In an effort to merge the roles of innovator and end user, DC Water launched an “open innovation” program that encourages employees to identify emerging technologies and upcoming regulatory changes, undertake scientific research, and ultimately make recommendations for new technologies or practices to be implemented.
In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.
This paper illustrates the significant trends and related growth opportunities in the water industry. It also demonstrates how creative financing solutions can help key players in this market take immediate action to implement comprehensive, cost-effective strategies in spite of constrained capital budgets.
The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be.
I sympathize with water and wastewater utilities. Tasked with more responsibility than ever, too often they aren’t supported with the necessary financial resources. To draw a baseball analogy, apropos for this time of year, it's like trying to win the World Series with minimal payroll (capital improvement funds) and old, broken-down players (infrastructure).
The U.S. EPA’s WaterCARE program is providing 10 communities around the country with money and technical assistance to revamp their drinking and wastewater infrastructures.
Martin A. Kropelnicki, whose presidency begins in October, talks lessons from Silicon Valley, the state of infrastructure, and the impacts of a changing environment.
When the time comes, will you be ready?
State regulators say that water bills in Flint, MI, are on track to double in the next five years.
In a major policy shift, California is ending its sweeping, historical water restrictions amid signs the drought is easing in what analysts are calling a positive development for water utilities.
The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) participated in several of this week’s 2016 Infrastructure Week events, beginning with Monday’s kick-off event held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and culminating with the May 18 Advocacy Day on the Hill and a reception hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance.
Michael Deane, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), released the following statement in support of Infrastructure Week 2016.
To help address the $2T in infrastructure needs currently facing our country, a group of leading CEOs and former elected officials today are releasing a report calling for a major culture change in how the United States funds infrastructure projects.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, celebrated the passage of H 2376 through the Missouri General Assembly recently.
The Senate today passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill by a vote of 90-8. The bill funds key government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a GBP 700 million loan for the GBP 4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.
Stantec Inc. (“Stantec” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Broomfield, Colorado-based MWH Global, Inc. (“MWH”), a 6,800-person engineering, consulting and construction management firm focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment (the “Acquisition”).
Siemens has been awarded a $38.6M contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BoP) to implement a comprehensive set of energy and water conservation measures at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky that will save the Federal Government and taxpayers $2.5M annually.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that the water falling over our heads was recently halfway across the world. Or that for all of our differences as people on this planet, we all rely equally on that precious resource. Problems that plague one water system can be felt thousands of miles away. The same goes for wastewater.
Few tasks are as nerve-racking as making a purchasing decision. Making an investment in a piece of major equipment is necessary and can be exciting, but nobody wants to mess it up.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
Nobody wants to think about the worst case scenario but if you’re responsible for water treatment at an industrial plant, you can’t avoid it. There are any number of things that can force a plant to go offline and it’s imperative that a contingency plan is in place for such an event. Luckily, there are mobile equipment suppliers that can keep things running during an outage, planned or otherwise. Water Online spoke with one provider of such a service, Evoqua Water Technologies, about how it keeps plants running no matter what.
Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long-term commitment. It’s important to do your homework, identify the areas that are most important, and take the time necessary to find a good match.
A Telemetry Expert Describes How and Why Temporary Mobile I/O Will Transform Remote Asset Management