Water Conservation Articles

  • In a Future of Extremes, Southeastern States Must Have Water Management Policies

    Introduction Climate change is expected to have an impact on every type of weather phenomenon that occurs on Earth.  The nature and magnitude of the impact varies with the location on the planet and the type of weather in question, and coupled climate-weather models, have different degrees of uncertainty about different types of weather (though these models are dramatically improving ...


    By Climate Institute

  • 10 Water Saving Tips for Early Spring

    As winter quickly draws to a close, the time has come to inspect the damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw in mind, we have compiled a list of tips to help you identify leaks and conserve water by staying proactive throughout the spring and summer. With a whopping 850 water main breaks every day in the United States, you can ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Control of urine odor in different sanitation practices and its implication on water saving

    To avoid odor in sanitation systems, urine is usually diluted with water (flushed), which leads to high water consumption. The smell may remain in sanitation systems if the systems are not well managed, or if the urine is flushed with insufficient amounts of water. In this study, using the standard threshold odor number (TON) measurement as an indicator of urine odor, the effects of the pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ideal beverage pumping starts with space-saving solutions

    Streamlined BIB platforms also provide reliability and performance At a time when fountain installers and bottlers are asking their distributor partners in beverage dispense for the ideal pump for standard bag-in-box (BIB) applications; and restaurant, bar, gas station and convenience store owners and operators are seeking more efficient and innovative backroom solutions to satisfy their ...

  • 5 ways to conserve water this winter

    Water conservation is something we harp on during the summertime, but what about during the winter? When the irrigation systems shut down, it’s easy to put conservation on the back burner while indoor water waste continues to occur. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average person uses 80-100 gallons per day for everything from cooking, to showering and flushing the ...


    By WaterSignal

  • AutoTracker Reduces Remediation Cost per Gallon by 59% - Case Study

    AutoTracker™ (U.S. Patent Number 6,520,259) Floating Extraction Inlets were added to a DPE system at a remediation site in mid-Michigan following several years of operational problems caused by fluctuating water table levels. Installation was straightforward and system performance improved immediately, reducing on-site maintenance, labor and O&M costs and greatly improving groundwater ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • What does 2017 hold for our environment?

    The dawn of a New Year always brings with it new promises. Yet, what does 2017 hold for our environment? How would climate change impact agriculture and farming, water management, and food consumption? What are the key trends and issues that will dominate global discussions? We’ve pulled together several articles that provide some answers to these questions. Can cooler ...


    By CoirGreen

  • RCBWG Releases Summary of Best Practices Survey on Engaging Faith Communities

    SCB's Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) released a summary of the its Best Practices Survey of SCB members on engaging faith communities. Conducted on behalf of RCBWG from May 31-September 10, the results of this survey underscore the benefits to conserving biological diversity when ...

  • Ten Ways to Conserve Water This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is almost here, which to us at WaterSignal means even more opportunities to conserve water! As you gear up for the holidays, save water and money with these ten water saving tips: 1.) Buy recycled paper products: Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper. 2.) Inspect bathroom ...


    By WaterSignal

  • 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 ...

  • Start Preparing for Winter With Our Winterizing Checklist

    We’re a little over halfway through October, which means winter is near and frigid temperatures are just around the corner. Whether you’re a property manager, building owner, or maintenance professional, you can never be too prepared for what the winter has in store. Preparation is the name of the game. As subzero winter temperatures roll in, even the ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Weather Data Has Multiple Uses in Water Management

    According to their website, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) is "proud of its role in managing the water in its jurisdiction and using technology, intelligence and hard work to ensure the best possible balance for man and nature.” As part of this management and use of technology, Orion Weather Stations are located at Jordanelle Dam and Utah Lake Pumping Station with three ...

  • Fabrication of polysiloxane-modified polyurethane sponge as low-cost organics/water separation and selective absorption material

    Through sol-gel and dip-coating processes, commercial polyurethane sponge modified by polysiloxane was fabricated under low temperature (60 °C) and atmosphere. The contact angle of the obtained polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge is 145 ± 5°. Hence, the polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge could float on water and selectively absorb organics from the surface of the water, indicating simultaneous ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low cost Fenton's oxidative degradation of 4-nitroaniline using iron from laterite

    The present study aims to establish the use of iron (Fe) from larerite in the case of Fenton's oxidation process which is a simple and cost-effective method for degradation of nitro compounds in effluents and in surface or ground water. 4-nitroaniline (4-NA) degradation by Fenton's oxidation method is the subject of the present study so as to optimize pH, hydrogen peroxide/iron (H/F) ratio at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • General methodology for using Epanet as an optimization element in evolutionary algorithms in a grid computing environment for water distribution network design

    In this paper, an evolutionary algorithm, called EA-WDND, is developed to optimize water distribution network design for real instances. The evolutionary algorithm uses the Epanet Solver which, while not an optimizer, helps to evaluate the operational constraints of mass conservation, energy conservation, pressure in nodes (nodal heads) of the network, and velocities of water in network pipes. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing Operating Costs using Efficient Advanced Oxidation Process Design & Optimisation

    For many commercial and industrial operations, looking at ways to reduce water and wastewater monthly bill costs and ensure compliance with both current and future regulations, water reclaim is essential. A major water treatment challenge encountered in the search for new water sources is the reduction of TOC and COD at one or more locations. The purpose of this study is to show ...


    By ESCO International

  • Optimal operation of a multi-reservoir system for environmental water demand of a river-connected lake

    Dongting Lake, a large river-connected lake in the Yangtze River watershed, plays important roles in flood control, drought mitigation, and biodiversity conservation. Its ecosystem has recently been severely affected by upstream water resource development such as reservoir operations. In this study, an optimization model is developed for the operation of a multi-reservoir system, including the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of spatial Markov chains to the analysis of the temporal–spatial evolution of soil erosion

    Soil and water conservation in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China is important, and soil erosion is a significant issue. In the present study, spatial Markov chains were applied to explore the impacts of the regional context on soil erosion in the Xiangxi River watershed, and Thematic Mapper remote sensing data from 1999 and 2007 were employed. The results indicated that the observed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to choose the most cost-effective methods for improving water quality

    Agricultural run-off can contain pesticides, sediment particles and nitrates and is a major threat to the health of the sea. Although there are policy frameworks to reduce run-off water, they often don’t clearly explain how to maximise benefits. A new study provides an economic framework that prioritises methods based on their cost-effectiveness, which could help policymakers to reduce the ...

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