Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. How To Use Big Data To Plan For Sewer Assets
    8/25/2017

    As wastewater systems have access to more data than ever, questions remain about how to put it all to good use. A new tool uses analytics to predict the needs of sewer lines over a 20-year span, helping utilities make cost-effective choices and protect their infrastructure.

  2. Army Corps Builds Foundation For Resiliency
    7/26/2017

    Nestled in the Sandy Hook Bay, the community of Port Monmouth, NJ, has experienced flooding, blizzards, and major storms that have swept through the area throughout the years.

  3. Generational Thinking In Water Management
    7/26/2017

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.