Religious and cultural values related to water use and management are important motivation for many people of the world. Although much has been written related to water management and use in Islam, fewer authors have attempted to evaluate water management through the lens of other religions. The common thread of monotheism, specifically worship of the one God of Abraham, binds together the world's largest two religions (Islam and Christianity). Judaism also falls within this monotheistic group and is especially important in the context of Middle Eastern water management. As agriculture consumes approximately 70% of all fresh water used in the world today, proper management of water within its context is of critical and global importance. This paper presents an effort to build consensus from a monotheistic scripture-based perspective related to water management in agriculture. If greater dialog and agreement about water management can be attained within and among monotheists, complex issues related to transboundary water management, reuse and conservation could be resolved with less conflict, creating a shared overall management vision.
Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation
Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering disciplines who no longer are interested in maintaining the status quo and seek improvements or solutions that involve out-of-the-box thinking. Our company, while being a true innovator,...
Wet weather flow management
For years, population explosion, demographic shifts, urbanization, aging infrastructure, limited water resources, and economic development have driven our water market, and with that our world’s need for total water solutions. For years, population explosion, demographic shifts, urbanization, aging infrastructure, limited water resourcesand economic development have driven our water market, and with that our world’s need for total water solutions. However, in the past decade, we’ve seen these...
Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management
Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor facing the industry. Several reasons include a need for operating and maintenance cost savings, water resource shortages, and environmental...
World Bank: groundwater management specialist
The World Bank is currently looking for a senior water resources specialist specializing in groundwater management to join the South Asia water team. The World Bank’s regional portfolio is in South Asia comprises over $5 billion of lending, of which around half is for water supply and sanitation and half for water resource and irrigation projects and a strong focus in India. These projects span irrigation, major dams, river restoration, IWRM and river basin planning, water resources monitoring, modelling...
Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker
Like all farmers, the Van Bergeijk family works hard from ‘sun up to sun down’ to run their farm in southwestern Ontario. Everything in the dairy farming operation is interconnected. They grow corn on their 325 hectare farm to feed 400 dairy cows. The cows produce 11,000 litres of milk a year. That milk is used to make the prize-winning Mountainoak Cheese. Besides the hard work, there’s another essential element that is vital to the sustainability and future business growth of this integrated...