Drinking Water Features

  1. Micrometers: A Simple Solution To Water Scarcity
    3/5/2018

    In the small community of Llimbe in Peru, water sources were running dry. The population had grown from 35 to 50 families, and some of the families were using more water than they actually needed. Because of this, if you lived higher on the hillside, you may only have water for an hour a day.

  2. Water And Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Opportunities
    3/2/2018

    There is little doubt that America’s infrastructure is aging, and in some cases, operating well beyond its originally intended lifespan. With labor costs representing up to half of the cost of pipe replacement, the key to cost-effective water and wastewater utility strategies revolves as much around labor-saving installation efficiency as it does around the physical performance of a particular material. Here is a look at historic failure rates, causes, and factors to consider when replacing existing water distribution and sewer networks.

  3. The Energy Reality Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis — And Why The U.S. Should Care
    2/28/2018

    In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry.

  4. Share The Wealth: A Cap-And-Trade System Of Water Conservation And Resiliency?
    2/23/2018

    California has struggled with drought for most of the last decade. From 2011-2015, the state experienced the driest four-year stretch in recorded history, leading to unprecedented water restrictions for residents, including a state mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent.

  5. Water Shortages Cost Indian Energy Companies Billions
    2/21/2018

    There's a hidden threat to Indian energy companies' revenues — water.

  6. 3 Things Cities Can Learn From Cape Town’s Impending 'Day Zero' Water Shut-Off
    2/16/2018

    Cape Town is running out of water. After three years of intense drought, South Africa’s second-largest city is just a few months away from “Day Zero,” the day when the city government will shut off water taps for most homes and businesses.

  7. Design First, Build Later
    2/16/2018

    Sounds simple. It makes sense. But far too many people do not do this. They put together an idea, a process, but fail to take the design to completion before starting to build. Cutting corners always comes at a price. There is an old saying in Project Management, “You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any TWO”. Cutting corners will bump your cost, decrease quality, or possibly both.

  8. Quantifying Water Quality Benefits Of Conservation Practices
    1/29/2018

    Although we know that farm conservation practices, like cover crops, reduced tillage and nutrient management, as well as improve overall performance and environmental outcomes, it’s difficult to say exactly how these practices affect resources, such as water quality.

  9. Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    1/29/2018

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  10. Water And The Internet of Things: 2018
    1/26/2018

    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) several years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill. Since I live in the Silicon Valley, CA, the high tech capital of the world, I thought there should be a better way to track water usage so problems can be identified and solved sooner.