Articles by: Andrew Farr

Powell Named New Atlanta DWM Commissioner

June 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Kishia L. Powell, P.E., to serve as Commissioner of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management. Commissioner Powell possesses more than 17 years of experience in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. Prior to joining the City of Atlanta, she served as the PublicRead More

Itron, WaterSmart Partner on Consumer Engagement Platform

Itron, WaterSmart Partner on Consumer Engagement Platform

June 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Itron Inc. and WaterSmart Software have announced a new collaboration that will expand Itron’s water Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) portfolio in North America to include WaterSmart’s innovative consumer engagement technology. The technology helps utilities become more water efficient by engaging consumers with their water usage and delivering actionable data toRead More

Houston, San Jose Select CH2M as Design-Build Partner

Houston, San Jose Select CH2M as Design-Build Partner

June 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

The City of Houston, Texas, and the City of San Jose, Calif., each selected CH2M as its design-build partner for a major water project — the $1.2 billion Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion (NEWPP) project and the $85 million Cogeneration Facility Project, respectively. “As one of the founding members ofRead More

Innovyze’s Boulos Honored with ASCE Award

Innovyze’s Boulos Honored with ASCE Award

June 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Innovyze recently announced that its president, COO and chief innovation officer, Dr. Paul F. Boulos, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the 2016 Parcel-Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award. The award ceremony will be held during the Society’s Annual Convention in Portland, Ore., Sept.Read More

Trimble, AMERICAN Introduce New Asset Mapping Tool

June 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

Trimble, working with AMERICAN Flow Control, recently introduced a free web and mobile application called AFC Mapper. The app is designed to be used with the latest version of Trimble Unity software, AMERICAN Flow Control (AFC) 2D barcodes and Esri geodatabase platforms. AFC Mapper helps water utilities automate mapping functions,Read More

Risk Communications Expert Dr. Randall Hyer to Speak at ACE16

Risk Communications Expert Dr. Randall Hyer to Speak at ACE16

June 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

One of North America’s foremost risk communications experts, Dr. Randall Hyer, will gather with public officials overseeing water on June 21 to share science-based approaches for communicating about lead in the aftermath of the Flint, Mich., incident. Hyer’s presentation is part of the Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus at theRead More

One Water Summit Draws Top Water Leaders to Atlanta

One Water Summit Draws Top Water Leaders to Atlanta

June 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

Last week, the One Water Summit 2016 drew more than 450 utility and business leaders, policymakers, environmental advocates, community leaders, consultants and researchers working to address the nation’s most urgent water challenges to Atlanta, Ga. Hosted by the US Water Alliance and held June 8-10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis,Read More

AMI: More than Metering

AMI: More than Metering

June 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

How Expanding Data Applications Are Transforming Utility Asset Management As Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for water systems and its capability continues to evolve, utilities are looking beyond automated meter reads and improved billing systems. Smart metering is no longer just about metering. Today, almost every city is using “smart technology”Read More

Giving Water Innovation a LIFT

Giving Water Innovation a LIFT

June 8, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

An Introduction to the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology Identifying new technologies is important to meeting demands of consumers and keeping up with the marketplace. The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), in partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), has developed the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) toRead More

Examining Flint’s Water Testing & Other Challenges of Drinking Water Emergencies

Examining Flint’s Water Testing & Other Challenges of Drinking Water Emergencies

April 1, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

There have been many questions raised in recent months about what the water sector can learn from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Some would say the crisis, while a nightmare for the residents of Flint, has reinvigorated the discussion around the importance of our water systems, whether it’s aging infrastructure, management of water treatment practices or the obvious funding gap that exists for needed projects.