Kevin Westerling Articles

  1. Follow The Leader: CH2M Water President Offers 10 Pearls Of Wisdom
    1/21/2016

    The consulting engineering firm’s newly-named water lead sets the tone with insight on utility operations, technology development, infrastructure funding, and more.

  2. Water Data Smackdown: Meet The Top 10 Innovators
    1/15/2016

    Imagine H2O recently announced the 10 finalists from more than 90 worldwide entrants to its Water Data Challenge. Here’s a brief overview of each company and what they offer.

  3. DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency
    1/7/2016

    This one's not on you, plant operators. Rather than a charge for utilities to aim higher in performance, the latest regulation to impact water treatment operations, as well as others, falls on equipment manufacturers — those who make pumps.

  4. The Chicago Way: Windy City Water Boss Addresses Top Threats, Solutions
    1/5/2016

    In many ways, Chicago is a tough act to follow — a world-class city of both great renown and infamy. The latter may engender thoughts of mobsters and political machinations, but when it comes to water, ‘the Chicago way’ is a model of achievement and leadership to be admired.

  5. Climate Change Ramifications For The Water Industry
    12/22/2015

    Climate change isn’t going away — not in the literal sense, not in public discourse, and probably not as a point of contention. While the big-picture initiative arising from COP21 was to halt global warming at 1.5°C, there are many smaller, more personal (but no less important) initiatives being taken on by water and wastewater professionals.

  6. Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    12/17/2015

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

  7. Energy Drivers: 5 Keys To WWTP Electrical Consumption
    12/11/2015

    Data from the state of New York reveal the factors that have increased or mitigated on-grid energy consumption at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) over the past 10 years, including the one mandate pushing demand higher.

  8. Utilities Under Fire: Why Rate Hikes Are A Scary Proposition
    12/7/2015

    A true story (and disturbing image) of rate-increase resistance from the front lines

  9. Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions
    11/24/2015

    The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.

  10. Guidance From Above: Lessons In Water Technology Innovation
    11/23/2015

    Ontario has become a world leader in water and wastewater technology development. Learn what policies and practices have facilitated success and which innovations are primed for impact.