water management rule Articles

  • Realising sustainable urban water management: Can social theory help?

    It has been acknowledged, in Australia and beyond, that existing urban water systems and management lead to unsustainable outcomes. Therefore, our current socio-technical systems, consisting of institutions, structures and rules, which guide traditional urban water practices, need to change. If a change towards sustainable urban water management (SUWM) practices is to occur, a transformation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Custom functionality and integrative approaches for hydrological modelling tools for water resources planning and management

    This paper outlines the application and usefulness of a software platform that enables hydrologists to develop custom functionality in a new hydrological modelling tool, eWater Source, designed for water resources planning and management. The flexible architecture of the software allows incorporation of third-party components as plug-ins to add new capabilities that are not built in. Plug-ins ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) management in the United States: floods and storm surges

    Water resources planning and management has evolved in the United States through several distinct stages over the past two centuries, transitioning from a concern for inland waterways transportation to single purpose flood control and finally to multiple purpose large reservoirs. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) was always considered to be one of the main goals of these strategies. Reviewing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why justice matters in water governance: some ideas for a ‘water justice framework’

    This paper and Special Issue build a case for why justice matters in water governance and why it should be explicitly accounted for in water management and allocation. It describes four characteristics of water and their implications for social and environmental justice. These four characteristics – the spatial and temporal uneven distribution of water; the fact that water is essential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Lessons From Europe? a comparative analysis of the legal frameworks that Govern Europe`s Transboundary Waters

    More than one-half of the world’s population depends on water that crosses state borders, making national governments reliant upon their o-riparian neighbors. On a globe that seems to grow smaller every day, the interdependencies arising from the sharing of such a precious resource are easily identifiable, and yet not so readily understood nor managed. This Article examines the legal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Security through diversity: moving from rhetoric to practice

    In response to a range of contemporary urban water challenges, there is an increasingly urgent need to change the way water is used in our cities. In Australia, the ‘Security through Diversity’ policy has been introduced in a number of cities to help facilitate a shift towards sustainable urban water management. This qualitative case study research investigated the interpretation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 1. Introduction

    After long periods during which water management implied working against nature to ensure ‘progress’ for mankind, there has been a remarkable paradigm shift in the last one or two decennia. Several European countries, including the Netherlands, experienced floods and risky high waters from rivers. Although further improving dikes and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • “Trump Views on Chemicals Law Not Yet Known: Policy Watchers” Quotes James V. Aidala, Charles M. Auer, and Lynn L. Bergeson

    On November 30, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with B&C, and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C, on impacts the Trump Administration may have on chemical laws. “It's very hard to know what the thinking ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. desalination industry grows since 2000; seen as essential to meeting supply needs

    With supplies of clean water becoming more scarce in certain areas and demand increasing, desalination is on the rise in the United States, water professionals told BNA. Half again as many municipal desalination plants were built between 2000 and 2010 as were built in the preceding three decades, according to research by water sector consultant Mike Mickley that was published in 2012 in the IDA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • The end and beginning of the Arctic

    At the top of the world, it’s time to get ready for a new future. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers’ fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Guaynabo WTP in Puerto Rico saves thousands with UV254 Monitoring Package - Case Study

    Summary Dealing with fluctuating water sources is not an easy task for plant operators. Seasonal variation, heavy rain fall or accidental contamination events change the raw water quality, requiring immediate attention. This is a familiar scenario for Facility Manager, Nancy Ma. Cáceres Acosta at the Los Filtros Water Treatment Plant in Puerto Rico. She has been producing highquality ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

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