Post Tagged with: "February 2018 Print Issue"

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

A flooded treatment plant in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Planning for Every Contingency

March 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Have Recent Weather Events Affected the Water Sector’s Approach to Emergency Planning & Resiliency? By Hunter Powell As severe weather events such as flooding and droughts increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, community leaders are grappling with the need to bolster the resilience of public infrastructure toRead More

Palms & Pipelines

Palms & Pipelines

March 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

West Palm Beach Completes Groundbreaking Force Main Rehabilitation By Sharon M. Bueno West Palm Beach, Florida, provided the perfect setting to demonstrate just how important trenchless methods are to a community looking to upgrade its underground infrastructure with minimal disturbance and impact to its residents. West Palm Beach officials turnedRead 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

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

By Will Jernigan I often get asked the question, “How do leaks inform the decision to repair or replace pipeline infrastructure?” You may encounter this very question embedded in your asset management program. How does the break history factor into prioritization of line replacement in your asset management matrix andRead More

One of the benefits of the design-build approach became apparent on the construction of the Figure 8 launch shaft.

Efficient Project Delivery with Design-Build

February 21, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

DC Water’s Blue Plains Tunnel & Beyond As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is home to movers and shakers who provide direction for the country. Sewer utilities are not often among those who shake the foundation of conventional thinking. DC Water, however, took a new approach toRead More

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

February 21, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

By Julius Ciaccia, Jr. Over the last 40 years serving in top-level management for water/wastewater public utilities, I’ve been witness to a steady conversation about the broadening infrastructure investment gap in the drinking water and sewer industry. We continue to strike the mallet to bring attention to the need forRead More

A Year of Two Perspectives

A Year of Two Perspectives

February 21, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Will Brown For some, the election of President Donald Trump in November 2016 marked a low point in America’s history. The disdain and hatred for the president was evident from his first day in office. Anti-Trump protests erupted across the country in many Democratic strongholds such as New York,Read 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