How to understand water age within your water distribution network

Safeguarding the quality of your treated water

Water age is an important performance indicator to many utilities because excessive age can cause problems with disinfection by-products (DBPs).

The water age refers to the time it takes for water to travel from a water source to consumers and is influenced by water distribution system flow velocities and pipe lengths. Continue reading “How to understand water age within your water distribution network”

How are you planning for the next drought?

Expert interview with Michael Butts

Finding answers to environmental concerns, such as water scarcity and droughts issues is a complex task. We posed five questions to our drought expert, Michael Butts.

Follow him as he walks us through this vital topic.
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Five curious facts about climate change

And more in your copy of the guidelines to achieve sustainable adaptation

Higher temperatures and changes to other climate variables are leading to sea level rise as well as changes in wave climate, coastal environments, and the availability and quality of water for irrigation and other water demands. An increased hazard of extreme events such as storms, heavy rainfall and periods of drought and water scarcity is also expected. Continue reading “Five curious facts about climate change”

Flooding: the damage, the danger, and the disruptions

And the four best ways to address it

Picture this: the skies darken and the air starts to tingle. A storm arrives and with it a deluge of rain, eager to fill up the dams and ready to tumble fast into the riverbeds. We stay inside our homes and watch the downpour, warm and cosy.

Then the rivers burst, splashing into the streets, seeping through the cities and flooding muddy waters into our once cosy homes. The world can change on the whim of nature and it can happen in a matter of hours, or even minutes. Continue reading “Flooding: the damage, the danger, and the disruptions”

The secret to supporting sustainable marine aquaculture

Aquaculture is a booming business all over the world, but it is heavily dependent on ambient aquatic conditions.
Sustainable aquaculture requires innovative solutions in order to meet the challenges of nature.
So what’s the secret to being successful in this industry?
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How to enhance operational efficiency in managing water systems

Real-time operation of water infrastructure is an important element in managing water systems. What do we mean by ‘managing water systems’? This includes, but is not limited to, the operation of river and reservoir systems for flood control, irrigation and hydropower production, and operation of urban drainage systems for storm and wastewater management. Continue reading “How to enhance operational efficiency in managing water systems”

Wildfires and their effects on river basins: What you didn’t know

Monitoring programs and decision support systems can help study impacts and facilitate rapid response

Five interesting facts about wildfires and their effects on river basins: Continue reading “Wildfires and their effects on river basins: What you didn’t know”

Infographic: Why you should care about non-revenue water

Did you know that a high non-revenue water (NRW) rate could affect your quality of life in more ways than you think? Or has it occurred to you that USD 9 million worth of water is being lost annually in Asia, for example? Learn more about NRW in this infographic:
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Three steps to increase port efficiency in the planning stage

New dynamic mooring analysis tool allows even better planning of port layout

A port planner knows that the efficiency of a terminal could already be decided during early port planning stages – just by looking at predicted vessel motions. There’s a way to do so even more efficiently as I will describe below. In the initial planning process, all kinds of dynamic impacts should be included into the picture. Continue reading “Three steps to increase port efficiency in the planning stage”