Tag: water supply

Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately.

Greener Grounds, Greener Business

Greener Grounds, Greener Business

Mark Hurd, grounds and irrigation foreman for the Davis School District, Utah’s second largest, has seen a lot of changes in irrigation technology in the three decades he’s been doing his job. But as of late, he’s noticed them developing at warp speed.

Geotracking

Geotracking

Do you know where your assets are?” Chris Stern, director at Trimble Water, asks water utilities. Infrastructure is constantly being built over, and often there are only hand-drawn sketches available to pinpoint its location. Even in cases where good records are kept, such as Los Angeles, they’re still not digital.

Conserving Water & Preserving Life

Conserving Water & Preserving Life

The world’s first major city is about to run out of water. The Theewaterskloof Dam reservoir—which normally supplies water to a city of four million people—is almost empty of water and is being filled with sand dunes. Since 2014, the drought has also affected the millions of inhabitants of Western

Smart Water for Smart Cities

Smart Water for Smart Cities

Simply collecting data is the easy part. Making sense of it is more complicated, and properly using it for planning purposes is even harder. Acquiring and utilizing accurate data in a timely manner is, by far, the biggest challenge.

Sacred Sponge

Sacred Sponge

A few weeks ago, one of my fellow editors here at Forester, Rachel Sim, wrote a terrific blog post about death—or rather, about some of the stormwater and groundwater issues particular to cemeteries. If you’ve never given much thought to how coffin varnish and embalming fluid might affect the water

Advanced Filtration Technology

Advanced Filtration Technology

The first requirement for any community is a secure and clean supply of drinking water. This explains why early civilizations were founded along the banks of major rivers such as the Nile, Indus, Yangtze, Tigris, and Euphrates.

Earth, Wind, and Water

Earth, Wind, and Water

Nature has been using water to shape the landscape since the beginning of time. Wind, rain, rivers, streams, and creeks can shape valleys and carve out canyons. These waterways and wind paths are themselves constantly changing; as a Greek philosopher noted, “We can never step in the same river twice.”

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