Resiliency

  1. Thicker Than Water: Understanding What Really Works When Taking On Water Scarcity
    8/4/2016

    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.

  2. A Community Approach To Climate Resilience
    8/1/2016

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

  3. Down Under On Top: Lessons In Water Recycling From Australia
    7/25/2016

    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?

  4. Protecting Against Doomsday Contaminants
    5/16/2016

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

  5. New Guide Available To Help Water Utilities Handle Drought
    5/12/2016

    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.

  6. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies
    5/10/2016

    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.

  7. The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    4/28/2016

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  8. Holistic Energy-Water Planning: Hedging Your Bets In A Water-Stressed World
    4/22/2016

    You probably have some sort of insurance – for your healthcare, car, house, or apartment. Acting on climate change is also like insurance. It is all about managing the risks.

  9. The 5 Major ASSE 1060 Requirements For Backflow Covers
    4/6/2016

    In 1996, the American Society of Sanitary Engineering produced a new standard — ASSE 1060. It focuses on devices that provide protection for fluid conveying pipes which are mounted outside and above ground.

  10. Solving Sewer Overflows: Green Or Gray, WERF Shows The Way
    3/28/2016

    A leading research organization investigates wet weather strategies to help municipalities make informed decisions about stormwater management.