Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workgroup Summary Of The May 2019 Workshop
    6/25/2019

    The first SWAN Digital Twin Workshop brought together key voices from around the world representing water utilities, academia, and technology vendors to help build consensus on the foundational definitions and guiding values needed to underpin digital twin concepts and architectural framework. 

  2. Igniting A Smart Water Movement
    6/24/2019

    Water scarcity. Aging infrastructure. Uncertainty due to climate change. Experts from across the water sector agree that water challenges are intensifying, and that action and public awareness is a necessity. Now we have the need — and the opportunity — for those same voices to raise the volume on one of the most powerful ways to address increasing water threats: digital innovation.

  3. EPA Stream Restoration Research Supports Chesapeake Bay Recovery
    6/4/2019

    Fifty-one billion gallons. That’s the average amount of water flowing into Chesapeake Bay on a daily basis. And as all that water seeps, flows, and cascades across the watershed before it spills out into the Bay — the nation’s largest estuary — it picks up signature characteristics of where it has been.

  4. Coral Reefs Provide Flood Protection Worth $1.8 Billion Every Year — It’s Time To Protect Them
    5/14/2019

    The biggest obstacle to investing in natural infrastructure, such as wetlands and reefs, often is that experts have not figured out how to value the protection that these habitats provide in economic terms. But a new report, published by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Coastal Hazards Program, solves that problem for one of our planet’s most biodiverse ecosystems: coral reefs.

  5. The Water Sector's Embrace Of Digital Twin Technology
    5/8/2019

    Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019.  Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.

  6. Cloud-Enabled Resilience: London’s Answer To Flood Risk
    5/1/2019

    Flood modeling isn’t new, but it has become more advanced and important as we understand the potential of the cloud(s).

  7. IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    5/1/2019

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

  8. As Climate Change Erodes U.S. Coastlines, An Invasive Plant Could Become An Ally
    4/8/2019

    Many invasive species are found along U.S. coasts, including fishes, crabs, mollusks, and marsh grasses. Since the general opinion is that invasives are harmful, land managers and communities spend a lot of time and resources attempting to remove them. Often this happens before much is known about their actual effects, either good or bad.

  9. The Great Flood And Future Predictions
    3/27/2019

    Did you know that the earliest recorded flood is that of the Great Flood detailed in Christian Bibles, the Torah, and the Quran? I was, therefore, amused to hear from a channel partner about a flow monitoring job in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, at the foot of Mount Ararat. Why? Because Mount Ararat is cited as the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the Great Flood (Genesis 8:4).

  10. Creating A New Marketplace For Resilient Infrastructure Investment
    3/26/2019

    Climate change is getting harder to ignore, from alarming new reports about its impacts to debates around a Green New Deal. Yet for all this attention, individual places — from the biggest cities to the smallest towns — are still struggling to do something about it.