Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. How To Turn Your Utility Into An Ideas Factory
    6/26/2017

    A new industry research report outlines a plan for fostering innovation from within water utilities, empowering them to become the solutions to their own emerging problems.

  2. Bringing Communities Together For Wastewater Recovery
    6/22/2017

    A new wastewater recovery concept emerging in Massachusetts may represent the future of resource recovery.

  3. The Big Empty: Rural America's Drinking Water Crisis
    6/20/2017

    O’Brien, Texas is just one of thousands of small communities in the United States that struggle to find the resources to ensure that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will only make matters worse. Watch this documentary short produced by Tom Rosenberg and Earth Institute fellow Madison Condon details one shrinking town’s drinking water crisis.

  4. A New Way To Renew Biosolids
    5/25/2017

    A biosolids reuse project backed by the Department of Energy utilizes a new conversion process to make the most of wastewater.

  5. A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants
    5/22/2017

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.

  6. Bleeding Blue: Issues, Opportunity Greet New AWWA President
    5/3/2017

    Airtime for water industry issues used to be a rarity in mainstream news, but that has changed of late — a development that is not particularly welcome, considering that bad news makes for good copy.

  7. Evaluating Alternative Models For Infrastructure Project Delivery
    5/1/2017

    New research from the University of North Carolina assessed innovative water and wastewater projects around the country, highlighting positives and pitfalls that can steer future infrastructure investment.

  8. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  9. George Hawkins On Green Bonds & Sustainability: Goldman Sachs' Impact Investment In Social Change
    4/25/2017

    George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, talks with Lisa Cox, manager at Sorenson Impact Center, about the first green bond in the US and how DC Water — partnered with Goldman Sachs — catalyzed innovation, social change, and sustainability in DC's water management system.

  10. Spinning Biogas Into Gold With Combined Heat And Power
    4/6/2017

    An ambitious project at a typical suburban wastewater facility has realized approximately $200,000 savings in annual energy costs. Similar operations will want to know: How does it work?