WIP Editorial

  1. The Energy Reality Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis — And Why The U.S. Should Care
    2/28/2018

    In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry.

  2. The Perfect Storm Of Water Innovation
    2/27/2018

    Cincinnati has got something going on. Something strong, something bold. Over this past week my colleagues and I have had the opportunity to work and mentor some of the most passionate and talented individuals from around the world who care a lot about water. Individuals from Sydney, London, Menlo Park, Oakland, Wise (VA), Orono (ME), and Cincinnati. They care a lot about water and they care a lot about their small businesses. They come to Cincinnati, Hamilton, and the Greater Cincinnati Region to pursue their dreams and passions. Welcome to Pipeline H2O!

  3. How Much Do We Care About Water Resources And Water Safety?
    2/26/2018

    Now that the Trump infrastructure plan has been released, the question is, “Will it hold water?”

  4. Hurricane Harvey: Climate Change, Staggering Costs, And People At The Heart Of It All
    2/20/2018

    Texans are no stranger to the devastation of hurricanes. I still vividly remember, as a young child in Austin, being scared of Alicia in 1983 — and thankful that we lived at the top of the hill. Alicia caused nearly $2 billion in damages, a record at the time, and the category 3 storm was so destructive that its name was retired. But only a few years later, that record was broken...

  5. Design First, Build Later
    2/16/2018

    Sounds simple. It makes sense. But far too many people do not do this. They put together an idea, a process, but fail to take the design to completion before starting to build. Cutting corners always comes at a price. There is an old saying in Project Management, “You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any TWO”. Cutting corners will bump your cost, decrease quality, or possibly both.

  6. Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    2/9/2018

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  7. Water And The Internet of Things: 2018
    1/26/2018

    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) several years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill. Since I live in the Silicon Valley, CA, the high tech capital of the world, I thought there should be a better way to track water usage so problems can be identified and solved sooner.

  8. Emerging Trends In Disinfection: Peracetic Acid
    1/24/2018

    As regulations on chlorinated disinfection byproducts and total residual chlorine become increasingly stringent, peracetic acid (PAA) is gaining in both interest and usage as a water reclamation disinfectant. Here’s what you need to know.

  9. Delivering Assets And Strengthening Communities: A CBP3 Primer
    1/24/2018

    Local government can harness the power of community-based, public-private partnerships (CBP3s) to efficiently implement programs that encompass delivery of many unique assets — such as stormwater management programs that include green infrastructure. Can your community benefit from this delivery approach?

  10. Demography is Destiny: The Looming Wave Of Retirements In The Water And Wastewater Industry
    1/24/2018

    It’s a foregone conclusion that operators are on their way out at utilities across the country, yet the workload remains and could even intensify. When it comes to preserving talent, institutional knowledge, and the future of the industry, the solution may be closer than you think.