Latest Industrial Insights

  1. Stepping Up Water Reuse — From Irrigation To Direct-Potable
    1/25/2017

    Water reuse is trending up. Here are nine developments to watch in 2017.

  2. Evolving From Controlled Biosolids Distribution To Revenue-Generating Compost
    1/25/2017

    Chicago continues its long tradition of innovative biosolids management by introducing a new model for sustainability and community service.

  3. Rescuing Failed Aeration Systems
    1/18/2017

    In wastewater treatment, aeration systems are more than just critical. They can be seen as the central nerve of the whole operation, the part of the process that usually costs the most to run and can cause the most havoc when it malfunctions.

  4. Reducing Water-Food Nexus Pressures In America
    1/17/2017

    Agricultural production is one of the most important sectors of the U.S. economy, contributing more than $300 billion to the country each year. When food service and other agriculture-related industries are included, this figure rises to over $750 billion.

  5. EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
    1/17/2017

    What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?

  6. If Israel Can Find Common Ground Around The Environment, Why Can’t Texas?
    1/12/2017

    Deep in the Israeli desert is an academic institute that is building peace in the region by putting nature at its center. The Arava Institute, in partnership with Ben Gurion University, brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to find common ground around environmental problems and build trust — and peace — from there.

  7. Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    1/9/2017

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  8. An 11-Step Plan To Prepare For Upstream Chemical Spills
    12/19/2016

    A catastrophic chemical spill in 2014 inspired a research group to develop a methodology for how such drinking water disasters could be avoided by systems in the future.

  9. Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?
    12/16/2016

    The U.S. EPA is considering tightening its water regulations on atrazine, an herbicide known to cause adverse health effects if ingested. As researchers and state regulators advocate for stricter limits, it may be time to act.

  10. Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas
    12/13/2016

    As water scarcity continues to be a major, ongoing challenge in the U.S., public and private sector leaders are seeking new insights on sustainable solutions. In this work, they are grappling with challenges on a scale that oil and gas organizations have been confronting for decades now. It’s understandable that stakeholders can get caught up in the tactical side of dealing with water crises — but there is also guidance to be gained by taking a high-level view.