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  1. 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.

  2. Cheers To World Soil Day
    12/5/2016

    Let’s lift a glass — of water — to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water. As anybody who has been to the barren deserts of China, North Africa or the Middle East knows, soil without water doesn’t produce anything.

  3. An Unconventional Approach To Dairy Wastewater Treatment
    12/2/2016

    If you’ve ever looked into the ice cream freezers at your local grocery store you can imagine all the different ingredients you’d find at the ice cream factory: cream, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, milk, syrups, and so on.

  4. Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?
    12/1/2016

    Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has presented to the American public his energy and economic plans, which are geared toward establishing energy sovereignty and increasing the pace of job creation in the nation. In his push for energy independence, Trump has suggested lifting restrictions placed on shale, oil, natural gas, and coal production.

  5. Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities
    11/29/2016

    Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient technology to utilize considerable amounts of organic waste from intensive animal production and food processing and wastage during distribution/consumption, municipal waste, etc. to produce methane gas for electricity generation, local/process heating, and direct injection into the gas supply network.

  6. The Rise Of The Circular Economy In The Water World
    11/15/2016

    Since the industrial revolution, the total amount of waste has constantly grown as economic growth has been based on a ‘take-make-consume-dispose’ model. This linear model assumes that resources are abundant, available, and cheap to dispose of. In the U.S. and around the world, there is a move towards a ‘circular economy’ where products and waste materials are reused, repaired, refurbished, and recycled.

  7. Trimble Unity Brings Together Navigation Technology And Remote Monitoring
    10/31/2016

    After acquiring TELOG last year, Trimble has combined its traditional GIS/GPS navigation technology with TELOG’s remote monitoring solutions to create Trimble Unity, a smart network for monitoring water systems.

  8. Exploring The Water Energy Nexus
    10/30/2016

    The Water Research Foundation recently facilitated a meeting between seven major water-related organizations such as AWWA, WEF and NAWC and the Department of Energy to discuss the energy, water and food nexus. Water Online Radio sat down with Beate Wright, Executive Director for the D.C. office of the Water Research Foundation, to understand the implications of the meeting.

  9. 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.

  10. Industrial Water Treatment For Inorganic Contaminants: Treatment Costs
    10/14/2016

    This article is the seventh in a series on industrial water treatment focusing on inorganic contaminants; this one will discuss capital, operating, and lifecycle costs.