ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Consultant’s Corner: Condition Assessments Vital To Effective Asset Management Programs
Aging infrastructure is an issue that many water utilities in the United States are battling. Determining the condition and evaluating the need for, and selection of the most cost-effective repair, rehabilitation, and replacement solutions to address aging and damaged infrastructure is something that water utilities have found beneficial in effectively managing their infrastructure; and therefore, it came as no surprise that condition assessment was found to be the most effective of the 14 asset management practices of U.S. and Canadian water utilities. By Jeff Sanford, CH2M HILL Director of Consulting Services
Pump-Efficiency Killers (And What To Do About Them)
Tips on improving pump efficiency and decreasing energy consumption
Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater
One of the U.S. EPA’s leading voices shares the agency’s most important agenda items.
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
Consultant’s Corner: ISO 55000: Setting New Standards For Asset Management
A new set of global asset management standards were recently released that will make it easier for water utilities and other organizations to improve the management of their assets, as well as the overall effectiveness of their daily operations.
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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
Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure.
12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
“You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.
ASSET MANAGEMENT NEWS
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.
Trinity River Authority Of Texas To Implement Biosolids Improvements
The Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has selected CDM Smith to design comprehensive biosolids improvements at its 162-million-gallon-per-day Central Regional Wastewater System in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Respond To Water Network Incidents And Outages, Faster And Smarter
As shown by the July 29th water main rupture which spewed millions of gallons of water onto Sunset Boulevard and the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, the problem of aging infrastructure that faces recently water utilities has reached a critical state.
Innovyze Ships DemandWatch v5.0 For Water Demand Forecast
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 worldwide release of the v5.0 generation of its DemandWatch for accurate and reliable water demand forecasts.
Under Joint Venture CH2M HILL And VolkerStevin Awarded AMP6 Contract
United Utilities has appointed C2V+, a CH2M HILL and VolkerStevin joint venture, as one of four Construction Delivery Partners (CDP) for Asset Management Programme 6 (AMP6).