Transforming Water Management in South Africa: Designing and Implementing a New Policy Framework. Series: Global Issues in Water Policy, Volume 2. Barbara Schreiner and Rashid Hassan (eds). A publication by Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New Yor
The Rising Cost of Water
There`s a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of water has entered into serious questioning. The price tag on water increased 4 percent this past year, according to...
Water management solutions minimize flood damage
Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of energy is used to dry and process it. Much of this can come from the biomass of the tree itself, but that requires...
Detect Leaks and Analyze Water Consumption with WaterSignal
Did you know it will cost an estimated $1 trillion over the next 25 years to upgrade the nation’s water system to run more efficiently? While part of the problem is fragile, hundred-year-old water mains, it also falls on property owners to ensure they are doing their part to save water — for both the environment and their wallets. But how? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests “building owners and operators consider installing a water meter data management system with remote...
Towards water sensitive cities in Asia: an interdisciplinary journey
Rapid urbanisation, population growth and the effects of climate change drive the need for sustainable urban water management (SUWM) in Asian cities. The complexity of this challenge calls for the integration of knowledge from different disciplines and collaborative approaches. This paper identifies key issues and sets the stage for interdisciplinary research on SUWM in Asia. It reports on the initial stages of a SUWM research programme being undertaken at Monash University, Australia, and proposes a framework to...
North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study
Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development aspirations. A significant part of North Glasgow is constrained, with sewer systems at capacity and no natural watercourse in the area. Using...