urban water management News

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Ebb and Flow of Urban Water

    The average homeowner in Canada pays about a penny for every three litres of water they consume. Because water is so cheap, not many people pay attention to their water bills. Nor do they think twice when they pay over a hundred times as much for virtually the same water in a plastic bottle purchased at a convenience store. We flush our toilets, wash our laundry and brush our teeth every day ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New heights for Urban Water

    Urban Water developed methods and tools for producing documentation to support informed decisions about sustainable water management systems for urban environments. At the end of the programme three years ago, the consulting firmCITUrban Water Management AB (UWAB) was created. The company is co-owned by Chalmers Industriteknik and about 15 of the original researchers. UWAB uses and further ...


    By Mistra

  • Urban water design winners

    Joseph Bergen and Nicki Huang (students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) earned top honours in the Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org for their interactive water footprint graphic. The winners were announced on 22nd March, the eighteenth annual World Water Day. The winning graphic ‘What is Your Water ...

  • Urban trees enhance water infiltration

    Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Traditional stormwater management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff to waterways, but generally does little to restore the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and compacted urban soils with low permeability. The lack of infiltration opportunities affects ...

  • Urban water reform report released

    A new report by Global Access Partners Urban Water Forum would make a significant contribution to the debate over how best to secure urban water supplies, Parliamentary Secretary for Water, the Hon Dr Mike Kelly, said today. Dr Kelly released the report — Urban Water: A vision for national progress — at Parliament House in Canberra. “The report looks at the particular challenges for urban water ...


    By Australian Government

  • US$100m for urban water management in Chinese city of Bengbu

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a loan of US$100 million to the People’s Republic of China to help improve the water supply and manage wastewater in a major urban area of Anhui Province – around 400 kilometers west of Shanghai in the east of the country. The Bengbu Integrated Environment Improvement Project will focus on improving water management in the middle and ...


    By The World Bank

  • Thames Water and TaKaDu Recognized by the International Water Association for Practical Sustainable Urban Water Management

    September 21, 2010 The award recognizes the importance of Water Infrastructure Monitoring, provided to Thames Water by TaKaDu.   The International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition opens this week in Montreal. At the congress, the IWA Sustainability Specialist Group prize for innovation in the practical realization of sustainable urban water management will be ...


    By TaKaDu

  • Water Investments Flowing for Asia`s Urban Poor

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - The Asian Development Bank has decided to continue its partnership with UN-HABITAT to increase investments in safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for some of Asia’s poorest urban areas. The partnership, which carries the Water in Asian Cities Program, will extend to 2011 with each organization committing $10 million in grant funds - twice the ...

  • Urban form a key to Melbourne water savings

    The report aims to inform and promote discussion about the links between urban water and energy policy to identify the best overall options to secure Melbourne’s future water and energy needs. “The relationship between water and energy policy and management is a complex one and is often ignored,” says CSIRO project leader Mr Steven Kenway from the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. “Our ...

  • Cities in the Spotlight as Delegates Discuss Urban Water Issues

    Canada’s largest multi-stakeholder water conference, the Canadian Water Summit, is coming to Toronto on June 18 at the International Centre. The 2014 Canadian Water Summit will put the spotlight on urban water issues and connect water professionals with paths that lead to solving the Canadian urban water puzzle. “Across Canada and the world, people and organizations have realized that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Real Urban Jungle

    How well do you understand life in your own backyard? Cities and suburbs form their own unique ecosystems and ecology, where humans aren’t visitors; they are an integral component, like trees in a forest or coral in a reef. If more than half of the Earth’s people live in cities and the amount of paved surfaces in the United States is equivalent to the area of Ohio, shouldn’t our ...

  • World mayors propose urban water declaration

    Ankara, Turkey's capital and second largest city, dried up last summer. Faced with low rainfall and a shrinking reservoir, the city of 4 million resorted to water rationing. Hospitals delayed surgeries. Stray dogs died in the streets. Mayor Melih Gokcek asked residents to 'wash your hair, not your bodies' and came under heavy criticism for alleged water mismanagement. In an effort to be better ...

  • Urban impacts on phosphorus in streams

    Although phosphorus is an essential nutrient for all life forms, essential amounts of the chemical element can cause water quality problems in rivers, lakes, and coastal zones. High concentrations of phosphorus in aquatic ecosystems are often associated with human activities in the surrounding area, such as agriculture and urban development. However, relationships between specific human ...

  • Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Federal Partnership

    Today, the Middle Rio Grande, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the city of Albuquerque received national attention from a multi-federal agency partnership addressing urban waters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will co-lead a team of federal partners towards a conservation initiative, a restoration project, and a pilot program for ...

  • Protecting valuable urban soil

    Soil provides multiple services, ranging from food production, water-filtering and carbon capture, to green park areas in towns and cities, important for human well-being. However, increased urbanisation is leading to a loss of soil resources. Researchers have developed an online evaluation method that can be used as an aid to urban planning to avoid the loss of precious areas of good quality ...

  • Xylem to release flood management white paper at Global Forum on Urban Resilience

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, will participate in the fourth Global Forum on Urban Resilience from May 31 to June 2 at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI), in Bonn, Germany. The forum, sponsored by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, will bring together approximately 500 city ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • ReportAlert.info - RSA Insurance Group plc & WWF publishes Urban Water Management in a changing climate report 2010

    RSA & WWF call for a new approach to water management to combat £4billion flood risk. A new report from WWF and RSA argues that natural flood defences are a cost effective way of managing water and reducing the risk of flooding in our towns, whilst also benefiting wildlife. Dealing with the deluge: Urban water management in a changing climate demonstrates how sustainable drainage ...


    By 3BL Media

  • ADB to help improve water management in urban centers of 3 South Asian countries

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping select urban centers in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka improve water management to enhance economic opportunities and reduce waterborne diseases. The project is funded through an $850,000 grant from the Investment Climate Facilitation Fund established by the Government of Japan last year under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • QUA Sales Manager K. Karthikeyan Discusses Recycling Water with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for Urban Needs

    K. Karthikeyan, Sales Manager at QUA Water Technologies Pvt. Ltd., was recently interviewed by Infrastructure Today in their October 2015 issue to discuss recycling wastewater for growing urban needs in India and the world. In the article, Karthikeyan discusses the need for emerging water recycling technologies like membrane bioreactors (MBR) and conveys his belief ...


    By QUA Group LLC

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