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RESEARCH: EPA Funds $10 Million in Water/Wastewater Research

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will receive $10 million in U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to evaluate new technologies that will help utilities cope with aging and failing water and wastewater systems.

CONFERENCES: Plastic Pipes XV Expands Sessions

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Attendees to the Plastic Pipes XV Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2010 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada will now have more sessions available than at previous conferences.

METERING: Toho Water Authority Deploys AMI to Conserve Resources and Enhance Customer Service

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Aclara, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure technologies part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc., announced that the Toho Water Authority, Kissimmee, Fla., has chosen the STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for a phased deployment, beginning with a 5,100-meter pilot.

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Water Utility Infrastructure Management (UIM) is pleased to announce that Steve Maxwell has joined its editorial board. Maxwell is Managing Director of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group, based in Boulder, Colo.

CONFERENCES: Virginia Tech to Host UIM Conference

CONFERENCES: Virginia Tech to Host UIM Conference

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The UIM Conference Series is heading to Blacksburg, Va., March 10 for its Water/Wastewater Management Conference.

ASSET MANAGEMENT: UIM Conference, BAMI-I Meeting Held in Indianapolis

ASSET MANAGEMENT: UIM Conference, BAMI-I Meeting Held in Indianapolis

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The annual Water Utility Infrastructure Management (UIM) Asset Management Conference was held Dec. 14-15 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I) on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Washington Report

Washington Report

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, in a memo released Jan. 12, outlined the agency?s priorities for 2010 and beyond.

American Water Acquires Environmental Management Corp.

American Water Acquires Environmental Management Corp.

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

American Water, the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced in December that its subsidiary, American Water Enterprises, has acquired Environmental Management Corp. (EMC) from The Linde Group.

Reuse Roundtable Sparks Discussion of Water Sustainability Challenges and Solutions

Reuse Roundtable Sparks Discussion of Water Sustainability Challenges and Solutions

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In October 2009, Black & Veatch hosted a roundtable discussion on water reuse with 14 water and wastewater industry leaders attending the WEFTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.

A Review of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

A Review of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On Feb. 17, 2009, less than a month after assuming office, President Barack Obama signed into law the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).