Drinking Water Features

  1. How Tech Can Conserve And Improve Access To Water
    3/13/2019

    As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from March 17 to 23 to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology to help them with both conservation and expanding accessibility to more communities.

  2. EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket
    3/6/2019

    After more than a year of community meetings and deliberations, the U.S. EPA announced in February 2019 that it would begin the process of regulating two drinking water contaminants, seeking to stem a growing national public health crisis. If EPA follows through, this would be the first time in nearly 20 years that it has set an enforceable standard for a new chemical contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  3. Cities Turn To Desalination For Water Security, But At What Cost?
    2/27/2019

    Removing salts and other impurities from water is really difficult. For thousands of years people, including Aristotle, tried to make fresh water from sea water. In the 21st century, advances in desalination technology mean water authorities in Australia and worldwide can supply bountiful fresh water at the flick of a switch.

  4. Why Big Storms And Deep Snows Don’t Always Equal Full Reservoirs
    2/27/2019

    There’s a lot of attention paid to Colorado’s high country through the winter months.

  5. How Can We Start The Journey To Smart Water Networks?
    2/20/2019

    In the developed world, potable water is delivered to people via a complex infrastructure consisting of water catchment, water treatment, water storage (reservoirs, towers), and water distribution (pipes). The first two elements are well understood; what is less understood is what happens to water as it journeys to the tap.

  6. Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights
    2/13/2019

    What are some of the biggest global challenges, trends, and opportunities for the smart water sector in 2019? To answer these questions, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) interviewed four industry experts from Australia, North America, the UK, and India.

  7. Cybersecurity Is Key To Smart Metering Deployment
    2/11/2019

    As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber-attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers — and by different stakeholders — must be taken into account from the outset.

  8. Report: Invest In Tracking Systems And Address Data Privacy Concerns
    2/7/2019

    California should invest in modern water-use tracking systems and address privacy concerns as part of a larger data-focused initiative to get a better grip on its constrained water resources, according to a report that could have repercussions beyond the state.

  9. Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation And Monitoring
    2/5/2019

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices.

  10. On Site But Out Of Mind… Getting Extra Mileage Out Of Your Disinfection System
    1/31/2019

    Using on-site sodium hypochlorite generation technology to make oxidant for water and wastewater treatment is cost-effective, safe, and environmentally responsible. But, as with any piece of equipment, choosing the right one and caring for it properly impacts both life cycle costs and effectiveness. We talked with David McWalters, Field Service Manager-Americas, De Nora, to learn more.