WATER TALK

Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens
Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens Municipal wastewater treatment has traditionally taken place as far away from the populace as possible. But as people flock to cities and encroach ever closer on these facilities, the practice of extending ever further out becomes impractical and expensive. And as water becomes scarcer, cities the world over are looking at recycling wastewater from their citizenry closer to home.  Continue Reading...
A New Approach To Total Nitrogen Testing
A New Approach To Total Nitrogen Testing MilliporeSigma is well known by many, but perhaps not within the water industry. That is changing, thanks to the company's work on total nitrogen (TN) testing, having recently developed a new method. Learn how and why MilliporeSigma branched out from life sciences and specialty chemicals into water, and what it means going forward.  Continue Reading...
Addressing Key Trends In Automation
Addressing Key Trends In Automation Machines get smarter and more capable, but so do the hackers, so how do we advance in automation and leverage its benefits without introducing new security threats? Kelvin J. Hurdle, North America Industry Manager for Rockwell Automation, addresses cybersecurity among other automation topics including workforce issues, understanding analytics, and addressing equipment downtime.  Continue Reading...
A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues
A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues Hampton Roads Sanitation District is well known for innovation, so it is no surprise that the utility is taking bold steps to enhance the sustainability of the region's water supply by protecting and restoring its groundwater through the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). Tyler Nading of CH2M consulted on the project and discusses the initiative, as well as the importance and progression of water reuse, in this Water Talk...  Continue Reading...
B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017. Creating an effective stormwater management program, the key to handling such events, is a large and multifaceted undertaking. The best solution for many could be a community-based public-private...  Continue Reading...
Odor Control Before Green Was Cool
Odor Control Before Green Was Cool Controlling odors at your treatment plant becomes critical as populations expand and move ever closer to treatment facilities. Water Talk sat down recently with Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research and Development with OMI Industries, to discuss the Company’s unique approach to handling this most stubborn of wastewater treatment issues.  Continue Reading...
Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application
Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application Control gates are used throughout the water and wastewater fluid handling process at pump stations, head works, purifiers and a variety of other locations. Beyond application, head pressure, solids content and placement are all critical factors in evaluating what type of control gate will best meet your needs.  Continue Reading...
NASA Joins Technologists To Solve Water Issues On Earth
NASA Joins Technologists To Solve Water Issues On Earth A new Tech Connect event in March 2018 offered by The Water Council will team water technology companies with subject matter experts from NASA’s Glenn Research Center. As Karen Frost, Vice President of Business Development for The Water Council explains in a recent Water Talk interview recorded live at WEFTEC 2017, the Council will evaluate proposals and pair the successful applicants with NASA researchers to help work through the tough...  Continue Reading...
Fixing What Ails The Water Industry: Water Talk With WEF's Executive Director
Fixing What Ails The Water Industry: Water Talk With WEF's Executive Director Water Online had the pleasure of chatting with Eileen O'Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in the midst of the organization's premier event, WEFTEC — the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. O'Neill talks about the mission of WEF in the face of numerous industry challenges, and how WEFTEC helps to advance that mission. Among the issues discussed were how to replace a retiring...  Continue Reading...
A Primer On Progressive Design-Build
A Primer On Progressive Design-Build Most would agree that the traditional method of project delivery, design-bid-build, is fraught with issues. More and more, alternative delivery methods are cropping up, including progressive design-build. In this Water Talk discussion, Pete Thomson of Black & Veatch explains how progressive design-build works, its pros and cons, and how it compares to other delivery methods.  Continue Reading...