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Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources. It is a sub-set of water cycle management. Ideally, water resource management planning has regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands. As with other resource management, this is rarely possible in practice.

A Material World

A Material World

Increased water demands against the backdrop of challenges on water sources are necessitating pipe infrastructure projects to ensure the reliable delivery of water for the long term. A major consideration for every potable water project is choosing from among the variety of pipe materials on the market. With reclaimed water

Temporary Erosion Control  Best Management Practices – Installation & Implementation

Temporary Erosion Control Best Management Practices – Installation & Implementation

When designing your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) there are several temporary best management practices to pick from, but picking the right one can be tricky. Between considering site conditions, performance goals, installation methods, and regulations…how can you assess, select, and install the right BMP for your site?

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Stormwater Performance Assessment: Inspection, Testing, and Monitoring

Stormwater Performance Assessment: Inspection, Testing, and Monitoring

Even the best designed stormwater treatment practices decline in performance over time. Regular assessment of the treatment’s performance (in relation to its goal) is critical for quantifying and qualifying its current performance, necessary maintenance, and future expectations. But…what is the best assessment method for your treatment? And, how can you

Playing Dirty in the War for Water

Playing Dirty in the War for Water

I am a farmer’s daughter. I grew up checking sprinklers and changing irrigation with my dad in a pair of muddy boots. The experience afforded me an intimate awareness of the importance of having affordable water to nourish one’s crops. My family still farms in California, and as my last

Department of State Saves With ESCO Model

Department of State Saves With ESCO Model

Retro-Tech Systems and RTS Water Solutions provided a large lighting, electrical, and water project for the US Department of State, located in our national capital of Washington DC, as a partner with a National Energy Service Company. The contract encompassed over 3.3 million square feet within several Federal Buildings, including

Paying With Savings

Paying With Savings

Energy efficiency is an integral part of sustainable energy strategies. Implementing a comprehensive energy efficiency reference project that pays for itself through the resulting energy savings can be a complex undertaking.

The idea of an energy savings business goes back to the energy crisis of the late ’70s. Combating energy costs

The Ditches That Made Magic

The Ditches That Made Magic

Visitors to Twin Falls, ID during the summer months find it much cooler than the original pioneers of the 1800s would have. Streams and ditches meander through the town, which is lined with yellow irises and cattails. They cool the air and provide trees and shade to take breaks from

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