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The Technology Hurdle for Water Finance Managers and CFOs

The Technology Hurdle for Water Finance Managers and CFOs

April 4, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Let’s face it, if our roots are in government finance, we are a conservative breed. Our backgrounds prior to becoming a water finance manager, director or CFO have been from accounting, budgeting or investments. In any case, our training and experience have included conservative investments and lowRead More

The Great Midwestern Overdraft

The Great Midwestern Overdraft

April 2, 2018 at 7:45 am 0 comments

The last 10 years have given rise to considerable consternation as to future water availability in the Western and Midwestern United States. Due to climate change as well as cyclical precipitation patterns, the rains have seemingly disappeared across these regions and the limitless supply of water we enjoyed over theRead More

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping the Water Sector

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping the Water Sector

March 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

By Trevor Hill Water is essential for life. For thousands of years, human settlement and advancement has been dictated by a reliable supply of clean, safe water. In the face of a fickle supply system, people flourished, moved or perished. While the need to effectively and efficiently manage water hasRead More

Invention & Innovation in Utility Infrastructure

Invention & Innovation in Utility Infrastructure

March 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

By Firat Sever Invention and innovation are two important concepts in our daily lives. Without the two, there is essentially no progress in day-to-day activities of human life or even to the sustainability of the earth with the continuously growing human population and increasing number of endangered/extinct species. Invention and innovationRead More

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Did you know that utilities in North America are only paid for roughly 70 to 80 percent of the water they provide? That means up to 30 percent is simply lost. With the right technology, utilities can reduce non-revenue water (NRW) and increase the amount of waterRead More

Unacceptable Loss

Unacceptable Loss

February 20, 2018 at 6:20 am 0 comments

As the Industry Turns to Digital Solutions, Addressing Physical Water Loss Remains Top of Mind for Utilities By Will Maize Water loss continues to plague water utilities. Lost water represents lost revenue, needed to ensure cost recovery and provide capital for network upgrades. Losses can also place pressure on theRead More

FMI Construction Forecast: Direction for 2018

FMI Construction Forecast: Direction for 2018

January 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the January issue of Trenchless Technology magazine, a sister publication to Water Finance & Management. By Daniel Shumate With the last recession clearly in the tail lights, a slow recovery has morphed into a stable period of growth for construction put-in-place. Growth in constructionRead More

Flow Metering Tips & Best Practices

Flow Metering Tips & Best Practices

December 27, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

Choosing the Right Flow Meter & How It Can Directly Impact Revenue By Paul Alleman Managing the operations of a water treatment plant requires making decisions that affect processes, employees and revenue. In an industry where time is critical and thousands of residents depend on your plant, it’s easy toRead More

Water Sustainability Success Under Pressure

Water Sustainability Success Under Pressure

December 26, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Revitalizing One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers with All-Terrain Sewer Technology By Joseph Harmes It was almost like the bountiful Schooling Bass were beaching themselves into the flat-bottomed fishing boat this cloudless day when the blue hues of the sky and river almost matched and the euphoria probably rivaled thatRead More

A Distributed Water Revolution

A Distributed Water Revolution

December 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

By Michael Warady It is a common missive in today’s water industry that we have let our water infrastructure decay to a point of imminent failure. Nearly every article in industry magazines today features some allusion to the $250 billion to $1 trillion investment needed to maintain our access toRead More