Tag: water resource management

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.

Sustainable Water Partnership Launches SWPWATER.ORG Web Resource to Foster Global Collaboration on Water Security

Sustainable Water Partnership Launches SWPWATER.ORG Web Resource to Foster Global Collaboration on Water Security

SWPWater.org, launched by the USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), led by Winrock International, will enable greater access to information and resources about global water security. Through the aggregation of water security news and innovations, and the publication of original resources and toolkits, SWPWater.org will foster public-private collaboration across the globe

On the Pulse

On the Pulse

The town of Olds in Alberta, Canada, faced a daunting task. The public works and utilities department, serving the town of approximately 8,000, set out in 2007 to decrease the municipality’s total water usage by 10% by January 2017, using the amount of water it consumed in 2006 as a

Editor’s Comments: Solutions to Water Scarcity

Editor’s Comments: Solutions to Water Scarcity

“ANYONE WHO CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF WATER WILL BE WORTHY OF TWO NOBEL PRIZES—ONE FOR PEACE AND ONE FOR SCIENCE.”
—PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1962

I learned recently that the first recorded water conflict occurred more than 4,500 years ago near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge Is Power

Water utilities throughout the US struggle with declining resources and growing populations. Declining supplies and aging infrastructure also make delivering reliable, clean water a challenge.

Every Water System Leaks: Find Out How Your State Scores

Every Water System Leaks: Find Out How Your State Scores

As long as we’ve been moving water, we’ve been losing it.

With water loss exceeding 30% in some areas, the consequences of non-revenue water have never been greater and it’s imperative that we start to apply the lessons we have been learning.

A few weeks ago, we looked at the idea of “drought shaming,” where people are

When Ag Runoff Goes Nuclear: When Should We Regulate?

When Ag Runoff Goes Nuclear: When Should We Regulate?

At Water Efficiency magazine, we are concerned not only with the efficient transportation and use of water, but also with water-quality issues. In other words, we try to present a holistic view of water resource management from sources to users.

Earlier this year, we ran a three-part series on solving Water Quality Index

Drought-Proof Design

Drought-Proof Design

Perhaps no one captured the vision as well as John F. Kennedy.
“If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get freshwater from saltwater,” he said in a 1961 press conference, “it would be in the long-range interests of humanity, which would really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments. I am

Storms Are One Thing, Floods Are Another

Storms Are One Thing, Floods Are Another

Floods First: We are all vulnerable to nature’s whims, and the tragedies in South Carolina are another stressful reminder of this. I feel for the region that is now grieving 17 deaths along with frightful property losses. The Weather Channel has compiled a number of before and after images here.

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