ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Getting Maintenance Work Done: In-House Or By Others
The main objective for any Public Works department is to cost-effectively optimize resources – these include employees, equipment, materials, contracts, and physical assets. By Victor Valdovinos, P.E. and Harry C. Lorick, P.E., PWLF
NRW Change Management Index: An Innovative Approach For Non-Revenue Water Management
In recent years, the reduction of water losses has become a burning issue within the water industry and utilities, either for financial or ecological reasons, are under increasing pressure to enhance resource efficiency. However, practitioners know that assessing and monitoring the performance of water loss reduction programs is a real challenge, and what at first may sound like a simple task, in practice turns out to be a rather complex undertaking. By Monika Konatar and Dr. Thomas Schiller
Is Design-Build The Future For The Water Sector?
Design, bid, build. For years, those three steps have been the standard way to get a water or wastewater project accomplished. But an alternative project delivery method is gaining ground.
WWEMA Window: Deferred Maintenance — What Are We Really Saving?
The United States continues to face water and wastewater funding issues. As the industry struggles, it consistently encounters the age-old problems of governance and funding, which has led to delays in accepting and implementing best practices for maintenance. By Michelle McNish, president, E & I Corporation
Consultant’s Corner: Sustainability And Asset Management — How The Two Are Connected
Sustainability and asset management are more than just buzz words in the water industry. Sustainability, which in its broadest sense refers to ethics, governance, transparency, business relationships, financial stewardship, economic development, value, employment practices, and environment stewardship, is a key consideration for adopters of asset management programs.
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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.
A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.
Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?
A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.
8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country. Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst
ASSET MANAGEMENT NEWS
Trimble's Smart Water Infrastructure Mapping And Work Management Cloud Software Adds High-Accuracy GNSS Capabilities
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management cloud software—Trimble® Connect™ for Water version 1.9.
Clean TeQ Holdings Limited Teams Up With QUT's Institute For Future Environments
Clean TeQ Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Institute for Future Environments (IFE) to participate in collaborative research, development and demonstration of innovative water, wastewater and resource recovery technology.
Cambrian Innovation Wins Three Prestigious Contracts For Breakthrough Biotechnologies
Cambrian Innovation, a water and bioenergy technology provider, recently announced that it has won three prestigious contracts to further develop biotechnologies to dramatically improve water treatment, testing and remediation.
Research Report Defines Impact Of Sourcewater's B2B Exchange For Water In Unconventional Energy Production Industry
Sourcewater, an MIT spin-off addressing the critical challenges at the intersection of water supply and energy production, today issued a research report detailing the significant immediate and long term benefits available to the unconventional energy production industry through the use of a web-based marketplace for buying and selling water.
Springfield, Mo., To Receive $67,000 From EPA For Technical Assistance In Planning Stormwater And Wastewater Projects
Springfield, Mo., was named recently as one of five communities nationwide to receive a $67,000 technical assistance award from EPA to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management.
Thai Water 2015 Supporting Industry With World-Class Technology From 25 Countries
Mr. Sanchai Noombunnam, Group Director at UBM Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd, recently noted that Thailand's industrial sector should enjoy continued growth in view of the fact that foreign investors are keen to set up new factories here.
City Of Morgan Hill, CA Selects IDModeling’s Sedaru To Deliver Mission-Critical Smart Water Data
IDModeling, Inc., a leading global provider of smart water network software and services, has been selected by the City of Morgan Hill, CA to deploy its flagship smart water enterprise software, Sedaru.
GEMI And Environmental Defense Fund Team Up To Expand Water Efficiency Toolkit For Companies In Water-Stressed Areas
As drought conditions persist on the west coast and throughout the Southwest, and other areas struggle with water scarcity, the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced that they are teaming up to greatly expand the adoption of a new solution tool, the EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) toolkit, building on a previous water efficiency collaboration between EDF and AT&T.
United Water Signs 20-Year Agreement With Nassau County, NY To Provide Management And Operations Of Wastewater System
United Water, one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, recently signed an agreement with officials of Nassau County for a 20-year contract to operate, manage and maintain the county’s wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers.
City Of Santa Cruz Selects CapPlan Water
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that the City of Santa Cruz Water Department, California, has selected Innovyze CapPlan Water as its drinking water infrastructure management and risk assessment solution.