Critics say drought deniers are the latest kind of “truther,” rejecting science in favor of a theory that California’s water challenges have been exaggerated.
Arizona water regulators are divided on how much the government should help small water utilities threatened by a historic drought and other pressing challenges.
California lifted its blanket water conservation mandates last month, putting more power in the hands of local water regulators to decide on conservation goals.
The water utility in Madison, WI, is trying to help low-to-mid income homeowners save money by offering them technology that makes it easier to conserve water.
Water utilities in the recently drought-ravaged state of Texas need to do a lot more to save water, according to a new report on conservation in the Lone Star State from the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and Galveston Bay Foundation.
In a major policy shift, California is ending its sweeping, historical water restrictions amid signs the drought is easing in what analysts are calling a positive development for water utilities.
It’s difficult to imagine California’s Hidden Valley Wildlife area deprived of the many birds that had once inhabited it. Sadly, the 70 acres of wetlands just south of the Santa Ana River dried up in 2010 after a severe storm wrecked the channel
Las Vegas is trying to become the Silicon Valley of water and that’s in large part thanks to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, one of the most forward-thinking water utilities out west.
Residents of Eldred Township in Pennsylvania came face to face with township supervisors last year over concerns about the major beverage company.
The Western United States isn’t the only area facing severe water crisis. Malaysia serves as an example of growing water problems in Southeast Asia that could easily take place in other parts of the world.
San Diego has built out massive water infrastructure systems over the years that are now standing idle as water demand drops.
A California lawmaker is trying to expand the state water supply with a bill that would change the way the water sector approaches storm and recycled water.
Classified U.S. cables reviewed by Nathan Halverson at the Center for Investigative Reporting and published by Mother Jones show that the consequences of water shortages could be dire.
Experts say the so-called “big data revolution” is providing a lesson for California during the drought.
Production had shut down because the client’s existing EDI could not meet the water quality requirement. QUA worked swiftly with the OEM to supply FEDI® Rx in two days, enabling them to resume production immediately. QUA was able to do this due to its high quality product and dedicated technical support team.
For over 40 years, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been a primary force protecting our waters and dictating the work of treatment professionals. And, for just as long, samplers have been the tools that allow this work to be carried out. Many plants, however, have yet to embrace the advances in technology that are transforming one of their most fundamental tools. To help usher those plants into the modern age, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser about how samplers have evolved to meet changing needs,
Jet Tech, and now Evoqua, has helped municipalities and industries overcome wastewater challenges for 35 years. Today, our SBRs are successfully treating wastewater in plants ranging from 0.01 MGD to 60 MGD. The design flexibility empowers engineers. The simplicity of operation puts operators at ease. Over 700 satisfied customers is just the beginning. Watch and listen to Ken Norcross, co-founder of Jet Tech explain.
In today’s connected world, remote monitoring of water or wastewater system assets is available to any size of utility. As enterprise systems for the large cities continue to evolve in their complexity, nimble cloud-based solutions where the data is housed outside of the utility are offering an affordable monitoring platform to smaller cities and distribution networks.
Over the years, Praxair has had an extensive history of innovation in the wastewater treatment process. In the 1960’s, Praxair wastewater engineers developed the UNOX™ process. At the time, it was a revolutionary concept. Today, with aging equipment and changes in treatment requirements, Praxair can provide a wide range of technologies for UNOX™ upgrades. These enhancements can help UNOX™ facilities achieve reduced operating costs and improved reliability through the upgrade of oxygen generation and dissolution equipment.
The ability to manage a plant remotely has opened a whole new world for the water industry, but there can be three or four different softwares merging to create one SCADA system. Trihedral Engineering is tasked with bringing all of those interfaces into one seamless package.
Petrogas LLP, one of the world’s largest oil rehabilitation companies, required demineralized water for a new boiler component to its Turkmenistan refinery.
Anshan Steel, one of China’s largest steel producers, required demineralized water for its boiler application as the plant planned to expand its capacity.
