Recently, ASCE released its Infrastructure Report Card, giving the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D: in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Many water utilities and communities are doing the hard but necessary thing in finding the resources to upgrade their aging water infrastructure. And, for those in earthquake prone areas, hopefully considering an earthquake resistant system.
By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.
Water-related business risks are becoming more and more apparent. According to CDP’s 2016 global water report, 607 companies lost $14 billion last year alone due to water scarcity, drought, flood and other water risks.
Examples of “man versus nature” shifting towards “man and nature” are starting to emerge worldwide. Late 20th century theories on regenerative design, circular economies, natural capitalism, and biomimicry all speak to the goals of optimizing natural resources or services, minimizing waste, using nature as a model, and treating human settlements as integrated physical and natural systems.
We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.
Brentwood is committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers and the water industry. For this reason, we have invested, and continue to invest, in ensuring our products are certified to the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for water treatment and distribution applications.
Water and wastewater equipment manufacturers have long advocated for changing the mindset of equipment procurement from low-bid to lowest life-cycle cost evaluation, as a means to encourage the growth of new technologies and to improve operating costs. This is a very daunting task. As a manufacturer, Aerzen faces the same challenge. We encourage the consulting engineers to compare manufacturers based on energy savings.
In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.
Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent.
The issue of water supply is high on the agenda of the South African government. According to information from the Department of Water Affairs in South Africa, the country needs more than 8,000 qualified workers to make up for shortcomings in the operation and maintenance of South African water supply and wastewater disposal plants.
Water systems in Washington state and Oregon may soon have access to new tools to protect them from earthquake damage.
A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.
Leading global water technology company Xylem Inc. has released a white paper outlining strategies to increase the resilience of cities around the world.
A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people.
From contamination risks to water main breaks, water utility pros ward off countless threats to clean water delivery on any given day.
Peakirk Pumping Station, situated on the juncture of the Rivers Welland and Folly, has benefitted from a comprehensive refurbishment of its mitre gates carried out by ECS Engineering Services.
Sapphire Utility Solutions has been awarded a Framework Contract by Cumbria County Council for the clearing, inspection and mapping of drains and gullies.
AQUAOSO™, an early-stage water management and trading platform that helps customers identify, manage, buy and sell water rights, continues to receive critical recognition for its mission to build a resilient water future through advanced technologies.
Poor decision-making by wastewater utility personnel was a key factor behind devastating floods at a Seattle wastewater plant, which resulted in life-threatening danger to workers.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is building on its alliance with the U.S. National Guard to help America’s cyber forces better prepare for and respond to industrial cyberattack on critical infrastructure, such as power and water-treatment plants, oil refineries and other vital industrial facilities.