While several case studies demonstrate that participation in water quality trading markets can have dramatic economic benefits, relatively few communities participate. The U.S. EPA and USDA teamed up to find out why, hoping to increase participation.
A proposed program from the University of Iowa looks to provide affordable wastewater treatment to small communities through new technology.
Progressive design-build has emerged as a refined version of traditional options for pursuing capital projects. Is it the right fit for water and wastewater construction?
The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.
Amid uncertainty of how, or if, business will continue in an independent UK, the industry trade association British Water is confident that it can help members navigate the new landscape.
The rising cost of water has forced utilities to evolve, in their practices and in the ways they interact with a public asked to pay higher rates.
The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report this month indicating that increases in hurricane damage and the resulting requests for federal aid will outpace the country’s economic growth. If these predictions come to fruition, utilities in coastal areas should be prepared to handle increased storm surges and recover without abundant federal aid.
European utilities are planning to invest US$526B in water and wastewater infrastructure between 2016 and 2025, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research.
A Philadelphia suburb is picking a fight with the U.S. military over water contaminated by defunct naval air bases.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which takes steps toward promoting critical improvements to our nation's waterways, harbors, and drinking water infrastructure.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today applauded the U.S. Senate’s support for reinvesting in the nation’s water infrastructure with its inclusion of significant funding for two key programs in water resources legislation.
As a diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, we congratulate the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bipartisan vote of 95 to 3.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 -- legislation containing the Water Systems Council's top federal priority, The Water Supply Cost Savings Act -- on a vote of 95 to 3.
Michael Deane, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), released the following statement in support of Imagine a Day Without Water 2016.
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, announced recently that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the McKeesport wastewater system.
Baltimore city leaders approved an aggressive rate hike last month, and critics say the shift will present a major burden on the city’s many low-income residents.
Water conservation and a rise in supply costs compelled the Santa Barbara City Council to hike water rates in August.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Water and wastewater systems must meet stringent regulatory requirements. Accurate, precise, and timely laboratory testing is key to meeting regulations. As permit limits approach — or even go beyond — method detection limits, the ability to customize analyses and train technicians in new techniques is more important than ever.
To achieve its plan to double the Company’s reach, Evoqua is looking to add to its team and ensure it continues to have the best talent in the industry.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?