Global Water Magazine

Water Infrastructure

Articles in Water Infrastructure

news article image

Notes from the field

Water challenges and solutions

A student-based group perspective on providing water infrastructure in Guatemala

Photo: NDSU EWB

Three student members from Engineers Without Borders recall personal stories on being a part of a student-based organization working to provide a community in Guatemala with access to quality water.

news article image

Opinion

Weekly posts

From developed to developing country: Water and war in Iraq

In the American Journal of Public Health June 2013 issue, “The Maladies of Water and War: Addressing Poor Water Quality in Iraq” explores poor water quality, availability, and waterborne diseases throughout the 20th century in war-torn Iraq. To develop strategies on improving water in Iraq, scientifically relevant information was accrued and reviewed; these solutions may be used to improve water and reduce waterborne diseases in Iraq.

news article image

Opinion

Weekly posts

Tapped Out

On July 30, seven states in Northern India went completely dark. A catastrophic power failure brought commerce and daily life to a complete halt. But that was not all. On a scorching hot summer day, the main water stations in New Delhi also shut down, leaving nearly 17 million people with dry taps.

news article image

Opinion

Weekly posts

Of horses and water: is anyone learning from evaluations of WASH programs?

The WASH sector has struggled with the same failure issues for decades.  Do we need a different way to learn and adapt? 

news article image

Notes from the field

Weekly posts

Smart clouds and dumb phones: water treatment monitoring in a resource-limited setting

Geography and environmental engineering student Chris Kelley discusses the difficulties of monitoring water treatment in impoverished rural areas, as observed during a research trip to Honduras. A simple system for communication of water treatment data via SMS was designed to address these difficulties.

news article image

Notes from the field

Weekly posts

Understanding the Water Landscape in Rural Zimbabwe

Zvitambo and the Global Water Program are working together to investigate associations between water point type, water quality, number of households served, and water infrastructure reliability using results from an extensive water source survey conducted in rural areas of two districts in Zimbabwe. 

news article image

Opinion

Weekly posts

GDP Fetish, Irrigation Decline and Precarious Food Security in Contemporary China

China's irrigation system has deteriorated gradually in the past three decades, plagued by a growing number of malfunctioning facilities and worsening water problems in rural areas. This article argues that the decline of irrigation in China is mainly derived from its marginal position in the Chinese economy, which has been oriented towards pursuing rapid GDP growth over the last three decades at the expense of irrigation and agriculture. 

news article image

Short Communication

Weekly posts

Accelerating sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor

The JHU Global Water Program organized a conference in Bellagio, Italy, on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation from August 29 to September 1, 2011.  By convening leading experts in water and related fields, this conference identified opportunities for accelerating, sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor.

news article image

Report

Weekly posts

Simulation of Sediment Delivery Ratio and Quantification of Sediment Yield of a Watershed

We introduce a reduced complexity model for predicting sediment yield of a watershed using widely available high-resolution topography and advanced spatial data analysis methods to explore the effects of topography on hydrology and sediment transport process. 

news article image

Opinion

Weekly posts

Mississippi Floods Can Be Restrained With Natural Defenses

The destruction of 35 million acres of wetlands—an area the size of Illinois—in the upper Mississippi River basin has increased flood risks to cities and farms downstream. One way to protect against floods has stood the tests of thousands of years: the ecosystem of wetlands and flood plains natural to big rivers.  Instead of letting this ecological infrastructure degrade further, U.S. federal and state authorities should work to expand and rebuild it.

View by Theme

View Issues

Submission

Most of our content is by direct invitation. We also accept unsolicited contributions and will provide as timely a response as possible.
Submission Guidelines