WIP Editorial

  1. With Hurricane Season Approaching, Texas Should Heed Harvey’s Warning On Climate Change
    5/17/2018

    The 2018 hurricane season is just around the corner — June 1st, in fact.

  2. Raging Waters: AWWA’s Fight For The Future
    5/14/2018

    AWWA’s 2018-19 president, David Rager, talks about personal priorities for his tenure and the long-range challenges the industry and his organization must strive to overcome.

  3. Overcoming Smart Meter Fears: The Value Of Focusing Communication On AMI Benefits
    5/14/2018

    The idea that ratepayers are afraid of what advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) may bring into their homes has made water utilities wary of implementing the technology. But are the fears justified? A new survey investigates the phenomenon and lights a path forward.

  4. Don’t Want A Solar Panel On Your Roof? How About One Floating On The Lake Behind Your Home?
    5/7/2018

    Who would have thought that a reservoir of water could play a role in producing energy?  Not many people would…but it’s happening elsewhere and it could soon be trending in America.

  5. How A Multifaceted Approach Could Strengthen Texas’ Coastal Resilience Before The Next Harvey
    4/4/2018

    Hurricane Harvey provided a stark reminder to Houston, Port Aransas, and other Texas communities of the power of storms and the consequences of living on a flood-prone coast.

  6. New Hope For Water Infrastructure Funding
    3/23/2018

    America has very frightening water problems. The country’s resources are inadequate in many states. Water quality is so poor in some areas that citizens are in danger. Another Flint, MI, could occur at any time.  Water pipelines passed their anticipated life expectancy decades ago in about 80 percent of the country. If ever we should be focusing on water infrastructure, it is now.

  7. What Abbott And Costello Can Teach Us About Water
    3/23/2018

    World Water Day (Thursday, March 22nd this year) does a great job of focusing our attention on water issues. And especially with storms on the East Coast and drought in the West, not to mention the looming possibility that officials will have to shut off the taps in Cape Town sometime this summer, a lot of the messaging around water is pretty much like being smothered in a wet blanket.

  8. The Coming Expansion Of Energy Management For Utilities
    3/14/2018

    With so much demand on operating budgets, water and wastewater utility dollars must be spent — or conserved — wisely. Energy expenditure is a prime savings opportunity, but how do you pull it off successfully? Here are some factors, illuminated with a case study, to consider.

  9. Exploring RO’s Inner Net
    3/14/2018

    A deep dive into reverse osmosis (RO) elements reveals the importance of feed channel spacers for optimal membrane filtration system performance.

  10. Top 5 Violations For The Water And Wastewater Sectors
    3/8/2018

    The water and wastewater sectors are mostly regulated by their own organizations because they are exempt from federal OSHA regulations. But utilities are responsible for more than delivering water and wastewater treatment services. They must provide a workplace that is free from known hazards.