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  • Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians
    Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians

    California may have a reputation for persistent drought and water scarcity, but already this year the state’s freshwater reserves are worth celebrating.

  • Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project
    Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project

    Thanks to a high-throughput production facility in Oregon, the technology manufacturer Intel is the area’s largest water consumer by far. Now, the state will help it pay for a massive water treatment project that will help it recycle some of that water.

  • Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test
    Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test

    Phosphorus is an essential element for organisms and plants. In natural, uncontaminated waters, it occurs as organically bound phosphate, condensed phosphates or as orthophosphate — often referred to by its chemical formula PO4-P. The small quantity of phosphorus present in natural waters does not promote the growth of plants. However, a rise in the concentration of phosphorus results in the proliferation of algae, which leads to the eutrophication of the water body.

  • Purifying Water From The Ground Up
    Purifying Water From The Ground Up

    For some water providers, carefree days of producing pure, fresh water from groundwater sources are long gone. Years of evolving chemical complexity, industrial operations, and short-sighted disposal methods have taken a toll on groundwater sources. The lowering of maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for contaminants such as chromium and the drilling of new wells into different geologic structures add to source water pressures. Fortunately, new technologies are helping water providers make the best of a challenging situation across a wide range of contaminants.

  • Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air
    Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air

    With backing from two of the biggest tech entrepreneurs in American history, a new solar-powered solution to water scarcity has raised a massive amount of money.

  • With Massive Federal Investment, Desalination May Cure Ongoing Drought
    With Massive Federal Investment, Desalination May Cure Ongoing Drought

    The latest solution for national water scarcity may seem like a major technical challenge, but with a nine-figure investment and federal backing, it could be a gamechanger.

  • Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs
    Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs

    Propeller flow meters have long been an important tool for agricultural irrigation management. As water scarcity and resource management have become increasingly critical, getting the most timely, accurate readings available from those meters is becoming more important than ever. Here is how growers and water conservation districts (WCDs) are each getting the best of both worlds for their own purposes.

  • Cloth Media Filtration Removes Coal Ash And Coal Fines At Power Plants
    Cloth Media Filtration Removes Coal Ash And Coal Fines At Power Plants

    Coal-fired power plants generate coal fines and coal ash from a number of sources, including coal combustion residuals (CCR), particularly fly and bottom ash from coal furnaces, and coal pile runoff during rain events. In support of an industry-wide effort to reduce, improve, and remove coal ash ponds, a variety of technologies have been tested and employed. Read the full application note to learn more.

  • Navigating The Waters of the United States Rule
    Navigating The Waters of the United States Rule

    On December 11th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) proposed a new definition of “Waters of the United States” to replace the 2015 definition adopted under the Obama administration. That definition has been subject to a variety of litigation over the past three years, causing its application to be sporadic at best.

  • Vegas Planners Prep For 'Doomsday' On Colorado River
    Vegas Planners Prep For 'Doomsday' On Colorado River

    Las Vegas water planners are prepping for a harrowing possibility: The disappearance of the Colorado River.

  • In Philly Suburb Water Crisis, Tests Reveal Chemicals In Blood
    In Philly Suburb Water Crisis, Tests Reveal Chemicals In Blood

    The first blood tests results were released since water contamination in the Philadelphia suburbs came to light, and they provide a glimpse at potential health effects for residents.

  • Small Town, Big Water Problems
    Small Town, Big Water Problems

    In the Louisiana community of Enterprise, tap water is so unappealing that one woman drives 20 miles each way to do her laundry in another town, according to CNN.

  • Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants
    Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants

    Water is becoming more complex for industry. Its cost as a component of production is on the rise, and greater regulatory scrutiny continues to expand post-process wastewater treatment. Against a backdrop of growing water scarcity, industrial leaders are focusing more time and energy into leveraging water acquisition and usage to their competitive advantage. The days when access to water was taken for granted are over. In fact, by 2030 global water demand is projected to exceed available water by 40 percent.

  • New Indirect Potable Reuse Project Comes To Southwest
    New Indirect Potable Reuse Project Comes To Southwest

    A city near Phoenix recently greenlit a major indirect potable reuse project designed to support the water supply in an area threatened by drought, rising demand, and climate change.

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  • Enorsul Saneamento Optimizes Olinda’s Water Distribution System, Reducing Water Losses
    Enorsul Saneamento Optimizes Olinda’s Water Distribution System, Reducing Water Losses

    Bentley’s WaterGEMS Helps Identify and Prioritize Solutions, Including Implementing 43 Metering and Control Zones

  • Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever
    Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever

    Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded the largest hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico since monitoring began 32 years ago. Hypoxic waters, often referred to as dead zones, have dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 2-3 ppm. They are caused by eutrophication or excess nutrients that promote algal growth in water bodies. As algae decompose, they consume oxygen creating dead zones.

  • Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs
    Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs

    Propeller flow meters have long been an important tool for agricultural irrigation management. As water scarcity and resource management have become increasingly critical, getting the most timely, accurate readings available from those meters is becoming more important than ever. Here is how growers and water conservation districts (WCDs) are each getting the best of both worlds for their own purposes.

  • Are Today’s Processes Efficient Enough For The Future Of Vaccine And Viral Vector Production?
    Are Today’s Processes Efficient Enough For The Future Of Vaccine And Viral Vector Production?

    By recognizing the limitations of today’s production processes, the industry may be able to overcome the challenges, complexity, and high cost of manufacturing vaccines and viral vector-based therapies.

  • The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country
    The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country

    Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.

  • Climate Change Report Identifies Myriad Needs For Water Industry
    Climate Change Report Identifies Myriad Needs For Water Industry

    The federal government recently released its fourth National Climate Assessment which focuses on the impact climate change will have on the U.S. economy over the next century. As mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program takes a comprehensive look at climate change and its effects on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems and biological diversity.

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.

  • Helping Customers Find The Right Fit For Security
    Helping Customers Find The Right Fit For Security

    When it comes to data security, there’s often a gap between what your clients think they need and what they really need. Your job as an MSP is to create and deploy a solution that will deliver both. But, determining what that solution is will require more than just checking off a list of features and capabilities.

  • What Abbott And Costello Can Teach Us About Water
    What Abbott And Costello Can Teach Us About Water

    World Water Day (Thursday, March 22nd this year) does a great job of focusing our attention on water issues. And especially with storms on the East Coast and drought in the West, not to mention the looming possibility that officials will have to shut off the taps in Cape Town sometime this summer, a lot of the messaging around water is pretty much like being smothered in a wet blanket.

  • The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem
    The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem

    For decades, wastewater management has been a growing problem for the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR), a problem that regional governments have long understood as a threat to the economy, the environment, and to public health. In the Caribbean, most wastewater from cities, industry, and agriculture pours directly into surface water or into the sea completely untreated, degrading residents’ quality of life, as well as the region’s biodiversity, pristine blue waters, and reefs, which are the lifeblood of the vital tourism industry.

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Barracuda Backup - MSP Barracuda Backup - MSP

Barracuda Backup – MSP appliance is an all-in-one, subscription-based solution that simplifies data backup and recovery from advanced threats, disasters and human error. Also available in a virtual version, the appliance is flexible enough to meet the requirements of your customers running physical, virtual, and multi-site environments – all from a single, centralized management console.

Red To Near-IR Enhanced Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-5C Red To Near-IR Enhanced Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-5C

Opto Diode’s new NXIR-5C is a red to near-infrared (NIR) enhanced photodiode ideally designed for laser monitoring, medical diagnostic equipment, industrial automation, scientific measurement, and military applications. The photodiode features a circular active area of 5 mm2, and delivers spectral response from 320 nm to 100 nm.

ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination

100% available water in the driest of deserts through highly efficient desalination.

Executive Coaching Executive Coaching

Owner/Executive Coaching is a one-on-one engagement with the principal(s) of the business.  These typically are focused on one or two areas of the business where the principal does not have experience or is struggling with implementing a solution.  Executive Coaching is also used to help accelerate the company’s growth and ensure your growth objectives are met.

Aclara RF Network Sewer Monitoring Solution Aclara RF Network Sewer Monitoring Solution

The Aclara sewer monitoring solution leverages our industry-leading RF network to provide near real-time monitoring of manholes and other key sewer locations. Whether used for early warning of overflows, informing maintenance schedules, compliance reporting, or deeper analytics (such as capacity modeling and performance reporting) the sewer monitoring solution is easy to install, reliable, low-maintenance, and integrated into your AMI environment.

Capacitors For Medical Implantable Devices Capacitors For Medical Implantable Devices

As the global life expectancy continues to get longer, the demand for electronic medical implantable devices is growing. Knowles offers a variety of capacitor solutions for the medical implant industry.

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  • How To Mitigate Biofouling In Your Industrial Process Using 2<sup>nd</sup> Generation ATP
    How To Mitigate Biofouling In Your Industrial Process Using 2nd Generation ATP

    Microorganisms can wreak havoc in industrial processes in a number of ways – from slime formation that causes paper breaks and excessive downtime in papermaking facilities, to costly recalls of spoiled final product. Consequently, an effective microbiological control program, which includes accurate and reliable monitoring, is critical for maintaining an efficient process and final product quality.

