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.
A recent economics benefit analysis has found that increased investment into the Drinking and Clean Water State Revolving Funds will have robust benefits for the economy at large. But will it be enough to increase funding?
The Water Research Foundation will sponsor the creation of a digital tool for deciding on the best delivery methods for drinking water and wastewater capital improvement projects: design-build, design-bid-build, or construction manager at risk.
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.
Iowa policymakers are having a heated debate over how much municipalities should spend to prevent and clean up nutrient pollution.
A sex-crime scandal, sewer infrastructure challenges, and a potential takeover by the state are just a few of the problems a water utility in Texas has on its plate.
A judge slapped down a new water billing proposal from New York City, throwing a wrench in the city’s plan to hikes rates and offer a rebate this summer.
In an effort to calm resident’s concerns over the water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a 30-year strategy for safe drinking water.
The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation (GWREF) is now accepting applications for consideration to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants to participate in the Sept. 11-14, 2016, State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection.
Rio's sewage challenges have cast a shadow over the upcoming Olympic Games. But a nearby city is showing that clean waterways are an obtainable goal.
Now is the best time for the global investment community to finance infrastructure projects in the U.S., according to the Arcadis Global Infrastructure Investment Index. The U.S. has climbed in worldwide rankings to 8th place this year from 11th in 2012.
Arizona water regulators are divided on how much the government should help small water utilities threatened by a historic drought and other pressing challenges.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) was recently awarded a $1.95M grant from the EPA to investigate cost-effective methods for communities to best control stormwater runoff. The goal is to develop tools and a Life Cycle Cost (LCC) framework for stormwater infrastructure alternatives that are transparent and peer reviewed.
The Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, Israel NewTech, and The Israel Export Institute will host the first Israel California Water (ICWater) Conference on June 29th in Los Angeles and on June 30th in San Diego. The ICWater Conference will focus on initiating and strengthening water technology partnerships and pilot projects between California and Israel.
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?
To help utility crews understand the complexities of service line installations, Water Online spoke with Larry Aulich, Director of Product Management for Mueller Co. He discussed the different service connections available and how to ensure that those connections are installed correctly.
Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.
A 2015 estimate by the U.S. EPA put the necessary drinking water infrastructure investment in America at $1 trillion over the next 20 years.
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.