Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Open access articles are now available from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2 – June 2017 from IWA Publishing. Persons can access these articles (via PDF as well) below.


Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2
Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2
Youngbeom Yu, Seockheon Lee, and Sung Kyu Maeng
Published online 31.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


K. Müller and P. Cornel
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Yali Liu, Xiaorong Kang, Xin Li, Zheng Wang, and Zhaoqian Jing
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Takashi Yonetani, Shinya Echigo, and Sadahiko Itoh
Published online 25.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Hassiba Bessaha, Mohamed Bouraada, and Louis Charles Deménorval
Published online 28.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Maria Dian Kurnia Sari, Gert Holm Kristensen, Martin Andersen, Alain Andre Maria Ducheyne, and Wan Aik Lee
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE



B. A. Amer, M. H. Abdel-Aziz, E.-S. Z. El-Ashtoukhy, and N. K. Amin
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Bo Yang, Yue Xiang Li, and Jiao Song
Published online 30.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Vhahangwele Masindi and Mugera W. Gitari
Published online 14.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


S. Suganya, A. Saravanan, P. Senthil Kumar, M. Yashwanthraj, P. Sundar Rajan, and K. Kayalvizhi
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE


Abdelkader Hamlat, Azeddine Guidoum, and Imen Koulala
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE



Happy reading guys :).

Free Online courses on MOOC

With our thoughts on upcoming training I felt I should just put this out there again for those of you who may not have seen it when it was posted in 2015. Do hope you guys find some courses to enjoy.

WRA Library

When you are in a company where  training is limited due to a lack of funding, or even if you are the type of person who knows the benefits of continued education, you can definitely take a look at the MOOC website.

Through this website person have an opportunity to enroll for courses offered by various universities around the world, for free, with some providers offering course completion certificates and exams at a fee.

For those of you interested in this website you can learn more at the following link About Mooc

If you want to take part in this initiative you can also check out the website’s home page and browse through their list of providers and categories or by university/entity to find a course that’s right for you and your educational goals at MOOC LIST

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Free Journal Articles from Wiley Through The End of May


To celebrate World Earth Day, which would be celebrated tomorrow, March 22, 2017, Wiley is offering persons the opportunity to read articles from Earth, Environment and Life Sciences, as well as from Earth, Space and Science News, at no cost, throughout the month of May. Do enjoy!




Happy reading guys! 🙂


Free Samples from Wiley

John Wiley and Sons Inc. just informed me that persons can read free sample issues from selected journals on Water and Environment.

Please see below (the pictures are the links):

  1. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
  2. Groundwater Groundwater
  3. Journal of America Water Resources Association  Journal of American Water Resources Association
  4. Water and Environmental Journal   Water and Environment Journal
  5. Hydrological Processes Hydrological Processes
  6. River and Research Processes    River Research and Applications
  7. Ecohydrology     Ecohydrology
  8. Irrigation and Drainage Irrigation and Drainage
  9. WIRES Climate Change WIREs Climate Change
  10. WIRES Water WIREs Water
  11. Natural Resource Modeling Natural Resource Modeling
  12. CLEAN- Soil, Air, Water CLEAN- Soil, Air, Water
  13. Journal of Flood Risk Management    Journal of Flood Risk Management
  14. Lakes and Reservoirs Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management



Happy reading guys!

Stream Network Geometry Correlates with Climate (EOS)

This article by Terri Cook, was published April 6th, 2017 on Earth and Space Science News (EOS).

A “big data” analysis of nearly 1 million river junctions in the contiguous United States shows that branching angles in dendritic drainages vary systematically between humid and arid regions.

SOURCE: Geophysical Research Letters

Enter a captionAn analysis of dendritic river drainages in the contiguous United States indicates that the junctions between tributaries are wider in humid regions and narrower in arid regions, such as at the Grand Canyon, pictured here in a three-dimensional Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image taken by NASA’s Terra spacecraft in 2011. Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Although dendritic river networks, whose branches join in treelike fashion to form increasingly larger streams, are found all over the world, the processes that shape them are still poorly understood. To explore whether climate influences the geometry of dendritic stream networks, Seybold et al. analyzed nearly 1 million digitally mapped river junctions in different climatic regimes across the contiguous United States.

Persons interested in reading this article can find it here.

Required Reporting for Water Utilities

An article by Laura Sanchez, April 5th 2017, detailing California’s Senate Bill 555, Water Efficiency  Blog. The original can be sourced here.

Water delivery systems leak. Therefore, non-revenue water is an issue concerning all water delivery systems—not only because water lost represents dollars lost, but because it also means the waste of a precious resource.

According to a study by the World Bank, “The total cost to water utilities caused by non-revenue water worldwide can be conservatively estimated at $141 billion per year, with a third of it occurring in the developing world.” Industry estimates put typical system leakage at about 10%. However in developing countries, the report estimates that about 45 million cubic meters are lost from distribution networks daily.

Persons interested in reading the rest of this article can follow this link. Happy reading guys :).


Free AWWA Webinar – Hidden Gems: Convert Customer Interactions to Actionable Insight

Many organizations have started to see the importance of user experience (UX) by ensuring that customers are satisfied with their interactions with products and services. Being an organization that deals with external stakeholders, it is important that we listen to feedback and use that feedback to serve our customers efficiently. This webinar would definitely, help with that, and since it’s free, all you need to do is register and put aside some of your time.

Webinar Introduction

Our call center agents and other frontline employees engage in hundreds, if not thousands, of customer interactions every year. While these interactions can range from routine to extraordinary, there is an ever-growing challenge to capture and consider the insights customers reveal through all of those interactions. It can also be challenging to turn these “hidden gems” into affirmative actions that help us deliver exemplary service to meet ever-evolving customer needs.

This highly informative 60-minute webinar will give attendees the opportunity to hear several leading Customer Service professionals share how they successfully turn everyday interactions into a continuously improving customer experience by using a combination of technology, reporting, and intra-company communications and initiatives.

Providing excellent customer service is critical to every business-to-consumer relationship, and utilities are no exception. But the challenge of absorbing all the important information obtained through customer interactions and turning that information into actions for improvement can appear overwhelming. Attendees will learn about important tools and techniques to employ to convert that abundance of everyday data into actionable items, which can be implemented organization-wide to achieve positive change.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discover ways to use technology and reporting to digest large amounts of data from customer interactions.
2. Get ways to analyze, distill, and use information from customer interactions to improve the customer experience.
3. Find techniques for building intra-company consensus around efforts to improve the customer experience.