The world has watched this summer as countless customers in Detroit have had their water shut off due to nonpayment.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?
This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.
The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.
Did you know that two-thirds of the continental U.S. has experienced drought in the last few years? It has left many utilities grappling with water scarcity and the costs of finding new water resources and treatment.
It’s been an interesting time for water in Texas. Beyond the incredibly wet and cool spring we’ve been having, Memorial Day saw the second year in a row of record-breaking floods.
With oil prices depressed, exploration and production companies unearth the money-saving opportunities in water management planning.
California’s inland communities have been hit hard by four years of drought, lower groundwater levels, and reduced allocations from the State Water Project.
Technologies which could transform the shape of the water industry of the future will be on show at the fifth BlueTech Forum, to be held in San Francisco.
Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations.
The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.
A market expert shines a light on the bright spots and trouble spots for industrial water reuse, revealing who should consider the practice and why.
Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes have already gained worldwide acceptance in the treatment of drinking water for their removal of chlorine resistant pathogens such as cryptosporidium.
Water reuse may be the moment’s most talked about treatment industry topic. It’s no wonder that as drought persists in regions throughout the world without sign of subsiding, questions about how we can make the most of our water are being asked.
A refinery needed to upgrade the wastewater treatment system to prepare for expected changes brought about by the use of a new crude feedstock with elevated concentrations of TDS and conductivity. Veolia Water Technologies supplied an AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) treatment system to reduce the BOD and ammonia in the effluent.
Oil & gas production is often associated with extraction of large quantities of ground water. After separation from the hydrocarbons, such produced water (PW) requires further treatment prior to discharge or reuse.
A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.
Flare gas is the name given to the surplus waste gas produced during the extraction of crude oil and the subsequent refining process. By Simon Harwood, Managing Director, Allison Engineering, Ltd. And Jack Koeken, Sr.Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International
Wineries and vineyards face some added environmental and economic challenges to properly treat and dispose of wastewater. Proper treatment and disposal can be costly and there are very strict regulations that must be followed.
This document presents the available options for variable connections of the Liqui-Flux® W – module types W08, W10 and W20. Download the datasheet to learn more.
The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) is a joint venture company established with the purpose to produce Ethylene, Butadiene and their derivatives (Polyethylene, Poly Butadiene).
This year at WEFTEC in booth #3648, Smith & Loveless continues its legacy of wastewater pumping innovation with the announcement of the EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station series.
This presentation will discuss the operation of a 4 MGD pressurized two-stage Ultrafiltration (UF) plant over a 14 month period at the Oliver-Mercer-North Dunn (OMND) Drinking Water Treatment Facility, North Dakota.
A Montana Water District was under an Administrative Order of Compliance by the EPA to install filtration to comply with the Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) or possibly loose their only water source, the Missouri River.
The Birmingham Water Works Board is the largest water utility in the state of Alabama, providing water to approximately 600,000 people across the Greater Birmingham area. Its service area is about 759 square miles and contains about 4,000 miles of pipe.
We offer compressed carbon dioxide gas and liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) in a variety of purities and concentrations including but not limited to beverage grade, food grade and USP.
Potable water with very low or no metals and no scale or corrosion inhibitor is used.
An Oklahoma refinery recently required a flow measurement solution for a finished gasoline and diesel fuel line leaving the refinery site. They were already using a Siemens clamp-on check meter and interface detector elsewhere and hoped to install the same product on the fuel line. However, the local Siemens representative determined that there would not be enough straight run of pipe to support a clamp-on meter, and the refinery decided that they would need to bring the pipe above ground.
This is the first of a three-part series examining wipes in the waste stream. This first installment looks specifically at the growth of disposable wipes usage within the last decade.
The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.
At the Coca-Cola FEMSA plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, increases in production required an expansion of their wastewater treatment plant. RWL Water technicians and engineers implemented an airlift ultrafiltration (UF) system operated with a membrane bioreactor (MBR) to provide wastewater treatment for reuse.