Kevin Westerling Articles

  1. Are EPA Mandates Overburdening The States?
    11/1/2016

    A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts the U.S. EPA and the Executive Branch for imposing environmental mandates without giving voice or financial consideration to the states’ plight.

  2. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC 2016
    10/25/2016

    300,000 square feet. That was the size of the tradeshow floor at WEFTEC, the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. I didn't see every technology showcased last month in New Orleans (over a thousand exhibitors were on hand), but here’s a “best of” list from the many that I came across — a snapshot of various technologies that stood out from the masses, exceptional for their level of innovation and potential for industry impact.

  3. 5 Principles For Improved Water Security
    10/6/2016

    Are environmental interests and business interests mutually exclusive? Our divisive sociopolitical climate might make you think so — you’re either labeled ‘tree-hugging’ or ‘greedy’ — but it is not an either/or proposition, especially when it comes to water conservation.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.