Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

July 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-up to a piece in the April issue discussing how innovative features of the WIFIA program can help expand SRF loan capacity. By Katy Hansen, Sridhar Vedachalam & John Ryan In 2008, Iowa state lawmakers were determined to finance infrastructure upgrades in 600 smallRead More

Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

July 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-up to a piece in the April issue discussing how innovative features of the WIFIA program can help expand SRF loan capacity. By Katy Hansen, Sridhar Vedachalam & John Ryan In 2008, Iowa state lawmakers were determined to finance infrastructure upgrades in 600 smallRead More

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

April 21, 2021

Organizers of the 2021 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its seventh annual event to be held virtually, August 10, 12 17 & 19. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr by May 21. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and financeRead More

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

July 7, 2021

Colin Sabol, president of Xylem‘s Measurement and Control Solutions business, says the digital technology transformation in the water utility industry is accelerating and that investment in the sector could continue to increase in the short term. Sabol joined Water Finance & Management in an exclusive interview recently to discuss theRead More

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

July 15, 2021

Aquarius Spectrum, a provider of water leak detection and pipe condition assessment solutions, will deploy its innovative acoustic monitoring system (AQS-SYS) on Singapore’s drinking water supply network. Aquarius Spectrum’s solution was part of a proposal submitted by its local partner, which was awarded the tender by PUB, Singapore’s National WaterRead More

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

July 15, 2021

Aquarius Spectrum, a provider of water leak detection and pipe condition assessment solutions, will deploy its innovative acoustic monitoring system (AQS-SYS) on Singapore’s drinking water supply network. Aquarius Spectrum’s solution was part of a proposal submitted by its local partner, which was awarded the tender by PUB, Singapore’s National WaterRead More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

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US Water Alliance names new CEO

US Water Alliance names new CEO

July 30, 2021 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has named Seattle Public Utilities chief Mami Hara as the organization’s next CEO. Hara will fill the top position at the US Water Alliance after Radhika Fox departed the organization earlier this year to become assistant administrator of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water. Hara currentlyRead More

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

July 26, 2021 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Last week, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water standards for regulating harmful forever chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that are linked to kidney, liver and other health problems. By designating the chemical asRead More

Brown and Caldwell appoints new VP for Midwest

Brown and Caldwell appoints new VP for Midwest

July 26, 2021 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell recently announced Tracy Ekola has joined the company as vice president and senior director of client services for the Midwest region. The strategic hire highlights the firm’s continued expansion to better serve clients in the Midwest’s municipal and private water, wastewater, andRead More

Woolpert hires new water practice leader

Woolpert hires new water practice leader

July 26, 2021 at 8:56 am 0 comments

Woolpert has hired Rebecca Katzke, PE, PMP, CFM, ENV SP, as a senior associate and water practice leader. Katzke is a civil and environmental engineering expert who has close to 20 years of experience leading large-scale water infrastructure and resources projects in the U.S. and internationally. In her previous roles,Read More

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

July 19, 2021 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Kyle Stevens Climate change is a pressing issue for local governments. The unpredictable nature of storm events and sea level rise has put a strain on already aging stormwater infrastructure, requiring huge investments to address the problem. Paying for these investments should not rely upon the methods of theRead More

Are Your Assets Protected? A Multi-Pronged Approach to Asset Preservation

Are Your Assets Protected? A Multi-Pronged Approach to Asset Preservation

July 19, 2021 at 9:09 am 0 comments

By Teno A. West & Jillian Jagling A method for public water system asset preservation is a multi-pronged approach, backed by the goal of ensuring that the assets are returned to the owner in good condition, working order and repair, such that the owner is not required to undertake aRead More

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

July 15, 2021 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Aquarius Spectrum, a provider of water leak detection and pipe condition assessment solutions, will deploy its innovative acoustic monitoring system (AQS-SYS) on Singapore’s drinking water supply network. Aquarius Spectrum’s solution was part of a proposal submitted by its local partner, which was awarded the tender by PUB, Singapore’s National WaterRead More

Remote Pressure Monitoring: Another Tool for Leak Detection

Remote Pressure Monitoring: Another Tool for Leak Detection

July 13, 2021 at 11:09 am 0 comments

By Harold Mosley A car struck a fire hydrant in the middle of the night in California, creating a massive water leak. Even before first responders were notified, a pressure sensor sent a text alert to the water utility manager, who was able to dispatch a crew to the sceneRead More

Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

Increasing State Revolving Fund Capacity through Leveraging

July 9, 2021 at 8:16 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-up to a piece in the April issue discussing how innovative features of the WIFIA program can help expand SRF loan capacity. By Katy Hansen, Sridhar Vedachalam & John Ryan In 2008, Iowa state lawmakers were determined to finance infrastructure upgrades in 600 smallRead More

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

July 7, 2021 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Colin Sabol, president of Xylem‘s Measurement and Control Solutions business, says the digital technology transformation in the water utility industry is accelerating and that investment in the sector could continue to increase in the short term. Sabol joined Water Finance & Management in an exclusive interview recently to discuss theRead More