Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. Pride And Prejudice: A Philadelphia (Water Department) Story
    7/12/2018

    Recently, I had the opportunity to tour a unique and innovative facility, the Bureau of Lab Services (BLS), the “water quality heartbeat of the Philadelphia Water Department” (PWD), as described by BLS director Gary Burlingame.

  2. Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment
    7/12/2018

    A real-world, industrial application of remote process monitoring proves that a little technology can go a long way in terms of cost savings and process improvement.

  3. Unleashing Smart SCADA
    7/10/2018

    When it comes to the future of utility management, every arrow points toward greater adoption of 'smart' systems. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is smart, in a sense, but the mere existence of a SCADA system at your facility won't maximize efficiency and optimization. The capabilities and opportunities available to utilities through data and analytics are going largely untapped, according to two experts who joined Water Online for Water Talk, but a new initiative could help unlock its ever-growing potential.

  4. Permanent Monitoring Turns Snapshots Into A Movie
    7/3/2018

    Fifteen years ago, the water industry was deeply beholden to mechanical meter reading. But as Barry Hales, President of Matchpoint Inc., points out in this Water Talk interview, the evolution of electrical systems has created a new wave of data for utilities to become far better informed about their infrastructure and assets.

  5. Smart People On Smart Water: 4 Perspectives From Europe
    6/27/2018

    The 7th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, presented by SMi Group, brought smart water experts from around the world to London for two days in April. As an event partner, Water Online had interview access to event speakers — including those from some of Europe’s largest water providers — who were surveyed on trends and challenges in smart water. Read on to hear the thoughts of four smart water experts on four key questions.

  6. Networking 101
    6/20/2018

    For decades now, the ubiquity of the internet has been essential to modern life. Services like email, Google, and Amazon have connected us to the each other, the vast collective knowledge of humankind, and brought whatever we desire to our doorsteps with just a few motions of our fingers.

  7. An Introduction To Industrial Use Of Technology For Non-Techies
    6/6/2018

    It’s increasingly obvious to me that the gap in the general understanding of technology is continuously increasing with those that are not working in the space every day.  I am referring to industrial technology versus the general consumer technology market.  

  8. Why On Earth Would You Put SCADA On The Internet?
    5/23/2018

    This heated debate continues to rage on in boardrooms, online forums, and tradeshow floors around the world. It pits SCADA teams, seeking to maximize system uptime, against IT departments, working to keep their systems secure. What follows is a very brief overview of why water and wastewater utilities choose to allow remote access and what steps should be taken to minimize the risk.

  9. Forests And Wetlands Are Water Infrastructure. New Green Bond Helps Finance Their Protection
    5/22/2018

    East Africa’s Kariba Dam is almost empty due to diminishing rains. In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s reservoirs were reduced to dried mud three years ago, and experts say the city is heading toward another dry spell. Catastrophic floods recently wreaked havoc in southern England, Texas, and Bangkok.

  10. How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry
    5/17/2018

    Global demand for power and water is accelerating — and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and water projects. During the first three quarters of 2017, about US$30 billion of major power contracts and US$20 billion of water projects were awarded across the region. In 2018, the figure is looking more like $60 billion with the two sectors combined.