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Innovyze to be acquired by Autodesk

Innovyze to be acquired by Autodesk

March 1, 2021 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Autodesk, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Innovyze, Inc., a provider of water infrastructure software, for $1 billion net of cash subject to working capital and tax closing adjustments. The acquisition positions Autodesk as a technology leader in end-to-end water infrastructure solutions from design to operations, accelerates Autodesk’sRead More

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

March 1, 2021 at 6:07 am 0 comments

The 2021 recipients of the American Water Works Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Award are Cathy Bailey (individual award winner) and Xylem (organizational award winner). The awards recognize an individual, group or organization that has created and maintained diversity and inclusion by establishing an environment that recognizes and effectively utilizes individualRead More

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

February 26, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The U.S. stormwater sector faces an estimated $8.5 billion annual funding gap, according to a survey by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The funding shortfall exists as municipalities nationwide work to maintain water infrastructure, control pollution in waterways, and protect communities from flooding. The funding gap was identified in WEF’sRead More

A Deluge of Big Data – The Connected Water Utility

A Deluge of Big Data – The Connected Water Utility

February 24, 2021 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means. Download this free whiteRead More

Millions still without safe drinking water in Texas

Millions still without safe drinking water in Texas

February 22, 2021 at 9:10 am 0 comments

More than 8 million Texans still did not have access to safe drinking water as of Sunday night, according to multiple media reports and an update from the state Commission on Environmental Quality. Stemming from last week’s record low temperatures and severe winter weather across the state that caused massiveRead More

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

February 22, 2021 at 6:45 am 0 comments

Aegion Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of investment firm New Mountain Capital in a $963 million deal that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Aegion, based in St. Louis, is a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions and has long hadRead More

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

February 22, 2021 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Barry Hales & Howard Hodder When it comes to saving water and making better use of it, is there really anything to debate? Water is critical. It is beyond important; we can’t survive without it. In America alone, more than 6 billion gallons of water are lost each dayRead More

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

February 15, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

By Dan Pinney There’s an elephant in the room, one that staff probably feels the urge to bring up in every planning meeting: how can water utilities plan for the future when the present is also uncertain? It’s clear that COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on the industry asRead More

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

February 12, 2021 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Last week the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee marked up its contribution to the next COVID-19 relief bill last week. Included was an additional $500 million for the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program administered by Health and Human Services, bringing the potential total amount for low-income water assistanceRead More

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

February 12, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Just days before Super Bowl LV kicked off in Tampa Bay, a water system in nearby Oldsmar, Florida, was the target of a cyber attack, renewing concerns around a major vulnerability for water utilities. The hack briefly multiplied the amount of sodium hydroxide, or lye, used in the city’s waterRead More