WATER TALK

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.  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...
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...