Kevin Westerling Articles

  1. 10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15
    6/26/2015

    Although drought was a particularly dominant theme this year, ACE15 offered its usual plethora of solutions for all water practitioners. The event drew in excess of 10,000 attendees from around the world with problems as varied as the systems they represent. Lucky for them, there were more than 500 exhibitors on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center with potential answers. Among the many, here are 10 products that have particular potential.

  2. EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    6/17/2015

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  3. 2015 State Of The Water Industry, Or Groundhog Day?
    6/5/2015

    Each year, AWWA publishes their State Of The Water Industry report, which is a direct reflection of its members’ concerns via survey responses. I keep waiting to be surprised by the results, but the fateful moment of review feels something more like the movie Groundhog Day — reliving the same experience over and over.

  4. Zombie Pharm: Bugs Bring PPCPs Back From The Dead
    5/19/2015

    Like a water-industry version of The Walking Dead, trace chemicals and pharmaceuticals are given new life when exposed to microbes in the wastewater treatment process.

  5. A Master’s Plan For Water Industry Success
    5/11/2015

    The top concerns, trends, and opportunities in water are revealed by a leading voice in the industry — AWWA's CEO, David LaFrance.

  6. The Do’s And Don’ts Of MBR Pretreatment
    5/5/2015

    They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, this image of a fouled membrane bioreactor (MBR) system needs little prelude — it's simply what happens when you don't properly protect your membranes with pretreatment.

  7. New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals
    4/28/2015

    What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.

  8. What’s Going On At The EPA?
    4/24/2015

    Three U.S. EPA officials share their perspective on the hottest topics in water and wastewater and the current state of rulemaking.

  9. New Frontiers In Desalination
    4/7/2015

    As persistent, widespread drought dominates headlines and decimates farmland, a competition held this month by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) turns to innovative desalination technologies for answers.

  10. Bet On Potable Water Reuse
    3/24/2015

    A cost comparison of new water sources bodes well for water reuse.