Post Tagged with: "Greg Baird"

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

February 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

With the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in Effect, What’s on the Horizon for Lead Service Line Replacement? Lead is back under the microscope in the U.S. water sector. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that began in 2014, it’s been a hot button issue for drinking water utilities.Read More

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

January 17, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Water industry veteran Greg Baird is joining water analytics company BlueConduit as its executive director of national lead service line inventory and replacement, the company announced recently. BlueConduit says Baird’s leadership will combine water infrastructure asset management, artificial intelligence modeling and water infrastructure finance to help communities remove lead pipes.Read More

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

December 3, 2021 at 8:26 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird Our nation faces many trials of resiliency — “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” The trials occur at every level — as individuals, communities and cities. The infrastructure that supports our standard of living and represents the backbone of public health includes our water and sewerRead More

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

October 11, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In asking the question, “How much should I spend on pipe condition assessments?” one must first ask about the design, construction, installation and inspection of the pipeline. Pipe Installation Considerations If you did not install pipes correctly, you are already, on average, losing 20 to 50 percentRead More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021 at 10:29 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States, the water affordability paradigm isRead More

WATCH: George Hawkins, Andy Kricun and Greg Baird join WF&M to talk pandemic, water outlook

WATCH: George Hawkins, Andy Kricun and Greg Baird join WF&M to talk pandemic, water outlook

May 4, 2020 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Water Finance & Management recently talked with George Hawkins, founder of Moonshot Missions, Andy Kricun, managing director at Moonshot Missions and Greg Baird, frequent contributor to WF&M and president of the Water Finance Research Foundation. The discussion largely focused on the financial and operational outlook for the water/wastewater sector amid theRead More

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

April 6, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Overnight, our worldview on public health has changed. The global threat of COVID-19 has forced all of us – as individuals, as families, as communities and as water operators – to re-evaluate our priorities. Water and wastewater facilities are re-examining emergency plans, standard operating procedures (SOP) andRead More

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

April 6, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Greg Baird is president of the Water Finance Research Foundation and a frequent contributor to WF&M. As a management consultant, he specializes in long-term utility planning, water infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in CaliforniaRead More

Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game

Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game

October 30, 2019 at 8:25 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird In Japan, there is a saying that there are many paths to the top of Mount Fugi. In the United States, we have the saying that all paths to water utility cost savings lead to infrastructure asset management. A water utility strives to progress along a costRead More