Given the condition of our environment this year and beyond, it’s possible that no other issue will be as critical in 2016 as planning for and protecting against catastrophic events. These seven emerging trends forecast how the water industry will cope.
The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System is vulnerable to both drought and earthquakes, but innovative resiliency efforts by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will keep the water flowing.
Three key events from 2015 could reshape the water/wastewater industry in 2016 and for years to come.
FreeWave Technologies sees the Internet of Things pushing the bounds of possibility, disrupting traditional business models.
In many ways, Chicago is a tough act to follow — a world-class city of both great renown and infamy. The latter may engender thoughts of mobsters and political machinations, but when it comes to water, ‘the Chicago way’ is a model of achievement and leadership to be admired.
A Telemetry Expert Describes How and Why Temporary Mobile I/O Will Transform Remote Asset Management
Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond
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.
A new Yale-led study finds that heavy weather events cause an inordinate amount of organic material to bypass headwater systems, pushing them downstream into larger rivers and coastal waters and inland basins — with profound implications for water quality through the watershed.
Having been in service for over 75 years, the tidal gate at West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire has been replaced as part of a continual improvement programme being carried out by the Environment Agency (EA).
Recently, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and the Rockefeller Foundation announced the winners of the $1B National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, announced that it is expanding its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multi-million euro investment.
From the environment to international security and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016finds risks on the rise in 2016.
Analysts say climate change is not a significant threat to water utilities in the coming year.
Over two-dozen staffers from Washington D.C.’s water utility put their heads together recently on a serious question: How should they respond to signs that petroleum has contaminated the water supply?
Uncertainty around climate change is no reason for water utilities to delay in preparation, one analyst says.
One strategy Parisian authorities used to safeguard the city after terrorist attacks last month was to boost water-supply security.
As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its programme to upgrade water control structures on the River Lee, it has contracted ECS Engineering Services to replace the actuators and gearboxes on the sluice gates at Rammey Marsh. The project also delivered improved automation and reliability which reduced maintenance costs.