FERC Gives Final Federal Nod Of Approval For Gross Reservoir Expansion
Project to raise dam will improve water reliability for more than 1.5 million people while benefiting the environment.
As Waters Rise, So Must We. New Report Calls For Equitable Solutions To Urban Flooding
Scientists tell us we have less than 10 years to avert irreversible and devastating impacts of the climate crisis. And yet, climate change is already hurling towards us with disproportionate impacts for low-income and communities of color. We see this frequently in the water sector, where climate impacts are felt first, and most often. From the record-breaking Midwestern floods of 2018 to the aftermath of Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, Maria, and Harvey, floodwaters are rising around the nation.
Ensuring Water And Wastewater Resiliency During The Pandemic
Remote monitoring helps keep employees safe while mitigating emergencies.
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.
Army Corps Uses Data To Improve Coastal Projects Leading Into Hurricane Season
In a hotel conference room on Long Island, New York, a team of experts are processing data and information on computers. Alongside them is a large display monitor screen that's projecting the information.
How Green Infrastructure Can Jump-Start The Post-Coronavirus Economy
COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. Many socio-economic benefits Canadians took for granted are now under threat, and the economic, infrastructure and environmental problems that we were once content to ignore are now glaringly obvious.
Water Reuse As An Emerging Solution
Our world's resources are far from infinite. Water often seems to be abundant, but humanity is putting a great deal of strain on the available surface and groundwater water supplies. Our failure to conserve our water supply is causing droughts, dust storms, and other environmental problems that hurt both humanity and nature. The only way to minimize the situation from turning into a disaster is to start conserving and recycling water.
WEF Coronavirus Roundtable Series: Roundtable #5
WEF is convening a series of roundtable discussions with leaders from across the water sector to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting operations, business, and people. The conversations are hosted by WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe and explore current impacts, anticipated changes, and future plans in areas such as workforce, productivity, supply chain, projects, communication, and more.
How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities — Often For The Better
New York City’s experience as the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak is raising questions about urban living. Quarantined residents worry about the future in a city known for its tight quarters and full theaters. But cities have long had to transform themselves to overcome disease.
Peak Wet Weather Flow Management — A Slow And Painful Process
The water and wastewater industry is not like most businesses. Our industry is driven by many factors, including environmentalist concerns, federal and state regulatory water quality requirements, and utilities being good stewards of our waterways and providing clean water for drinking and recreational use. We have accomplished a lot of great work to clean up our waterways and provide safe water since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was first passed.