• In the popular imagination, the Caribbean is paradise, an exotic place to escape to. But behind the images of balmy beaches and lush hotel grounds lies a crisis, the likes of which its residents have never experienced.

  • Every drop of water counts, but when we talk about our collective conservation efforts for the greater good, it's natural to think about high-volume users. Those users are generally on the industrial side of things — agriculture, of course; the energy industry, with its intractable relationship to water; and also the food and beverage industry. Thankfully, there are leaders in these spaces who not only understand the need for sustainable water management — they pioneer it.
  • The answer to water scarcity could be right in front of us — and above and all around — if the technology of drawing water from the atmosphere can be made practical.

  • Using earth-friendly energy and conserving water supports the fight against climate change and preserves our freshwater reserves.

  • What do the semiconductor, food and beverage, petrochemical, and power generation industries have in common? They all rely on water to produce — an increasingly scarce resource.
  • Though treatment processes can guarantee that water has been completely purified — to the point where it is just as safe as regular tap water — people still feel it could cause them harm. We have to remember, however, that people's beliefs can change.
  • Groundwater is a renewable resource, but it can take decades or even centuries for some aquifers to recover after they are depleted. Current understanding of this challenge is based mainly on where and how frequently people record measurements of water levels in wells. In a newly published study, our team of data scientists, water specialists, and policy experts compiled the first global-scale dataset of these levels.
  • In drought-plagued states, scientists and water authorities have been searching for ways to stretch out or replenish water sources. One such method is through managed aquifer recharge (MAR), which involves injecting water directly into aquifer wells, typically from stormwater runoff. MAR projects are a cost-effective way to avoid groundwater overdraws, but often require the participation of private landowners. To solve this, researchers have developed a program called recharge net metering (ReNeM).

  • A lot can go wrong in a large urban water system. Pumps malfunction. Valves break. Pipes leak. Even when the system is functioning properly, water can sit in pipes for long periods of time. Water shortages are also a growing problem in a warming world, as communities across the Southwestern U.S. and in many developing nations are discovering. That's why cities have started experimenting with small-scale alternatives — including wastewater recycling and localized water treatment strategies known as decentralized or distributed systems.

  • Desalination plants across the globe are turning seawater into fresh drinking water. Yet this solution is not as simple or flawless as it sounds. The process has its own set of hurdles, such as high costs and environmental impacts. So what makes us keep chasing after desalination despite the challenges?


  • 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. 

  • 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.


In this episode of Water Talk, we sit down with Zeynep Erdal from Black & Veatch to talk about solving water and resource issues.