Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe, Valve, And Hydrant System
    5/22/2017

    Recently, ASCE released its Infrastructure Report Card, giving the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D: in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Many water utilities and communities are doing the hard but necessary thing in finding the resources to upgrade their aging water infrastructure. And, for those in earthquake prone areas, hopefully considering an earthquake resistant system.

  2. 3 Energy-Water Nexus Lessons From The State Of Texas
    5/8/2017

    By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.

  3. Thirsty For Change? 4 Ways To Improve Corporate Water Targets
    4/26/2017

    Water-related business risks are becoming more and more apparent. According to CDP’s 2016 global water report, 607 companies lost $14 billion last year alone due to water scarcity, drought, flood and other water risks.

  4. Great Cities… Work With Nature
    4/26/2017

    Examples of “man versus nature” shifting towards “man and nature” are starting to emerge worldwide. Late 20th century theories on regenerative design, circular economies, natural capitalism, and biomimicry all speak to the goals of optimizing natural resources or services, minimizing waste, using nature as a model, and treating human settlements as integrated physical and natural systems.

  5. Rounding Up The Water, Clean Energy, And Climate Bills In The 85th Texas Legislative Session
    4/18/2017

    We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.

  6. Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants
    4/10/2017

    The U.S. EPA has updated its sampling guidance for determining and fighting against unknown contaminants in drinking water. Here’s why routine preparation can be a utility’s best friend in case of emergency.

  7. Energy-Water Nexus Lessons Learned From The State Of Texas
    3/27/2017

    By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.

  8. A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    3/20/2017

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  9. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  10. Study Adapts To New Coastal Flooding Reality
    2/21/2017

    A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and floods over wharves, causing rivers on each side of the island city to converge.