Jordan, Yemen, and Djibouti lead the world in water vulnerability, according to a recent study.
As the threat of water scarcity looms over the West, so does the prospect of water cuts on the Colorado River, an essential water source for large swaths of the country. Cuts could force an economic crisis on the region.
A four-year drought ended in Texas last year, and now the state is almost universally out of drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. But water challenges have not evaporated in the Lone Star State.
Would you eat a salad that was grown using oilfield wastewater? Scientists are studying the possible consequences of doing just that.
California is in the midst of setting high-stakes water policies as the state enters its fifth year of severe drought.
With its groundwater supplies dwindling, one California city is trying to increase its reliance on recycled water.
A man who owns water rights in the Mojave Desert has a controversial plan to make $2 billion by pumping 814 billion gallons of water to sell to drought-plagued communities in southern California, including Los Angeles.
Desperation has California cities seeking water in strange places.
The largest desalination plant in the U.S. opened in San Diego this month.
The government is trying to help a California water district where groundwater levels have dropped more than 100 feet in some places. Local and government experts have one major asset at their disposal as they try to solve these problems: data.
Various water providers in California have considered releasing the names of heavy users as a way to shame customers into conserving more water.
California is getting its first ski slopes with snow made from recycled wastewater.
California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an order that will likely extend deep cuts in water use beyond the original February end date and well into next fall.
Endress is very well known for instrumentation in several different markets such as chemical, food and beverage, mining, life sciences, and oil and gas, but they are also in the water and wastewater market. Water is a resource that we all need, and it’s very important that we monitor this resource, especially with some of the drought conditions seen in the news today.
The process of removing settled solids from clarifiers is continuous in drinking water, wastewater, and industrial water treatment plants.
The water meter may seem like a small piece of equipment in the scope of the full treatment and delivery process, but it will be crucial to the industry’s forthcoming strides.
An aging lift station in Marietta, OH, was the first of 12 stations to be upgraded as part of a capital improvement plan at the city’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).
The AMERICAN Fastite joint is a flexible, rubber ring compression-type joint used extensively in underground service for water, sewage or other liquids. It has the proven long-life and high-strength qualities inherent in joints produced in accordance with AWWA C111 and pipe produced centrifugally in accordance with AWWA C151.
When choosing an electromagnetic flow meter, it’s important to consider a selection process that will provide the best possible solution for your flow meter application. Electromagnetic flow meters are typically the meter of choice when considering cost, accuracy, and longevity.
It may not be mentioned as Ryan Seacrest begins the countdown on New Year’s Eve, but a few treatment plants scattered across the country may recall 2015 as the year of ballasted treatment.
There has been a growing need in the marine industry for accurate flow measurement of fuel aboard ships.
As wastewater treatment plants invest more heavily in anaerobic digestion to generate biogas as a renewable energy source, it’s important not to overlook the biogas blower. In this exclusive Water Online video, Tom McCurdy, Environmental Division Manager for Aerzen discusses some of the finer points in biogas blower selection, specifically some of the safety concerns that every operator should be aware of when processing a highly corrosive gas.
When it came time to design a new wastewater treatment plant for Field, the seasonal rise in population during the summer months added to the challenge of meeting Parks Canada's stringent mountain effluent targets. The goal of the new wastewater treatment plant was to protect this pristine wilderness area by setting the effluent target as close as possible to the natural composition of the receiving water bodies. With this in mind, Parks Canada reviewed the latest in advanced treatment technology and opted for a membrane bioreactor system
2015 proved to be another weird weather year around the country, especially for Texas. 80 degrees and dry in Austin on Christmas Day, spring wildflowers in bloom, and kids playing outside in shorts — a surprise ending to a wild ride of drought followed by devastating floods followed by drought and then more floods.
As the dawn of 2016 emerges and we look forward to the year ahead, it’s instructive to engage in a little prognostication.
Imagine H2O recently announced the 10 finalists from more than 90 worldwide entrants to its Water Data Challenge. Here’s a brief overview of each company and what they offer.
