well water supply Articles

  • The Effects of Intermittent Supply on Water Distribution Networks

    The world’s population is increasing at a tremendous rate, the world’s renewable water resources are reducing rapidly, the gap between supply and demand is widening with urbanisation and climate change making it even wider. This paper reviews how the Water Board of Lemesos, Cyprus, a water utility with a proven history of managing extremely well its distribution network, was forced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Treatment Solutions To Address Water Scarcity

    We can see through the past, present and into the future that water is life. Without water we cannot sustain life and we have no alternatives. Many think that water will become an issue larger than petroleum to people, governments and businesses across the world. GWT designs ane provides sustainable water solutions to meet water scarcity challenges across the world.  Over 97% of the ...

  • 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

  • The impacts of climate change on water diversion strategies for a water deficit reservoir

    This paper presents an assessment framework that analyses the impacts of climate change on the water diversion strategies of a water transfer project in China. A water diversion strategy consists of high and low water levels as well as related diversion flows in four operating periods: pre-flood, flood, post-flood and non-flood periods. The optimal water diversion problem is defined as a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The electricity–water nexus: is a crisis imminent?

    Several recent studies have warned that there will be widespread water shortages in many regions of the USA in the near future largely because of high demand for water in the production of electricity. This study reviews studies addressing electricity generation and water availability and concludes that electricity production is not likely to lead to water shortages in most regions for several ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GWT Innovation in Water Solutions To Meet Water Scarcity Across The World

    We can see through the past, present and into the future that water is life. Without water we cannot sustain life and we have no alternatives. Many think that water will become an issue larger than petroleum to people, governments and businesses across the world. Over 97% of the earth is covered by water; however, only about 3% of the water is suitable for consumption by plant, human, and animal ...

  • Addressing water scarcity through recycling and reuse

    While governments in water scarce regions are looking for ways to expand water recycling and reuse, they often have difficulty finding information on the policy options from which they might choose. The purpose of this white paper is to provide such a menu of policy options, drawing on examples from around the world. While this is only a representative sample and does not provide an exhaustive ...


  • What does rebounding water use look like? An examination of post-drought and post-flood water end-use demand in Queensland, Australia

    Rebounding water use behaviour has been observed in communities that have experienced plentiful water supply following a very dry period. However, the drivers of such rebounds in water consumption are varied and not well understood. Knowledge of such drivers can greatly assist managers towards proactive demand management, modelling and timely promotion of water efficient behaviours. Total and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water scarcity and institutional change: lessons in adaptive governance from the drought experience of Perth, Western Australia

    Urban water systems will be increasingly challenged under future climates and global pressures. Meeting challenges by reconfiguring water systems to integrate supplies and deliver multifunctional uses is technically well described. Adjusting the institutions that frame the management of these systems is not well operationalized in practice or conceptualized in theory. This study seeks to address ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How climate change impacts America’s energy infrastructure

    As we’ve seen recently with Hurricane Sandy, epic drought, and wildfires, climate change visibly impacts lives and livelihoods throughout ...

  • 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

  • The Science Behind the U.S. Drought

    Heat and drought continue to blanket the United States, leaving 54 percent of the nation’s pasture and rangeland, 38 percent of its corn crop, and 30 percent of soybeans in “poor” or “very poor” condition. As of the end of June, 55 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing moderate or extreme drought – the most ...

  • Could food shortages bring down civilization?

    “In early 2008, Saudi Arabia announced that, after being self-sufficient in wheat for over 20 years, the non-replenishable aquifer it had been pumping for irrigation was largely depleted,” writes Lester R. Brown in his new book, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (W.W. Norton & Company). “In response, officials said they would reduce their wheat harvest by one eighth each year ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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