water management industry Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Report: Energy industry sustainability efforts could save water

    Utilities, the oil and gas industry, and governments all use a lot of water. A recent report from Barclays Bank and the Columbia Water Center says that innovation by these organizations could help them become more efficient and sustainable, reducing their use of fresh water to better protect the valuable resource. According to the analysts, a focus on water management best practices could ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Water governance and water users in a privatised water industry: participation in policy-making and in water services provision: a case study of England and Wales

    This paper examines how individuals can influence decisions about the delivery of water services in England and Wales. It first examines the capacity of individuals to shape government policy and then turns to an analysis of the private sector. In particular, we ask whether recent restructuring in the water sector – notably changes in business models and governance structures – has increased the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker

    Like all farmers, the Van Bergeijk family works hard from ‘sun up to sun down’ to run their farm in southwestern Ontario. Everything in the dairy farming operation is interconnected. They grow corn on their 325 hectare farm to feed 400 dairy cows. The cows produce 11,000 litres of milk a year. That milk is used to make the prize-winning Mountainoak ...


    By BLOOM

  • Treatment of industrial wastewater

    All industries produce some type of waste product, either from production, maintanance or both. These hazardous and non-hazardous wastes need to be properly stored, treated and discharged to a sewer system or otherwise disposed of. Wastewater treatment is a multi-stage process to renew wastewater before it is discharged to the municipal sewer system. The goal is tio reduce or remove organic ...


    By Newterra

  • Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water management: the evaluation of a customised program

    This paper describes a customised, six-month, leadership development program (LDP) that was designed for emerging leaders in the Australian water industry who were promoting sustainable urban water management (SUWM). It also presents results from an evaluation of the program's benefits, costs and overall ‘return on investment’ (ROI). The program was designed to help build emergent leadership ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public engagement in integrated urban water management in Saudi Arabia: teachers' perceptions in relation to water awareness

    This paper presents an overview of interpretative analysis of a survey to evaluate the potential for public engagement/ positive public participation in integrated urban water management (IUWM) in Saudi Arabia. The research targeted different stakeholders to investigate the current practices and visions, in order to determine the extent to which IUWM could be enhanced by positive stakeholder ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Looking for efficiency through integrated water management between agriculture and urban uses

    Many urban water systems must cope with water scarcity and climate change and additionally they must be able to fulfil the objectives of environmental protection, efficiency and sustainability. At the end they must provide the expected level of service now and in the future horizons. Some new comprehensive approaches are assessing the total water footprint in a territory using the concept of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Valuing stormwater, rainwater and wastewater in the soft path for water management: Australian case studies

    A Water Sensitive City is now commonly acknowledged best practice for designing the cities of the future. In Australia, the National Water Initiative has allocated high priority towards offering insight into successful water sensitive urban development projects, to facilitate capacity building within the industry. This paper shares innovative water sensitive projects implemented at Kogarah City ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flexible data management helps in regulatory compliance, by Colin Thurston, director of product strategy, process industries, thermo fisher scientific

    In the US state of Florida, the public regional wholesale water provider Tampa Bay Water and Veolia Water North America completed a 454,000 cubic meters (120 million gallons per day) water treatment plant that exceeds federal and state drinking water quality standards. The design, build, and operate (DBO) approach helped to save US$80 million and kept the project on schedule.The Tampa Bay Water ...

  • Addressing urban water scarcity: reduce, treat and reuse – the third generation of management to avoid local resources boundaries

    Urban growth leads to geographically concentrated demand for water and food – and to growing volumes of wastewater and organic waste. Left unattended by city authorities, both local and planetary resources boundaries for water and nutrients will be transgressed. A novel partly dynamic ‘flexible water balance’ is developed to explore ways to address a looming water crisis. A systems-based flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water cooperation – building partnerships

    The UN General Assembly has declared 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation. Why do we need to cooperate, on what, for what aim, at what level, with whom and, not least, how? The 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm will raise these questions to the international water community. In two years, a new set of international “Sustainable Development Goals” (SGDs) will ...

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