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Oct 21 2014

The IWA WaterWiki: Now Recruiting Reviewers

The WaterWiki is now recruiting reviewers to join its Editorial Group.Click here to download more information. ...

Oct 03 2014

Guest Post: The Performance of Wastewater Treatment (Stabilization) Pond Systems Globally

This Guest Post comes from Matthew E. Verbyla University of South Florida verbylam@mail.usf.edu 

Wastewater treatment ponds are perhaps the most widely used treatment technologies in the world, especially for smaller cities and towns. There are reportedly more than 8,000 wastewater treatment pond systems in the United States (Figure 1). France has approximately 2,500 systems (Mara and Pearson 1998), Colombia has at least 100 (Figure 2) and they are the most commonly-used technology in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Brazil—in fact, wastewater treatment ponds comprise nearly half of all wastewater treatment facilities in Latin America (Noyola et al. 2012). Wastewater treatment pond system effluent is often reused by farmers for irrigation (Mara 2003). ...

Sep 21 2014

Interview: Professor Marcos von Sperling

Ahead of the WaterWiki Event at the World Water Congress, we caught up with author Professor Marcos von Sperling whose books form the foundation of one of our most popular pages, the Free eBook resource. We asked Marcos to tell us a little bit about himself and why he chose to make his books available for free on the WaterWiki. ...

Sep 15 2014

Guest Post: Recent Publication on Virus Removal in Wastewater Treatment Ponds

This Guest Post comes from Matthew E. Verbyla University of South Florida verbylam@mail.usf.edu

At the University of South Florida, we have been studying pathogen removal in wastewater treatment pond systems in Bolivia for the past couple years (Verbyla et al. 2013a, b). Our most recent publication (Symonds et al. 2014) examines the removal of viruses in these systems. The efficiency of virus removal in wastewater treatment ponds is still poorly understood and the overall consensus has changed throughout the years. ...

Sep 09 2014

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

This is a Guest Post by  Andrew Maddocks and Paul Reig - September 05, 2014 courtesy of  The World Resources Institute Blog. To read the original post, click here.

The shale gas revolution, which began nearly 10 years ago in the United States, is poised to spread across the globe. For many countries, shale gas could strengthen energy security while cutting emissions.

But unlocking this massive resource comes with a significant environmental risk: access to freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use. Drilling and then hydraulic fracturing each shale gas well uses large volumes of water for short periods of time—between 7 million and 25 million liters (1.2 million and 6.6 million gallons).

This week, WRI released Global Shale Development: Water Availability & and Business Risk, a first-of-its-kind report that raises a yellow flag: a series of water availability-related challenges could limit shale resource development on six continents. Three countries help tell the complex story: China, Argentina, and the United Kingdom. ...

Aug 27 2014

Synthetic organic water contaminants in developing communities

The latest article in our Journal Authors Guest Post series comes from Josh Kearns, co-author of 'Synthetic organicwater contaminants in developing communities: an overlooked challenge addressed by adsorption with locally generated char' J WASH DEV, Vol. 4, Is. 3, pp. 422-436 ...

Aug 14 2014

Author Interview Series: Jaime Melo Baptista

Our Author Interview blog post series puts our 5 questions to some of our most popular IWA authors.

This blog post comes from Jaime Melo Baptista, Chairman of the Board of the Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulatory Authority (ERSAR) and author of The Regulation of Water and Waste Services: An Integrated Approach (Rita-Ersar)to be published by IWA in October 2014. ...

Aug 04 2014

Author Interview Series: Matthijs Bonte

Our Author Interview blog post series puts our 5 questions to some of our most popular IWA authors.

This blog post comes from Matthijs Bonte, author of Impacts of Shallow Geothermal Energy on Groundwater Qualityto be published by IWA in October 2014. ...

Jul 29 2014

Author Interview Series: Charles Carneiro

Our Author Interview blog post series puts our 5 questions to some of our most popular IWA authors.

This blog post comes from Charles Carneiro, co-author, with Cleverson Vitorio Andreoli and Cynara de Lourdes da Nobrega Cunha,  of Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management - An applied example of Integrated Basin Management Interdisciplinary Researchto be published by IWA in October 2014. ...

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