• To become more resilient against increasing cyber threats, water and wastewater utilities should employ a multibarrier approach.

  • First, it was Lake Mead, behind Hoover Dam. Now it's Lake Powell, upstream of Mead and behind Glen Canyon Dam. The water supplies supported by these feats of engineering are dwindling. There are many reasons, but it's not necessary.

  • Many of the world’s poorest people live in regions most susceptible to flooding. The situation is expected to worsen in the next few decades, especially for many of the world’s largest cities in lower and middle income countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These cities must instead become truly “resilient societies” — before it is too late.

  • Companies with service offerings and/or capabilities associated with resilience projects would be wise to check their current registration status with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Small and minority firms should definitely reach out to check their status and learn more about special benefits.

  • Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued their U.S. spring outlook on March 17, 2022, and their top concern was worsening drought in the West and southern Plains. Several western states have experimented with cloud seeding to try to increase precipitation, but how well does that actually work? Atmospheric scientist William Cotton explains.

  • Governments have delayed action on climate change for too long, and incremental changes in energy and food production will no longer be enough to create a climate-resilient future, a new analysis from scientists around the world warns.

  • A Q&A with Riggs Eckelberry, founder and CEO of OriginClear, on the need to improve cybersecurity at water and wastewater utilities, which has elicited action from the Biden administration and everyday operators alike.

  • The water sector’s road to net zero is paved with significant challenges and great opportunities. However, a shortcut may be in sight if you scout across the Atlantic to Denmark, where the water sector is well on its way to becoming climate-positive in 2025 and energy-neutral by 2030.

  • As discussed in Part 1 of this series, many companies include a water stewardship aspect in their environment, social and governance (ESG) programs and commitments. When companies have operations that occur in high water stress environments, the water stewardship commitments are often translated into water replenishment efforts focused on watershed level impacts. To meet these commitments, companies must find projects that are developed enough to estimate the cost and resulting water replenishment volume.

  • Mounting evidence suggests the western United States is now in its worst megadrought in at least 1,200 years. Groundwater supplies are being overpumped in many places, and the dryness, wildfires, and shrinking water supplies are making climate change personal for millions of people. As an engineer, I have been working with colleagues on a way to both protect water supplies and boost renewable energy to protect the climate. We call it the solar-canal solution, and it’s about to be tested in California.


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