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ABSTRACT

COVER STORY
Treating water better – Of our attitude to H2O and the technologies we use to purify it

WATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
Canal de Isabel II: 169 years of progress
Innovation in a post-COVID-19 world
PFAS – New chemical water quality parameters
Post-covid-19 urban water services
Intelligent water management systems for a circular economy and society
Digitisation of supply chain management processes
Screw compressors, the complete solution for biogas processing
The future of water reuse: higher production and new uses
Finding value in liquid waste streams

SLUDGE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
LIFE-DRY4GAS Project: Wastewater sludge solar drying for energy recovery through gasification

PLANT REPORT: ESMERALDAS DWTP (ECUADOR)

IN DEPTH
Depopulation and water: The same but different. By José Antonio Rodríguez de la Cruz

SUPPLY AND FLOW CONTROL
Discovering internal coatings for ductile iron pipes
WADI enhances leak detection efficiency with innovative aerial system

DESALINATION
Problem and prevention of iron fouling in polymeric reverse osmosis membranes
International market turns to desalination as solution to water scarcity

JUNE - JULY 2020

Cover Story

TREATING WATER BETTER – OF OUR ATTITUDE TO H2O AND THE TECHNOLOGIES WE USE TO PURIFY IT

We all know why we are water professionals. It is born from a deep understanding of the value of water in our lives and the desire to give people a plentiful, safe supply. It is a testament to how water-secure many societies are, that it is usually taken for granted there. Conversely, in areas that cannot rely upon its supply, water is precious and getting it often the primary task for females in the family, preventing them from getting an education and pursuing their own path. Lamentably, the number of people lacking access to clean water and sanitation remains unbelievably high. Not only are communities that face this daily struggle impoverished and hindered in their development, but countless human beings die as a result.

 

A heightened sense of the importance of water

What was important to us before 2020 now often seems trivial. As we reflect more on the fundamentals of life, perhaps the value attached to water will be greater and we will learn to treat it better.Unfortunately, the level of investment in water infrastructure remains perennially low, with many countries still employing tired and lineal systems that can no longer cope, many of them falling apart. Matt Damon made the profound comparison between cancer and our water situation in the Brave Blue World documentary: “Imagine if tomorrow we cured cancer, yet in 100 years there were still a million kids dying from it”, highlighting that, while we have the answers to safe water supply and sanitation for everyone, society does not give it enough priority for universal access to become a
reality.

There is good reason for hope, however. As Matt put it, “how lucky are we that we get to solve this”. “An army of innovators” is finding, developing and implementing solutions that prevent 95% of “single-use” water from simply being thrown away…

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