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TRUST work area “Technologies & Operational Options” meeting in Scotland

On the 12-13th June a TRUST meeting took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hosted by Scottish Water, the objectives of the meeting were to specify the interaction with Scottish Water and other TRUST pilot cities, to assure end-user orientated output from the work area “Technologies & Operational Options”, to identify suitable products towards cities, to define the interaction with other TRUST...

How sustainable are you?

The TRUST online self-assessment tool (short SAT) is a simple and small diagnosis tool for water utilities to determine whether their urban water cycle services are on track to become truly sustainable in 25 years from now. The SAT provides a rough diagnosis without too much effort or data.   It works with a mixture of performance indicators and good practices, using indicators as a measure...

TRUST magazine 4 released

By now the TRUST project successfully has reached its equator with most of its deliverables still to come. In this fourth issue of the TRUST magazine, Dan Murray from the project advisory committee (PAC) reflects on the progress of TRUST in its first two years.   The magazine also provides an article about the metabolism resource flow model (short WaterMet2), which is currently being...

TRUST Policy Briefs released

TRUST released a series of Policy Briefs in order to provide accurate and relevant information on intervention options to water service providers, governments and communities. Four double page leaflets offer some understanding of several important topics for sustainable urban water services.   The topics include developing alternative water sources (Brief #1), demand management measures...

New leakage reduction methodology developed

Within TRUST, a new methodology for leakage reduction via integrated energy and pressure management in water distribution systems has been developed by the University of Exeter (UK) and the University of Bologna (Italy). The aim is saving both water and energy.   The new methodology approaches the management problem by means of a single, integrated multi-objective optimisation task, rather...