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”

How to break down barriers with social learning

The role of serious gaming in tackling water governance challenges

Transitions towards sustainable water governance will likely require innovative learning partnerships between a variety of stakeholders. It is essential that such partnerships involve novel methods for communicating ideas and knowledge while offering an enabling environment to connect various stakeholder groups informally. Continue reading “How to break down barriers with social learning”

Reducing port sedimentation: Why careful planning of port layouts is important on sandy coasts

Improved long-term predictions of the bathymetry in ports now possible due to new innovative modelling technology.

For many ports and harbours, maintenance dredging is the biggest single expenditure in their goal to ensure clear and safe navigation.
Along sandy coasts, sediment is transported along the shoreline by the impact of waves, tide and currents, and potentially accumulates in port areas.

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Two critical steps when dealing with oil spills

What should be done to manage a marine oil spill? Here are two critical steps!

The 3rd January 2017 collision between a Singapore-registered ship and another vessel near Pasir Gudang Port in Johor, Malaysia saw almost 300 tonnes of bunker fuel spilled in a narrow channel. This is one of Singapore’s worst spills that has happened in recent years due to the proximity to very sensitive environment.

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