Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.
Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?
A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and floods over wharves, causing rivers on each side of the island city to converge.
Using ruggedized fiber optic cable, connectors and enclosures can ensure that network communications run reliably at high speed — far into the future.
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.
Clarifiers are an important component of the wastewater treatment process. However, between corrosion, maintenance, and changes in flow, it can be difficult to keep a clarifier operating at peak performance. In addition, changes in effluent regulations may require upgrades to meet new, more stringent requirements.
Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
A team of international researchers led by University of Freiburg hydrologist Dr. Andreas Hartmann suggests that inclusion of currently missing key hydrological processes in large-scale climate change impact models can significantly improve our estimates of water availability.
Cybersecurity is critical — for national security, corporations and private individuals.
Last month, Washington’s West Point treatment plant was hit with heavy rains and flooding, leading to catastrophic damage and a multi-million-dollar price tag for repairs.
It’s no secret that the Super Bowl is an event that transcends sports to engulf the worlds of advertising, music, and pop culture. It may surprise people to learn that the game is an annual focus for wastewater treatment operations as well.
Federal officials are urging water utilities to pay more attention to the rising threat of cyberattacks.
Does California need another seawater desalination plant?
Twelve innovative projects will share a US$10M competition pool to tackle flooding in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Chapman University has published the results of a state-wide study on the communication campaigns California has been employing to address its ongoing drought. The study looked at current message strategies aimed to reduce residential water use in California.
Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, which serve as bulwarks against waves and rising seas, the state's coast has little chance of withstanding the accelerating rate of sea level rise, a new study concludes.
A valve error forced Detroit to close schools and issue a boil-water notice last week, affecting a third of city residents and highlighting problems in the city’s alert system for water emergencies.