Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?
    7/25/2017

    Water utilities are tasked with ensuring a sustainable and safe supply in addition to achieving business and service excellence goals. These goals are typically based on criteria that measure operational performance, meeting bond covenants, and customer satisfaction.

  2. Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology Improves Wastewater Treatment While Reducing Lifecycle Costs
    7/24/2017

    Activated sludge has been a cornerstone of wastewater treatment since the early 1900s. Over the years, variations of the activated sludge treatment process have surfaced. These variants were efforts to improve treatment performance or reduce capital or operating costs. A new technology, known as Nereda®, uses aerobic granular sludge to meet all those criteria.

  3. Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies
    7/21/2017

    With the ability to store mass amounts of data, real-time monitoring and the timely analysis of that data is spurring significant change in the water industry. As Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, explains in this Water Talk interview, high frequency data is not only aiding in the battle to identify contamination but also in summarizing performance once a solution has been installed to fix it.

  4. Making Sense Of Big Data
    7/12/2017

    Andrew Chastain-Howley, the Director of Water Solutions for the Smart Integrated Infrastructure Group at Black & Veatch, is teaching water and wastewater operators how to juggle. Not literally,  but that's the metaphor he uses to describe the role of the plant manager — even the best can only juggle a few balls (i.e., tasks) at a time.

  5. Water And Wastewater Control Systems: Overcoming A Tidal Wave Of Security Concerns
    7/10/2017

    It was reported in Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Digest that a hacktivist group associated with Syria hacked into an anonymous water utility’s control system and changed the levels of chemicals being used to treat tap water. An unnamed water district, dubbed the Kemuri Water Company (KWC), experienced unexplained patterns of valve and duct movements over at least a period of 60 days.

  6. Touring The World Of Water Infrastructure
    7/10/2017

    An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?

  7. Smart Wastewater Networks, From Micro To Macro
    7/10/2017

    The journey to “smart” has proven more challenging for wastewater networks than for potable water, but real-world impact is imminent. Learn what potential awaits the industry at monitoring’s latest frontier.

  8. Smart Water Questions Answered
    7/10/2017

    A smart-water expert details the impact of data and analytics on the water sector.

  9. Smart Water Management Enabled By LoRaWAN Networks
    7/4/2017

    The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of members who are collaborating together to drive the adoption of a communication protocol that offers  long range, long battery life and open architecture. For water utilities specifically, the LoRa wide area network (WAN) would allow devices from multiple manufacturers to be able to communicate with each other across long distances.

  10. Sizing Up The Smart Water Market
    6/30/2017

    Is "smart water" living up to the hype? Can there be true impact without broad implementation? Even when technologies are in place, are utilities using smart water capabilities to their fullest extent? Water Online hosted Reese Tisdale, president of Bluefield Research, to answer these tough questions.