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  1. 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.

  2. In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions
    8/25/2017

    You might say that there’s a lot wrong with the water industry — problems including infrastructure, financing, and scarcity — but there’s also a lot going right. In this Q&A, Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner is a source of insight and optimism.

  3. Navigating A Cyanobacterial Event: Lessons Learned In Balancing Risk And Cost For A Single Season
    8/25/2017

    A case study from Lake Erie shows the value of adaptable monitoring plans and how to get ready to respond to dynamic situations.

  4. Need More Water? Think Ozone-BAC For 'One Water' Resolution
    8/25/2017

    If you thought reverse osmosis was the one and only choice for potable water reuse, think again. Ozonation followed by biological activated carbon (ozone-BAC) is more suited to inland communities and may be better at removing chemicals of emerging concern (CECs).

  5. What’s The Cheapest Source Of Water?
    8/23/2017

    Seawater, sewers, conservation, or construction?

  6. Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?
    8/11/2017

    Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.

  7. It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    8/7/2017

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

  8. Why India Needs More Wastewater Treatment Plants
    8/3/2017

    As India hurtles towards a more developed economy, one of the casualties has been the deteriorating state of our environment. Rapid industrialization has, unfortunately, hiked up the number of pollutants in our surroundings. One of these pollutants is wastewater. Management of wastewater through wastewater treatment plants in India has become an imperative of our cities today.

  9. Droughts And Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy To Power Sri Lanka
    7/28/2017

    India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially endangering lives.

  10. El Paso Electric Should Protect The City’s Water And Let Solar Power Shine
    7/27/2017

    Resiliency is a hot button word right now. Ten years ago, advocates focused on “adaptation,” or the idea of adapting to the coming effects of climate change. Now the focus is on “resiliency,” the ability to bounce forward — not backward — when something disastrous happens.