National Water Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) are promoted to be able to deliver better performance results as they can overcome common hurdles in partnerships related to language and culture barriers. Our paper argues that although the underlying idea of national WOPs appears sensible, the findings in Indonesia suggest that the actual functioning and performance of the WOPs is very much dependent on the governance framework under which these utilities operate. As such, the national WOP is not able to transcend this politicized environment, but rather becomes part and parcel of it.
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Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study
Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which refers to a group of carbon-based compounds found in natural water systems formed by the decomposition of organic materials...
Salmon Stream Warm Water Monitoring - Cook Inletkeeper - Case Study
Cook Inletkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization that combines advocacy, education and science toward its mission to protect Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains. The Cook Inlet watershed is the most populated and fastest-growing region in Alaska; it is also home to the state’s renowned wild salmon runs, some of which are at great risk due to climate and land-use change. Cook Inletkeeper has documented warm water in local salmon streams since monitoring began in 2002,...
Water is the most valuable asset on earth, which determines to a significant extent the development of life in all corners of the world. 95% of the amount of water on earth is chemically bound in rocks making it impossible to utilize and be part of the hydrological cycle. Of the remaining 5%, 97% is saline found in oceans and seas, while the remaining 3% is distributed: • 2,37% in polar ice and glaciers • 0,6% in deep underground aquifers, which are not exploitable • and finally 0,03% in...
Looking Back at the Water Industry in 2017 — And Looking Ahead
Another year came and went, and we are now well into a new one, facing the approach of spring and construction season. 2017 brought about both accomplishments and new challenges not just for us here at AdEdge Water Technologies, but also for the water industry as a whole. Looking ahead at what’s to come in 2018, changing regulations and standards may pose challenges for water utilities and managers, which may require new strategies for meeting them. In the American Water Works Association (AWWA)’s...
Vacuum sewerage systems – a solution for fast growing cities in developing countries?
Developed more than a century ago, the potential of vacuum sewerage systems remains underexploited. At the same time, the rapid urbanization in Asia brings about major challenges for municipal utilities. In this context, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) project ‘Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: the Urban Nexus’ gives technical advice to stakeholders in the partner cities. Fraunhofer IGB, having operated a vacuum sewer system for more than ten years in the context...