Water Utility Articles

  • Nutrients and Green Energy from Rotterdam`s Wastewater - Case Study

    Rotterdam Innovative Nutrients, Energy and Water Management (RINEW) In the area outside the city of Rotterdam, Evides Waterbedrijf, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Hollandse Delta Water Board and the Delfland Water Board, is working on innovative and sustainable closed loop closure of (waste) water through the recovery of nutrients and energy. ...


    By Nutrient Platform

  • 5 Reasons Smart Water Utilities Need a Weather Station

    Meteorological data can be a critical tool for water utility managers to make intelligent decisions to improve efficiencies, safety, and public information. With the rise of data-driven decision-making and inter-agency collaboration, weather monitoring is becoming increasingly important across government agencies. The Internet of Things movement is a big drive toward Smart Everything – ...

  • Studies: Communication With Public Is Key in Water Issues

    2018 J.D. Power report finds water utility customer satisfaction is lower than reported by local water authorities ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 3 Water Utilities that Lowered their Arsenic Levels with AdEdge

    Finding an appropriate solution to address arsenic in raw water can be challenging for utilities. Studies have shown that when ingested in high concentrations, it is linked to cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder and kidney, and can cause significant skin changes, such as thickening and pigmentation, as well as other health issues. For this reason, the ...

  • Governance, strategy and efficiency of water utilities: the Italian case

    The determinants of the performance of water utilities are a topical issue worldwide. This paper analyzes the relationship between efficiency and corporate governance in Italian water utilities, measured through data envelopment analysis. Using an M-quantile regression model, efficiency estimations are ranked considering relevant governance (board size and composition; firm size) and strategy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Dutch first in the polder - Water Board Zuiderzeeland measures flow rates to achieve sustainability

    The Dutch province of Flevoland lies metres below sea-level. That’s why rain and seepage need to be removed from the polder, some 6 metres up. And that’s the reason Flevoland is drained continuously by seven huge pumping stations. The quantity of energy involved in this is as great as the energy consumption of 4,000 households. Water Board Zuiderzeeland has launched the ‘Energy ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Business Intelligence: Use as Directed

    There is hope for Business Intelligence (BI) in Industrial Sales and Marketing. Not only for our industrial customers, but for ourselves.   As companies selling to industrial clients, we are eager to add more value and help our customers achieve operational excellence. However, as purveyors of business intelligence (BI) solutions, we don’t necessarily follow our own ...


    By FirmoGraphs, LLC

  • Report: Energy and utility companies can help preserve water resources

    By investing in new technologies and infrastructure, together they can help reduce problems associated with water shortages While both humans and their commercial operations rely on fresh water more than ever, sources of clean water are becoming scarcer. Climate change, droughts, increasing agricultural needs, water pollution, and global economic and population growth all contribute to ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Emergency tank showers specified for Major water utility companies

    Personnel within the water utilities industry are often exposed to remote and demanding environments due to the dangerous chemicals, such as sulphites and chloride, used in water treatment. To protect the safety of the workforce International and European standards state that emergency safety equipment should be installed within 10 seconds’ reach and on the same level as a potential hazard. ...

  • Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone

    Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Examining the economies of scale of water and sewage utilities in the urban sector: the case of Israel

    This study applies econometric tools to examine the economies of scale of the water and sewage utilities corporation (utilities) in the urban sector in Israel, and to find whether reducing the number of utilities will maximize efficiency in the urban water sector. Using an econometric analysis of an elasticity Translog cost function, which allows the estimation of returns to scale, the authors ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Use of Water Quality and Process Models for Minimizing Wastewater Utility Greenhouse Gas Footprints

    The Use of Water Quality and Process Models for Minimizing Wastewater Utility Greenhouse Gas Footprints provides an understanding of the processes that are responsible for the major contributions to GHG emissions from WWTP and sewer systems (e.g. heterotrophic denitrification, autotrophic nitrification, autotrophic denitrification, methanogenesis). This knowledge is translated into mathematical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Loading and unloading in less than two minutes!

    This is now a reality for a regional Dutch water board and made possible using the special Roll-On Roll-Off system under the new BA-C450S8 emergency pump unit. An extremely satisfied Jan van der Lingen of the Noorderkwartier district water board, states: “It's of vital importance to get the emergency pump equipment quickly to where it’s needed. That is why this system is ideal for us, ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Internal audit, certification and maturity assessment based on ISO55001 in Sendai wastewater utility, Japan

    Sendai Wastewater Utility acquired the first certification of ISO55001 in Japan at March 2014. ISO55001 is the international standard for asset management systems and was published in January 2014. During the process towards certification, the maturity assessment, internal audit and certification exam based on ISO55001 were all executed. It was possible, therefore, to compare the three ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing human resources renovation needs in water utilities

    Human resources are one of the most important assets of water utilities (WUs), being responsible for assuring systems management and playing an important role in the tacit forms of organizational knowledge. In organizations with responsibility for managing extensive, diverse infrastructure with long life-cycles, with adequate service and acceptable risk levels, knowledge transfer between peers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Asset Management International (WAMI) and Water Utility Management International (WUMI) platform migration

    If you are a subscriber to WUMI and WAMI, from November 2015 to March 2016 you will be able to download your issues from the WaterWiki. As of 26th October, IWA Publishing will be sending an email to all subscribers with login and password details for the protected area on the Wiki platform. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water services sector reform: the Kosova experience

    Governments of countries with emerging economies usually are not very successful in providing safe and sufficient potable water and adequate wastewater services to their citizens. The reasons vary from inadequate institutional structures to chronic under-investment in water infrastructure. To address this, governments embark on reforms based on commonly accepted principles of good governance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The most efficient clusters of Brazilian water companies

    Usually water utilities provide their services under natural monopoly, with few incentives to become efficient, therefore affecting customers in the form of expensive tariffs. Hence, it is extremely important to find out the sources of inefficiency. The present study aims to identify the most efficient water utility groups in Brazil. For this purpose, a robust non-parametric method was ...


    By IWA Publishing

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