Source Water Innovations

  1. Improving Mixing In A Water Storage Reservoir Using CFD Modeling
    5/14/2018

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling was applied to a circular water storage reservoir, proving invaluable for understanding hydraulic characteristics, developing a plan for mixing efficiency, and maintaining water quality.

  2. Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners
    3/14/2018

    Water Research Foundation (WRF) research examines successes and challenges for “One Water” management of resources and long-term sustainability.

  3. A 'SWIFT' Approach To Managed Aquifer Recharge
    1/24/2018

    The Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) will not only restore declining levels to the Potomac Aquifer System, but it will also reduce nutrient discharges to the Chesapeake Bay.

  4. Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology
    11/10/2017

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  5. WE&RF And Brown And Caldwell Partner To Further Potable Reuse Research
    10/2/2017

    The adoption of potable reuse and the ability to improve water supply reliability is poised to accelerate, as the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) brings on more partners to help fund research through its newly launched Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative.

  6. Process Water: Building A Better System
    8/25/2017

    With factors such as scarcity, aging infrastructure, and water quality driving the price of municipal water higher, businesses are increasingly considering other means of securing supply. This article examines the trend toward alternatively procured process water and its impact on municipal and commercial interests.

  7. The Importance Of Clean Power Desalination
    7/10/2017

    Desalination giveth and taketh away — at least typically, due to its drain on energy-related resources (including water itself). But there is a better, smarter way.

  8. Fixing The EPA's Clean Water Problem
    5/3/2017

    A chasm in the Clean Water Act, coupled with EPA’s misguided direction, create an environmental suing spree that threatens to cost everyone that pays a sewer bill $100 billion and more — for pollution you didn’t cause, using remedies that don’t work. There’s a way to turn this around and help the taxpayer and the environment, based on lessons learned in Iowa and Idaho.

  9. Overcoming Operations Challenges For Direct Potable Reuse
    3/20/2017

    The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation introduces a “bundle of research” to help direct potable reuse and its practitioners reach full potential.

  10. 7 Keys To 'One Water'
    1/25/2017

    It’s a buzzword for the industry, but what does it really entail?