WATER INNOVATIONS CURRENT ISSUE

  • Fresh Perspective For The Water Workforce

    Nicole A. Blanco was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She learned early in life that she had a passion for engineering and science, which she eventually channeled into a career in water. Nicole was the first in her family to obtain a college degree, then proceeded to break down barriers in an industry sorely in need of — and yearning for — operational innovation and evolution. As you will surely find through the following Q&A, the water sector needs more like her, and we hope her story provides inspiration to both aspiring young professionals and future mentors.

  • More Of A Good Thing: Utilities Prioritize Water Reuse Strategies

    Black & Veatch’s annual Strategic Directions report reveals the momentum for water reuse in the U.S., citing reasons for uptake as well as remaining barriers to entry.

  • Diagnosing With Data To Move From Time-Based To Predictive Maintenance

    Predictive machine-condition monitoring and analysis is being picked up by the water sector now that some barriers to entry have been knocked down.

  • Partnership For Safe Water Going Strong At 25

    A quarter-century into its existence, the program started by six prestigious water groups to honor the highest achieving drinking water utilities continues to grow and evolve.

  • PFAS Destruction Through Supercritical Water Oxidation

    Despite several states taking action against PFAS, satisfying solutions to destroy the forever chemicals have been out of sight. However, a Danish company has taken up the fight, and the proven full-scale solution based on supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) presents promising results.

  • Building A Bridge To Advanced Metering Infrastructure With Customer Engagement

    While advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) offers numerous financial and operational benefits for utilities, the case for deployment hinges on enhanced customer communication facilitated by real-time data.

  • CFRP Pipe Repair: How To Ensure Success

    Lining damaged pipes with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) can be an efficient and reliable fix, but one that can go awry without quality assurance and control.

WASTEWATER

REUSE

UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Fresh Perspective For The Water Workforce

    Nicole A. Blanco was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She learned early in life that she had a passion for engineering and science, which she eventually channeled into a career in water. Nicole was the first in her family to obtain a college degree, then proceeded to break down barriers in an industry sorely in need of — and yearning for — operational innovation and evolution. As you will surely find through the following Q&A, the water sector needs more like her, and we hope her story provides inspiration to both aspiring young professionals and future mentors.

  • Now More Than Ever, It’s Time To Embrace 'Smart Water'

    The digital revolution is well underway across business, industry, and culture, but water utilities have some catching up to do. Utilities are not necessarily known for trailblazing new ideas and technologies, but that’s not a criticism; far from it, in fact. Water providers often prefer the tried and true for a very sound reason — the lives of their customers depend on their success. However, the jury is no longer out on the advantages of going digital, and the time to flip the switch is now.

  • Balancing Utility Performance, Cost, And Risk In The Face Of A Pandemic

    A lot will change moving forward, as water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities add pandemic risks to their list of priorities and must consider a growing array of threats in the development of capital improvement plans (CIPs).

INFRASTRUCTURE

SOURCE WATER

  • 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.

  • Evoqua Water Technologies: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.

    We are the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. We have a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service. Our cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.

  • Grand Opening Of The Ovivo MBR Knowledge Center And MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant

    The new Ovivo MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant for BIO-CEL MBR Membrane Modules is a 27,000-square-foot facility that houses a fully automated, cutting edge membrane module production line, as well as offices for Ovivo designers, engineers, and technicians.

DRINKING WATER

REVENUE METERING

MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

ACE INNOVATION

WEFTEC INNOVATION

  • EPA Reveals The Key To Clean Water

    Water and wastewater treatment plant operators may not always love regulators, but they should love what the U.S. EPA water chief had to say about them. Speaking at the “BusinessH20 Water Innovation Summit” in September, the EPA’s assistant administrator for water, Dave Ross, referred to those who clean our country’s drinking water and wastewater as “silent, everyday unsung heroes.” While not as celebrated as others who dedicate themselves to public service, such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers, they are every bit as essential — if not more so.