WIP Editorial

  1. The Importance Of Clean Power Desalination

    Desalination giveth and taketh away — at least typically, due to its drain on energy-related resources (including water itself). But there is a better, smarter way.

  2. Smart Wastewater Networks, From Micro To Macro

    The journey to “smart” has proven more challenging for wastewater networks than for potable water, but real-world impact is imminent. Learn what potential awaits the industry at monitoring’s latest frontier.

  3. Smart Water Questions Answered

    A smart-water expert details the impact of data and analytics on the water sector.

  4. Legal Issues In Big Data: 2017

    Big Data is often characterized by the large volume of data, the wide variety of data types and the velocity at which the data must be processed. Data can come from many different sources, such as social media use, online purchases, licensed twitter data streams or sensors used in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  5. The U.S. Conference Of Mayors: Moving Infrastructure Progress Forward

    It happens with every new presidential administration in modern times, the promise to “do more about the nation’s infrastructure problems.” But what happens after these words are spoken? Who becomes the voice of the people and makes sure that these promises are kept? The U.S. Conference of Mayors plays a major role in not just ensuring that administrations “make good” on the promises, but in helping to shape infrastructure plans and make the most efficient, effective use of federal funding.

  6. Just Like Social Causes, Environmentalism Is About Putting People First

    The 85th Texas Regular Legislative Session has drawn to a close. Now that we've had some time to digest what went down (and get some sleep), we can reflect. There is no doubt: This was a very hard Session. Emotions were high and lives were at stake.

  7. 'Buy American' Enforcement: Plugging Leaks

    EPA doles $2 billion a year in water grants that are supposed to go to American-made products — but don’t, necessarily. The way EPA leaks funds to foreign firms is like watching lead leach in Flint — it’s absurd and it just keeps flowing. The loopholes to close are explained here. (The Chinese and the multinationals won’t like this.)

  8. Keep It Clean In The Hot Tub

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, millions of homeowners are pulling the covers off their hot tubs, filling them up and getting ready for summertime relaxation. Hot tubs provide relaxation, ease aches and pains, relax sore muscles, or even — in the case of swim spas — work those muscles instead. 

  9. And We’re Off! Smart Water Tips To Help Make Sure You Don’t Lag Behind

    The Farmers’ Almanac expects summer temperatures in the eastern U.S. to “arrive right out of the gate with unseasonably hot and dry weather.” The Almanac is also predicting the northeast’s first official week of summer to “bring a spell of hot weather with many 90-degree temperatures and even one or two spots breaking 100 degrees.” Even as I write this — one week before the unofficial start of summer — temperatures in the northeast have topped 90 degrees for three consecutive days and rain has been sparse.

  10. 3 Energy-Water Nexus Lessons From The State Of Texas

    By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.