Kevin Westerling Articles

  1. U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability
    9/16/2016

    Yes, America cleaned up at the Olympics this summer, but how does the U.S. fare on the world stage when it comes to water resiliency, efficiency, and quality?

  2. 5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed
    9/9/2016

    A water technology expert tackles high-profile and important topics currently affecting municipalities, industry, and the community at large.

  3. A Treatment Technology For All Occasions
    8/31/2016

    There are a lot of technology startups in the water space vying for attention, including a good bit in the New England area alone, but one Massachusetts company and its potentially "disruptive innovation" stands apart.

  4. A Foundation For Water’s Future
    8/29/2016

    The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.

  5. What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?
    8/17/2016

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  6. Bacteria Monitoring In 3D
    8/10/2016

    Monitoring of bacteria in drinking water is not perfect, but the perfect compromise between the reliability of lab testing and the speed of indirect sensors may have been found — an optical, online system that provides better protection for consumers by being just good enough.

  7. 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    7/14/2016

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

  8. TSCA Modernization: A Dose Of Common Sense
    7/11/2016

    After 40 years, the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has finally been updated, much to the delight of most — but certainly not all.

  9. A Game Plan For Water Technology Innovation
    6/23/2016

    The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.

  10. Take 5: Movies About Water
    6/13/2016

    Last month, I attended a municipal open house that was held just a few miles from the Water Online offices. The scene, like that of a movie, triggered thoughts of Hollywood's take on water issues. Just how many movies have featured water as the central theme? I came up with five.