Climate Change, Pollution, And Urbanization Threaten Water In Canada
Our water resources are under threat from contamination, land use, urbanization, and climate change. If we’re not careful, it may not be clean enough or available when we need it.
50+ Links To Assist Small, Stressed Water Utilities
While any drinking water or wastewater treatment operation can be challenged by demands from changing seasonal conditions or regulatory requirements, those pressures can quickly compound for personnel forced to wear multiple hats at small- to medium-sized utilities. Here are scores of links to helpful resources for such operators for the municipalities and consulting engineers who work with them.
A Comprehensive Approach: Flood Protection And Improved Water Quality For Denver Communities
When confronted with resiliency issues, Denver took a multifaceted approach that showcases the city’s vision along with its technical know-how.
Preparing To Tackle The Hydra Of LCR Revisions
As a journalist serving the water industry — but not yet a seasoned technical veteran — I attended a recent Lead In Drinking Water Forum sponsored by AWWA NJ to learn about the challenges of complying with the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). What I heard impressed upon me the technical, administrative, and logistical challenges of delivering safe, lead-free drinking water all the way to user taps. Here are my takeaways.
The Insta-Valve 250 Minimizes Disruption During An Emergency
Like so many municipalities, the City of Miamisburg has an aging infrastructure of valves that had not been excercised in decades. Read the full project brief to learn how Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed greater control that minimized shutdown when a water main ruptured.
Denver Water Goes 'Gold' For Its Work To Cut Climate Impacts
Denver Water has been formally recognized for its long-running work to track its carbon emissions.
How Wetlands Help Rescue Us From Drought
With South Africa’s water security on a knife-edge, there is an urgent need for wetlands to be rehabilitated and preserved.
More Frequent And Intense Tropical Storms Mean Less Recovery Time For The World's Coastlines
Tropical cyclones — storms that bring strong, rotating winds and rain, and which can intensify into hurricanes or typhoons — affect coastal regions around the world. Our research team, centered at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, has analyzed a 120-year record of tropical cyclones affecting coastal North Carolina, and found that six of the seven wettest storms over this time period occurred in the past two decades.
EPA Researchers Help Prepare Drinking Water Utilities For Natural Disasters
Natural disasters such as floods, drought, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes can disrupt access to clean drinking water. These events can result in any number of types of water service disruptions including pipe breaks and leaks; power outages; infrastructure failure; reduced water quality; loss of access to facilities and supplies; as well as financial, social, environmental and health consequences.
Funding Is Slow But Always Available For Disaster Recovery Projects
Looking for a diverse and lucrative public-sector marketplace? If so, don’t overlook upcoming opportunities related to natural disaster recovery in regions that were ravaged by floods, fires, and other weather-related disasters. Demand for private-sector firms to provide services in these regions is extremely high.