emergency water supply Articles

  • Hydrogeological and economical simulations: emergency water supply for Muscat

    Urban water in Gulf Cooperation Council countries is principally supplied from desalination plants. However, desalination could be interrupted by natural hazards such as cyclones or harmful algal blooms. Four scenarios have been considered to help public institutions in Muscat to establish a water strategy for emergency situations. The numerical simulations of groundwater pumping have shown that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pharmaceuticals and water supply

    Prescription Drugs have been detected in water supply systems of major cities in the United States including Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia.  In addition, quantities of antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, and hormones are also present in the water supply (Doro-on, 2011).  These new emerging contaminants are designed with small concentrations that can generate specific health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A decision support system for water supply emergency management with multiple sources

    The construction of water transfer projects brings new challenges to water resources management, especially in water supply security with the use of multiple water sources. However, the operations of water diversion and water supply have been considered in separation in practice. In particular, there are few decision support systems (DSS) designed to tackle the challenges in emergency planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Policy transmission: the emerging policy dynamic of water supply infrastructure development in India

    The focus of this paper will be to investigate the nature of policy reform in the water supply infrastructure sector in India. In the formal division of powers, much of the authority to implement policies in this sector rests with state governments and the role of the national government is largely restricted to recommending broad policy directions. Since the late 1990s, with the diffusion of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Delivering water supply and sanitation in fragile states : the transition from emergency to development

    Addressing the challenges of Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCS) is a priority for the World Bank Group and other development partners. Despite substantial aid flows, current modes of support from the international community have not sufficiently achieved stated goals of reducing poverty, increasing stability and strengthening institutions. This note captures the main points and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development

    This note captures the main points and messages from a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3-5 May 2011 under the same title that initiated a community of practice bringing together water supply and sanitation (WSS) actors with actors involved in building core country ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • The PWN Water Supply Company North Holland

    The PWN Water Supply Company located in the North Holland Province of the Netherlands, uses Trojan UV technology to provide an additional barrier to micropollutants. In addition, the UV system disinfects, inactivating chlorine-resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The drinking water treatment plant, located in Andijk, serves approximately a half a million people and treats up to 4,000 cubic ...

  • Salting icy roads affects water supplies

    It’s basic chemistry: Saline water’s freezing point is much lower than fresh water’s, which can help keep ice from forming on roads. To reduce winter accidents, municipal and state workers often apply salt and other compounds to icy roads, because if not accidents start to happen and people end up in need cash in emergency. Unfortunately, this may have unintended consequences ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Return of drinking water supply in Paris to public control

    The ‘reclaiming’ by Paris of its water back into public hands is a paradox in the homeland of transnational water companies and at a time when the European Commission rather favours the liberalisation of public services ‘of general economic interest’. Yet what has happened is more complex. A quick historical review of management formulas in Europe reveals both the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Feasibility study & master plan for water supply reservoir

    Client: North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission   Completion Date: 2003  Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell completed the feasibility study and master plan for a new water supply reservoir in Sullivan County, Mo. Sullivan County and other surrounding counties experienced severe drought conditions for several years and existing water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Further investigation on water-hammer control inline strategy in water-supply systems

    This paper revisited the inline re-design strategy used for water-hammer control into an existing steel-piping water supply system to further promote a comprehensive exploration of the entire design driven parameters set, including pressure-head, circumferential-stress and radial-strain behaviors. This strategy consists of replacing a short-section of the transient sensitive region of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantifying micro-organism removal for safe drinking water supplies

    Over the past ten years the management of microbiological drinking water quality in The Netherlands has shifted from curative administration toward a more preventative strategy. This shift in policy came as a result of the findings of reports from other developed countries which highlighted the risk from persistent pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, some enteroviruses; and the pathogenic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Screening of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds in water supplies of Cyprus

    Cyprus is currently the leading country in antibiotic consumption among all European Union member countries and is likely to have a high consumption of pharmaceuticals overall. This reconnaissance type of project sought to investigate the occurrence of 16 pharmaceuticals, six known or suspected endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), two flame retardants, one insect repellant, and one fragrance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different faces of private sector involvement in the water supply and sanitation sector

    The discussion over Private Sector Involvement (PSI) has changed during the last decade. Originally, the debate focused on whether utilities with PSI were more efficient or not. However, when different contractual forms became more important, the functioning of contracts received more attention. Currently, new types of partnership are emerging and may have better chances to be successful. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of inorganic anions from drinking water supplies by membrane bio/processes

    This paper is designed to provide an overview of the main membrane-assisted processes that can be used for the removal of toxic inorganic anions from drinking water supplies. The emphasis has been placed on integrated process solutions, including the emerging issue of membrane bioreactors. An attempt is made to compare critically recently reported results, reveal the best existing membrane ...


    By Springer

  • Life cycle cost analysis of water supply infrastructure affected by low rainfall in Ethiopia

    This paper challenges the assumption that low cost CAPEX (capital expenditure) water supply infrastructure provides reduced life cycle costs when compared with higher cost CAPEX investments. The assumption is applied through a comparison of 10 years of financial data (2006–2016) from point source water supplies (accompanied by Emergency Expenditure – EMMEX investments – emergency water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergency Safety Showers for Hire

    Emergency safety showers must be situated within 20 metres of a hazard. Crucial seconds lost after exposure to a toxic substance could lead to serious injury or damage to eyesight. Hughes offer a wide range of safety showers and eye/face washes for all environments to help you protect the safety of your workforce.  For short term projects you may not want to commit to purchasing a safety ...

  • Emerging Issues in Human and Ecological Health

    Filling in the gaps between continued population growth and environmental sustainability leads inexorably to questions about supplies of clean fresh water and our ability to manage our ecological resources so they can be enjoyed at their highest uses. This article presents an introduction to the technical aspects of two emerging areas that will be significant to environmental practices in Georgia ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Lake supply & treatment expansion

    Client: City of Fort Smith Completion Date: 2003 - Design2006 - Lake construction2008 - Plant construction Services Provided Supply reservoir enlargement 30 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water plant renovation New 20-MGD dual train water plant addition Pulsating clarifiers ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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