Water Resources Articles

  • Get more out of Water Resources Engineering Models

    The effort required to develop water resources engineering models can be significant. But once developed, in many instances the models are only evaluated for a limited, or a single set of conditions. The results and predictions obtained from these evaluations are the ones used in design, presented in reports and conveyed to decision makers and the public. This approach might serve ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Get More Out of Water Resources Engineering Models

    by Venu Kandiah, PhD, P.E. Senior Water Resources Engineer The effort required to develop water resources engineering models can be significant. But once developed, in many instances the models are only evaluated for a limited, or a single set of conditions. The results and predictions obtained from these evaluations are the ones used in design, presented in reports and ...


    By XP Solutions

  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study

    Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Innovative renewal strategies for optimized pipeline management

    Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money. As this informative Opflow article discusses, by more precisely understanding the condition of buried infrastructure, water utilities can more effectively focus resources to prolong safety and increase ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • In a Future of Extremes, Southeastern States Must Have Water Management Policies

    Introduction Climate change is expected to have an impact on every type of weather phenomenon that occurs on Earth.  The nature and magnitude of the impact varies with the location on the planet and the type of weather in question, and coupled climate-weather models, have different degrees of uncertainty about different types of weather (though these models are dramatically improving ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Top 5 ways marine researchers are currently using Underwater Drones

    Marine researchers around the world are utilizing Deep Trekker Underwater Drones (or ROVs) in their marine projects; here are the top 5 applications being used today. In a few weeks, the world will gather in San Diego, California for the Oceanology International North America exhibition. It will bring together ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Polishing of municipal secondary effluent using native microalgae consortia

    This work evaluates the use of native microalgae consortia for a dual role: polishing treatment of municipal wastewater effluents and microalgae biomass feedstock potential for biodiesel or biofertilizer production. An initial screening was undertaken to test N and P removal from secondary effluents and biomass production by 12 consortia. A subsequent treatment was performed by selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Condition assessment program continues in North Queensland

    Justification of an ongoing condition assessment program can, at times, be difficult for water utilities. However, successful inspections that deliver actionable outcomes on how to manage aging assets make this justification much easier. Certainly that was the case for Mackay Regional Council (MRC) when it engaged the services of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Monitoring underground water resources in Brazil

    Monitoring underground water resources in Brazil The Coca-Cola FENSA plant in Mogi das Cruzes is responsible for bottling mineral water supplied from two ground water sources. The plant is a benchmark for environmental sustainability projects. With this pioneer project the Mogi das Cruzes plant was the first of the Coca-Cola FENSA Group to install an online analysis monitoring, using ...

  • 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.

  • Identification of monthly municipal water demand system based on autoregressive integrated moving average model tuned by particle swarm optimization

    In this paper, a modeling-identification approach for the monthly municipal water demand system in Hail region, Saudi Arabia, is developed. This approach is based on an auto-regressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model tuned by the particle swarm optimization (PSO). The ARIMA (p, d, q) modeling requires estimation of the integer orders p and q of the AR and MA parts; and the real ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Changes in the water quantity and quality of the Euphrates river are associated with natural aspects of the landscape

    It has been argued that dam construction and irrigation projects in Turkey and Syria would diminish the flow of the Euphrates River and increase salinity levels. However, previous studies have not systematically defined the baseline changes in the quantity and quality of the river water. In this study, we associate variations in flow quantity and quality of water with natural aspects. We ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automating drainage direction and physiographic inputs to the CEQUEAU hydrological model: sensitivity testing on the lower Saint John River watershed, Canada

    CEQUEAU is a process-based hydrological model capable of simulating river flows and temperatures. Despite an active user base, no facility yet exists for the automatic assembly and input of watershed data required for flow simulations. CEQUEAU can therefore be time-consuming to implement, particularly on large (≥104 km2) watersheds. We detail a new MATLAB toolbox designed to remove this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simulation and uncertainty analysis for groundwater levels using radial basis function neural network and support vector machine models

    Accurate measurement of groundwater levels is often difficult and involves great uncertainty. Therefore, simulating and predicting the fluctuating behavior of groundwater levels is necessary for water resource planning and management. In this study, radial basis function (RBF) neural networks and support vector machines (SVM) were employed to simulate groundwater level fluctuations. The time ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality and antifungal susceptibility of opportunistic yeast pathogens from rivers

    Yeasts from water sources have been associated with diseases ranging from superficial mucosal infections to life threatening diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the water quality as well as diversity and antifungal susceptibility of yeasts from two rivers. Yeast levels and physico-chemical parameter data were analyzed by principal component analysis to determine correlations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

    Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms. Researchers have undertaken one of the most detailed assessments of extreme sea level and coastal flooding ever carried out ...

  • Quarry Park Fire Department Boat Launch - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, economical and reliable solution to a flood-damaged boat lauch. Calgary’s 2013 flood caused extensive damage to infrastructure across the city. Fire Department boat launches on the Bow River, vital for emergency response, suffered a range of impacts. The Graves Bridge launch under Glenmore Trail was abandoned in favor of the Quarry Park launch ...


    By Nilex

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