WATER TALK

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...
Emergency Operators: On-Call Water Experts In Times Of Need, Including Hurricanes
Emergency Operators: On-Call Water Experts In Times Of Need, Including Hurricanes When hurricanes hit, water infrastructure, treatment plant operations, and water quality are all at risk. In extreme situations such as Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the need for water and wastewater experts — namely operators and engineers — far exceeds that which is available from local municipal staff. Peter Brooks, vice president of waterTALENT, tells Water Talk host Todd Schnick about a service that places licensed and insured...  Continue Reading...
Moving Water Reuse Forward
Moving Water Reuse Forward Andrew Gilmore, Vice President at Carollo Engineers, gives his perspective on water issues out West, where water scarcity has posed both challenge and opportunity. A licensed PE in Arizona, New Mexico, and California, Gilmore discusses the evolution of water reuse from both a technological and societal standpoint.  Continue Reading...
Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge
Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge The primary consideration for evaluating disinfection alternatives has to be permit compliance. But as Sarah Stewart, Associate and Senior Project Manager with CDM Smith explains in this Water Talk interview, contact time, high color, nitrates, industrial loads and many other factors all play a role in selecting the most practical and cost effect disinfection solution for your facility.  Continue Reading...
Different Wastewaters Require Different Decentralized Solutions
Different Wastewaters Require Different Decentralized Solutions When we think decentralization, we often think of smaller and smaller systems, supporting a single-family home or business. So it was interesting to sit down with Bob Rebori, President of Bio-Microbics recently and learn that the Company is being asked to build larger decentralized systems to support a variety of commercial applications.  Continue Reading...
Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies
Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies With the ability to store mass amounts of data, real-time monitoring and the timely analysis of that data is spurring significant change in the water industry. As Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, explains in this Water Talk interview, high frequency data is not only aiding in the battle to identify contamination but also in summarizing performance once a solution has been installed to fix it.  Continue Reading...
Alternative Treatment For Groundwater Wells
Alternative Treatment For Groundwater Wells AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in inorganic contaminant removal, relying on a variety of treatment technologies such as adsorption, coagulation, oxidation, filtration, RO and ion exchange. Rich Cavagnaro, CEO of AdEdge Water Technologies and Ronit Erlitzki, Director of Business and Product Development for the Company, recently joined Water Talk to discuss a biological treatment technology for groundwater wells.  Continue Reading...
The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship
The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship Providing water and wastewater services to the world has never been more complex. Whether it be the evolution of resource recovery to reuse wastewater for indirect or direct potable purposes, or the financing packages being put together to support communities’ infrastructure needs, water and wastewater operations become more and more complicated.  Continue Reading...