RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
The Top Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Projects In North America
CG/LA Infrastructure has released its annual ‘Strategic 100 North America’ report, a ranking of the highest-value public projects set to move forward in the next 18 months, and only nine of the 100 are from the water/wastewater sector. What gives?
Options To Replenish Depleting Groundwater
It supplies drinking water for more than half of the total U.S. population and greater than 95 percent of the rural population. It helps grow our food because more than 60 percent of it is used for irrigation to grow crops. It's an important component in many industrial processes, and it’s a source to recharge lakes, rivers, and wetlands.
Texas Is Nearly Out Of This Drought — But We’re Not In The Clear
Unfortunately, a good rain washes away more than the drought; it washes away much of man’s interest in providing for the next one, and it washes the supports from under those who know that another dry cycle is coming and who urge their fellows to make ready for it.
Surviving Drought: Utility Action Plans That Work
After more than three years of severe drought, utilities in California can attest to the value of preparation — even if they found out the hard way, through inaction.
The Long Journey Of An Energy-Water Bill In Texas
Being an environmental advocate in Texas may seem like an uphill battle, and I make no bones about the fact it most certainly is.
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People Leverage Technology To Transform Plant Processes
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.
A Water Network For Economic Vitality
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.
VSD Value: Why You Should Invest In Variable Speed Drives
A Q&A with Matthew Gormley and Gerald Dixon of Schneider Electric, who explain the functionality, operational advantages, and cost savings associated with variable speed drives (VSDs).
7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout
More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).
Sensor Maintenance Made Easy With Predictive Diagnosis
As winter sets in across the country, those trips outside to take a reading or conduct scheduled maintenance on your water quality instruments aren’t quite so inviting. But what if your instruments could save you the trip? Predictive diagnosis is set to become the operator’s new best friend.
ISA Security Compliance Institute Issues Update To ISASecure EDSA And SSA Cybersecurity Certifications
The ISA Security Compliance Institute, which manages the ISASecure cybersecurity certification scheme for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), announced recently updates to certification requirements for the Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification and System Security Assurance (SSA) certification.
Ramboll: New Business Division Strengthens North American Presence
As a result of the acquisition of the US based environment consultancy Environ, Ramboll has recently established a new business division dedicated to water related projects.
World Should Heed Lessons From Hurricane Katrina, UW Economist Says
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hammered America’s Gulf Coast, measures are being taken there to protect against similar devastation from natural disasters -- as well as against long-term, gradual impacts resulting from climate change.
ECS Engineering Services To Improve Safety Of Flood Defense Scheme
The Environment Agency (EA) has been working closely with the local council and residents of the North Yorkshire village of Skinningrove to improve the flood defenses, following two devastating events in 2000. By Chris Leary, Operations Manager, ECS Engineering Services Ltd
Environmental Policy Dialogue Between The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency And Ministry Of The Environment Of Japan
On August 24th, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, and the Minister of Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Yoshio Mochizuki, met in Tokyo, Japan for a high-level bilateral dialogue.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered By The Rockefeller Foundation – Teams With Trimble For Innovative Global Urban Resilience Initiative
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is partnering with Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), which will offer a critical resilience building tool to 100RC’s network cities. Using Trimble eCognition Essentials software, cities can leverage readily available satellite and aerial imagery from manned or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to produce timely, accurate land use and mapping information that can be used with a Geographic Information System (GIS)
NASA: California Drought Causing Valley Land To Sink
As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources recently released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly 2 inches (5 centimeters) per month in some locations.
Water Research Agencies Join Forces To Produce New Study Aimed At Creating Pathway To Integrated, One Water Management Approach
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of research supporting the water community, recently announced the completion of a study conducted with Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and Water Research Australia focused on helping utilities successfully transition into an Integrated Water, or One Water, management approach.
Sewer Opportunists Raise Security Concerns After Breach In NYC
Three men were arrested in New York City this month after breaking into the sewers to look for valuables, an event that sparked concern about system security.
Reclamation Selects 23 Projects Totaling $5.2M To Build Drought Resiliency In Nine States
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has announced the selection of 23 projects to receive grants totaling $5.2M for proactive drought planning and other efforts to build long-term drought resiliency in nine states in the West.