House Bill 1221, recently signed into Texas law, requires sellers of residential real estate to disclose whether any part of a property is in a groundwater conservation district (GCD) or subsidence district. The law affects all transfers taking place January 1, 2016 or later.
Climate change isn’t going away — not in the literal sense, not in public discourse, and probably not as a point of contention. While the big-picture initiative arising from COP21 was to halt global warming at 1.5°C, there are many smaller, more personal (but no less important) initiatives being taken on by water and wastewater professionals.
In Oregon, a mobile toolkit helps promote healthy ecosystems and protect community drinking water.
What’s the most sustainable way of dealing with reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane concentrate, particularly in water-scarce Florida? Treat it and drink it.
With people flocking to the trendy Texas metropolis, Austin needed a new treatment plant to sustain its growth — but a “sensitive” touch was required to complete the project while protecting the environment.
‘Sewer mining’ may sound like a search for mistakenly flushed and washed-away valuables, but it’s actually a sophisticated, sustainable strategy for combating water scarcity.
Mines throughout Pennsylvania contain millions of gallons of contaminated water, putting thousands of stream miles at risk.
Adam Festger discusses how, with TrojanUVTelos, we have simplified UV disinfection to help small communities overcome drinking water challenges.
Robust, reliable, submersible chopper pumps, with Premium Efficiency motors from 6.0 to 11.0 kW. For the pumping of heavily contaminated commercial, industrial, municipal and agricultural wastewater, sewage and sludge, in wet well installations.
Each year, in an effort to better understand and serve its members, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) asks them, “What keeps you up at night?” For the past several years, the top answer has been the same: funding.
Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are a class of chemicals with the ability to interfere with the endocrine (hormonal) processes in mammals. Any hormonal process in the body can potentially be impacted by endocrine disruptors.
Efficient control of microbial populations in municipal wastewater using peracetic acid (PAA) requires an understanding of the PAA decomposition kinetics.
VigorOx® WWT II is an equilibrium peracetic acid solution that contains 15% peracetic acid (PAA) by weight at full concentration. The solution exists as an equilibrium of PAA, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water.
Winslow Township — the largest town in Camden County, NJ — sought relief from its clog-prone, unreliable pumps.
By incorporating Membrana UF and Gas Transfer Membrane (GTM) a resort customer was able to reduce the risk of contaminating its cooling water and protect other system components from corrosion. The compact systems exceeded performance expectations and reduced maintenance and operating costs while maximizing the available space.
Visitors to the Japanese Gardens above the City of Los Angeles’ Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCT Water Reclamation Plant) become more tranquil as they stroll along the walkways.
pH measurement plays an important role in virtually every industrial process and an equally essential part in environmental regulatory compliance. Many of the below questions pop up every day whether in chemical processing plants, power plants, water and wastewater plants or biopharmaceutical processing.
We go into December by highlighting one of our earlier projects located in Forest Grove, Oregon, on the western side of the USA.
The world has watched this summer as countless customers in Detroit have had their water shut off due to nonpayment.
Columbus Water Works (CWW) provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 250,000 residents in the Columbus, GA, area. In 2004, Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works signed an agreement that said CWW would provide water and wastewater services for the military base for 50 years, requiring a connection of the two systems and several large upgrades.
A newly discovered oil patch in western North America uses Siemens level technology during oil and natural gas extraction. SITRANS LR250 continuous radar for liquid level measurement plus Pointek CLS200 capacitance point level offer a winning combination in this application.
Brentwood’s SedVac Sediment Removal System can be used across a wide range of sludge removal applications because of its ability to remove the compression zone layer of settled solids that traditional pipe systems leave behind. SedVac’s unique design funnels the sludge and scrapes the floor, resulting in consistent solids removal of 3 percent concentration without wasting water or clogging.
The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site. The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.
Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.
These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.
Complete systems for the automatic and constant measurement and control of elevated chlorine concentrations.
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