Articles by: Andrew Farr

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.

Maximizing Data

Maximizing Data

March 2, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

According to the U.S. EPA, there are approximately 155,000 public drinking water systems (publicly or privately-owned) and more than 16,000 public wastewater systems in the United States. Today, these water and wastewater utilities are using technology such as geographic information systems (GIS), monitoring systems and models more than ever before to manage their systems and enhance decision making.

A One Water State of Mind

A One Water State of Mind

December 3, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Water Infrastructure Management Award was created by UIM in 2012 to recognize individuals who are on the forefront of driving innovation and who have had a lasting and meaningful impact within their utility and/or the water/wastewater field.

Mayors Roundtable 2014

Mayors Roundtable 2014

August 1, 2014 at 9:00 am 0 comments

At the time of this issue?s publication, the Los Angeles Times reported that the agricultural industry is facing $1 billion in lost revenue while the state could wind up paying an additional $500 million for groundwater pumping. Among the many questions the situation poses, one is, ?How do city leaders cope with these challenges??