RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Utilities Get “Smart” About Disaster Preparation
To prepare for an emergency, one of the smartest things a utility can do is have a smart water network, says Tom Mills of Sensus in an interview with Water Online Radio.
Rebuilding A Wastewater Treatment Facility Through Guaranteed Savings
Honeywell played a key role in helping the Town of Lyons, CO, rebound from the catastrophic flood in 2013 with a plan to repair and enhance the wastewater treatment plant.
Water Cybersecurity: ‘Dragonfly’ Prompts Lockdown Of Windows-Based Industrial Control Systems
With the most recent cyber espionage campaign of the “Dragonfly” group publically identified as having used various malware tools including Havex (Backdoor.Oldrea) and the Energetic Bear RAT (Remote Access Tool), now is the perfect opportunity to harden those Microsoft Windows-based industrial control systems (ICS).
Water Cybersecurity: Top 6 Vulnerabilities In A Water Infrastructure Industrial Control System (ICS)
Water and wastewater system owners and operators have challenges associated with control systems. Legacy mechanical equipment is being replaced by electronic controllers and telemetry devices. Utilities want the benefits of data displayed to operators, owners, and even customers — accessible anywhere, at any time. Remote control, support, and operation are vital to efficiently managing water infrastructure. However, vulnerabilities exist that need to be addressed. By Darian Slywka
SCADA Cybersecurity: What Every Water Utility Should Do Now To Prevent An Attack
Danger isn’t always obvious. Often the worst threats are the ones that go undetected— until they strike.
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Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure.
12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
“You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.
Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a Plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems. Simply looking after mechanical/electrical details are not enough. To be successful, the plant’s System Integrator and the equipment supplier’s PLC programmer must work with each other throughout the entire project’s development. By Todd Nydam, JWC Environmental LLC & Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering Inc.
Internal Branding Key To Creating Water Utility Employee Ambassadors
Internal branding can ignite employee performance, strengthen the profit potential of a water utility, and play a key role in helping utility executives and leaders inform staff of their external-facing expectations. To stimultate employee brand support and organizational change, internal communication and branding efforts should be a direct and constructive expression of the organization’s vision and strategic plan.
Iced! Polar Vortex Lessons From An Ohio Water Utility
In early January 2014, the polar vortex enveloped the Great Lakes region. When the vortex passed over Lake Erie, a phenomenon called frazil ice sent an untold number of slender shards of ice directly into Avon Lake Regional Water’s intake crib.
10 Ways Clean Water Can Change The World
Water is a valuable resource that is the key to sustaining life. As water becomes more valuable and scarcity increases, conflict, death, and disease are also by-product of water and it’s influence. In less fortunate countries, the battle for not just water, but clean water, is truly a matter of life and death.
2014 One Water Leadership Summit Two Rivers, Two Cities, Two States, One Water
Shifting the paradigm to one water management, the U.S. Water Alliance will hold the 5th annual One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, in Kansas City, MO on September 15-17. The Summit will look at the many ways water unites us and ways we can unite its many silos.
Xylem Assists With Relief Effort Following Devastating Floods In The Balkans
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has provided dewatering equipment to assist with the relief effort following devastating floods in the Balkans in May.
MWH Global And CSC Partner On Cybersecurity Offerings For Critical Utility Infrastructure
MWH Global, the premier solutions provider focused on water and natural resources, recently announced that it has partnered with CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, to provide integrated cybersecurity services to the world’s critical utility infrastructure.
FACT SHEET: White House Innovation For Disaster Response And Recovery Demo Day
The White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative was launched by the Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to find the most effective ways technology can empower survivors; first responders; and local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal governments with critical information and resources.
Protecting Cities’ Threatened Water Supplies – New NRDC Roadmaps To Safeguard Local Drinking Water And Fix Outdated Infrastructure
This summer, we’ve seen a trend of leaders at every level tackling the threats to local water supplies, such as recent epic droughts and devastating floods and storms, through funding of new wastewater infrastructure and water efficiency measures.
Xylem’s Third Sustainability Report Highlights Company’s Commitment To Sustainable Solutions That Help Solve Water Challenges
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today the release of its third annual sustainability report.
Weather Input Advancements In DemandWatch V5.0 Bring More Accurate Water Demand Forecasting Results To Users
Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide release of the V5.0 Generation of its DemandWatch for accurate and reliable water demand forecasts.
Watershed Rehabilitation Funding To Repair Dams In 26 States
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that communities across the nation will benefit from a $262M investment to rehabilitate dams that provide critical infrastructure and protect public health and safety.
Innovyze Releases ICMLive Generation V5.0, Expanding The Possibilities For Real-Time Operational Forecasting, Modeling And Management Of Urban And Rural Catchments
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide release of the V5.0 Generation of its ICMLive for timely, accurate and reliable catchment forecasts.