House panel advances water resources package

House panel advances water resources package

May 27, 2022

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in May approved its version of biennial water resources legislation to authorize a series of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Like a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) measure advanced earlier this month by a Senate committee, the House version includes language to addressRead More

House panel advances water resources package

House panel advances water resources package

May 27, 2022

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in May approved its version of biennial water resources legislation to authorize a series of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Like a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) measure advanced earlier this month by a Senate committee, the House version includes language to addressRead More

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

April 25, 2022

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott When public water utilities look to upgrade their infrastructure or provide more modern services to customers, there are plenty of technology companies knocking at their door, each offering new ways to shape or revolutionize the water industry. And while there’s a lot of great technology out thereRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

February 23, 2022

With the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in Effect, What’s on the Horizon for Lead Service Line Replacement? Lead is back under the microscope in the U.S. water sector. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that began in 2014, it’s been a hot button issue for drinking water utilities.Read More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Sliplining in Urban Areas

Sliplining in Urban Areas

April 25, 2022

By Todd Grafenauer With cities needing to replace a vast amount of aging water and sewer infrastructure, many find value in one of the oldest and simplest trenchless technologies of sliplining. The method installs a new pipe inside the existing failing pipeline. The new pipe is typically installed either byRead More

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House panel advances water resources package

House panel advances water resources package

May 27, 2022 at 7:32 am 0 comments

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in May approved its version of biennial water resources legislation to authorize a series of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Like a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) measure advanced earlier this month by a Senate committee, the House version includes language to addressRead More

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

May 26, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the United States.  The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize utilitiesRead More

Utilities, partners collaborate on industry-first digital twin readiness guide  

Utilities, partners collaborate on industry-first digital twin readiness guide  

May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

A diverse group of global utilities, solution providers, academia and thought leaders have developed a groundbreaking Digital Twin Readiness Guide, the first-of-its-kind roadmap for digital twin implementation to advance the water industry. Spearheaded by the SWAN Forum, Brown and Caldwell, DHI, and with contributions from numerous partners, the zero-cost guideRead More

WF&M Conversations: Bentley Systems’ Gregg Herrin on what is driving utilities’ digital needs

WF&M Conversations: Bentley Systems’ Gregg Herrin on what is driving utilities’ digital needs

May 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

In this edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, sponsored by Bentley Systems, WF&M Journal’s Andrew Farr interviews Gregg Herrin, vice president of water infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Herrin shares his insights about what is driving digital technology adoption in the U.S. water utility sector, how utilities should evaluate newRead More

Fitch Ratings: Operational technology cyberattacks are a credit risk for utilities

Fitch Ratings: Operational technology cyberattacks are a credit risk for utilities

May 24, 2022 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Cyberattacks on industrial control systems/operational technology are more likely to have a credit and ESG impact than a corresponding attack on IT, Fitch Ratings says. Operational technology (OT) systems are vital production technologies that prioritize product or service availability and human safety and are often found in critical infrastructure environments.Read More

House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

May 23, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Under a bill approved by the House of Representatives, state, local, territorial and tribal governments would be able to receive training and information about “cybersecurity threat indicators and response actions” from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the Department of Homeland Security. According to an update fromRead More

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AMWA: EPA proposal could lead to higher chlorine costs

May 23, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

EPA has proposed a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos used in the chlor-alkali industry. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), while the total production of chlorine used for water supply isRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022 at 8:13 am 0 comments

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

May 13, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Water professionals from across the country came together on April 22, Earth Day, to celebrate the grand opening of The Water Tower, a water industry innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The $33.7 million campus is a hub for water utilities, researchers, companies and ground-breaking advancements to solve critical waterRead More