5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

July 11, 2019

Philadelphia’s water rate board chair and former Pennsylvania consumer advocate to discuss rate setting, affordability challenges Irwin A. “Sonny” Popowsky, chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board, will kick off the fifth annual Water Finance Conference as the keynote speaker on the morning ofRead More

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

July 11, 2019

Philadelphia’s water rate board chair and former Pennsylvania consumer advocate to discuss rate setting, affordability challenges Irwin A. “Sonny” Popowsky, chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board, will kick off the fifth annual Water Finance Conference as the keynote speaker on the morning ofRead More

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

July 11, 2019

Philadelphia’s water rate board chair and former Pennsylvania consumer advocate to discuss rate setting, affordability challenges Irwin A. “Sonny” Popowsky, chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board, will kick off the fifth annual Water Finance Conference as the keynote speaker on the morning ofRead More

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

July 15, 2019

Itron, Inc., recently announced it has signed a contract with Liberty Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin), which operates nearly 40 utilities in 13 U.S. states. Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that includes an open, standards-based network forRead More

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

July 8, 2019

By Doug Hatler & Matti Kakkori Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water loss. Some failures cause much bigger financial or socioeconomic impacts than others. A 2018 study led by Dr. Steven Folkman at Utah StateRead More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

June 26, 2019

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Fall 2019 series. The Fall series will offer four weekly sessions spanning November to early December, and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical and practical information. Please email your 200-word abstract to AndrewRead More

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

July 8, 2019

Can Machine Learning Really Provide A Cost-Effective Desktop Analysis? By Greg Baird Artificial Intelligence, specifically machine learning, is poised to make a significant impact in underground water infrastructure asset management. Not only does machine learning drive performance optimization, it also increases efficiencies in business processes and planning. In the waterRead More

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Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

July 15, 2019 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc., recently announced it has signed a contract with Liberty Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin), which operates nearly 40 utilities in 13 U.S. states. Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that includes an open, standards-based network forRead More

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

July 8, 2019 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Doug Hatler & Matti Kakkori Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water loss. Some failures cause much bigger financial or socioeconomic impacts than others. A 2018 study led by Dr. Steven Folkman at Utah StateRead More

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

July 8, 2019 at 9:19 am 0 comments

Can Machine Learning Really Provide A Cost-Effective Desktop Analysis? By Greg Baird Artificial Intelligence, specifically machine learning, is poised to make a significant impact in underground water infrastructure asset management. Not only does machine learning drive performance optimization, it also increases efficiencies in business processes and planning. In the waterRead More

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

July 8, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

On June 24, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released the first edition of its M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely whereRead More

Former Aclara president Connolly promoted at HPS

Former Aclara president Connolly promoted at HPS

July 8, 2019 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Hubbell Inc. announced recently the appointment of Allan Connolly to the role of group president of Hubbell Power Systems (HPS). As group president, Connolly will lead all business units within the HPS Group. Connolly previously served as president of Aclara, coming to Hubbell as part of the acquisition of thatRead More

Mueller joins NAWC

Mueller joins NAWC

July 8, 2019 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Mueller Water Products, Inc., and its family of companies as a new premier sponsor. “We are thrilled to welcome Mueller to NAWC. There has never been a better time to be involved in the association as we continue to expand memberRead More

Smart Metering and Unique Funding Advance Customer Service, Conservation in Oregon

Smart Metering and Unique Funding Advance Customer Service, Conservation in Oregon

July 3, 2019 at 8:53 am 0 comments

By Misty Cobb The small seaside town of Seal Rock stretches up and down Highway 101 along the Pacific coastline in Oregon. The town and surrounding areas of Seal Rock receive water services from the Seal Rock Water District, which stretches more than 10 miles north to south along theRead More

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

June 27, 2019 at 10:09 am 0 comments

By Michael Curley Water quality is a major problem throughout the United States. But it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland was so polluted that it actually caught fire! That made headlines all across the country and galvanized the U.S.Read More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

June 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Fall 2019 series. The Fall series will offer four weekly sessions spanning November to early December, and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical and practical information. Please email your 200-word abstract to AndrewRead More

Suez partners with Fracta on pipe asset management program

Suez partners with Fracta on pipe asset management program

June 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

SUEZ North America has entered into a managed partnership agreement with Fracta, a company specializing in applying machine learning to assess aging water infrastructure. The partnership will enable SUEZ to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI)-based condition and risk assessment technology into the delivery of its pipe asset management programs in the United States.Read More