Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Soaking In Another Victory
    5/17/2018

    It’s a four-peat.

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland, College Park has won high honors in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition to design the best ideas for capturing stormwater on campus before it can harm waterways.

  5. From Zero To SCADA
    5/14/2018

    VTScada software helps Jamaica National Water Commission adopt world-class monitoring and control system.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Mapping Tool Scores Sites For Watershed Protection
    5/4/2018

    Ralph Spagnolo and Ellen Bryson know their way around the state capitals in EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  The regional Water Protection Division employees have been on the road helping states launch an innovative online mapping tool that prioritizes sites for watershed preservation or restoration.

  9. How To Improve Test Accuracy With The Latest Sampling Technology
    4/25/2018

    Sampling and laboratory testing are major responsibilities for water professionals. Test results are used for process control, and ultimately to determine that water is safe for drinking, reuse, or discharge to the environment. Regulatory agencies rely on reported results for proof of permit compliance. So, obtaining representative, properly collected and preserved samples is the first critical step to ensure accurate test results.

  10. How A Multifaceted Approach Could Strengthen Texas’ Coastal Resilience Before The Next Harvey
    4/4/2018

    Hurricane Harvey provided a stark reminder to Houston, Port Aransas, and other Texas communities of the power of storms and the consequences of living on a flood-prone coast.