WATER INNOVATIONS CURRENT ISSUE

  • Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy
    Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy

    The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the setting for a public display of water affection — and anxiety.

  • PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers
    PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

  • Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint
    Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint

    Sediment and turbidity can be enough to shut down a drinking water treatment plant if the headworks aren’t suited to the source water. Learn how one facility near Tacoma, WA, which incorporates fish-handling to further complicate intake operations, secured sustainability through masterful design.

  • Effective Sludge Mixing Through Distributive Mixing Principles
    Effective Sludge Mixing Through Distributive Mixing Principles

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling helps wastewater operators derive a formula for highly effective and cost-efficient sludge mixing.

  • A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters
    A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters

    Understanding your detection needs when it comes to free cyanide can help you choose the most suitable detection method.

  • Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology
    Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  • The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America

    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.

  • How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

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WASTEWATER

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REUSE

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  • Survey Reveals Water And Wastewater Billing Stats And Concerns

    With infrastructure reliability on the brink, utilities are forced to raise rates to fund improvements. It’s not a move that is undertaken lightly, nor should it be. The latest AWWA rate survey, produced with Raftelis Financial Consultants, highlights the plight of both utilities and consumers.

  • Water Worries In 2017 And Beyond

    The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint

    Sediment and turbidity can be enough to shut down a drinking water treatment plant if the headworks aren’t suited to the source water. Learn how one facility near Tacoma, WA, which incorporates fish-handling to further complicate intake operations, secured sustainability through masterful design.

  • Evaluating Technologies To Keep The Lead Out

    With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.

  • Touring The World Of Water Infrastructure

    An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?

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SOURCE WATER

  • Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  • WE&RF And Brown And Caldwell Partner To Further Potable Reuse Research

    The adoption of potable reuse and the ability to improve water supply reliability is poised to accelerate, as the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) brings on more partners to help fund research through its newly launched Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative.

  • Process Water: Building A Better System

    With factors such as scarcity, aging infrastructure, and water quality driving the price of municipal water higher, businesses are increasingly considering other means of securing supply. This article examines the trend toward alternatively procured process water and its impact on municipal and commercial interests.

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  • BioAlgaNyx: Bringing Sludge Management Into The 21st Century
    BioAlgaNyx: Bringing Sludge Management Into The 21st Century

    Ovivo, a worldwide leader in providing advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions, in partnership with the University of Akron, has developed BioAlgaNyx™, a bioengineered algae based technology for wastewater and sludge management.

  • Slot Injector™ System Operating with Dual Flow Control
    Slot Injector™ System Operating with Dual Flow Control

    The Slot Injector™ System is a superior jet aeration system that is specifically applied to industrial biological treatment processes where fine screening is a standard pretreatment operation in both conventional and advanced air activated sludge applications.

  • 3D Animation Air Foil Bearing
    3D Animation Air Foil Bearing

    Construction and functional principle of a turbo blower of the current AERZEN AT and TB series are simple and at the same time effective. As the air supply of modern wastewater treatment plants is clearly designed for maximum availability, high energy efficiency and long maintenance cycles, AERZEN uses for the demanding bearing system within turbo blowers neither oil nor other lubricants - but simply air.

  • Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events
    Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events

    A video from Trimble Water highlighting their comprehensive, cost effective solution for proactively monitoring pressure transients and water hammers. This solution provides utilities with the data needed to reduce future transient events that contribute to pipe failures and non-revenue water loss.

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DRINKING WATER

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REVENUE METERING

  • The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America

    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.

  • Flow Measurement Management Enables Total Visibility Of Water Use

    Advancements in submetering and cloud-based data analytics help reduce consumption, lower costs, and improve operational efficiency.

  • The Science Of Public Outreach — And Successful AMI Deployment

    As consumer buy-in is critical to the success of advanced metering infrastructure, so is behavioral science in guiding utilities’ engagement efforts around the technology.

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MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

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