Newsletter | February 19, 2021

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Sustainability In Times Of Stress — A 'Bottom Line' Endeavor
Sustainability In Times Of Stress — A 'Bottom Line' Endeavor
By Kevin Westerling
What's your company’s “bottom line?” If “sustainable water management” is your first answer, you probably work in municipal water.

More and more, however, industrial operators must also consider sustainable water management as an essential function — even if they primarily see the “bottom line” in terms of profit margin. That’s because, as water becomes scarcer in the face of climate change and population growth, the ability to efficiently manage it within heavy-use industries can either lift or sink profits — not to mention the impact on surrounding communities.
Pandemic Adds New Resiliency Concerns For Water Providers
Pandemic Adds New Resiliency Concerns For Water Providers
By Karen Burgi, Jo Ann Jackson, Kevin Laptos, Ed Rectenwald, and Jim Schlaman
A survey reveals what COVID-19 has wrought at utilities, and what actions may be necessary to prepare for future events.
Statistical Modeling In Support Of Lead Service Line Identification, Inventory, And Replacement
Statistical Modeling In Support Of Lead Service Line Identification, Inventory, And Replacement
By Jake Abernethy and Eric Schwartz
One of the most high-profile, pressing, and complicated infrastructure problems gets chopped down to size with the help of data-driven analysis.
The Retirement Wave Is Coming: How Will Your Utility Manage?
The Retirement Wave Is Coming: How Will Your Utility Manage?
By Ali Barsamian
Digital transformation, but also diversity and inclusion, will be essential for recruiting the next generation of utility workers.
In The Green: Embracing Innovation To Finance The New Localized Water Infrastructure
In The Green: Embracing Innovation To Finance The New Localized Water Infrastructure
By Cynthia Koehler
An uncommon financing model is proving effective at resolving an all-too-common issue throughout the U.S. — underfunded water infrastructure needs.
Co-Digesting Food Waste With Wastewater Solids To Produce Energy
Co-Digesting Food Waste With Wastewater Solids To Produce Energy
By Rashi Gupta
Inspired in part by California’s Senate Bill 1383, which was enacted to reduce organic waste and methane emissions, co-digestion is fulfilling those goals while converting wastewater treatment plants into water resource recovery facilities.
Greener Pastures Ahead For Pumps
Greener Pastures Ahead For Pumps
By Michael Michaud
Energy-saving pumps will be ever more present in 2021 as investment in eco-friendly infrastructure continues to grow.
The Hidden Workforce Transition Underway
The Hidden Workforce Transition Underway
By Peter Brooks
As water system owners contemplate retirement, they should also ponder the fate of their businesses and the options available for the transition of assets.
The Inevitability Of Digitalization
The Inevitability Of Digitalization
By Anthony T. Jones
The digital transformation of the water sector may trail other industries, but it will happen nonetheless — bringing with it tremendous benefits and opportunities.
How Acoustic Water Leak Detection Is Used To Tackle Water Loss
How Acoustic Water Leak Detection Is Used To Tackle Water Loss
By Oded Fruchtman
Italy’s biggest multi-utility, A2A S.p.A., like many water utilities in North America and around the world, had to corral water loss to sustain efficient operations. A2A piloted acoustic leak detection as a potential solution, achieving A+ results.
Digital Asset Management: Danish Analytics Platforms Offer Solution For U.S. Utilities
Digital Asset Management: Danish Analytics Platforms Offer Solution For U.S. Utilities
By Frederikke Rørvang Mikkelsen
Over the past 25 years, Danish water professionals have taken a proactive approach to digital asset management and data-driven decision-making that peers around the world now can learn from to optimize CAPEX spending, reduce OPEX, and ensure efficient and resilient service.
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