industrial water industry Articles

  • Water Loss UK 2012

    In May 2005 a seminar was held at the NEC in Birmingham to introduce the UK water industry to the work of the International Water Association (IWA) Water Loss Task Force. A similar event was held at the NEC Crowne Plaza Hotel in June 2009. Both events were well received and attracted over 100 delegates. Since then the WLTF has become a Specialist Group in IWA due to the importance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Woes — And Winners

    Businesses can barely use the word “water” today without also adding “risk,” “crisis,” “shortage” or another similarly miserable modifier. With a 40 percent shortfall predicted by 2030, it’s no wonder the World Economic Forum has pegged ...


    By Ensia

  • Reuse of Effluent to Slove Problem of Water Scarcity

    Industrial wastewater treatment covers the mechanism and processes used to treat waters that have been contaminated prior to its release into the environment or its re-use. It is estimated that 70 percent of the world's surface is covered by water. Where 97.5 percent of the total is salt water, - out of remaining 2.5 percent fresh water and 68.7 percent is frozen in ice caps and glaciers. So ...

  • Leveraging the capacity of the informal water sector workforce

    The global shortage of skilled professionals in the water sector is a major industry challenge, particularly in an era of growing water scarcity and increasing demand for water from agriculture, industry and domestic consumption. As utilities move to improve their performance in water service delivery, to meet the demands of both consumers and sustainable development, a fit for purpose workforce ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing the environmental impact of the water footprint in Beijing, China

    Beijing is experiencing a shortage of water resources. Its rapid development and dense population have caused an extreme demand for water. This study quantifies the water footprint of Beijing at the sectoral level using a modified input–output model and estimates the impacts of freshwater use by life cycle impact assessment. The results suggest that the main water source of Beijing industries ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Entrepreneurs in Mexico city turn water risk into opportunity

    This story is part of the “Aqueduct Sneak Peek” series. Aqueduct Sneak Peek provides an early look at how various stakeholders can use Aqueduct’s updated global water risk maps, which will be released in January 2013. Read more posts in ...

  • Does water governance matter to water sector performance? Evidence from ten provinces in China

    Water scarcity ranks as one of China's most serious problems today and in the foreseeable future. Rapid urbanization and industrialization and the attendant problems of overconsumption, pollution and inefficient water use have driven and will continue to drive China's water crisis. Most scholars assert that improving water governance is the key to water security in developing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Growing water shortages, air & water pollution challenge US to take a sustainable approach to the environment

    With 36 states expected to experience moderate to extreme water shortages by the year 2013, the time has come for the United States to rethink its approach to the treatment, storage and reuse of water on a residential, industrial, and municipal level, according to Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc. President Shane Keaney. “The aging United States water treatment infrastructure now ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Why Current Water Treatment Technology Can`t Solve The Global Water Crisis

    Summary GE, Veolia, Dow and American Water Works are selling billions in water treatment technology. All their water treatment technologies work or they wouldn't be selling. In spite of effective water treatment technologies, the global water crisis persists. The problem is the high cost of current ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Water scarcity & climate change: Growing risks for businesses & investors

    Water is crucial for the economy. Virtually every industry from agriculture, electric power and industrial manufacturing to beverage, apparel, and tourism relies on it to grow and ultimately sustain their business. Yet water is becoming scarcer globally and every indication is that it will become even more so in the future. Decreasing availability, declining quality, and growing demand for water ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Genetic algorithm-based optimization of water resources allocation under drought conditions

    The efficient allocation of increasingly scarce water resources is a growing challenge worldwide, particularly during times of drought. This paper describes the development and application of an innovative technique to optimize the allocation of raw water supply to the city of London, UK during a period of drought in 2006. Using genetic algorithms, an optimization tool was developed to derive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reuse to the Rescue: Learn How Advanced Technology Can Help Combat Water Scarcity

    Global water scarcity and increasing population makes wastewater treatment and recycling a strategic imperative for human and economic development. Large volumes of wastewater are generated daily in every community and at water-intensive industrial facilities. As the demand for water grows, so does demand for the treatment and reuse of this water. Thanks to Dow innovation, people worldwide are ...

  • Scarcity to solution: perceived reasons for safe drinking water scarcity and local coping responses in a coastal village of Bangladesh

    People are directly and indirectly exposed to changing weather patterns through changes in the quality of water, air, and food changes in ecosystems, agriculture, industry, human settlements and the economy. Hence, this study explored local perceived reasons for safe drinking water scarcity and under such circumstances the coping responses in their region. This is a descriptive study based on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing scarcity: changing the paradigm for sustainable resource management

    As Arizona’s fastest growing private water and wastewater utility, Global Water Resources (“Global”) is driving the deployment of efficient water resource management to ensure the sustainability of development. The drought plagued Southwest, poised to experience continued rapid growth, does so at the peril of its limited groundwater supplies. Thus, water conservation is imperative in the desert ...

  • Nanotechnology innovation as a deus ex machine and potential effects on sustainability in a global context

    Researchers, governments and industries developing products present the miraculous benefits associated with nanotechnology stating that it will be transformative capable of alleviating water, energy and material shortages globally. Nanotechnology development is framed in this way to discourage early opposition, as those against it would also appear to be against future global social equity. There ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?

    An increasingly water-stressed world takes a new look at desalination. It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it’s drinkable. But it’s far more complex than it appears at first glance. It’s also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by population growth, development, droughts, ...


    By Ensia

  • Amidst California’s drought, an opportunity for action

    News of California’s epic drought continues to reverberate around the nation. Not only have millions of Californians been cut off from their usual water supply, but the drought is threatening the state’s multi-billion-dollar agriculture and tourism industries. To learn about the ...

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