Latest Insights On Water & Wastewater Treatment For The Power Generation Industry

  1. The Long Journey Of An Energy-Water Bill In Texas
    7/6/2015

    Being an environmental advocate in Texas may seem like an uphill battle, and I make no bones about the fact it most certainly is.

  2. Straight Talk On Radiation
    6/22/2015

    From time-to-time I write on topics that are related to water and wastewater as a "backgrounder" so that those involved in the field can gain a wider perspective and have available to them a cogent explanation minus jargon on various topics. By Dr. J.H. Wakefield

  3. A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas
    5/4/2015

    It’s no secret that Texas is currently in the midst of a multi-year drought – yet the vast majority of our electricity comes from sources that contribute to this prolonged drought, namely coal, nuclear, and natural gas. All of these energy sources require copious amounts of water to produce electricity.

  4. In Times of Drought: 9 Economic Facts About Water In The United States
    4/2/2015

    This Hamilton Project memo presents nine economic facts that provide relevant background context to the water crisis in the United States.

  5. A Roundup Of Energy, Water, And Climate Bills In The 84th Texas Legislative Session
    4/2/2015

    We’ve almost made it to the midway point of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. As many already know, the Texas Legislature only meets from January to May every other year, so a lot has to get done in these few months.

  6. Benefits Of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable – Drop For Drop
    10/17/2014

    Since EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June of this year, the plan has been a hot topic in every state.

  7. Radioactive Waste: Can Membranes Reduce The Fear Factor?
    10/1/2014

    It’s no wonder that the word "radioactive" scares people. I remember Chernobyl. I was raised on The Simpsons, with its bumbling plant operators and three-eyed fish. I've followed the Fukushima tragedy closely. But, scary or not, nuclear power isn't going anywhere soon.

  8. Predicting The Worldwide Impact Of Water Scarcity On The Energy Sector
    9/26/2014

    As water is stretched and regulations around it tightened, the energy industry feels the burden. This can result in everything from reduced operations and higher costs for consumers to,in extreme cases, blackouts and gas and electricity shortages.

  9. Predicting The Impact Of EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Effluent Limits
    5/21/2014

    The EPA has proposed a regulation  that, if passed,  would set the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater discharged from power plants in over three decades. 

  10. Can Co-Locating Utilities Solve The Water-Energy Nexus?
    4/21/2014

    Resources being a scarce commodity, it’s incumbent upon us to optimize the use of water and energy as best we can. While conservation is the prime course of action for the public, the best solution for utilities may be to work smarter — by having the water-energy nexus work for us instead of against us.