LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. How Do We Get The Message Out About The Importance Of Water Infrastructure?
    4/6/2017

    The need for improving our nation’s critical infrastructure is as important and necessary as ever.  Yet, when people who are not involved with the water/wastewater industry think of all that needs to be done for infrastructure, they immediately think of the roads they drive on and the bridges that are simply part of those same roads.  Others think of our power grid and its frailties, while some worry about their internet access.  It is hard to find people who consider our water and wastewater delivery system as a priority.

  2. Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners
    3/29/2017

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  3. 6 Ways To Improve Payment Performance
    3/20/2017

    With rising regulatory and infrastructure costs, it’s more important than ever for water and wastewater utilities to collect what they’re owed from ratepayers. But how can they go about improving collection?

  4. The Future Of Water Management
    3/16/2017

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  5. Let’s Put The 'W' In Infrastructure
    3/14/2017

    We need to make water infrastructure a clear priority in the new administration’s infrastructure investment plans. Let’s make sure there’s a “W” in any new infrastructure program.

  6. Getting Water Up The Mountainside: How The Barsha Pump Utilizes Rivers To Power Irrigation
    3/8/2017

    In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation can be a challenge. There are few affordable pumping technologies accessible for poor farmers, and they come with high maintenance costs.

  7. Flint Failings And Our Crumbling Water Infrastructure
    3/6/2017

    Like the weather, everybody complains about the nation’s withering water pipes and their trillion-dollar price tag, but nobody does anything about it.  Consider a simple, inexpensive step to embarrass recalcitrant communities to open their check books, so we don’t have to pay for their neglect.

  8. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  9. A Guide For Accessing WIFIA
    2/2/2017

    A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?

  10. Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades
    1/30/2017

    The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?