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  • Using performance indicators as a water loss management tool in developing countries

    Water utilities in developing countries are facing the challenges of substantial water losses in their water supply systems. In order to deliver water to their customers more efficiently and effectively, utilities must be able to measure and assess the performance of their water supply systems against set management objectives. However, water loss assessment is still not widely practised in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of a Horizontal Well

    Background: Air Sparging Air sparging is an in-situ remediation technology where air is injected into the saturated zone of an aquifer. It is an alternative to conventional ex-situ pump and treat systems for remediation of contaminated ground water. It is necessary to understand the pattern of air flow that will occur in the subsurface in order to determine the optimal placement, ...

  • Doing Well by Doing Good

    'Doing Well by Doing Good' is more than a feel good byproduct of a company's corporate social responsibility endeavours. It is a fundamental business precept that lies at the core of sound management practice. Finding creative business solutions to address any of the pressing social or economic problems of today's increasingly complex world is as important to the overall bottom line performance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • If the well runs dry — climate change adaptation and water document actions

    'Our water is shut off once or twice a month, sometimes more,' says Baris Tekin from his apartment in Besiktas, an historic district of Istanbul, where he lives with his wife and daughter. 'We have about 50 litres of bottled water in the apartment for washing and cleaning, just in case. If the water is off for a really long time we go to my father's place or to my wife's parents,' says Baris, an ...

  • OECD Report – Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation: Tools and Approaches

    The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and sanitation users, especially the poorest. Providing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New InfoWorks tool offers easy capacity checking for water systems

    InfoWorks WS provides invaluable tools for checking that water supply systems can cater for any additional demands they might face. A new run-type in the latest versions, called Forced Fire Flow, is designed to check the system’s capacity for providing a specified flow at a particular point. Its application is not confined to fire flows - it can also be used to determine whether any additional ...


    By Innovyze

  • New InfoWorks tool offers easy capacity checking for water systems

    InfoWorks WS provides invaluable tools for checking that water supply systems can cater for any additional demands they might face. A new run-type in the latest versions, called Forced Fire Flow, is designed to check the system’s capacity for providing a specified flow at a particular point. Its application is not confined to fire flows - it can also be used to determine whether any additional ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • Can BioLargo Tool Kit Spark a Clean Water Revolution?

    The green movement has put environmental issues, such as clean energy and global warming, front and center on the world stage as the biggest names in finance, like Warren Buffet and  ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) as a Tool for Water Quality Management

    Whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing has evolved into a critical element of many National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued to both industrial and municipal dischargers. Over 6,500 dischargers to both fresh and salt waters are required to conduct toxicity tests to determine if their effluent might be potentially toxic to organisms in the receiving system. While ...


    By AECOM

  • How to develop a concerted municipal strategy for water and sanitation

    In many developing countries, particularly in Africa, access to water supply and sanitation comes under the remit of local authorities. To assist the local contracting authorities in developing this service, programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau) and the Municipal Development Partnership (MDP) have initiated and coordinated the Concerted Municipal Strategies program (CMS – water and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenges of Developing an EU Strategic Approach to Water Scarcity

    Water scarcity is a serious and growing problem in a number of EU Member States. EU water law has traditionally focused on water quality issues. However, the introduction in 2000 of the Water Framework Directive has provided the first coherent legal tool to address water scarcity and this has been supported by further policy aimed directly at water scarcity. However, there are also many local ...

  • Estimation of pan evaporation using soft computing tools

    Estimation of evaporation plays a key role in managing water resources projects. Traditionally, evaporation is determined using theoretical and empirical techniques as well as by pan observations. Practically, it is difficult to install evaporation pans at every location and empirical approach like Penman's equation is data intensive. This necessitates the use of an alternative approach, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Replacement Inflatable Packers and elements offer inflatable packers form to cement grouting packers to water well decommissioning packers

    Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements Pty Ltd is a West Australian company with 25 years experience in designing and building inflatable packers. Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements Pty Ltd maintain a strong competitive profile, demonstrating leadership and innovation in applying cost effective inflatable packer solutions to your engineering ...

  • For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    Proper tool selection and pre-planning helps minimize mistakes When Brian Kenkel decided the time was right to start his own business, there were several underground drilling contractors already firmly established. Having been involved with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for several years before he and two business partners founded Hurk Underground, based in Grinnell, Iowa, ...


    By Vermeer

  • Developing a non-revenue water reduction strategy: planning and implementing the strategy

    ABSTRACTA companion paper dealt with the tasks required to investigate and assess the components of non-revenue water (NRW). This is a necessary first step in a diagnostic approach to understanding the condition of the network, the way that it is operated, and the constraints acting upon it. This second part deals with the tasks and tools required to address the constraints, and to develop a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A simulation tool for life cycle costing of water supply infrastructure in seismically active zones

    In the face of increased development, civil infrastructure systems are increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic failures as a result of ageing, overuse and poor planning when disasters such as earthquakes strike. Water supply systems are among the most vulnerable infrastructure systems and arguably, the most essential for human existence. Investment decisions regarding the retrofitting or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The open real-time control (RTC)-Tools software framework for modeling RTC in water resources sytems

    Real-time control-Tools is a novel software framework for modeling real-time control and decision support in water resources systems. It integrates different control paradigms ranging from simple feedback control strategies with triggers, operating rules and controllers to advanced optimization-based approaches such as model predictive control (MPC). A key feature of the package is the modular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Yorkshire Water Develops Environmental Profit and Loss Account Case Study

    The EP&L was created in partnership with Trucost, the global leader in natural capital valuation. By putting a monetary value on positive and negative environmental impacts, companies can better manage the challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity and a growing population. Yorkshire Water wanted to investigate the potential of natural capital valuation to deliver insights for its ...


    By Trucost Plc

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