Water Infrastructure Articles

  • Green Urban Infrastructure: Assessing Potential Ecosystem Services in Urban Cities

    Cities all over the world are currently experiencing climate change caused by rapidly increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). Fortunately, cities may mitigate GHG concentrations by incorporating vegetation into green urban infrastructure (GUI) to develop parks, green roofs, waterways, and other structures. For example, plants sequester carbon (C) by removing atmospheric ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Assessing buried infrastructure deep under buried infrastructure

    In preparing for its water future, the Region of Peel (Peel) adopts a unique assessment strategy for a newly constructed potable water transmission main that extends deep underground through the heart of Peel Region. The effort is paying off, with Peel decision makers gaining a better understanding of this pipeline as it comes into ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The world watches as evides manages steel main with innovative technology, and outstanding results follow

    It was a perfect day for an inspection. Under a crisp blue sky, in the polders along a major motorway near Rotterdam, more than 40 water professionals from The Netherlands, Australia and the UK gathered to witness a unique project undertaken by the water utility Evides Watercompany. The purpose of the project was to showcase the 24-sensor ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Serviceability assessment and sensitivity analysis of cast iron water pipes under time-dependent deterioration using stochastic approaches

    Determination of the depth of the corrosion pit is essential to predict the serviceability of corrosion affected pipes and to instigate maintenance and repairs for the pipeline system. In this paper, a reliability-based methodology for serviceability assessment of corrosion affected pipes is presented. The depth of corrosion pit is considered as the critical parameter that causes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Funding Time Is Running Out. We Can Help Make The Most Of Your Spending.

    The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Through the CWWF, $569.5 million is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Province of Ontario is cost-matching contributions up to a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What`s Happening? AWWA State Of The Industry Report Now Available

    Since 2004 the American Water Works Association has been tracking issues and trends in the water industry. The Association continues to conduct this annual survey in order to identify significant challenges facing the water industry, as well as provide analysis to support water professionals as they develop and communicate strategies to address current and future issues. In ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Utilization rates, water demand and wastewater characteristics of a shared sanitation facility in North Namibia

    Shared sanitation facilities are often the only feasible option for sanitation provision in informal settlements. When implementing infrastructure for wastewater collection and treatment, information regarding quantities and constituent loadings is required. Up to now, such data are not available for shared sanitation. In order to provide this information, this study focuses on wastewater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovation results of IAM planning in urban water services

    The requirement to provide urban water services continuously while infrastructures are ageing, imposes the need for increasingly sustainable infrastructure asset management (IAM). To achieve and maintain adequate levels of service, the AWARE-P IAM methodology has been applied in collaborative projects launched by the National Civil Engineering Laboratory, in partnership with IST (Technical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A service-oriented approach to assessing the infrastructure value index

    Many national and regional administrations are currently facing challenges to ensure long-term sustainability of urban water services, as infrastructures continue to accumulate alarming levels of deferred maintenance and rehabilitation. The infrastructure value index (IVI) has proven to be an effective tool to support long-term planning, in particular by facilitating the ability to communicate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Access to safe drinking water and human health: empirical evidence from rural Bhutan

    Provision of safe drinking water is essential for the promotion of human well-being. This paper makes an attempt to examine the patterns of access to drinking water, identify and analyze the factors that influence households access to safe drinking water sources, and analyze factors determining the extent of households travel to fetch drinking water, and assess the effects of access to safe ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OSU Researchers Deploy Stevens Equipment in Study of Green Infrastructure Treatment for Groundwater Runoff

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must undertake. For the past 30 years, the infrastructure for stormwater ...

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventing a Future Crisis - Addressing Water Contamination & Treatment in Flint, Michigan

    Poisoning conjures up images of evil men sneaking away as unsuspecting victims clutch their throats and fall over dead at the dinner table. The reality of poisoning is much more sinister, and its potential sits on a larger scale than most municipalities and states are willing to acknowledge. Lead, bacteria, copper, and other contaminants are drifting in the pipes of Flint, Michigan, and resting ...

  • Financial sustainability of urban water cycle services in developing countries: a case study in Mozambique

    A management strategy to achieve financial sustainability of urban water cycle services in developing countries is presented, based on the development of the Long Term Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Plan for the Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Administration (Administração de Infra-estruturas de Água e Saneamento (AIAS)) of Mozambique. AIAS is responsible for water supply ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenges of public water provision in Nigerian cities: a review

    In spite of the importance of adequate water quality and quantity for human health and survival, public water supply coverage in Nigerian cities appears to be decreasing and deteriorating. Hence, this study was designed to assess the challenges of public water provision in Nigerian cities. Some of the reasons for this deterioration include: inadequate water supply policy, lack of autonomy for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • It’s time to restore the flow of our planet’s life-giving waters

    If we get smarter about how we use and manage water, we can have healthy rivers and healthy economies side by side. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • A resilience-based prioritization scheme for water main rehabilitation

    Water supply infrastructure in the United States is one lifeline system that is in dire need of huge financial investments to counter pipeline deterioration while keeping up with increasing demands and reliability goals. With decreasing financial resources available to state and local governments, effective decision-making tools for pipeline prioritization are becoming an increasingly integral ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergency Vs. Maintenance Repairs for Utilities.

    With populations rising throughout towns and cities in the United States there is a growing need to improve the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructures. Reliable water provisions are needed for continued development and sustenance. At the same time, it is necessary to properly discharge wastewater clinically and efficiently. Much of the inadequacies with water and wastewater assets ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Standardised survey method for identifying catchment risks to water quality

    This paper describes the development and application of a systematic methodology to identify and quantify risks in drinking water and recreational catchments. The methodology assesses microbial and chemical contaminants from both diffuse and point sources within a catchment using Escherichia coli, protozoan pathogens and chemicals (including fuel and pesticides) as index contaminants. Hazard ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water – an essential sector in need of solutions

    The past year has seen water at the heart of global efforts to deal with some of the most pressing issues the world faces. The year started with the importance of water being underlined by the Global Economic Forum. In its latest report on global risks, water crises were identified as the number one risk out of 28 in terms of their potential impact following a survey of influential people around ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

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