LABOR RESOURCES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
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).
Adapting To The 'New Normal' In A Post-COVID Water Sector
Beyond all the health-related impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some ripple effects to the daily operations and related employment conditions for water-treatment personnel. Here is a recap of some of those issues, their impacts, and alternatives for water-utility management.
Initiative Takes On Water Systems, Climate Change, And Inequity
The water industry and the communities it supports are beset with many problems when it comes to failing infrastructure and systems; but some have it worse than others.
We’re Better Together
We are all stressed by a pandemic that’s caused more than 100,000 deaths in North America and economic fallout that has left tens of millions unemployed. Many of us are working from home, we wear masks outside, and a firm handshake or a hug is off limits.
Utilities Pass The Ultimate Test
The water and wastewater industry proved its resilient and essential nature in the face of a world crisis.
Innovation During A Pandemic
Many of us get comfortable in our routines. With the pandemic throwing routine out the window, life has become a little like it did for the characters in the parable, Who Moved My Cheese? For those who haven’t read it, Spencer Johnson’s book is a great lesson about adapting to change. Two characters in the book take their situation (a large pile of cheese) for granted; and, when the cheese pile disappears, they curse the world for its unfairness.
Water Use Patterns Provide A Sense Of Normalcy
From his perch in the control center at Denver Water, Phil Malone watches the city shift and stir, shaking off the night’s slumber.
Danish Utility Increases Leak Detection During COVID-19
While many people have been working from home, the Greater Copenhagen utility HOFOR has invested in tools to boost their efforts related to leak detection. With simple guidelines and new equipment, the employees have found the silver lining of an otherwise bad situation by collecting data for asset management.
Global Impacts Of COVID-19 On Water Consulting Sector
The post-COVID era will see many changes in how the water profession operates. This article is an attempt to provide an overview of possible impacts on the water industry and the potential ways for sector recovery as nations deal with the disease at several levels.
COVID-19 Is A Chance To Invest In Our Essential Infrastructure Workforce
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps millions of people home and many businesses shuttered for social distancing, up to 62 million essential workers are still reporting to their jobs in hospitals, grocery stores, and other critical industries. They are on the frontlines against the coronavirus, vital to our public health and economic survival.