water assessment Articles

  • Statewide souce water assessment

    Client: Kansas Department of Health & Environment Completion Date: June 2003 Services Provided Program management Internet tool development GIS with data file integration Education Recruitment Training Public involvement Source water assessments ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • European waters - assessment of status and pressures

    EEA 2012 'State of Europe's water' assessments 2012 is the European year of water in which the European Commission published its 'Blueprint to safeguard Europe's waters' (referred to hereafter as the Blueprint) comprising reviews of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC), water scarcity and drought and adaptation to climate change policies. To accompany and inform the blueprint, ...

  • WATER ASSESSMENTS: In Search of Hidden Dividends

    Untitled Document A close look at all aspects of your water- and wastewater-treatment systems can reveal opportunities for cost savings, improved operation, reduced ...


  • Assessing social concerns in water tariffs

    In the European Union, water supply services are referred to as ‘services of general interest’, meaning that they are subject to multiple, potentially conflicting, public service obligations. This paper considers empirical data for Portuguese municipalities and provides a comprehensive approach to assessing the social dimension by evaluating whether the concerns of universal access ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Europe`s environment — An assessment of assessments

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced four pan-European 'state of Europe's environment' reports in support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 'Environment for Europe' process (1). Over time, and in conjunction with a host of other reports (including the additional four five-yearly state and outlook reports produced by the EEA for its geographical area (2)), ...

  • Water Quality Assessment and Onshore Development in Tropical Waters

    Standards for bacteriological recreational water quality in Puerto Rico are those proposed by US EPA. The standard for primary contact recreational use has both single-sample limits and running- average threshold limits based on historical data developed for the specific site. La Parguera is the site of a Special Marine Reserve and counts among its unusual habitats a phosphorescent bay, important ...

  • Sharing Transboundary Waters - an integrated assessment of equitable entitlement : the Legal Assessment model

    More than 40 per cent of the world’s population -- including some of the most poverty stricken -- depend upon water that originates in sources beyond their national borders. How can they be assured access to adequate water supply and sanitation if their State is subject to the activities of other sovereign entities? When a transboundary watercourse State (TWC State) uses more than its ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of source tracking methods for application in spring water

    For discriminating between human and animal faecal contamination in water, microbial source tracking (MST) approaches using different indicators have been employed. In the current study, a range of 10 such MST indicators described in the scientific literature were comparatively assessed. Bacteriophages infecting host strains of Bacteroides (GA-17, GB-124 and ARABA 84) as well as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A preliminary water footprint assessment of copper production in China

    Scarcer water resources, stricter water regulations, decline in ore grade and increasing controversy on water use between local communities and mining operators have raised awareness of good water stewardship as being vital to running commercially viable mining operations. Water footprint assessment (WFA) is a holistic methodological framework that allows detailed quantification of direct and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An interdisciplinary approach to the assessment of water recycling technology options

    Whilst work on the development of engineering options for water recycling has continued apace over the last decade, less attention has been paid to the problem of selecting appropriate technologies for particular applications. This paper firstly reviews the motivations for a cross-disciplinary approach to technology selection in this context, highlighting the process of translating research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Challenges to International Waters; Regional Assessments in a Global Perspective

    The GIWA Final Report provides a comprehensive review of the most important findings from the GIWA regional reports. It summarises the major transboundary concerns and their environmental and socio-economic impacts. To better understand these concerns and develop solutions to address them, the Report identifies the root causes and draws policy relevant conclusions. It also outlines knowledge gaps ...


  • Selection of monitoring locations for storm water quality assessment

    Storm water runoff is a major contributor to the pollution of receiving waters. Storm water characteristics may vary significantly between locations and events. Hence, for each given location, this necessitates a well-designed monitoring campaign prior to selection of an appropriate storm water management strategy. The challenge for the design of a monitoring campaign with a given budget is to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of metrics for resilient design of water distribution networks

    Water distribution networks (WDNs) play a crucial role in the well-being of human populations and economic prosperity. It is essential that they cope with abnormal operating conditions and recover functionality quickly. Traditionally, WDNs are designed using cost and reliability objectives, but there is a lack of consensus on the definition and quantification of reliability which typically is a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Antiviral pandemic risk assessment for urban receiving waters

    An 80% metabolic conversion of the Tamiflu® pro-drug (oseltamivir phosphate, OP) to its metabolite oseltamivir carboxylate (OC) and a high excretion rate combined with poor removal at sewage treatment works (STWs) means that potentially high STW OC emissions may occur in receiving waters. A risk assessment approach undertaken within the River Lee catchment in North East London indicates that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of swimmer behaviors on pool water ingestion

    Enteric pathogens in pool water can be unintentionally ingested during swimming, increasing the likelihood of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI). AGI cases in outbreaks are more likely to submerge heads than non-cases, but an association is unknown since outbreak data are self-reported and prone to bias. In the present study, head submersion frequency and duration were observed and analyzed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An integrated approach for urban water quality assessment

    This paper introduces an integrated approach for the assessment of receiving water quality and the relative contribution of the urban drainage system to perceived receiving water quality problems. The approach combines mass balances with relatively simple receiving water impact models. The research project has learned that the urban drainage system is only one of the determining factors with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality assessment of a polluted urban river

    Urban rivers in Latin America are heavily impacted by human activities that affect their functions and services. This paper shows the results of a water quality assessment for the Reconquista River, the second most polluted urban river in Argentina. They allowed the identification of the main processes of transport of pollutants and the prioritisation of different areas of the basin for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing global water risks and source water vulnerabilities case study

    Challenge: One of the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits companies in the world, and a widely regarded global leader in sustainability, retained Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy team to assess localized water stress conditions throughout its global operations. The company wanted a prioritization of local risks against the best available internal and external data. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water 2012

    The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water report is produced every two years by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water. It provides a global update on the policy frameworks, institutional arrangements, human resource base, and international and national finance streams in support of sanitation and drinking water. It is a substantive input into ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water security for Kuwait: assessing the feasibility of water imports from Iran

    According to a recent paper by Schwartz and Ibaraki (2011), overuse and depletion of groundwater resources have caused the extinction of whole civilisations. Water–scarce countries seek additional supplies through a variety of methods such as conservation, drilling additional wells, building desalination plants and importing water. Kuwait, where surface water is totally absent, has aquifers that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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