Author insight: "From biofilm ecology to reactors: a focused review"
Water Science and Technology article "From biofilm ecology to reactors: a focused review" has been made Open Access for a limited time. One of its authors, Distinguished IWA Fellow and professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Glen Daigger, shares his thoughts on the paper and why its content is valuable for the water community.
What needs to change to achieve access to sanitation for all by 2030?
Andrés Hueso, Senior Policy Analyst for Sanitation at WaterAid, discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in global prioritisation of sanitation and water for all.
Special Open Access issue of Hydrology Resarch: sharing insights into river-lake interaction
To celebrate a special Open Access issue of Hydrology Research journal – "Advances in Research on River-Lake Interaction and Impacts" – issue organiser Qi Zhang discusses the importance of this topic to ongoing research.
Author interview: Mark Robinson and Roy Ward
The co-authors of Hydrology: Principles and Processes explain how their forthcoming book will be an invaluable tool for a variety of students and professionals, establishing a sound understanding of physical and environmental hydrology.
Would the poor slum dweller contribute financially for water supply and why?
Following the publication of research from 23 slums of Kolkata, India, author Indranil De considers the willingness of different ethnic groups to pay for better water supply and the factors that affect this.
The Wastewater life cycle inventory tool by 2.-0 LCA consultants
In October 2015 2.-0 LCA consultants released the "WW LCI tool", developed with three major industrial companies, to generate life cycle inventories (LCIs) associated with disposing of chemicals down the drain or directly into the aquatic environment. This article offers a short overview of the tool.
Author interview: Michiel Tukker
Michiel Tukker, co-author of the recently published Hydraulic Design and Management of Wastewater Transport Systems, offers insight into his new book, his research and a new project in partnership with Delft University.
Experiences of Budapest Waterworks with state, municipal ownership structures and with the involvement of private funding
This journal author post covers some key points of a case study of Budapest Waterworks during changes of ownership and funding, considering the pros and cons of private funding and of Public Private Partnership projects in the water sector.
Additional Resources for Guidelines for Using Activated Sludge Models (ISBN: 9781843391746)
This page provides additional material to complement Guidelines for Using Activated Sludge Models (part of the Scientific and Technical Report series) by the IWA Task Group on Good Modelling Practice. These resources are designed to assist Good Modelling Practice (GMP) in activated sludge modelling and include case studies, spreadsheets with error-checked Gujer Matrices and various modelling tools in spreadsheet format.
Measuring Willingness-to-Pay for Water and Sanitation by People Living with HIV and AIDs in South Africa
Journal author Dr Ephias M. Makaudze outlines the significance of his studies into the importance of clean water and safe sanitation to people living with HIV and AIDs in South Africa, where rising urban slum population increasingly strains the resources of local municipalities.