WATER SCARCITY RESOURCES

  • How monitoring facility water use can help corporations bridge the gap between water intentions and results.

  • “Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink”
    These all too familiar lines from the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge seem to be ringing too close to home as water becomes an increasingly scarce resource with every passing day.

  • Smart cities technologist Peter Williams and Aquify – An Exelon company have released a new white paper on water scarcity and the solutions water utilities can implement to help stem the tide on the trillions of gallons lost to underground leaks. 

  • Video series showcases importance of the Colorado River and the challenges ahead.

  • Making a film about water? Sign me up. When I heard that Xylem and Manchester City wanted to create a film about water challenges, I had to get involved. After all, I spent the better part of four years developing and directing a disaster movie called The Wave. I’m also from Norway, where water literally falls off the mountains. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about water, and then some. But then I learned more about the project and truly began to understand the incredible water challenges facing the world, the heroic work being done by utilities and the entire water sector, and why we simply must get the word out to the public about water.

  • Climate-linked droughts and water contamination are often overlooked. The private sector needs to do more to protect this precious resource.

  • As the drought outlook for the Western U.S. becomes increasingly bleak, attention is turning once again to groundwater — literally, water stored in the ground. It is Earth’s most widespread and reliable source of fresh water, but it’s not limitless.

  • A staggering four billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — experience water scarcity each year, and more than half lack access to safe sanitation services. The severity of this global water crisis will only increase as populations continue to rapidly grow, industries exhaust shared resources and extreme weather events exacerbate shortages. If we don’t act urgently, 700 million people could be displaced by intense water scarcity in just a few short years.

  • As many of my followers know, I have been writing about the connection between women and water for a long time. Here is an excerpt from a post I wrote a number of years ago, A Valentine to Women Who Keep the Water Flowing

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

WATER SCARCITY PRODUCTS

  • Potable Water Treatment Mini Train System: PWT 125

    For remote sites with peak populations between 500 and 2,000 people, the newterra PWT-125 Mini Train System offers exceptional capacity and flexibility. The base system for up to 500 people consists of two 40' containerized elements – a discrete distribution/disinfection unit and a treatment unit. The Mini Train design allows up to four (4) treatment units to be added to a single distribution unit, providing potable water treatment for 2,000 people. The system is designed to integrate with containerized or free standing tanks for water storage. The treatment system is available for both groundwater and surface water sources.

  • Potable Water Storage Unit: MSU-40

    Minimize potable water hauling costs with modular onsite storage units from newterra – the leader in advanced camp water solutions.

  • Sewage Treatment Mini Train System: WWT-50

    The highly scalable newterra WWT-50 Sewage Treatment Mini Train System is designed for rapid mobilization to serve camps of 200 to 800 people. These efficient plants are configured in trains that allow modular expansion and easy redeployment of assets. Each base configuration consists of two 40' containers that provide 50 m3 (13,200 US gal) of treatment capacity – enough for 200 people. Supplementing the base system with one 40' Adder container doubles capacity to 100 m3 for up to 400 people.

  • Sewage Treatment Large Train System: WWT-125

    The newterra WWT-125 is a scalable sewage treatment plant based on 3-container process trains that can each address the requirements of 500 people (125 m3; 33,000 US gal). The advanced, modular system is designed for larger camps with populations ranging from 1,000 to tens of thousands of people. A base system consists of five 40' containers: a Screen/Master Control unit, a three-unit Process train (one Equalization container, one Aeration container, and one Membrane container), and a Sludge Management unit. The Screen/Master Control & Sludge Management units can support up to four Process trains.

  • Process Instrumentation And Analytics Solutions For Water And Wastewater

    Supplying drinking water to the population and treating wastewater are two very important global challenges. On a daily basis, system planners, designers and operators are required to keep the global increase in water consumption under control in the face of growing water shortages and the salination of fresh water resources. As industry experts for water applications, we offer powerful, innovative technical solutions to assist you.

WATER SCARCITY VIDEOS

Austin Alexander leads Sustainability at Xylem.