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Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

September 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance is one of 52 organizations nationwide that will receive funding from the U.S. government to support entrepreneurship and grow the economy. CWA, a non-profit organization that seeks to better utilize the economic and job-creating potential of Lake Erie through innovation and technology, was awarded a $600,000Read More

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

By Doug Hatler The first three industrial revolutions transformed our modern society with mechanization, mass production and digital technology. The world around us fundamentally changed. The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. Industry 4.0, as it is called, will transform modern society and economies through innovation brought about byRead More

Construction begins on ‘The Water Tower’ innovation center

Construction begins on ‘The Water Tower’ innovation center

July 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Construction of The Water Tower, a new non-profit water innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia, is underway. Completion of the campus, located adjacent to the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center and Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, is anticipated later in 2021. Programming is proceeding in four key areas: appliedRead More

Cleveland Water Alliance showcases network of water innovators at Erie Hack 2.0

Cleveland Water Alliance showcases network of water innovators at Erie Hack 2.0

June 26, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance welcomed a new batch of innovators to Erie Hack 2.0, a water innovation competition hosted by the group, on June 20 in conjunction with Cuyahoga50, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. Erie Hack is a $100,000 innovation competition designed to find and accelerate newRead More

Deadline for nominations extended for 2019 US Water Prize

Deadline for nominations extended for 2019 US Water Prize

March 22, 2019 at 11:43 am 0 comments

The deadline for nominations for the 2019 US Water Prize has been extended to Friday, April 26. Awarded on an annual basis by the US Water Alliance, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated and inclusive solutions to the nation’s water challenges. It is the preeminentRead 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

A Distributed Water Revolution

A Distributed Water Revolution

December 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

By Michael Warady It is a common missive in today’s water industry that we have let our water infrastructure decay to a point of imminent failure. Nearly every article in industry magazines today features some allusion to the $250 billion to $1 trillion investment needed to maintain our access toRead More

Water Incubators & The Entrepreneurial Valley of Death

Water Incubators & The Entrepreneurial Valley of Death

October 18, 2017 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Michael Warady The water industry has long been considered one of the least innovative, most lethargic industries in the world. The reasons given for this particular reputation vary based upon who you are speaking with, but range from: a lack of innovative thinking by water managers, the necessity forRead More

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

August 14, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Several water sector associations are recognizing 25 water utilities for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.Read More

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

 By Cindy Wallis-Lage   Water is both a resource and a challenge. As an optimist — a trait I think I share with many water leaders — I see opportunities and potential solutions when I look at challenges facing the water industry. Leaders in any field tend to have specialRead More