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WATCH: How Technology and A.I. are Fueling the Role of Water Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

WATCH: How Technology and A.I. are Fueling the Role of Water Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

December 1, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In this new edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, Kenji Takeuchi, senior vice president of technology solutions, joins WF&M to discuss aging infrastructure, the advancement of machine learning technology and the role of water systems in creating smart cities. We discuss how technology being developed for water utility managementRead More

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

November 22, 2021 at 9:23 am 0 comments

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.75 trillion social spending bill that, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), includes more than $10 billion for several water-related priorities. These funds would come in addition to the nearly $50 billion in new drinking water and wastewater spendingRead More

Raftelis acquires Westin Technology Solutions

Raftelis acquires Westin Technology Solutions

November 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

Raftelis has announced it acquired Westin Technology Solutions on Nov. 1. The company says the acquisition will enhance its focus on the effective use of business technologies including utility billing and work and asset management optimization. “Adding Westin’s expertise in utility asset and customer management technologies complements what we alreadyRead More

COMMENTARY: When it comes to water utility asset management, data is power

COMMENTARY: When it comes to water utility asset management, data is power

November 15, 2021 at 5:17 am 1 comment

By Michele Samuels Crisis management and emergency response are terms all too familiar to water utilities. As providers of one of our most essential customer services, utility operators have a proven track record in pragmatic problem-solving to ensure continuity for their communities. But as new threats emerge, from public health risksRead More

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

November 12, 2021 at 11:13 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated groundwaterRead More

SewerAI acquires funding from Bentley iTwin Ventures

SewerAI acquires funding from Bentley iTwin Ventures

November 8, 2021 at 5:45 am 0 comments

SewerAI, a provider of AI computer vision and cloud computing sewer condition assessment software, recently announced that Bentley Systems, Inc., participated in SewerAI’s $1.5 million venture round through the Bentley iTwin Ventures Fund. Bentley joined Burnt Island Ventures, Builders VC and EPIC Ventures among others in this round. SewerAI uses artificial intelligenceRead More

Illinois American Water energizes first solar project

Illinois American Water energizes first solar project

November 5, 2021 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Illinois American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in Illinois, and Sol Systems, cut the ribbon on the water utility’s first solar project located in Champaign County, Ill. The 2.3-megawatt (MW) project includes bifacial panels, single-axis trackers, and the installation of native grasses to promote local habitat growth. “This isRead More

The Financing Gap: Re-examining the Role of Private Financing & P3s

The Financing Gap: Re-examining the Role of Private Financing & P3s

October 26, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Bastien Simeon The pressure to invest in water infrastructure is steadily increasing due to aging assets, more stringent standards, climate change and urbanization, while the global crisis has left many governments and municipalities over-indebted. They are therefore looking to push more responsibility for financing water assets onto the utilities,Read More

How to Fund Your Capital Projects

How to Fund Your Capital Projects

October 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

Capital projects are a vital part of any community’s infrastructure plan, yet face significant difficulties and delays when trying to get the project off the ground. Between the high-planning effort required, antiquated tools, lots of moving parts and departments and difficulty communicating, capital projects can be frustrating to work on.Read More

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am 0 comments

As California faces recurring drought, dry conditions and challenges to water reliability, the Orange County Water District continues to take bold action to implement local water supply projects, as well as support the creation of new water supplies throughout the state. Recently, the OCWD Board of Directors voted to adoptRead More