water security Articles

  • Water infrastructure security against Al Qaeda`s revenge for the death of Bin Laden

    On May 2, 2011, the United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden, the world's most dangerous terrorist leader that killed approximately 3000 Americans on September 11, 2011 (9/11) terror attacks. Currently, the U.S. intelligence is in possession of valuable materials of Al Qaeda operations (Thomas, 2011). Terrorist attack plots include water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comprehensive evaluation of regional water safety systems based on a similarity cloud model

    Regional water safety systems are affected by social, economic, ecological, hydrological and other factors, and their effects are complicated and variable. Studying water safety systems is crucial to promoting the coordinated development of regional water safety systems and anthropogenic processes. Thus, a similarity cloud model is developed to simulate the evolution mechanisms of fuzzy and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Changing behavior as a policy tool for enhancing food security

    Recent developments in international markets point to a dramatic food crisis all over the world. The media today is repeatedly dominated by staggering reports on the global food crisis, soaring crop prices and demands for bio-fuels, raising fears of political instability. Since 2002, media reports have mostly highlighted the dramatic situation of food insecurity. The Arab region is most seriously ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Islamic perspective on food security management

    Islamic regulation has a balanced management approach to food management and towards attaining sustainable food security. This approach includes many social, spiritual, resource supply, security, and institutionally-related perspectives. If harmonization between Allah's1 orders and Moslem behavior was maintained, either within or outside an Islamic state, food security would already be happening, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eclox Rural Water Association Helps Assure Water Security Statewide with Rapid Response Water Test Kit

    The ability to rapidly monitor the quality of U.S. source water for contamination has never been more important than it is in today’s security-sensitive environment. The Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA), located in Milford, Del., is a non-profit trade organization, one of 47 state affiliate members of the National Rural Water Association. The mission of the DRWA is to improve the quality ...

  • The connection between water and energy in cities: a review

    We have only rudimentary understanding of the complex and pervasive connections between water and energy in cities. As water security now threatens energy and economic security, this is a major omission. Understanding the water-energy nexus is necessary if we want to contribute to solving water and energy issues simultaneously; if we want to stop moving problems from one resource dimension to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evolution of drought management policies and practices in the United States

    The evolution of United States (US) national and federal drought policies is examined, and the relative effectiveness of the hierarchy of federal, state and local drought management programs and practices is evaluated within the context of changing philosophies of water management. While there is no ‘national’ drought management policy, there is a strong federal policy that attempts to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security

    This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Working with chubb fire & security ltd

    Tuffa was approached by Chubb Fire & Security Ltd to design and build a storage system for redundant fire extinguisher foam to be stored and mixed with water and a flocculent before disposing into the sewage system. The client required an automated extinguisher emptying system, and Tuffa’s design team developed a bespoke automated de-gassing and emptying system. This automated the ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Water Security, Hydrosolidarity, and international law: a river runs through it

    The challenge of securing safe and plentiful water for all is one of the most daunting challenges faced by the world today ... Our experiences tell us that environmental stress due to lack of water may lead to conflict and would be greater in poor nations.1 At a recent international meeting of the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum, which was convened in the shadow of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk-based integrated management of transboundary water resources: a general framework

    Integrated management of transboundary surface waters and groundwater aquifers faces not only difficult problems and uncertainties at a national level, but also problems resulting from the fact that these water bodies cross international borders. After showing the importance of internationally shared waters at the global scale in terms of spatial extension, quantity and water uses, this paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aquifer recharge for securing water resources: the experience in Llobregat river

    The Llobregat Delta Aquifer has historically been a strategic water supply resource to the Barcelona metropolitan area. The use of river water combined with the exploitation of groundwater resources during dry periods has enabled the demographic and economic growth of the Barcelona area during the last fifty years. The aquifer overexploitation has entailed the decrease of groundwater level and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

    A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its facility. However one day the tanks were overfilled and instead of going into the ground, they diesel dispersed out via the high rain water and into the local ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • New anti-terrorism standard requires action

    On April 9, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS). Congress authorized this interim final rule (IFR) under Section 550 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, directing the DHS to identify, assess and ensure effective security at high-risk chemical facilities. The CFATS regulation (6 CFR part 27) ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • New ground ripe for foundry sands

    The US foundry industry uses around 100 million tons of sand each year to produce metal castings. Although the sand is recycled inside the casting process, about 10 percent of the sand is discarded and potentially could be utilized in commercial soil blending operations. Currently only around a million tons of that sand is recycled; the remaining 8-12 million tons are landfilled, according to the ...

  • Forum: Safe guard our drinking water

    For health reason, some physicians have suggested that a person should drink water on the average of seven glasses a day. This raises issues which include where can we can get water and is water readily available throughout the world. These questions involve sources of water and water quantity and quality.Keywords: drinking water, water safety, water security, water quality, water sources, water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Time of use tariffs: implications for water efficiency

    Water utilities undertake long term planning for water source security, often with forecast cycles of 20–30 years. Whilst this planning is generally involved with investigations of source water abstraction security and the need to build dams or to increase the recharge rate of groundwater aquifers, planning for water efficiency gains occurs at annual intervals. Most water utilities in Australia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Security assessment in complex networks exposed to terrorist hazard: a simulation approach

    This paper presents a methodological approach combining Cellular Automata (CA) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation for computing the security characteristics of a system exposed to terrorist attacks, such as the injection of poison in the water distribution system of a populated area. The physical system can be modelled as a network (graph) of nodes interconnected by links. CA are employed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

    India struggles with water scarcity, a problem that poses especially huge implications for the country’s food security and rural livelihoods. The country has long-battled its scarcity issues through Watershed Development, a participatory approach to improve water management through afforestation and reforestation, sustainable land ...

  • EEA contribution to the “Beyond the GDP” conference

    An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal, and micro-organism communities and the non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. There are a wide range of ecosystems in Europe and globally – from those relatively undisturbed, such as natural forests, to landscapes with mixed patterns of human use, to ecosystems intensively managed and modified by humans, such as agricultural ...

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