Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Creating An Emergency WARN-ing For Utilities
    12/14/2017

    When emergency strikes, water and wastewater utilities can rely on one another through an innovative program.

  2. 3 Things My Climate-Skeptic Dad Taught Me About Clean Energy Advocacy
    12/13/2017

    As an advocate for the air, water, and economic benefits that clean energy provides, I find some of my most challenging — and maybe most rewarding — work is trying to engage climate-skeptic lawmakers at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

  3. Let’s Make Water Infrastructure Winter-Ready
    12/6/2017

    While people enjoy seasonal change and wait for the first snowfall of the season, public works professionals are gearing up for the upcoming winter. Provisions made ahead of time help to deliver quicker responses to potential inclement weather.

  4. Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime
    11/20/2017

    As drinking water and wastewater utilities continue to rely on technology to improve operations, their vulnerability to hacks and cybercrime increases. One utility organization has created a program to help its members band together against those threats.

  5. How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    11/10/2017

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  6. How To Plan For Utility Disasters
    11/9/2017

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.

  7. Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management
    11/7/2017

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

  8. New Life After Hurricane Sandy
    10/31/2017

    This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, NJ, when he was pleasantly surprised.

  9. A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues
    10/24/2017

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District is well known for innovation, so it is no surprise that the utility is taking bold steps to enhance the sustainability of the region's water supply by protecting and restoring its groundwater through the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). Tyler Nading of CH2M consulted on the project and discusses the initiative, as well as the importance and progression of water reuse, in this Water Talk interview.

  10. B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
    10/24/2017

    Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017. Creating an effective stormwater management program, the key to handling such events, is a large and multifaceted undertaking. The best solution for many could be a community-based public-private partnership (CBP3), which is described by Smith in this Water Talk conversation.