NEW – Installation of Soil Moisture Monitoring System to Improve Productivity

In a search for improved irrigation practices, three farms near Milan, installed a drip irrigation system coupled with soil moisture monitoring as part of the AquaTEK™ programme. This system allows farmers to irrigate only when needed, without stressing the plants by supplying too much or too little water. The system also allows for more precise [...]

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NEW – Balancing Supply and Demand Through Water Metering

The government and its regulators require all water companies in England and Wales to plan water resources at least 25 years ahead to ensure secure supplies. This is a twin track approach where the company must consider the cost-effectiveness of demand management measures before they propose resource developments. In 2009 compulsory water metering was identified [...]

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NEW – Integrated water resource management in Agriculture

In 1988, under pressure from environmental and conservation groups, the government initiated a series of legislative changes in an attempt to restore the wetlands and better regulate aquifer withdrawal. Implementation has proved to be challenging, with local farmers in particular concerned that restrictions on abstraction would impact on their livelihood. The 2008 Upper Guardiana Basin [...]

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NEW – Reuse of municipal effluent at a petrochemical complex

In 2011, the Catalan Water Agency decided to construct the Camp de Tarragona Water Reclamation Plant. This plant treats municipal secondary effluent collected from two urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTP Tarragona and WWTP Vila Seca-Salou) and generates 6.8 million m3 of reclaimed effluent per year for use in water for cooling towers and boilers at [...]

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NEW – Maximizing water reuse at a brewery

Since 2008 the plant has been under pressure to reduce its water use. Firstly to reduce the overall cost of water that was as high as $3.05 per m3, and secondly to help SCC lower its water use of water per beer ratio under 3.5 hectolitre per hectolitre (Hl/Hl) and meet the goals of the [...]

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Leakage Reduction in a City

In 2008 a joint venture of Acwa Power and Suez Environment were awarded a seven-year water services management contract, under which a number of measures have been implemented to reduce unaccounted for water. The project was divided into two pilot stages, the first targeting the implementation of Pressure Regulating Valves in 16 district zones, and [...]

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Improving Water Availability through Wastewater Treatment

This project, implemented over a 10-year period, improves available resource through the capture and treatment of urban and industrial wastewater flows and returning them for direct or indirect re-use in irrigation. A key element to the project’s success was the enaction of policy and legislation that enforces the “Polluter Pays” principle, enabling waste water treatment [...]

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Behavioral Change Initiative

?The project has shown that it is possible to deal with a shortage of water in an urban domestic setting, using a cost efficient, quick, ecological and contention free approach. Using a partnership approach, with funding coming through multiple sources (mostly through The European LIFE programme), the project focused on public engagement through the media, [...]

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