Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater

2016 Edition
Author: Awwa
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 9781625761972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 244
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Utility managers can use the data and analyses in this report to determine how their utility's performance compares to the water or wastewater industry in five areas of operations: Organizational Development, Customer Relations, Business Operations, Water Operations, and Wastewater Operations.

Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities


Author: AWWA Staff
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 9781613000199
Category:
Page: N.A
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Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities 2007

Annual Survey Data and Analyses Report
Author: QualServe,John V. Anderson,APQC
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 1613000758
Category: Science
Page: 85
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With this update to the 2005 publication "Benchmarking Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Survey Data and Analyses Report," utility managers can determine where their utility performance resides within the industry peer group.

The Litani River, Lebanon: An Assessment and Current Challenges


Author: Amin Shaban,Mouin Hamzé
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319763008
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 179
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This book presents a collection of chapters covering research on the Litani River Basin. The Litani River Basin occupies about a quarter of Lebanon's surface area, and it has recently been subject to severe geo-environmental conditions such as water contamination and decreased discharge. This motivated the Lebanese government to take action and start working on the remediation of the river. These actions are also supported by international organizations including the World Bank.

Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities

2006 Annual Survey Data and Analysis Report
Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 1613000340
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 81
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This is an annual update to the larger and more comprehensive 2005 publication, Benchmarking Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Survey Data and Analyses Report (ISBN 1-58321-366-x) Data is collected from water and wastewater utilties in 22 key areas of operations and management. The data provide benchmarks to help utilities improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness. Utility managers use this information to determine where their utility performance resides within the industry peer group.

Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities


Author: Tan Yigitcanlar,Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038979066
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 440
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The concept of ‘sustainable urban development’ has been pushed to the forefront of policymaking and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Climate change has emerged to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our planet today, threatening both built and natural systems with long-term consequences, which may be irreversible. While there is a vast body of literature on sustainability and sustainable urban development, there is currently limited focus on how to cohesively bring together the vital issues of the planning, development, and management of sustainable cities. Moreover, it has been widely stated that current practices and lifestyles cannot continue if we are to leave a healthy living planet to not only the next generation, but also to the generations beyond. The current global school strikes for climate action (known as Fridays for Future) evidences this. The book advocates the view that the focus needs to rest on ways in which our cities and industries can become green enough to avoid urban ecocide. This book fills a gap in the literature by bringing together issues related to the planning, development, and management of cities and focusing on a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability.

2017 Awwa Utility Benchmarking: Performance Management for Water and Wastewater


Author: Awwa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781625762658
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 277
View: 618
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Utility managers can use the data and analyses in this report to determine how their utility's performance compares to the water or wastewater industry in five areas of operations: Organizational Development, Customer Relations, Business Operations, Water Operations, and Wastewater Operations.

Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services


Author: Helena Alegre,Jaime M. Baptista,Enrique Cabrera Jr,Francisco Cubillo,Patricia Duarte,Wolfram Hirner,Wolf Merkel,Renato Parena
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 1780406320
Category: Science
Page: 416
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The IWA Performance Indicator System for water services is now recognized as a worldwide reference. Since it first appearance in 2000, the system has been widely quoted, adapted and used in a large number of projects both for internal performance assessment and metric benchmarking. Water professionals have benefited from a coherent and flexible system, with precise and detailed definitions that in many cases have become a standard. The system has proven to be adaptable and it has been used in very different contexts for diverse purposes. The Performance Indicators System can be used in any organization regardless of its size, nature (public, private, etc.) or degree of complexity and development. The third edition of Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services represents a further improvement of the original manual. It contains a reviewed and consolidated version of the indicators, resulting from the real needs of water companies worldwide that were expressed during the extensive field testing of the original system. The indicators now properly cover bulk distribution and the needs of developing countries, and all definitions have been thoroughly revised. The confidence grading scheme has been simplified and the procedure to assess the results- uncertainty has been significantly enhanced. In addition to the updated contents of the original edition, a large part of the manual is now devoted to the practical application of the system. Complete with simplified step-by-step implementation procedures and case studies, the manual provides guidelines on how to adapt the IWA concepts and indicators to specific contexts and objectives. This new edition of Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services is an invaluable reference source for all those concerned with managing the performance of the water supply industry, including those in the water utilities as well as regulators, policy-makers and financial agencies.

Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment

Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Mihaela I. Stefan
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 1780407181
Category: Science
Page: 710
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Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) rely on the efficient generation of reactive radical species and are increasingly attractive options for water remediation from a wide variety of organic micropollutants of human health and/or environmental concern. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment covers the key advanced oxidation processes developed for chemical contaminant destruction in polluted water sources, some of which have been implemented successfully at water treatment plants around the world. The book is structured in two sections; the first part is dedicated to the most relevant AOPs, whereas the topics covered in the second section include the photochemistry of chemical contaminants in the aquatic environment, advanced water treatment for water reuse, implementation of advanced treatment processes for drinking water production at a state-of-the art water treatment plant in Europe, advanced treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, and green technologies for water remediation. The advanced oxidation processes discussed in the book cover the following aspects: - Process principles including the most recent scientific findings and interpretation. - Classes of compounds suitable to AOP treatment and examples of reaction mechanisms. - Chemical and photochemical degradation kinetics and modelling. - Water quality impact on process performance and practical considerations on process parameter selection criteria. - Process limitations and byproduct formation and strategies to mitigate any potential adverse effects on the treated water quality. - AOP equipment design and economics considerations. - Research studies and outcomes. - Case studies relevant to process implementation to water treatment. - Commercial applications. - Future research needs. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment presents the most recent scientific and technological achievements in process understanding and implementation, and addresses to anyone interested in water remediation, including water industry professionals, consulting engineers, regulators, academics, students. Editor: Mihaela I. Stefan - Trojan Technologies - Canada

Konglomerate Unternehmensdiversifikation

Eine empirische Analyse der Wirkung auf den Erfolg deutscher Aktiengesellschaften
Author: Mark Alexander Müller
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658138424
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 91
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Mark Alexander Müller überprüft und bewertet die kontroversen Befunde und Vorgehen der Diversifikationsforschung – insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Messung von Unternehmensdiversifikation. Die anschließende empirische Untersuchung liefert Erkenntnisse über die Auswirkung konglomerater Diversifikation auf den Unternehmenserfolg deutscher Aktiengesellschaften. Neben den empirischen Ergebnissen werden auch die theoretischen Argumente über das Für und Wider konglomerater Diversifikation in die Bewertung einbezogen.

OECD Studies on Water The Governance of Water Regulators


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264231099
Category:
Page: 116
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This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established water regulators.

The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability


Author: Cheryl J. Baldwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118447719
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with itssustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is neededin order to feed the world’s growing population sustainably.The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seemoverwhelming and there is limited information that is specific tothe food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with yearsof experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles ofFood Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progressrequired to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources,enhance economic development, and close resource loops. The bookmakes this complex topic approachable and actionable by identifyingthe most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire foodsupply chain and showing, with tools and examples, how producers,processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all playa role in advancing improvement. The book begins with an overviewof the Principles of sustainability in the food industry: what theyare and why they matter. Subsequent chapters focus on each of theTen Principles in detail: how they relate to the food industry,their global relevance (including their environmental, health, andsocial impacts), and the best practices to achieve the potential ofmeaningful and positive progress that the Principles offer.Specific examples from industry are presented in order to providescalable solutions and bring the concepts to life, along with topresources for further exploration. The Principles, practices, and potential of sustainability inthe food industry covered in this book are designed to bemotivating and to offer a much-needed and clear way forward towardsa sustainable food supply.

