Dr. Glen Daigger recently returned from Singapore, where he participated in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). He shares a few thoughts from the conference in his latest Access Water blog, including three important goals the water industry is working to achieve by attending events like SIWW.
Industrial wastewater differs from municipal wastewater and requires different treatment approaches and processes, as refinery, chemical, and petrochemical wastewaters typically contain a variety of pollutants that require specialized treatment for removal. Due to increasingly stringent regulatory limits for discharge, many wastewater treatment plants are turning to available technologies and upgrading their existing facilities to accommodate industrial wastewaters. Carlo Zaffaroni will share a case study at the Singapore International Water Week, being held June 1-5, on Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) to demonstrates how integrating wastewater treatment plants into existing wastewater management and re-use systems at BAPCO’s refinery can solve some of the most complex challenges associated with treating industrial wastewater.
Two recent events in the U.S. demonstrate the catastrophic impact hurricanes and flooding can have on communities and their infrastructure. In the aftermath of the event, New York City and New Jersey worked hard to move forward with recovery and rebuilding efforts. In 2013, New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the multi award-winning NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan, the nation’s most detailed and comprehensive assessment of the risk climate change poses to a wastewater collection and treatment system. Adam Hosking will present on this award-winning plan during the Singapore International Water Week being held this week, June 1-5.
Models and monitoring are often used to characterize watershed hydrology, hydraulics, water quality and habitat. These tools are then used to evaluate alternatives for integrated river basin management plans to help organizations make the appropriate decisions based on different goals and institutional issues for its respective locality. Laurens van der Tak's blog and presentation at Singapore International Water Week discusses two river basin planning and implementation case studies, highlighting tools that were used in the initial planning, development of performance indicators and subsequent tracking.
The Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters Programme by PUB in Singapore was initiated to create vibrant, healthy, clean and sustainable waterbodies and provide the community with beautiful spaces to use and enjoy. The Central Catchment Master Plan integrates various specialized expertise in engineering, hydraulics, landscape architecture, urban design & planning, to create sensitive and sustainable projects in the most visible parts of the city. CH2M HILL's Tuck-Wai Lee discusses the strategies for implementing the ABC Waters Programme on the blog and at Singapore International Water Week.