The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to a core document of effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be.
You probably have some sort of insurance – for your healthcare, car, house, or apartment. Acting on climate change is also like insurance. It is all about managing the risks.
In 1996, the American Society of Sanitary Engineering produced a new standard — ASSE 1060. It focuses on devices that provide protection for fluid conveying pipes which are mounted outside and above ground.
The U.S. EPA’s WaterCARE program is providing 10 communities around the country with money and technical assistance to revamp their drinking and wastewater infrastructures.
A leading research organization investigates wet weather strategies to help municipalities make informed decisions about stormwater management.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
Nobody wants to think about the worst case scenario but if you’re responsible for water treatment at an industrial plant, you can’t avoid it. There are any number of things that can force a plant to go offline and it’s imperative that a contingency plan is in place for such an event. Luckily, there are mobile equipment suppliers that can keep things running during an outage, planned or otherwise. Water Online spoke with one provider of such a service, Evoqua Water Technologies, about how it keeps plants running no matter what.
Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long-term commitment. It’s important to do your homework, identify the areas that are most important, and take the time necessary to find a good match.
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
The storage department at a city water utility in Texas recently got targeted for theft.
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that Yorkshire Water, a leading UK water and wastewater utility, has purchased multiple licenses of InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution.
At the EGU in Vienna yesterday Deltares (Micheline Hounjet) presented work conducted for the FP7 project CIPRNet. This project produced a decision-support tool for electricity grid management during rain storms for use by power-plant operators in Rome.
ABB will supply the complete integrated electrical and automation system for Mo.S.E. (the Italian acronym for experimental electro mechanic module), a flood barrier system designed to block the high tides and storm surges that enter the Venetian Lagoon year after year through three inlets and regularly flood the historic center of Venice.
Carollo Engineers is partnering with the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to develop and implement the City's “One Water LA 2040” Plan.
The International Society of Automation recently introduced three new levels of its industrial cybersecurity certificate program, taking another significant step forward in providing the operations-focused skills training and expertise needed to safeguard critical infrastructure and vital manufacturing assets from cyberattack.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change.
Hackers infiltrated the control system at a water treatment plant and managed to manipulate the level of chemicals being used at the facility, according to recent reports.
In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that’s home to the world’s largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its region and the nation would suffer in damages to national assets and lost economic activity if it does nothing to address rising sea levels.
The Global Resilience Challenge’s “Water Window” is open for registration. From 29 March registered entrants will be able to submit Concept Notes with innovative ideas and solutions to help flood prone communities across the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia reduce their exposure to flood risks and to continue to develop in the face of uncertainty.