Kevin Westerling Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Superpower Of Water Research Takes Flight
    6/3/2016

    While two longstanding water research groups are discontinued, from them a bigger and better organization emerges. Get to know the changing face of water research through this Q&A with Melissa Meeker, CEO of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

  9. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies
    5/10/2016

    The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.

  10. New President, New Vision For Water
    5/9/2016

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.