Wastewater treatment process needs accurate and reliable flow measurements for defining treatment conditions.
This article is the second in a new series of occasional articles we’re calling “From the Field”, in which water professionals share their thoughts on an issue or trend that is relevant to water utilities around the world.
Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto Awarded Prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 For Pioneering Solutions In Advanced Used Water Treatment
Japanese Professor Kazuo Yamamoto’s pioneering invention of the world’s first operationally and commercially viable submerged Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) benefitted millions worldwide.
Technologies like GIS have a vital role to play in managing the scarcity and safety of water, utility operations, monitoring, and treatment. GIS, when coupled with promising emerging technologies like IoT, enables remote sensing of water, which brings excellent outcomes in water accounting, non-revenue water remediation, and more.
Access to clean water has emerged as one of the most critical issues affecting economic activity, development, and businesses around the world. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020 has categorized water crisis as a societal risk, placing it as one of the top ten risks in terms of likelihood.
With water undergoing a transformation, industrial end-users are increasingly embedding sustainable solutions within their operations. Snehal Desai, Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer at Evoqua Water Technologies, says change need not be daunting.
2.2 billion people in the world lack access to proper and clean water sources. In India, there are over 600 million people who is facing severe to extreme water stress.
Exponential population growth and increasing demand of food have put enormous environmental challenge particularly on water resources. Consequently, the combined effect of increased demand of freshwater and reduced water availability particularly in arid to semi-arid climate has led to groundwater overdraft.
As we observe World Water Day 2022 to focus on the judicious use of freshwater resources, this year’s theme of ‘Groundwater- making the invisible visible’ highlights the need to protect this critical resource from being overexploited.
According to the UN, more than 40 per cent of the world’s population lives in regions where water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that figure is likely to rise. The reality is that as economies develop and populations grow, so does the demand for resources like fresh water, land, and energy.