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WATER TALK AT WEFTEC

  • Premium Station Efficiency Without Compromise

    Jim Torony, President of HOMA Pump Technology, recently sat down with the Water Online editorial team to talk about all things HOMA, their pump technology and shared his thoughts on the water industry as a whole.
     

  • Facilitating Innovation In The Water Sector

    Recently, Rich Cavagnaro and Ronit Erlitzki, from AdEdge Water Technologies, sat down with the Water Online editorial team. The discussion ranged from ways to treat PFAS and water to sustainability to how to facilitate innovation in the water industry.

  • Digitization Versus Digitalization

    Kenji Takeuchi, Senior VP of Water Management Solutions from Mueller Water Products recently sat down with the Water Online editorial team. He discussed the value of digitalization versus digitization, as well as how to recruit a new, younger generation to the water and wastewater workforce.

  • The Benefits Of Targeted Maintenance

    Bryan Collins and Stephen Quinn from Exertherm took time recently to chat with the Water Online editorial team. Our discussion touched on monitoring assets in the correct order, finding better efficiencies, and bringing targeted maintenance to the water industry.

  • Predicting Future Pandemics Through Wastewater

    The Water Online editorial staff sat down recently for a brief chat with Endress+Hauser CEO Matthias Altendorf, and Flow Product Manager Adam Booth, to discuss the challenges currently facing the water industry, as well as solutions that Endress+Hauser provide.

  • Providing Useful Solutions

    Patrick Murphy, from Blue-White Industries, recently sat down with Water Online to discuss his thoughts on supply chain issues, as well as the importance of cyber security in the water industry.

  • Problem-Solving Through Innovation

    Recently, Doug Hatler of 374Water sat down with the Water Online editorial team and shared his thoughts on how innovation is shaping the future of the water industry and the cutting-edge technology that 374Water brings to the market. 

  • Focusing On Civil Infrastructure

    John Hepfinger from GeoTree Solutions shares his thoughts on the future of the water industry, the coming infrastructure funding, and what GeoTree has to offer to the market in a brief chat with the Water Online editorial team.

  • Integrating Digital Into Wastewater Solutions

    The Water Online editorial team recently caught up with Mark Kustermans, the municipal market manager for Trojan Technologies. Mark shared his thoughts on the digital transformation taking place in the wastewater industry and how Trojan integrates digital into their solutions.

  • Making Conscious Decisions Based On Data

    Elly Perets, CEO of Asterra, sat down with the Water Online editorial team at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago and shared his thoughts on how to advance the water industry forward.

  • From Reactive To Proactive

    The Water Online editorial staff sat down for a brief chat with Lou Arone, Schneider Electric’s US Manager of the System & Architectures Team, Industrial Automation Business, as well as Vincent Puisor, Schneider’s Business Development Manager for Water & Wastewater in the Americas Region, to discuss water industry challenges and the solutions that Schneider has to offer. Below is our conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length.

  • Focusing On A Lack Of Water Supply

    Eva Steinle-Darling from Carollo Engineers chatted with the Water Online team about water supply shortages, water quality, and the state of the water industry as a whole at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago.

  • Taking A One-Water Approach

    Susan Moisio and Nino Kharaishvili sat down with the Water Online editorial team to chat about their building a successful place for the epidemiology program as an early warning system for public health, as well as their experiences using that system to test and monitor disease exposure reference. 

  • Seeing The World From A Motor Perspective

    The Water Online editorial team recently caught up with Michael McClurg from Load Controls Incorporated. He shared his thoughts on the wastewater industry, how technology is improving the industry, and how Load Controls' motor power sensors can help protect equipment.

  • Affordability And Smart Solutions In The Water Industry

    There’s a lot going on in the world of Xylem. Matthew Pine and Joe Vesey sat down to talk all the big things happening with Xylem – including their global partnership with Premier League side Manchester City.

  • Helping Small Towns And Small Communities

    Jim Dartez is a veteran in the wastewater industry. He shared his thoughts on the current landscape of the industry and how RELIANT Water Technologies is working to improve wastewater treatment.

  • Doing What's Right And Bringing The Right Solutions

    Chris Milligan, President of ChartWater – parent company to BlueInGreen and AdEdge – sat down with the Water Online editorial staff to discuss all things Chart, ChartWater, BlueInGreen, and the water industry as a whole.

  • On Cybersecurity And Data Security

    Eric Dorgelo from Aquatic Informatics shared his thoughts on challenges the industry is facing, cyber threats for utilities, and vulnerabilities in the water and wastewater industry with the Water Online editorial team.

  • Opportunity Meets Preparation

    The Water Online editorial staff sat down with Dennis Calvert, CEO of BioLargo, at WEFTEC 2021 to discuss BioLargo’s PFAS solutions, the state of the water industry, and their AOS water treatment technology.

  • The Moving Targets In The Water And Wastewater Industry

    Alex Passini of AWC Solutions shared the effects of supply chain issues and discussed the challenges facing both municipal and industrial wastewater markets with the Water Online editorial team.

WEFTEC FEATURED ARTICLES

  • How Should Infrastructure Funding Be Prioritized?

    With the $1.2-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill finally passed following lengthy congressional negotiations, U.S. water and wastewater utilities are in line to get help for solving some longstanding issues, from crumbling pipes and outdated treatment plants to modernizing operations for efficiency and resiliency.

  • What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing The Water Industry Today?

    Over the course of three days in Chicago, the Water Online editorial staff sat down with leading members in the water industry at WEFTEC 2021. We asked them all one simple question: What is the biggest challenge facing the water industry today? We found their responses hit on similar themes, including aging infrastructure, climate change, aging workforce, innovation, and supply-chain issues. Below is a sampling of the responses we heard, lightly edited for length and clarity.

  • WWEMA Window: WEFTEC 2019 From A Manufacturer Representative‚Äôs Perspective

    Many in our profession have recently returned from WEFTEC 2019, which was held in Chicago, IL, September 22 to 25, 2019. That week is one of the busiest weeks for manufacturer’s representatives, with the hosting of visiting clients to meet with various principals, principal training sessions, and time spent at the principals’ booths. WEFTEC gives us the opportunity to meet with key personnel from those principals who exhibit at WEFTEC (our firm had about 20 of our principals exhibiting) and to walk the exhibit floor to see if there are any new potential lines that we should secure. There is also a wealth of technical presentations for us to attend to keep abreast of the latest technology, regulatory, and government issues.

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