• Scientists have long predicted that one of the impacts of climate change would be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels across the world. We are already seeing it happen across the USA and the world.

  • According to a recent assessment by Career Explorer about the job satisfaction of water engineers, whose surveys are filled out by millions of people, water engineers rate their job satisfaction level as 3.0 out of 5 stars.

  • The DE NORA TETRA Modular DeepBed Filter (MDBF) Plant is an established tertiary wastewater filtration technology for the UK municipal water market to remove total suspended solids (TSS) before final effluent is discharged to a water course.

  • The United Nation’s (UN) World Water Development Report recently stated that nearly 6 billion people will suffer from clean water scarcity by 2050. Singapore is using desalination as part of the solution to their water supply issue in order to provide enough clean drinking water for its ever-growing population of 5.5 million.

  • The Ventura River County Water District in Ojai, California required a new SCADA system but they were keen to ensure that a computer did not have the ultimate destiny in the dispatch of very necessary alarms.

    The customer wanted a solution that provided “fail safe” operation whilst minimising the impact of single and multi component failures during system operation. Here, the business challenge was to reduce downtime and improve efficiency and situational awareness for the Ventura River County Water District.

  • The water system for Guwahati, the largest city in the northeastern region of India, was originally built to harness the Brahmaputra River with a gravity-based distribution system. Unregulated development led to water supply problems, as well as high water pressure in 60% of the system. To improve water distribution and the quality of life for residents, NJS Engineers India was tasked with constructing or upgrading water infrastructure throughout the city, including 36 kilometers of transmission mains, 1,155 kilometers of distribution pipes, 1.42 million service connections, a treatment plant, pumping stations, and other infrastructure. Due to the size of the project, NJS needed to combine design, construction management, and hydraulic models into a single platform.

  • NOVOGOR-Prikamie, a public utility operating in Russia’s Perm Province, undertook a RUB 5.1 million project to improve the energy efficiency of the water supply system for the city of Perm and ensure the reliability of the water supply for its more than 1 million residents. The water supply network comprised 1,255 kilometers of pipelines.

  • Situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Dibrugarh is a major city in Assam, India, and an emerging industrial, educational, and health care center in the region. Despite its riverside location, the town has no centralized potable water supply facility for the 25,391 households, home to 167,733 people. Given the unreliable, inequitable water supply and highly compromised water quality, the government initiated a water infrastructure project to ensure adequate distribution and 24x7 access to clean drinking water. The USD 25 million initiative includes engineering, procurement, and construction of a 220-kilometer integrated water network. DTK Hydronet was hired as the engineering consultant and faced coordination and engineering challenges while working with the contractor and utility, as well as addressing non-revenue water (NRW) concerns.

  • Biological wastewater treatment exists because microorganisms have been developing for millions of years to be able to utilize contaminants from water. The first wastewater treatment plants were built around this feature of nature more than 100 years ago. These tiny creatures are still evolving from generation to generation to adapt better to their environment and as a result, get us clean water.

  • In the water and wastewater industry today, magazine articles, conference papers, and advertising featuring Big Data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning (AI/ML) are everywhere. While most organizations are still evaluating the various technologies and vendors, the real and achievable benefits are generally accepted. 


  • Aperture™

    Aperture™ dashboards and data platforms enable users to intelligently plan their infrastructure by leveraging the full power of Optimizer’s™ model driven, multi objective optimization on the Cloud Aperture™ is your command center for deploying the planning process throughout your organization where you can explore options, balance trade offs, and gain control of the planning process.

  • VTScada Historical Data Management

    Standard Component - VTScada is built around a world-class historian with intuitive tools allowing operators to create custom trends and export historical data.

  • A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes

    Process design in water treatment is historically confined to proprietary or user-defined spreadsheets on a unit operation basis, with users manually adding results from each unit process upstream into the next operation.

  • VTScada Alarm and Event Management

    Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

  • Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording

    Telog’s original line of hydrant pressure recorders was designed to replace costly, high maintenance chart recorders for monitoring water pressure in distribution systems. The Telog HPR-32 series is Telog’s next generation of paperless, hydrant pressure recorders and incorporates wireless technology for hands-off data transfer straight to your desktop.


Across water and wastewater organizations, engineering decisions are too often made based on subjective judgements. Considering how inexpensive and easy modern automation makes it to generate and collect massive amounts of process data, the propensity to make decisions by gut feel may seem far-fetched to a bystander. For plant personnel, however, the struggle to improve upon instinct is often all too real.