Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Generational Thinking In Water Management
    7/26/2017

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  2. What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?
    7/25/2017

    Water utilities are tasked with ensuring a sustainable and safe supply in addition to achieving business and service excellence goals. These goals are typically based on criteria that measure operational performance, meeting bond covenants, and customer satisfaction.

  3. Water And Wastewater Control Systems: Overcoming A Tidal Wave Of Security Concerns
    7/10/2017

    It was reported in Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Digest that a hacktivist group associated with Syria hacked into an anonymous water utility’s control system and changed the levels of chemicals being used to treat tap water. An unnamed water district, dubbed the Kemuri Water Company (KWC), experienced unexplained patterns of valve and duct movements over at least a period of 60 days.

  4. Touring The World Of Water Infrastructure
    7/10/2017

    An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?

  5. 10 Knockout Technologies From ACE17
    6/29/2017

    AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) hits The City of Brotherly Love with a flurry of new technologies.

  6. Sharing 3 Innovative Water Quality Resilience Practices
    6/5/2017

    A recent webinar from the U.S. EPA presented samples from the agency’s database on innovative state water agency practices that can help improve quality resilience in the face of climate change.

  7. How A 'Smart' City Improves Life For Residents, Visitors, And Business
    6/1/2017

    Cities that champion infrastructure improvements and embrace connectivity are well on their way to attracting today’s citizens and encouraging growth. Here’s a look at the benefits a smart city provides for its residents, workforce, and visitors.

  8. AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management
    5/26/2017

    Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.