RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Emergency Tank Repair Prevention And Preparation — Avoid Winter Woes
Drinking water tanks are surrounded by threats daily, but most problems associated with emergency tank repairs can be prevented. Extra time and maintenance may be needed to ensure the tank is protected, and water operators should have an effective plan to restore water services if a tank emergency does occur.
Floods Breed Cooperation, Droughts Breed Conflict
Part I of III in the series “Extreme Events And Water Management In The Lower Missouri River Basin” by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
The Utility Response To Terrorism
Here’s a bit of information that I hope you never need to reference again, but you should be aware as a matter of preparedness.
2014 World Water Summit: Time For Action On The Global Water Agenda
On Thursday, November 6, I attended The Economist's 2014 World Water Summit, where the world's leading thinkers on water policy, management, irrigation, technology, economic development, sanitation and hygiene and water-related risks gathered in London to catalyze action in response to the looming global water crisis.
Tidal Wave Or Drop In The Bucket? Differences In Water Use Across The United States
A serious drought in the American West has called national attention to our country’s water resources. Not all regions of the U.S., however, have the same water needs. Understanding how our nation uses water, and how these needs vary across the country, will be an important piece of the solution to the water puzzle.
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4 Signs You Are Ready To Upgrade Your Wastewater Treatment Plant
There are a whole variety of reasons why operators and managers come to the decision that its time to upgrade their wastewater treatment plants.
On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.
A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.
Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?
A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.
Green Building Initiative Appoints Mary Ann Dickinson To Board
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) Board of Directors announced that it has elected Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a national environmental NGO, as a Director of the GBI.
Unleashing Climate Data And Innovation For More Resilient Ecosystems
Ecosystems provide vast services and benefits to humankind: food and water that is needed for survival; nutrients and other natural products that fuel farms and industries; natural controls on many pests and pathogens; storage of carbon safely out of the atmosphere; shared spaces for tourism and recreation; and sanctuaries that preserve biodiversity, natural beauty, and cultural history.
AWWA And ITA To Co-Host United States Pavilion At WETEX In April 2015
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) announced recently an agreement to co-host a United States pavilion at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) April 21-23, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
New Report Provides Sustainable Solutions For Nation’s Aging Infrastructure
The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State Collegerecently released a new report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies, to help industry leaders, academics, and the public rethink how communities are planned and the types of investment needed to manage, operate, and rehabilitate America’s infrastructure systems.
EPA To Assist Water Utilities In Bolstering Climate Resilience And Readiness
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.
Coalition Releases Comprehensive Recommendations To Help California’s Cities, Farms And Environment Weather The Drought
As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.
CH2M HILL Named As Delivery Partner For Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 Flood Defence Programme
It was announced recently, 12 November 2014, that the Environment Agency has awarded CH2M HILL the contract for the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme. This major tidal flood defence programme, valued at £300M, represents the first 10 years of a 100 year programme developed by the Environment Agency to protect London and the Thames estuary from current and future tidal flooding through to 2100.
Renovated Regional Reservoir Gets Green Light To Resume Normal Operations
Tampa Bay Water’s 15.5-billion gallon regional reservoir is once again fully operational. On Nov. 5, 2014, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the permit for Tampa Bay Water to fill the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir to capacity and use the stored water as needed.
EPA Releases Climate Plans On Fifth Anniversary Of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA recently released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes.
Louis Berger Aids Resiliency Efforts In The New York Rising Initiative For Storm Recovery
The New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery has awarded Louis Berger a three-year, on-call contract for environmental review management and planning services supporting infrastructure, community reconstruction, business and housing resiliency projects across the state.