Supply with water

  • 1 Water metering — is the process of measuring water use through water meters. Prevalence Water metering is common for residential and commercial drinking water supply in many countries, as well as for industrial self supply with water. However, it is less common… …

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  • 2 water — [wôt′ər, wät′ər] n. [ME < OE wæter, akin to Ger wasser < IE * wodōr < * wed , to wet (< base * awed , to moisten, flow) > Gr hydōr, water, L unda, a wave, Russ voda, water, Ir uisce, water] 1. the colorless, transparent liquid… …

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  • 3 Water — Wa ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Watered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Watering}.] [AS. w[ae]terian, gew[ae]terian.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers. [1913… …

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  • 4 water — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wæter; akin to Old High German wazzar water, Greek hydōr, Latin unda wave Date: before 12th century 1. a. the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams …

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  • 5 water — wa•ter [[t]ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər[/t]] n. 1) chem. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans,… …

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  • 6 water — I. v. a. 1. Irrigate, moisten, wet. 2. Supply with water (for drink), furnish with water, give water to. 3. Sprinkle and calender (as cloth, to give it an undulating or wavy appearance). II. v. n. 1. Shed water. 2 …

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  • 7 Water heating — is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry, both hot water and water heated to steam have… …

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  • 8 Water supply — is the process of self provision or provision by third parties of water of various qualities to different users. Irrigation is covered separately. Global access to waterIn 2004 about 3.5 billion people worldwide (54% of the global population) had …

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  • 9 Water supply and sanitation in the European Union — still is under the responsibility of each member state. Nevertheless, the European Union established some policies which impact the National water strategies tremendously. However, WSS evolved in every Member State independently until the… …

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  • 10 Water supply and sanitation in Brazil — has proved to be a resilient and resourceful sector, despite tremendous challenges and persistent inequalities in the sector. A lot has been achieved during the past decades, including a sustained improvement in efficiency and improved access.… …

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  • 11 Water supply and sanitation in India — continue to be inadequate, despite longstanding efforts by the various levels of government and communities at improving coverage. The situation is particularly inadequate for sanitation, since only one of three Indians has access to improved… …

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  • 12 Water supply and sanitation in Israel — is intricately linked to the historical development of Israel in the context of scarce water resources. Because the coastal plain of historical Palestine had few water resources, Theodor Herzl already envisioned the transfer of water from the… …

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  • 13 Water supply and sanitation in Zambia — is characterized by wide discrepancies in access to an improved water source between urban (90%) and rural areas (40%), as well as limited service quality in urban areas. A reform process undertaken since 1989 in urban areas has been slow to… …

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  • 14 Water supply and sanitation in Yemen — is characterized by poor service quality and low levels of access, the latter being almost as low as in Sub Saharan Africa for sanitation. Yemen is both the poorest country and the most water scarce country in the Arab world. In addition, the… …

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  • 15 Water supply and sanitation in Saudi Arabia — differs from most other countries in three significant aspects. First, it relies almost exclusively on two sources that are absent in most other countries: desalination and fossil water. Second, given the substantial oil wealth of the country,… …

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  • 16 Water privatization — is a short hand for private sector participation in the provision of water services and sanitation, although more rarely it refers to privatization of water resources themselves. Because water services are seen as such a key public service,… …

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  • 17 Water privatization in Brazil — has been initiated in 1996. In 2008 private companies provided 7 million Brazilians 4% of the urban population in 10 of the country’s 26 states with drinking water. The private sector holds 65 concession contracts in the states of São Paulo, Rio… …

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  • 18 Water supply and sanitation in Cuba — is characterized by a high level of access, but at limited quality of service. A state owned enterprise is in charge or providing services throughout the country within the country s socialist, centrally planned Cuban economic system. Aa a… …

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  • 19 water supply —    Water is critical for domestic consumption and for sustaining economic activity in Spain, particularly agriculture, which accounts for 80 percent of water demand. Increasing demand, coupled with periods of drought, has led to the realization… …

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  • 20 Water tank — Towers, featured in Kuwait City Water tank used in Municipal W …

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