Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. Local Leaders Championing Forever
    3/22/2018

    Without leaders on the ground and in local, district, and national governments championing water services for Everyone Forever, the wells and pumps don’t mean much.

  6. Got Water? Thank (And Save) A Forest
    3/14/2018

    “When the well’s dry,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “we know the worth of water.” Today, our freshwater supplies face serious threats — including drought, wildfire, and other impacts of a warming climate. From California to Cape Town, the worth of water has become crystal clear.

  7. Climate-Ready Or Not?
    3/14/2018

    There are many positive changes on the horizon for the water and wastewater industry — new ideas and technologies that should enable more efficient and reliable operations, better water quality, and cost savings — but the forecast for the future is not all sunshine. There are some storm clouds brewing, literally, and water system managers need to prepare for the impact of severe rains.

  8. Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit
    3/8/2018

    One thing was certain after the Two Nations One Water: U.S.-Mexico Border Water Summit concluded March 2 at El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center. Policymakers, researchers and industry experts from both sides of the border care deeply about water sustainability and are committed to solutions to ensure the long-term vitality of their respective communities. About 300 convened at the two-day event, eager and ready to work together.

  9. Crowdsourcing The First Water Management Database — With A Little Help From Companies
    3/8/2018

    From Cape Town to Puerto Rico to Flint, MI, it's no surprise that drought, flooding, and water pollution can devastate communities, impacting lives and hindering economic growth. But the physical components of water supply — its abundance or scarcity, levels of pollution, and the competition over it — are only half of the equation when it comes to overall water security. What's just as important is how water is managed by public institutions, such as water utilities and local governments.

  10. Hurricane Harvey Wreaked Havoc On People’s Health — Texas Should Be Better Prepared Next Time
    3/6/2018

    The National Hurricane Center in January confirmed what many Texans already knew: Hurricane Harvey’s overwhelming rainfall — and the devastation it left behind — was unlike anything recorded in U.S. history.