ARTICLES BY KEVIN WESTERLING

  • 5 Tips For Sustainable Wastewater Operations
    5 Tips For Sustainable Wastewater Operations

    When you think of mavens in the wastewater industry, David St. Pierre has to be near the top of the list.

  • Surviving Drought: Utility Action Plans That Work
    Surviving Drought: Utility Action Plans That Work

    After more than three years of severe drought, utilities in California can attest to the value of preparation — even if they found out the hard way, through inaction.

  • Instant Water Quality Monitoring: It's About Time
    Instant Water Quality Monitoring: It's About Time

    These are trying times in the water and wastewater industry, characterized by a general lack of resources — failing infrastructure, inadequate funding, and even a lack of water itself. But it’s also an exciting time, with new technologies guiding the way to a brighter future.

  • 10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15
    10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15

    Although drought was a particularly dominant theme this year, ACE15 offered its usual plethora of solutions for all water practitioners. The event drew in excess of 10,000 attendees from around the world with problems as varied as the systems they represent. Lucky for them, there were more than 500 exhibitors on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center with potential answers. Among the many, here are 10 products that have particular potential.

  • EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    EPA Fails 6 Subjects

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  • 2015 State Of The Water Industry, Or Groundhog Day?
    2015 State Of The Water Industry, Or Groundhog Day?

    Each year, AWWA publishes their State Of The Water Industry report, which is a direct reflection of its members’ concerns via survey responses. I keep waiting to be surprised by the results, but the fateful moment of review feels something more like the movie Groundhog Day — reliving the same experience over and over.

  • Zombie Pharm: Bugs Bring PPCPs Back From The Dead
    Zombie Pharm: Bugs Bring PPCPs Back From The Dead

    Like a water-industry version of The Walking Dead, trace chemicals and pharmaceuticals are given new life when exposed to microbes in the wastewater treatment process.

  • A Master’s Plan For Water Industry Success
    A Master’s Plan For Water Industry Success

    The top concerns, trends, and opportunities in water are revealed by a leading voice in the industry — AWWA's CEO, David LaFrance.

  • The Do’s And Don’ts Of MBR Pretreatment
    The Do’s And Don’ts Of MBR Pretreatment

    They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, this image of a fouled membrane bioreactor (MBR) system needs little prelude — it's simply what happens when you don't properly protect your membranes with pretreatment.

  • New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals
    New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals

    What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.

  • What’s Going On At The EPA?
    What’s Going On At The EPA?

    Three U.S. EPA officials share their perspective on the hottest topics in water and wastewater and the current state of rulemaking.

  • New Frontiers In Desalination
    New Frontiers In Desalination

    As persistent, widespread drought dominates headlines and decimates farmland, a competition held this month by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) turns to innovative desalination technologies for answers.

  • Bet On Potable Water Reuse
    Bet On Potable Water Reuse

    A cost comparison of new water sources bodes well for water reuse.

  • 10 Must-See Membrane Technologies
    10 Must-See Membrane Technologies

    A collection of innovative membrane technologies found at the AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

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Kevin Westerling

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Kevin Westerling has served as the editor of Water Online, the Internet's premier source for water and wastewater solutions, since 2008. Kevin's education includes a bachelor's degree in English Literature, a minor in Journalism, and certification as a Web Content Developer. He can be reached at editor@wateronline.com.