Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Down Under On Top: Lessons In Water Recycling From Australia

    More than a decade before the U.S. West’s historic drought, Australia had to solve an even longer, drier spell. What can we learn from their experience?

  2. Flood-Prone Community Bound For Greatness

    In September 1999, before becoming Mayor of the Borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey, Robert Fazen woke up to the sound of helicopters hovering over his house.  He soon realized they were news helicopters televising the flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Floyd.

  3. Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT): Identifying The Vulnerabilities Of Field Devices

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry is growing at a rapid pace. By year-end 2015, an estimated 13.4 billion IoT-connected devices had flooded the global market.

  4. The Future Costs Of Hurricane Damage

    The Congressional Budget Office released a report this month indicating that increases in hurricane damage and the resulting requests for federal aid will outpace the country’s economic growth. If these predictions come to fruition, utilities in coastal areas should be prepared to handle increased storm surges and recover without abundant federal aid.

  5. How To Successfully Install A Service Line

    To help utility crews understand the complexities of service line installations, Water Online spoke with Larry Aulich, Director of Product Management for Mueller Co. He discussed the different service connections available and how to ensure that those connections are installed correctly.

  6. Protecting Against Doomsday Contaminants

    New tools are being developed for worst-case drinking water scenarios: chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN)-related contamination.

  7. New Guide Available To Help Water Utilities Handle Drought

    Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations.

  8. Better Infrastructure Through Innovation

    A 2015 estimate by the U.S. EPA put the necessary drinking water infrastructure investment in America at $1 trillion over the next 20 years.

  9. Wipes And Wastewater Infrastructure Around The World

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that the water falling over our heads was recently halfway across the world. Or that for all of our differences as people on this planet, we all rely equally on that precious resource. Problems that plague one water system can be felt thousands of miles away. The same goes for wastewater.

  10. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies

    The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.