Earlier this month, American Water, the largest, most geographically diverse investor owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S., played an active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting,* which was held in Austin, TX.
While its source is still debated at the highest levels of government, the U.S. EPA has made strides to address the prospects of climate change and prepare the frontlines in the water treatment industry.
Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden has been on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities since 2012. As a mayor and councilwoman of Madison, NJ for 14 years, Holden chaired the water and wastewater utilities.
Based on actual experiences and lessons learned in the aftermath of a hurricane, the Water Research Foundation helps provide a checklist of best practices — pre- and post-storm — for utilities in harm’s way.
There are many potential issues that can affect a utility’s water network, including leakage and contamination. Having the ability to predict potentially harmful events that could occur can help utilities not only save money, but ensure that clean water is delivered efficiently and affordably. Download the full case study to read more of the story of how one utility found a solution to its growing distribution network problems.
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.
The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
According to new U.S. Geological Survey research published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, springs and marshes in the desert outside Las Vegas expanded and contracted dramatically in response to past episodes of abrupt climate change, even disappearing altogether for centuries at a time when conditions became too warm.
Oldcastle Precast, Auburn, Wash. was selected by the Joint Venture Team of Mortenson-Manson, general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM), to supply precast concrete Z-shaped superstructure segments and 20-foot tall seawall face panels for the city’s new $371M Elliott Bay Seawall Reconstruction Project at the waterfront in downtown Seattle, Washington.
After Hurricane Sandy ravaged large parts of New York City, New Jersey, and other spots along the East Coast, the region has attempted to improve its stormwater management capacities.
Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $1M award to Clemson University for research addressing extreme weather events and climate change which impact the frequency and severity of droughts, subsequent wildfires and flooding, and runoff that ultimately impacts the quality and availability of surface water and groundwater.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $4M to four institutions to conduct research to combat the effects of drought and extreme events on water quality in watersheds and at drinking water utilities.
In recent years, wildfires have burned trees and homes to the ground across many states in the western U.S., but the ground itself has not gotten away unscathed.
Current flood models do not account for cities' impact on local rainfall patterns, an oversight that could lead to significantly underestimating the severity and frequency of floods in urban areas, a Purdue study finds.
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has received an ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) conformance certificate from exida, LLC, an ISASecure ISO 17065 accredited certification body.
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that that Southern Water, UK, has selected ICMLive, the industry’s leading real-time integrated catchment modeling solution, to help manage and operate its large and complex sewer collection system.
The conference was organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in conjunction with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) under the patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco.