WIP Editorial

  1. Lowering Desalination’s Energy Footprint: Lessons From Israel
    2/1/2017

    There’s an old expression that whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting over. The Legislative Session is upon us again in Texas, and count on water being an issue, as it always is in this drought and flood-prone state.

  2. Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation
    1/26/2017

    For years, I’ve been standing on my deck in San Francisco, looking south to Silicon Valley for innovation in water efficiency. But I’m starting to realize that I might have been gazing in the wrong direction. Maybe I need to turn around and look north, over the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, toward the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, the hotbed of California’s newly legalized commercial cannabis production.

  3. Selecting A Flow Measurement Technology
    1/25/2017

    What’s the right flow measurement method for your operation? A leading independent lab breaks down the options and considerations.

  4. A Small Utility’s Path To Climate Change Readiness
    1/25/2017

    From the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a road map to resiliency for small, at-risk utilities emerges.

  5. If Israel Can Find Common Ground Around The Environment, Why Can’t Texas?
    1/12/2017

    Deep in the Israeli desert is an academic institute that is building peace in the region by putting nature at its center. The Arava Institute, in partnership with Ben Gurion University, brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to find common ground around environmental problems and build trust — and peace — from there.

  6. Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    1/9/2017

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  7. A Bridge To Innovation: Water Technology Clusters
    1/6/2017

    Despite the increased attention toward innovation, many end users are faced with the reality of declining revenues against growing infrastructure costs and the prioritization of current and longer-term needs, all while managing limited resources for day-to-day operational requirements. Generally, however, the water industry recognizes that current and future challenges cannot be met absent of innovation.

  8. Math Solutions: Energy Dollar Savings Calculations
    1/6/2017

    Energy efficiency, as defined in wastewater treatment, is using less energy to provide the same service. It can be expressed as energy dollar savings by replacing older, inefficient motors.

  9. Water And The Internet Of Things: 2017
    1/6/2017

    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) two years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.

  10. An Open Letter To President-Elect Trump On Water
    12/20/2016

    During the long campaign, you ran on a platform of change, and since the election, you have charted a course toward improving our nation’s infrastructure. I urge you to focus some of that change and a significant portion of those infrastructure improvements on the one issue at the center of survival for all Americans, regardless of whom they voted for — water.