  • Magnetic Separators: What Are The Proper Steps To Test Magnetic Strength?
    Magnetic Separators: What Are The Proper Steps To Test Magnetic Strength?

    Food manufacturers rely on magnetic separation equipment to reduce foreign object contamination. This article offers guidelines when field testing magnetic strength for the most accurate results.

  • Zero Liquid Discharge — Maximum Recovery And Why It Finally Makes Sense
    Zero Liquid Discharge — Maximum Recovery And Why It Finally Makes Sense

    Our planet continues to become increasingly more crowded.  Pollution and waste are showing irreversible impact on a global scale, and it has become necessary to come up with solutions in all industries.  It is widely known, though perhaps not publicly thought of, that the process of purifying water creates waste.  As we remove the minerals and impurities from water, we inherently condense those impurities into a smaller body of water.  This waste affects the environment in various adverse ways.  The solution lies in a concept known as Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD).

  • Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design
    Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design

    San Jose Water Company (SJWC) provides drinking water for over a million people in the greater San Jose Metropolitan region and is a recognized leader in drinking water treatment and distribution system water quality management. With over 90 water storage facilities in service, planned maintenance and rehabilitation of capital assets is a key component of SJWC’s CIP program.

  • Optimizing Process Parameters Simultaneously: Design Of Experiments In Bioprocess Development
    Optimizing Process Parameters Simultaneously: Design Of Experiments In Bioprocess Development

    Develop efficient and robust processes by using Design of Experiments, a method that can uncover complex relationships while saving resources.

  • Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430
    Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430

    A global beverage company produces, markets, sells and distributes a variety of beverages including beer, malt, soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. The brewery has utilized several types of SITRANS F flowmeters from Siemens to regulate all aspects of the brewing process for more than a decade, including SITRANS F C Coriolis meters to monitor the sugar concentration in wort prior to fermentation.

  • Prioritizing Alarm Responses For Better Workforce Management
    Prioritizing Alarm Responses For Better Workforce Management

    While the laws of physics and chemistry have not changed, the ways that water and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs) are being forced to deal with them certainly have — e.g., disinfection byproducts (DBPs), tighter turbidity standards, harmful algal blooms, and PFAS challenges. Even when plant throughput stays the same, the demands on plant personnel continue to increase. Here’s how evolving toward better workforce management processes can help. 

  • Groundwater Scarcer Than Previously Thought
    Groundwater Scarcer Than Previously Thought

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, groundwater supplies half of all drinking water to the U.S. population, nearly all of it to our rural population and over 50 billion gallons per day for agricultural needs. But according to new research out of UC Santa Barbara, supplies may be more limited than previously thought.

  • Using UV-VIS Sensors For Real-Time BOD, COD, And TOC Monitoring
    Using UV-VIS Sensors For Real-Time BOD, COD, And TOC Monitoring

    Spectrophotometry is a well-established analytical method, which has been used for decades in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and chemical engineering for quantitative analyses.

  • Down-To-Earth Non-Revenue Water Strategies
    Down-To-Earth Non-Revenue Water Strategies

    Non-revenue water (NRW) and, in particular, water loss through leakage has become an increasing priority focus for water utilities around the world.  With failure rates of aging infrastructure increasing and growing water stress due to population growth and climate change, reducing the loss of essential water resources is paramount.  Leak monitoring and detection systems from Trimble Water help water utilities proactively identify and reduce NRW and water loss, prevent service outages, and prioritize infrastructure repairs. Easy-to-use wireless and mobile leak detection solutions provide clear, accurate, real-time insights into the condition of the water network beyond the treatment plant.  Paired with Trimble’s intuitive cloud-based GIS software, Trimble’s solutions make it simple for water professionals to visualize, manage, and analyze data from the field and use that knowledge to improve productivity and network performance.

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We Are All Vulnerable To The Effects Of Water Pollution

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KC Water's Water Main Replacement Program Reduces Main Breaks 60%

KC Water is strategically and systematically replacing old water mains. Those in the most need get replaced first.

CIPP Installation Process Animation CIPP Installation Process Animation

IPR'S CIPP liner system for gravity-flow sewers and culverts is the most proven, cost-effective trenchless pipeline rehabilitation system in the industry. It is also the most widely specified form of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.

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Engineers Design New Lead Detector For Water

New sensor offers continuous monitoring, immediate detection of lead.

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