water management industry Articles

  • 2012 Economy and the Water Industry

    2012 Economy and the Water Industry Our economic future is a topic that is on everyone's minds especially as we enter into 2012.  Will our economic future improve?  Will we get our funding?  What are others doing to ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • The transition in Dutch water management

    Abstract  Over the past decades, the Dutch people have been confronted with severe water-related problems, which are the result of an unsustainable water system, arising from human interventions in the physical infrastructure of the water system and the water management style. The claims of housing, industry, infrastructure and agriculture have resulted in increasing pressure on the water ...


    By Springer

  • Water quality management in the food and beverage industry by hybrid automation using the example of breweries

    Water of drinking water quality is one of the most important resources in the food and beverage industry, e.g. for breweries. In this ‘Water Quality Management’ project, a new strategy of partial process water stream treatment is presented. Based on our own investigations, a water saving potential of 10–20% of the entire water consumption is possible with regard to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The impact of regulation, ownership and business culture on managing corporate risk within the water industry

    Although the specifics of water utility ownership, regulation and management culture have been explored in terms of their impact on economic and customer value, there has been little meaningful engagement with their influence on the risk environment and risk management. Using a literature review as the primary source of information, this paper maps the existing knowledge base onto two critical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Smart Water Management: problems and solutions

    The SODA platform is open, non-proprietary with no lock-in. A layer in the platform allows Water Utilities to pick and choose solutions that are applicable to their requirements. This also gives smart network providers/data providers more opportunity to sell into Water Utilities gaining exposure. The Smart Water Modules are from experts throughout the water industry. ...


    By Red Skies

  • Geodrilling: Managing Water Supply in Italy

    In recent years there has been significant reorganisation in the Italian water sector to conform to the rules set out in the European Union Water Directive concerning the control of water pollution and the consistency of water tariffs. There have been some successes, particularly where companies in the industrial and commercial sectors, who manage their own water supplies, have had some ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Implementation of Green Productivity Management in Airline Industry

    ABSTRACT: Compilation and implementation of green productivity mechanism in each governmental and non-governmental organization has several environmental, social and economic achievements. In this paper for management of green productivity in Iran Aseman Airline Company current situation are analyzed such as the consumption of energy, water, airplanes fuel and evaluating environmental pollutants. ...

  • Best Practice Water Management in Wineries

    In the past, wineries have had the reputation of using large amounts of water, with an estimated ratio of 20 litres of water being needed to make one litre of wine. But that was the past. Today, leading wineries are able to produce a litre of wine using only two litres of water.  Leading practitioners in the wine industry have shown over the last decade that there are many opportunities to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Employing flexible data management solutions that deliver improved productivity and quality in the water and environmental industry

    This article will discuss the industry trends and challenges environmental monitoring organizations face today and will demonstrate how the use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) allows managers to make informed decisions to improve throughput, resolve environmental issues and risks faster, all while enabling organizations to comply with strict regulatory guidelines. An ...

  • Energy, climate change, and sustainable water management

    The prevailing analysis of a truly sustainable water system or utility has both expanded and deepened within the industry and at the Environmental Protection Agency. The author cites water resources as one of many areas that already manifest profound effects from climate change and says it is time to start planning and building for a very different future if we are to avoid disruptions to our ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Analysing the terminology of integration in the water management field

    The idea that water management should take an integrated approach has become the global paradigm over the past two decades. This new paradigm has come to be known by many different names. This paper explores the use, history and meaning of these competing terms, and discusses the possible implications of this term-proliferation. The literature indicates that a minimum of 26 distinct terms have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenges and approach to integrated water resource management

    Water is the natural resource on which human life, food security and the health of ecosystems depend. The requirement for water is increasing rapidly owing to progressive increase in the demand for irrigation, rapid industrialisation, population growth and improving living standards. The existing water resources are diminishing due to (a) unequal distribution of rain leading to drought, (b) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An essential resource: water management, conservation, and preservation

    Sustainable water resource management is the next major global target that will lead corporations, governments, and others to develop system-wide solutions for water, public health, carbon, and energy use. A standardized and certifiable water footprint methodology is necessary to measure, assess, and reduce water usage impacts on humans and the environment. This discussion addresses the issues, ...

  • 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 ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • An inexact multi-objective programming model for water resources management in industrial parks of Binhai New Area, China

    In recent years, Binhai New Area of Tianjin has been suffering severe water shortage due to climate change and industrial activities. Integrated and effective water resources management approaches are urgent for the sustainable development of industrial parks in Binhai New Area. However, uncertainties exist in many aspects of the water resources system and are inevitably problematic for water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Corporate Reporting on Water - A Review of Eleven Global Industries

    Water is a crucial resource for nearly all industry activities. Yet decreasing water availability, declining water quality, and growing water demands from nonindustrial water users are creating new challenges to businesses that have traditionally taken clean and reliable water for granted. Around the world, corporations are now facing diverse water risks, including changing allotments, more ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Water Conservation and Reuse Case Study in Pharmaceutical Industry

    A pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico was facing some uncertainty in the sustainability of its water supply for new drug products. The plant relies primarily on the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) water supply for an average of 134,000 gallons per day. Groundwater was impacted by saltwater intrusion and adjacent property contamination. The company wanted to develop a water ...

  • Cross-scale governance and the analysis of policy implementation for water management, with particular regard to climate adaptation, industrial pollution and impacts of agriculture

    This paper explores cross-scale governance between the European Union (EU) and Member State level arising from the identification of key policy priorities by stakeholders in six river basins across Europe and their relationship to EU policy development and implementation. Particular emphasis is given to interpretation of Good Ecological Status in implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Territorial cohesion and water management in Europe: the spatial perspective

    This report considers the links between water management in the EU — especially the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) — and territorial cohesion (1), in the perspective of spatial analysis (2) and spatial planning (3). It looks at the role of spatial analysis and planning for the implementation of the Directive as well as related provisions such as the Floods ...

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