Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.
In a paper titled “Real Asset Management At Work: Boots On The Ground Making A Difference In Baltimore, MD,” representatives of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, describe the work of its Office of Asset Management which has been moving the city to a more proactive mode of operation and maintenance.
Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden has been on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities since 2012. As a mayor and councilwoman of Madison, NJ for 14 years, Holden chaired the water and wastewater utilities.
Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.
Water and wastewater utilities and their operators are facing an unprecedented challenge in managing their physical assets.
SCADA implementation or enhancement is a collaborative process. One of the hardest challenges is keeping up-to-date on the latest features available and determining whether or not the new benefits offset the cost of implementation.
There’s a lot of talk in the water industry these days about “operating smarter.” But what does “operating smarter” actually mean?
As a professional engineer, you are charged with protecting the public interest. You are obligated to use your training and experience to technically evaluate various project alternatives, analyze financial implications and make expert recommendations as a result.
The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
Water utilities, public officials, and consumer advocates all agree that there is a dire need for new funding to repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, but they sometimes disagree on where the money should come from.
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is developing a toolbox to help communities manage compliance with water quality regulations in a way that integrates multiple disciplines.
Aquarius Spectrum, an Israeli startup, specializing in automatic monitoring and leak detection solutions in urban water networks, announced today that Hutchison Water International Holdings Pte. Limited, a member of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., has invested $2.2M (NIS 8.5m) in the Company.
In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide availability of the V12 Generation of InfoWater for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA).
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of research supporting the water community, has launched a new project aimed at developing a standard method to validate water audits and guidance for utilities and governing agencies in implementing a water audit validation program.
Tap water infrastructure is among the biggest and most challenging expenses for small and medium-sized communities. Just ask James Wright, a public authority CEO in New York.
A new software system from VCS Denmark and Alectia enables municipalities to calculate the condition on underground water pipes.
Des Moines is in the midst of an intense struggle to mitigate nitrates in its water, and the effort may require hefty infrastructure upgrades.
Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the addition of automated data import from WinCan software (CD Lab AG, Murten, Switzerland) to InfoMaster, its industry-leading GIS-centric analytical asset management software.
The largest association of California drinking water professionals recently announced the formation of a program to educate and assist drinking water agencies in understanding and reducing unnecessary losses of precious water.