into their daily operations. Large sums of money have been spent to conduct vulnerability assessments ...

  • Evaluation of urban water resource security under urban expansion using a system dynamics model

    Because of rapid economic development and urbanization, water shortage has become a serious problem in the arid region of China. To investigate urban water resource security, the supply demand pressure of water resources and the urban expansion index were analyzed under different developing scenarios in this paper. Based on the economic data of Urumqi, a typical inland city in the arid area, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Economic regulation of the water supply industry in the UK: a game theoretic consideration of the implications for responding to drought risk

    Droughts have tested the water supply companies in UK over the past decade. This paper employs game theoretic modelling to test hypotheses regarding the implications of price cap regulation for resource and supply security. We present an empirical analysis of drought management by ten water companies in UK as a basis for formulating formal games. These games are estimated. The game between the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive utility security and emergency response program in augustarichmond county, Georgia

    ABSTRACT The Augusta Utilities Department (AUD), located in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia, has developed and implemented a comprehensive program for security and emergency response. This program serves as a model for an effective and comprehensive Security and Emergency Response Program – in planning, practice, and real world application. This presentation discusses development of AUD’s ...

  • Las Vegas DirtWorkz, Inc.: Using the City’s wood waste to farm the desert

    Ray Becerra knows a thing or two about recycling, reusing and repurposing waste materials. You might even say it’s in his blood. Becerra has spent his entire life around landfills and farming operations, and he wears his passion for recycling waste materials on his sleeve. His enthusiasm for dust, dirt and debris, says Becerra, comes from his father, an avid recycler who was involved in the ...

  • Security through diversity: moving from rhetoric to practice

    In response to a range of contemporary urban water challenges, there is an increasingly urgent need to change the way water is used in our cities. In Australia, the ‘Security through Diversity’ policy has been introduced in a number of cities to help facilitate a shift towards sustainable urban water management. This qualitative case study research investigated the interpretation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water park security operations management from HAISAN water slide company

    First, Construction of the security system from HAISAN water slide company 1. Develop a safety management system; 2. Signing a safety responsibility letter; 3. Integrate safety into the performance appraisal system; 4. Establish a safety reward and punishment system; Second, the development of security awareness 1. All ...

  • 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 Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Water, energy and food security in the urban context

    Awareness of the complex relationship between water, energy and food security has grown in recent years. Water is needed for almost all forms of energy production; energy is needed to transport and treat water; and producing food requires both energy and water. These are just a few of the linkages in the so-called energy-water-food nexus. In the coming decades, population growth and social and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A regional competitive water resources security evaluation model based on Nash equilibrium restrictions

    Traditional water security evaluation methods usually use a unified weight to compose index values, which cannot fully reflect the weight preferences of each of the assessor objects themselves. A regional competitive water resources security evaluation model based on the restrictions of the Nash equilibrium as a binding condition of the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water: At a Tipping Point

    The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food and energy security and for sustaining urbanization will place new and increasing demands on the water sector. Ours is a world of ‘thirsty ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • America`s Water Risk: Water Stress and Climate Variability

    The emerging awareness of the dependence of business on water has resulted in increasing awareness of the concept of “Water Risk” and the diverse ways in which water can pose threats to businesses in certain regions and sectors. Businesses seek to secure sustainable income. To do so, they need to maintain a competitive advantage and brand differentiation. They need secure and stable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SIWI report `Feeding a thirsty world`

    Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world, provides input into the discussions on water and food security to take place at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm. Authored by a dozen experts from SIWI, the Food and Agriculture ...

  • 5 Sobering realities about global water security

    Some people say that water is the oil of the 21st Century. If only water were that simple. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. International commerce moves virtual water (the water it takes to grow or produce a product) from ...

  • Dam security and underwater attacks

    According to DHS (2007) dams provide a wide range of important economic, environmental, and social benefits. These benefits include: recreation, flood control, water storage, irrigation, mine tailings, electric generation, debris control, and navigation (see Figure 1; DHS 2007). Their destruction through intentional attack can largely impact the economy and public safety.  Dam security is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventive diplomacy, international relations, conflict resolution and international water law: implications for success and failure of the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict

    After the cold war, environmental conflicts have become a predominant issue for analysis as a function of state security, negotiation, conflict resolution and preventive diplomacy. Conflicts over water are perhaps one of the most dominant issues in the environment-security dialectic. Specifically, water conflicts in the Middle East are of very serious concern given the aridity of the region, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Need Clean Water? Invest in Nature

    Securing clean water is becoming increasingly difficult in the United States. Infrastructure like dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is increasing, and more frequent extreme weather events like wildfires ...

  • Water, For All, Forever: Managing Water Locally

    In November 2011, the joint publication by Oxfam, WaterAid and the Institute of Civil Engineers entitled ‘Managing Water Locally: An important dimension of community water management,’ was launched at the ICE in London. As a follow- up to the London Launch Newcastle University have organised a workshop on local level solutions to water security - 'Water, For All, Forever: Managing ...


    By IWA Publishing

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