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Mar 27 2015

USF Graduate Students Launch #Reclaimis Photo and Video Contest

"Envision a world where we don't run out of clean water, energy or nutrients." This is the vision behind the 2015 #Reclaimis campaign. In an effort to foster solutions to global problems associated with waste and the management of water, energy and nutrients; USF graduate students and faculty from civil and environmental engineering, anthropology, and marine science have launched a photo and video contest, where the public is asked to define what "reclaiming" resources means to them. ...

Mar 26 2015

Guest Post: Water industry highlights hacking and customer engagement as its main challenge in smart metering

SMi’s 4th annual Smart Water Systems conference will strengthen skills in water management whilst keeping attendees at the forefront of technological breakthroughs to adapt to the growing need for water efficiency. The agenda features over 19 case study driven presentations; speakers representing leading utilities, industry and government bodies; 2 interactive workshops plus over 3 hours of networking. In the run up to the show, SMi Group spoke to some of its key speakers about the conference taking place on 29th and 30th April and about the smart water industry.


Mar 17 2015

Risk of diarrhoea from shallow groundwater contaminated with enteropathogens in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The latest article in our Journal Author Guest Post series comes from Sadhana Shrestha, co-author of Shrestha, S., Haramoto, E., Malla, R. and Nishida, K., (2015) Risk of diarrhoea from shallow groundwater contaminated with enteropathogens in the Kathmandu Valley, NepalJournal of Water and Health Vol 13 No 1 pp 259–269. ...

Mar 10 2015

Author Q&A: Archis Ambulkar

Archis Ambulkar is the author of Guidance for Professional Development in Drinking Water and Wastewater Industrypublished by IWA Publishing in February 2015. We asked him a few questions about the book.

Mar 05 2015

Guest Post: An Interview with Water Metering Pioneers – Thames Water

SMi’s 4th annual Smart Water Systems conference will bring together key opinion leaders, utility companies, regulatory representatives, consultants, investors, engineers and vendors. Highlights include two exclusive keynote addresses from smart water metering pioneers, Thames Water. Attendees will hear Metering Technology Manager, Martin Hall present on lessons learnt from the smart meter roll out and Water Efficiency Manager, Andrew Tucker, speak on customer engagement. ...

Dec 15 2014

Chemicals in Reverse Osmosis-treated Wastewater

The latest article in our Journal Author Guest Post series comes from Kathryn Linge, co-author of Linge, K.L., Blair, P., Busetti, F., Rodriguez, C., Heitz, A., (2012) Chemicals inReverse Osmosis-treated Wastewater: Occurrence, Health Risk, and Contributionto Residual Dissolved Organic Carbon. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA 61 (8), 494-505.

Nov 25 2014

New free book on water-related SDGs: On Target for People and Planet

IWMI scientists urge realistic targets, wise investment choices and sustainable water resources development while building resilient ecosystems

Water-related Sustainable Development Goals need to be appropriate to the local context or poor people and the environment will lose out, according to a new publication by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Key challenges include setting realistic targets, making the right development choices, and promoting sustainable water resources development in a way that values healthy ecosystems, the scientific research organization says in On Target for People and Planet: Setting and Achieving Water-Related Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Nov 14 2014

Guest Post: What are Sand Dams?

What are Sand Dams? 

Sand Dams are the most cost-effective form of rainwater harvesting and provide communities with a clean, local and reliable source of water – even during periods of drought.

Sand Dams store up to 20 million litres of water and provide a year-round supply for up to 1,000 people – with virtually zero operation and maintenance costs.  Sand Dams store water under sand, protecting it from contamination and evaporation – cleaner water that lasts longer.


"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication": a data-driven model for forecasting manganese concentrations in subtropical reservoirs

The latest article in our Journal Author Guest Post series comes from Edoardo Bertone, co-author of Bertone, E., Stewart R.A., Zhang, H., O’Halloran, K. (2014). Intelligent data mining of vertical  profiler  readings  to  predict  manganese  concentrations  in  water  reservoirs. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA 63(7)

Continuously monitoring and managing manganese (Mn) concentrations in drinking water supply reservoirs are paramount for water suppliers, as high concentrations create discoloration of potable water supplied to the customers. Traditional Mn management approaches typically involve manual sampling and laboratory testing of raw water from supply reservoirs on a regular basis (typically weekly) and then treatment decisions are made based on the soluble Mn level exceeding an allowable threshold level. Often Mn testing is conducted all year, but in the sub­‐tropical regions, such as the Gold Coast, Australia, where Advancetown Lake is located, high Mn
concentrations only occur for a brief period during the winter circulation process. ...

Nov 03 2014

Guest Post: Advisory Committee on Water Information Meeting

On Aug. 19-20, the Annual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) was held at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. The presentations given at the meeting are included below, and will be linked on the Actions and Activities Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ...

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