RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
In Times of Drought: 9 Economic Facts About Water In The United States
This Hamilton Project memo presents nine economic facts that provide relevant background context to the water crisis in the United States.
A Roundup Of Energy, Water, And Climate Bills In The 84th Texas Legislative Session
We’ve almost made it to the midway point of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. As many already know, the Texas Legislature only meets from January to May every other year, so a lot has to get done in these few months.
The Proliferation Of Cyber Threats To Water And Wastewater
The likelihood of a successful cyber attack against the water and wastewater industry is a direct result of a growing threat landscape. Without appropriate cybersecurity in place, anyone with malicious intent could access the network and contaminate or cease the treatment and distribution of water.
Climate Change Is Upon Us — How Will You Plan For Its Impacts?
Believe it or not, municipalities are seeing changes in the environment, and are moved to act accordingly.
The Climate Game-Changer
Changing climates, however, may be a game-changer for interstate conflict. Three findings from experts in the Lower Missouri River Basin (LMRB) merit further study.
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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
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.
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.
New Flood Defence Calls For Hydraulic Actuated Penstock
As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its work to improve flood defences around the country, in the Northern region, it has chosen to install a new spillway and hydraulically actuated penstock, which will make the flood defences at Market Weighton, in East Yorkshire, compliant with the 1975 Reservoirs Act. By Jamie Wesley, Commercial Manager - Water Control Division, ECS Engineering Services Ltd
USDA Invests In Critical Dam Rehabilitation And Assessment Projects In 23 States
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $73M to be invested this year to rehabilitate and assess dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 projects and assessments in 23 states will be funded.
Looming Utility Threats: Terror, Cybercrime, Oil Spills
Terrorism, cybercrime, and oil spills are among the top risks for water utilities this year.
California Tuolumne Snowpack 40 Percent Of Worst Year
New NASA data find the snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada — a major source of water for millions of Californians — currently contains just 40 percent as much water as it did near this time at its highest level of 2014, one of the two driest years in California’s recorded history. By Alan Buis
Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.
New Paper In Groundwater Highlights Carbon Sequestration Relating To Climate Change
The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater has just published a review paper focusing on carbon sequestration in saline aquifers to mitigate climate change.
Cities Nationwide To Compete To See Who Can Be Most ‘Water Wise’
With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation —and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.
Onset Announces Next-Generation HOBO Weather Station
Onset, a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, recently announced the HOBO RX3000 Station, the company’s next-generation data logging weather station that provides research scientists, meteorologists and others with instant access to site-specific environmental data anywhere, anytime via the Internet.
New Tilting Weir Helps Somerset Flood Defences
Maintenance of the waterways within the Somerset Levels is a crucial aspect of flood defence work in the area and the Environment Agency (EA) has recently completed a construction project on a 4km stretch of the River Parrett as part of this scheme. By Jamie Wesley, Commercial Manager - Water Control Division, ECS Engineering Services Ltd
City Of San Diego Selects MWH Global And Brown And Caldwell Team As Program Manager For Pure Water San Diego
MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, recently announced it was awarded a contract by the City of San Diego to manage and assist in the delivery of Pure Water San Diego.