Drinking Water Features

  1. The Importance Of Robust Water Management: The Evolving Challenge Of Safeguarding Global Waterways
    7/12/2018

    As manufacturing across the world further develops, new chemicals and contaminant threats are being introduced into the environment, creating new challenges for industrial and municipal treatment operations.

  2. 8 Steps To Solve The Ocean’s Plastic Problem
    7/10/2018

    Do you know that people throw away about around 4 million tons of rubbish on a daily basis, of which 12.8 percent is plastic?

  3. From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems
    7/10/2018

    Jon Loveland, Global Practice Leader - Alternative Water Supply at Black & Veatch, shares insight on a major development for membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems and potable reuse.

  4. What You Need To Know About 1,2,3-TCP And Drinking Water
    7/9/2018

    As our ability to measure contaminants at ever smaller concentrations improves, “emerging contaminants” are on the rise. Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), emerging contaminants are chemicals or materials characterized by a perceived, potential, or real threat to human health or the environment.

  5. Smart People On Smart Water: 4 Perspectives From Europe
    6/27/2018

    The 7th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, presented by SMi Group, brought smart water experts from around the world to London for two days in April. As an event partner, Water Online had interview access to event speakers — including those from some of Europe’s largest water providers — who were surveyed on trends and challenges in smart water. Read on to hear the thoughts of four smart water experts on four key questions.

  6. The U.S. Government Is Finally Starting To Pay Attention To PFAS — It’s About Time
    6/22/2018

    The Environment Working Group (EWG) recently released a report that claims up to 110 million Americans could have drinking water contaminated by PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — much higher than the previous estimate of 16 million affected Americans.

  7. Play It Again, Sam: Potable Water Reuse Striking New Chords
    6/21/2018

    The phrase “Necessity is the mother of invention” has been definitively traced back to early 16th century England, and even attributed to Plato in the Latin form, “Mater artium necessitas.” In today’s world of water, necessity is also becoming a major factor in rising interest regarding potable water reuse. This is especially true in areas where changes in climate or usage demands have stressed traditional sources of supply, as evidenced by increasing numbers of applications worldwide. For those who work in a water-stressed environment, this article can provide added perspective on specific points of opportunity — and points of caution.

  8. It’s What America Is Built On
    6/18/2018

    Thousands of water professionals recently met for the industry’s annual flagship conference — an important event at an important time as we give attention to our nation’s infrastructure.  While roads and bridges are visible reminders of the importance of infrastructure, equally important components are out of sight, but they need to always be in our mind.  These critical components are underground pipelines that provide water and wastewater service.

  9. Mapping A New Future For Water Main Break Prediction
    6/7/2018

    Every water distribution utility has a strategy for infrastructure asset management and repair — from simply reacting to breaks, to scheduling main replacements based on system-specific history, to prioritizing infrastructure repairs based on mathematical calculations of risks and consequences.

  10. An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos: Use Your Resources To Protect Our Most Precious Resource
    6/5/2018

    Economist Harold Pollack's New York Times article suggesting priorities for your philanthropic work was a fun read for those of us who would love to imagine what we would do with $131 billion. Unlike Pollack, I'm not going to tell you how to give away your money — you earned it, it's yours, and you can do what you want with it.