WIP Editorial

  1. Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap
    7/1/2019

    The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute (SWI) reports on challenges and the annual funding gap for the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) sector.

  2. 5 Factors That Will Drive Widespread Adoption Of Water Reuse
    7/1/2019

    The technology is ready, but is the world ready? The seismic shift toward water reuse will occur only as driving circumstances reach their tipping point.

  3. Water, Water Everywhere: Upcoming Projects Of All Types Throughout The U.S.
    6/26/2019

    The marketplace for contracting opportunities related to water will be exceedingly robust over the next few decades. Government officials, usually with the assistance of private sector partners, must work to upgrade water systems, expand capacity, repair aging pipelines, and find ways to ensure the sustainability of water for American citizens and businesses. Here’s a small sampling of some upcoming projects worthy of attention.

  4. SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workgroup Summary Of The May 2019 Workshop
    6/25/2019

    The first SWAN Digital Twin Workshop brought together key voices from around the world representing water utilities, academia, and technology vendors to help build consensus on the foundational definitions and guiding values needed to underpin digital twin concepts and architectural framework. 

  5. Doublethink In The Desert: The Myth Of Recycling In The Permian Basin
    6/17/2019

    Everyone is familiar with the water cut statistics: three to seven barrels of produced water emerge from the ground per barrel of oil. This oft-cited statistic is useful to appreciate the scale of the volumes of water produced in the Permian Basin. However, it does not tell the whole story.

  6. Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars
    5/30/2019

    When speaking with anyone who works for a water utility their priorities quickly become apparent. Water quality and reliability, intractably related to each other, form the core mission of any water utility. Without maintaining water quality and safety, customers may become sick or worse.

  7. The Water Sector's Embrace Of Digital Twin Technology
    5/8/2019

    Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019.  Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.

  8. Mating And Consolidating
    5/1/2019

    It can be hard to go it alone, especially when times get tough. Many utilities are seeking support, as they deal with failing infrastructure, escalating contamination threats, extreme weather, and a retiring, difficult-to-replace workforce. These challenges could be overcome with a full set of resources — money, people, equipment, expertise — but many utilities, especially small-community systems, are not so complete.

  9. What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More
    4/23/2019

    We’re past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other year, there’s a lot to accomplish in a short span.

  10. EPA's Looming Risk Resilience Assessment (RRA) And Emergency Response Plan (ERP): What You Need To Know
    4/11/2019

    The U.S. EPA has a new Risk Resilience Assessment (RRA) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP) compliance deadline coming for water systems across America. These key plans are set to come due in 2020 and 2021 with varying deadlines as per the size of the utility’s service areas. This article will give you tips to be ready for the EPA deadlines.