LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. It’s What America Is Built On
    6/18/2018

    Last week, thousands of water professionals met for the industry’s annual flagship conference.  This is an important event at an important time as we give attention to our nation’s infrastructure.  While roads and bridges are visible reminders of the importance of infrastructure, equally important components are out of sight, but they need to always be in our mind.  These critical components are underground pipelines that provide water and wastewater service.

  2. Mapping A New Future For Water Main Break Prediction
    6/7/2018

    Every water distribution utility has a strategy for infrastructure asset management and repair — from simply reacting to breaks, to scheduling main replacements based on system-specific history, to prioritizing infrastructure repairs based on mathematical calculations of risks and consequences.

  3. Point Level vs. Continuous Level Measuring Technologies
    5/14/2018

    While point level measuring approaches are regarded as simple and user-friendly, they lack the capabilities of more sophisticated continuous measuring instruments.

  4. Improving Mixing In A Water Storage Reservoir Using CFD Modeling
    5/14/2018

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling was applied to a circular water storage reservoir, proving invaluable for understanding hydraulic characteristics, developing a plan for mixing efficiency, and maintaining water quality.

  5. Raging Waters: AWWA’s Fight For The Future
    5/14/2018

    AWWA’s 2018-19 president, David Rager, talks about personal priorities for his tenure and the long-range challenges the industry and his organization must strive to overcome.

  6. Overcoming Smart Meter Fears: The Value Of Focusing Communication On AMI Benefits
    5/14/2018

    The idea that ratepayers are afraid of what advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) may bring into their homes has made water utilities wary of implementing the technology. But are the fears justified? A new survey investigates the phenomenon and lights a path forward.

  7. Assessing The Effectiveness Of Leak-Seeking Satellites
    5/14/2018

    Pipeline maintenance and non-revenue water reduction get a boost from far-out resources.

  8. Innovative, Collaborative, Inevitable: Furthering The Evolution Of Smart Water In North America
    5/9/2018

    A Q&A with Gary Wong, chairman of the SWAN North American Alliance

  9. A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management
    3/14/2018

    The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.

  10. Micrometers: A Simple Solution To Water Scarcity
    3/5/2018

    In the small community of Llimbe in Peru, water sources were running dry. The population had grown from 35 to 50 families, and some of the families were using more water than they actually needed. Because of this, if you lived higher on the hillside, you may only have water for an hour a day.