WIP Editorial

  1. Math Solutions: 10 Most Popular Step-By-Step Procedure Calculation Videos Of 2017
    1/10/2018

    With almost 30,000 total views in 2017, the “Math Solutions” series of tutorial videos from wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald ("Wastewater Dan") has offered plenty of guidance to treatment plant operators. Here are the lessons that drew the most attention.

  2. Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water
    1/5/2018

    Salvator Mundi sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Walter Isaacson’s latest biography is a breakaway hit. Management guru Michael Gelb’s book accessing the thought techniques of history’s most accomplished Renaissance Man — in every literal and figurative sense of the word — is still a bestseller. Almost 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is still a superstar.

  3. 3 Things My Climate-Skeptic Dad Taught Me About Clean Energy Advocacy
    12/13/2017

    As an advocate for the air, water, and economic benefits that clean energy provides, I find some of my most challenging — and maybe most rewarding — work is trying to engage climate-skeptic lawmakers at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

  4. Congress Will Decide Funding For State And Local Water Projects
    12/7/2017

    Here’s something important to watch: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a bipartisan bill to increase the funding available for water infrastructure projects in the future. They are monitoring debate on the reauthorization of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). 

  5. Let’s Make Water Infrastructure Winter-Ready
    12/6/2017

    While people enjoy seasonal change and wait for the first snowfall of the season, public works professionals are gearing up for the upcoming winter. Provisions made ahead of time help to deliver quicker responses to potential inclement weather.

  6. A Value-Based Approach To Innovation
    11/13/2017

    Innovation is a very popular topic these days. A quick Google search on the word "innovation" shows that the use of the word over time has gone through the roof in the back half of the 20th century until now.

  7. How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
    11/10/2017

    The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.

  8. The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    11/10/2017

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.

  9. If We Don’t Talk About Water, Are We Really Talking About Resiliency?
    11/3/2017

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.

  10. Seaports? Who Would Have Predicted There Could Be This Many Large Port Projects?
    10/16/2017

    Very large contracting opportunities are being announced weekly in regions with U.S. seaports.  Literally billions of dollars will be spent in the near future on all types of public projects related to ports. The American Association of Port Authorities estimates ports and private-sector partners will spend $154.8 billion over the next five years on seaport infrastructure repair, expansion, and upgrades.