WIP Editorial

  1. Fixin’ To Solve Resiliency: Texas, Burns & McDonnell Tackle Infrastructure And Sustainability Issues
    2/14/2019

    Texas is sizable enough to be a large country on its own, with an economy to match, and is also proudly unique. But when it comes to water issues, the Lone Star State shares a lot in common with the rest of America: overwhelmed and vulnerable infrastructure, threats to water quality and security, and competition for resources.

  2. Industrial Water Efficiency Grows At A Cost... To Municipalities
    2/8/2019

    U.S. and Canada industrial sector withdrawals have declined 30 percent over the last three decades to 152 BGD. This trend, which is expected to continue, has been sparked by water-related technology improvements at facilities, company strategies to mitigate water supply risks, and outside pressure to better manage wastewater effluent through regulations and rising discharge costs. 

  3. How The Low Price Of Water 'Causes' Water Scarcity
    1/29/2019

    “How can a coastal city that is flanked by an almost endless bank of water have water scarcity problems?”

  4. Addressing Impacts Of Climate Change At The Local Level: Mitigate Or Adapt?
    1/10/2019

    The unknowns around climate change might curtail proper investment and preparation — unless your resiliency efforts offer more than just resiliency.

  5. Beyond Binary: Data Tells A Compelling Story
    1/10/2019

    The big problem with Big Data has always been turning all that information into action. A recent survey reveals how far utilities have come and what might come next.

  6. How Farms Can Tend To The Energy-Water Nexus, Reduce Costs, And Help Their Communities
    11/28/2018

    Across the country, farmers face unrelenting pressure to conserve both water and energy. From California to Texas, recent droughts and declining groundwater levels require more pumping to provide irrigation water for crops. Pumping water takes energy, as do many other precision agriculture tasks involved in running a successful farm today. This symbiotic relationship between water and energy use — often called the energy-water nexus — is taking its toll on America’s agricultural industry.

  7. Capacitive Deionization Takes Off
    11/26/2018

    Capacitive deionization (CDI), sometimes called electrochemical demineralization, is referred to as Radial Deionization (RDI) by Atlantis Technologies, which has developed a proprietary form of the process. If you haven't heard of it by any name, or would like to know more about its considerable treatment capabilities, tune into this interview with Patrick Curran,

  8. Akron’s Path Toward An Intelligent Water Network Reduces Chemical Dosing While Improving Water Quality
    11/8/2018

    When water demand declines, water quality and utility budgets can suffer. When the situation arose in Akron, OH, a smart solution emerged.

  9. Hexavalent Chromium: Preparing For Version 2.0
    11/8/2018

    When the California hexavalent chromium maximum contaminant level (MCL) comes back in 2019, treatment technology improvements will have already significantly lowered the cost of compliance.

  10. Stemming The Tide Of Rising Utility Costs
    10/31/2018

    Of the issues facing utilities, financing — or lack thereof — ranks at or near the top of most lists. During this Water Talk, Reese Tisdale, President of Bluefield Research, discusses the rise in operating expenses (OPEX) over the past 10 years, explains the reasons and repercussions, and forecasts where costs will go from here.