• State grant expands high-tech airborne snow surveys to help manage Colorado’s water supply.

  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is particularly impactful in drought prone areas, incentivizing water conservation and alerting both service providers and consumers to possible leaks in real time. Researchers at UC Berkeley have used FirmoGraphs’ database of meeting minutes and capital improvement plans to analyze recent trends in AMI adoption among California drinking water agencies.

  • The United States commercial water treatment market was valued at over $5.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 5.0 to 10.0 percent over the next 7 years. Key players in this market include Culligan International Co., Ecolab, Inc., Evoqua Water Technologies Corp., and Pentair Industries, Inc.

  • Scarcity of fresh, clean water will be a defining issue for the 21st century. It will be a major challenge — for many, an existential one — even if climate change is addressed effectively. As demand outstrips supply, water must be rationed. Markets for physical water and water rights must play a key role in ensuring efficient and environmentally sustainable water use.

  • Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued their U.S. spring outlook on March 17, 2022, and their top concern was worsening drought in the West and southern Plains. Several western states have experimented with cloud seeding to try to increase precipitation, but how well does that actually work? Atmospheric scientist William Cotton explains.

  • As discussed in Part 1 of this series, many companies include a water stewardship aspect in their environment, social and governance (ESG) programs and commitments. When companies have operations that occur in high water stress environments, the water stewardship commitments are often translated into water replenishment efforts focused on watershed level impacts. To meet these commitments, companies must find projects that are developed enough to estimate the cost and resulting water replenishment volume.

  • Mounting evidence suggests the western United States is now in its worst megadrought in at least 1,200 years. Groundwater supplies are being overpumped in many places, and the dryness, wildfires, and shrinking water supplies are making climate change personal for millions of people. As an engineer, I have been working with colleagues on a way to both protect water supplies and boost renewable energy to protect the climate. We call it the solar-canal solution, and it’s about to be tested in California.

  • With the increase in corporate environment, social, and governance (ESG) commitments and associated funding, there has been rapid growth in the demand for water replenishment projects. However, there continues to be limited supply of ‘shovel ready’ opportunities. In many watersheds, companies are unable to meet their commitments because they cannot find adequate shovel ready replenishment projects to meet their targets.

  • There are several water reporting frameworks deployed across the private and public sector to support sustainability decisions and water replenishment goals. Given the increased focus on environmental and social governance reporting, the myriad of frameworks and associated metrics make common action difficult.

  • Mountain glaciers are essential water sources for nearly a quarter of the global population. But figuring out just how much ice they hold — and how much water will be available as glaciers shrink in a warming world — has been notoriously difficult. In a new study, scientists mapped the speed of over 200,000 glaciers to get closer to an answer.


  • 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.


Austin Alexander leads Sustainability at Xylem.