The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book

The International Benchmarking Network of Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
Author: Caroline Van den Berg,Alexander Danilenko
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 152
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This book is designed to raise awareness of how benchmarking and specifically IBNET tools can help enhance utility performance and thereby help to improve urban water and wastewater services.

Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice No.8, Sixth Edition


Author: Water Environment Federation
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260031195
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 2240
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Complete Coverage of the State-of-the-Art in Water Resource Recovery Facility Design Featuring contributions from hundreds of wastewater engineering experts, this fully updated guide presents the latest in facility planning, configuration, and design. Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities: WEF Manual of Practice No. 8 and ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 76, Sixth Edition, covers key technical advances in wastewater treatment, including •Advances with membrane bioreactors applications •Advancements within integrated fixed-film/activated sludge (IFAS) systems and moving-bed biological-reactors systems •Biotrickling filtration for odor control •Increased use of ballasted flocculation •Enhanced nutrient-control systems •Sidestream nutrient removal to reduce the loading on the main nutrient-removal process •Use and application of wireless instrumentation •Use and application of modeling wastewater treatment processes for the basis of design and evaluations of alternatives •Process design and disinfection practices to minimize generation of TTHMs and other organics monitored for potable water quality •Approaches to minimizing biosolids production and advances in biosolids handling, including effective thermal hydrolysis, and improvements in sludge thickening and dewatering technologies •Increasing goals toward energy neutrality and driving net zero •Trend toward resource recovery

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Regulation of Urban Water Services. An Overview


Author: Enrique Cabrera Rochera
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 178040817X
Category: Science
Page: 218
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Technical regulation of urban water services: The Portuguese regulatory model of water and wastewater services. An integrated approach; Experiences and conclusions from regulation in England and Wales; Experiences and conclusions from regulation in Australia; Experiences and conclusions from regulation in Denmark; Experiences and conclusions from regulation in Latin America; The German benchmarking experience. An alternative to regulation; The assessment of water services from the point of view of multilateral organizations. The experience of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Regulation in Spain from the perspective of the urban water services; Reasons that justify the regulation of urban water services in Spain; Can a regulator contribute to solve the problems of the urban water cycle in Spain?; Regulatory models. Conclusions

Protected Area Management

Principles and Practice
Author: Graeme Worboys,Michael Lockwood,Terry De Lacy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195517286
Category: Science
Page: 641
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Protected Area Management: Principles and Practice 2e examines the multi-disciplinary task of managing protected areas.This second edition of this authoritative text has been updated, expanded, and includes new Australian and international case studies.Divided into three sections: Part A explains the environmental, social, political and historical context of management; Part B examines in depth the main principles and practices of management, including obtaining and managing information; planning; administration; economics; natural heritage; cultural heritage; incidents; tourism and visitor management, indigenous peoples and protected areas, and managing for the future; and, Part C is a state-by-state summary of protected areas.The book includes the most recent information about management principles to assist students and practitioners to improve the management of protected areas. It is an essential reference to anyone with an active interest in the conservation and management of protected areas.New topics include: Operations management Governance Sustainable management Marine protected area management Performance management Chronology of Australian protected area management

Understanding Vineyard Soils


Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 280
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Asset Management für Infrastrukturanlagen - Energie und Wasser


Author: Gerd Balzer,Christian Schorn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642053924
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 340
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Die Aufgabe eines Versorgungsunternehmens besteht darin, seine Kunden zuverlässig mit Elektrizität, Gas oder Wasser zu versorgen. Um diese Aufgabe in einem regulierten Markt zu erfüllen, können Versorgungsunternehmen neue Strukturen und Verfahren entwickeln. Damit sie dabei sowohl den Eigentümern als auch der Regulierungsinstanz gerecht werden, ist es sinnvoll, bisherige Prozesse neu zu strukturieren. Die Autoren liefern einen umfassenden Überblick zu Asset-Management-Prozessen, die derzeit in Versorgungsunternehmen umgesetzt werden.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663014347
Category: Social Science
Page: 443
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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.