Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. State And Local Elected Officials Continue To Pursue Goals Of The Paris Agreement
    5/29/2018

    Over the last 10 years, wildfires and extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods, droughts, and hurricanes cost America more than $350 billion, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. And these costs don’t include three major hurricanes and wildfires that devastated parts of the country last year. That data has not been recorded yet. Billions more in rebuilding and relief funds will be distributed because of those events.

  2. With Hurricane Season Approaching, Texas Should Heed Harvey’s Warning On Climate Change
    5/17/2018

    The 2018 hurricane season is just around the corner — June 1st, in fact.

  3. California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use
    5/17/2018

    California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  

  4. Predicting Climate Change Impacts On Reservoirs And Water Supply
    5/10/2018

    Climate change is a growing concern, especially the uncertainty of how it will impact the environment. Climate conditions and temperatures vary by region and the effects of climate change will not be uniform.

  5. Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    5/8/2018

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  6. Don’t Want A Solar Panel On Your Roof? How About One Floating On The Lake Behind Your Home?
    5/7/2018

    Who would have thought that a reservoir of water could play a role in producing energy?  Not many people would…but it’s happening elsewhere and it could soon be trending in America.

  7. H2O For Amazon HQ2: Could You Handle It?
    5/1/2018

    Not every city expects a dramatic growth spurt of 50,000 jobs, and only one metropolitan area will emerge victorious from the much-heralded Amazon HQ2 competition. Still, the prospects of water or wastewater system growth, or even escalating maintenance on aging infrastructure, raise important questions about your utility’s 10-year plan. Do you have one? If you do, how up-to-date is it? And if you don’t, isn’t it time to start thinking about developing one?

  8. Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, And Responding
    4/23/2018

    Population health is a primary concern of water utilities, whether water demands are typical (daily demands) or an out-of-the ordinary event occurs and threatens the continuous, safe supply of potable water. Water utilities must be prepared to respond to emergencies before they occur, and this is where hydraulic modeling can be particularly useful.

  9. How Changing Weather Patterns And Harsh Elements Require Better Equipment Protection
    4/10/2018

    According to reports from experts such as the World Economic Forum, natural disasters and other extreme weather incidents are expected to increase in intensity not only throughout 2018, but in the future as well. 

  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.