RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
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.
San Francisco Treat: An Insider’s Look At Infrastructure Renewal
As the program director for a $6.9-billion initiative at one of America’s foremost cities, Karen Kubick has a lot on her plate. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is upgrading the city and county’s wastewater system to “bring it forward for the challenges of the future and challenges of today,” says Kubick, and doing so in a progressive manner.
Does Your Meter Reading System Pass The Disaster Preparedness Test?
One of the most difficult challenges a water utility may ever face is having to re-build or re-establish its operations in the wake of a natural disaster.
3 Keys To Successful Water Treatment
What is PQR? According to Xylem, it’s the foundation for solving water in the 21st century.
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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
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.
8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country. Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst
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.
Xylem To Supply Cutting-Edge Flygt Technology To Help Protect Against Monsoon Flooding In The Philippines And Improve Environmental Conditions
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has won a contract to supply Flygt propeller pumps to two pumping stations in key areas of metropolitan Manila.
Bay Tunnel, The First Tunnel Under San Francisco Bay, Begins Delivering Hetch Hetchy Drinking Water
Recently, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) joined with Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to celebrate the completion of the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay at the location where the first Hetch Hetchy Water through the tunnel enters Crystal Springs Reservoir.
NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives At Launch Site
A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January.