RESILIENCY RESOURCES

  • Did you know that WATER ranks as one of North America’s top three ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) concerns, according to the 2019 RBC Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Survey?  This is not surprising, but it is very significant because it underlines how water assets today are at risk and that current management practices today simply are not sustainable. The existing infrastructure that is supposed to keep water available, safe and drinkable is quietly, sometimes loudly, crumbling in cities and communities around the globe. It is imperative that we start reassessing the way we think about resilience in water management and change our ways. With the pandemic and the rise of ESG as part of decision-making, now is the time to capitalize on innovation, to maximize the return on infrastructure renewal programs and at the same time accelerate our economic recovery.

  • This past week President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, proposing a nearly $2.3 trillion investment in our national infrastructure. Does this bold plan do enough for rivers?

  • Climate change and the need for mitigation efforts for disaster control have resulted in more federal funding available for public entities throughout the U.S.

  • Infrastructure rarely makes headlines, but the severe devastation in Texas requires a blunt conversation about aging infrastructure in the U.S. In a strange coincidence, shortly after news and images from Texas shocked the world, ASCE published its 2021 Infrastructure Report Card highlighting the decrepit state of the nation’s infrastructure, and, for the first time, including a report card for stormwater management.

  • Crucial changes already underway, but significant challenges ahead, faculty say.

  • Escondido, California, has been on a growth trajectory, having tripled the typical rate of development in the past few years.

  • Due to limits in personnel or resources, small community water systems often have a tough time funding and implementing needed upgrades. A recent webinar on Leveraging Regional Development Organizations to Support Small Water Systems, hosted by the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), shows how collaboration can make a difference by integrating water-system concerns into a broader approach to overall community concerns.

  • It was the evening of October 1, 2012 at the Rick McDevitt Community Center in Four Corners Park. The cinder block walled room was filled with community members interested in learning about the city’s plans for stopping the flooding and combined sewer spills in their neighborhood. Just three months prior, a 25-year storm delivering 3.5 inches of rain in just four hours flooded streets and filled basements and backyards with toilet paper and sewage. It was then the Mayor promised a plan within 30 days for addressing the problem.

  • When it rains, it floods along the Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 3.75-mile-long tidal channel that should flow freely through the San Juan Bay Estuary has developed a clog that’s impacting the health of the estuary and its citizens.

  • As the climate changes, floods and extreme rainfall events will become more intense. In many cases, the most disadvantaged people are at highest risk from floods and least able to bounce back when their homes and businesses are inundated. I saw that dynamic first-hand when I lived through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Much of my work in its aftermath focused on finding new ways to allow the city to better absorb water, reducing flood risk and easing pressure on drainage systems.

RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS

  • Water Network Optimization Suite

    The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

  • ALTRA PFAS Solution

    Reliable PFAS extraction in water at a fraction of the cost and risk of solutions that rely primarily on adsorption media (activated carbon or ion exchange resins).

  • Super Centurion® A-459 Urban Fire Hydrant

    Hydrants share responsibilities with two important groups of professionals: (1) water departments and the utility crews that manage them; and (2) fire departments, who are the first responders to emergencies. Both groups use the hydrant for different purposes.

  • Aquis Water Network Management

    80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

  • ALTRA Water Technology

    ALTRA Water Technology is here to provide safe, clean water for generation, no matter what.

    Learn how ALTRA Water Technology is utilizing their next-generation technology to renew and protect your aging water infrastructure from the inside. 

RESILIENCY VIDEOS

Cornell University confirms SANEXEN Technology’s Earthquake Resiliency. Delivering Resiliency Webinar (1pm EST / 10am WEST) followed by a Q&A