Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Achieving Urban Water Security Through Demand Management

    Across the U.S., cities are at risk of water insecurity — the inability of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate supplies of good quality water — as a result of climate change, population growth, and the various impacts of urbanization.

  2. Thicker Than Water: Understanding What Really Works When Taking On Water Scarcity

    As public and private sector leaders in the U.S. and elsewhere confront the increasingly harsh realities of water scarcity, some of the media coverage has understandably pointed to lessons learned in Australia. On the driest inhabited continent on Earth, Australian water sector leaders have gained hard-won insights about the fight against drought.

  3. A Community Approach To Climate Resilience

    How to accumulate and leverage social capital to achieve healthy freshwater ecosystems, green infrastructure improvements, and triple-bottom-line benefits

  4. Assessing The Industry: Top Water Concerns And The Way Forward

    Consulting firm Black & Veatch has released its annual assessment of the water industry, surveying over 350 public and private stakeholders. What are the industry’s biggest concerns and how can they be addressed?

  5. Fixing The Water Sector’s Resiliency Problems

    The National Infrastructure Advisory Council has submitted a report on water sector resiliency to the White House, recommending the removal of federal obstruction and increased collaboration between utilities.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.