Water Data Articles

  • New interactive map visualizes 60 years of USGS water data

    The United States Geologic Survey, which has been collecting water data for more than six decades, recently combined data from 1950 to 2010 in an interactive water-use map. The USGS National Water-Use Science project map visualization lets you choose a year and water use category to see how much fresh water is used by state in four categories: public supply, irrigation, industrial, and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Water business in China through the eyes of an entrepreneur

    ‘China has grown at an incredible pace for 30-odd years, but at the cost of the environment,’ comments Dutch entrepreneur Gijs de Bruin. The government is of course aware of this and the risk it poses to future economic growth, and it is the reason for the heavy on-going investment in environmental actions, including the water sector. ‘Water is one of the sectors in ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Progress on water data integration and distribution: a summary of select US Geological Survey data systems

    Critical water-resources issues ranging from flood response to water scarcity make access to integrated water information, services, tools, and models essential. Since 1995 when the first water data web pages went online, the US Geological Survey has been at the forefront of water data distribution and integration. Today, real-time and historical streamflow observations are available via web ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stimulation Data Analysis is Underway

    Another busy field season at Newberry wrapped up at the end of November. The pumps, piping and other equipment has been put in storage and the well is shut in for the winter. Over the next few months we’ll be analyzing the data collected during stimulation and working with the Department of Energy to move forward with the project. The next stage in the Newberry EGS Demonstration project ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Creating a comprehensive water strategy case study

    Challenge: A global brewing company requested the assistance of Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy to develop a comprehensive water strategy that would help it assume a leadership position (top quartile) within the industry sector and provide meaningful shared business value. Solution: Our team worked collaboratively with the company in defining ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Water diaries: a participatory approach to generating gender disaggregated intra-household water use data

    Effective domestic water sector management and policy development requires quantitative and qualitative intra-household water use data. However, there are currently limited methods, and efforts, to collect such data. This paper outlines the Water Diary, a participatory research method to generate intra-household water use data. Combining self-reported individual water use and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Diaries: generate intra-household water use data – generate water use behaviour change

    With the current ‘water crisis’ essentially a crisis in water management, the need to clearly understand domestic water use is critical. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the need to manage demand in all water sectors. However, demand mechanics at the intra-household scale are not well understood, with many utilities adopting a ‘command and control’ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of a revised Water Poverty Index to target the water poor

    The Water Poverty Index (WPI) has been recognized as a useful tool in policy analysis. The index integrates various physical, social and environmental aspects to enable more holistic assessment of water resources. However, soundness of this tool relies on two complementary aspects: (i) inadequate techniques employed in index construction would produce unreliable results, and (ii) poor ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Management of Ground Water Data as Part of an IWRM-Project, Vietnam

    Reference Project: Management of Ground Water Data as Part of an IWRM-Project, Vietnam The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of the province Lam Dong in southern Vietnam is responsible for monitoring the quality and quantity of ground and surface water. This task includes identifying areas in which water quality is deteriorating due to human influence, such as land fills, ...

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