water security management Articles

  • 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

  • Climate change, water and food security

      This report summarizes current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. The implications for local and national food security are examined; and the methods and approaches to assess climate change impacts on water and agriculture are discussed. The report emphasizes the need for a closer alignment between water and agricultural policies ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Farmer Innovation: Improving Africa’s food security through land and water management

    The nature of agriculture is changing. Farmers across the world struggle to produce more food while facing changing rainfall patterns, a warmer world, and increased competition over land and water. Ecosystem degradation, declining soil fertility, and water stress add to these land use pressures. Nowhere are these challenges more severe than in sub-Saharan Africa’s drylands. Farmers in ...

  • 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

  • Securing executive buy-in for preventative risk management – lessons from water safety plans

    Appropriate implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) offers an important opportunity to engage in and promote preventative risk management within water utilities. To ensure success, the whole organization, especially executive management, need to be advocates. Illustrated by four case studies, we discuss the influence of organisational culture on buy-in and commitment to WSPs. Despite an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Rising to the challenge of water security: international (water) law in need of refinement

    The sustainable management of the worlds freshwater resources is one of the most daunting challenges faced by the global community. Increasing local and transboundary tensions over the control of water not only cause disruptions in socio–economic development, but also threaten the very foundation of international security. However, this crisis is also a time of opportunity – the opportunity to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Computational fluid dynamics modeling of contaminant mixing at junctions for an online security management toolkit in water distribution networks

    The accurate modeling and simulation of the spread of contaminants within water distribution networks (WDNs) is an important task for drinking water security. In commonly used water quality simulation platforms the mixing of concentrations at junctions is assumed to be a complete mixing behavior. Experimental investigations have shown that this assumption is only true for certain flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Integrated Rural Water Management in India

    Integrated Rural Water Management will look to provide ecological security of water for both domestic and livelihood needs. There will be equitable access of water to all at affordable prices. The system will be maintained locally by the Village Water and Sanitation committee and there will be a legal framework in place for both water quantity and quality maintenance. Sanitation and health will ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interoperability: the key for smart water management

    The integration of water processes with information and communication technologies systems offers huge opportunities in terms of efficiency gains, improved security, and overall sustainability. However, as this new field of water management – often denoted as ‘Smart Water Network’ (SWN) – is evolving, there are many different vendors, technologies and business models ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Economic Value of Moving Toward a More Water Secure World

    Business has a critical role to play in applying its expertise and experience in developing, implementing and scaling-up, through partnerships, watershed focused solutions. Over the next 20 years, a broader focus on water management beyond the “fence-line” – outside the company – is needed by businesses to ensure the sustainable use of one of the world’s finite ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Singapore a model for effective water management

    Singapore continues to be a model of effective water management as more and more countries begin experiencing water scarcity. To some, the Asian city-state (which occupies an area roughly a quarter the size of Rhode Island) may seem an unlikely beacon for water efficiency. But, to achieve water security and self-sufficiency, residents have been helping leaders meet national water management ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tapped out: how can cities secure their water future?

    Cities around the world are struggling to access additional water supplies to support their continued growth because their freshwater sources are becoming exhausted. Half of all cities with populations greater than 100,000 are located in water-scarce basins, and in these basins agricultural water consumption accounts for more than 90% of all freshwater depletions. In this paper we review ...


    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

  • 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 ...

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