Post Tagged with: "June 2018 Print Issue"

Value for Money…and Beyond

Value for Money…and Beyond

June 20, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

New Financing Options Demand New Evaluation Tools By Mike Matichich Water agencies are faced with a widening array of delivery and finance options for their major capital programs. That is good news, as the industry likely will need everything from the U.S. EPA’s relatively new WIFIA loan program to ‘pay forRead More

AMWA: The Time Is Now for Congress to Recommit to WIFIA

AMWA: The Time Is Now for Congress to Recommit to WIFIA

June 20, 2018 at 9:47 am 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei Washington has heard a lot of talk over the past year about the need to address the nation’s aging infrastructure, but there has been little agreement among Democrats and Republicans about how to go about it. However, a program created by Congress four years ago is actuallyRead More

Sabesp laid additional pipeline to expand the Metropolitan Integrated System (SIM), the regional water supply system, in order to equally distribute available water to residents of São Paulo, Brazil.

Beyond BIM: Advancements in Modeling and Asset Performance Help Global Infrastructure Go Digital

June 20, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As the conversation around utility asset management has evolved from best practices and strategic management to incorporating the use of data analytics, new concepts are trending toward better integration to address a range of business problems. Water and wastewater utilities looking to enhance their asset performance modeling now have newRead More

Examining Legal Considerations in Funding Customer Assistance Programs

Examining Legal Considerations in Funding Customer Assistance Programs

June 20, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By Alyse Greenberg As water utilities work to upgrade aging infrastructure, address changes in water supply and demand, and meet regulatory requirements, many of the increased costs are passed through to customers. Increased rates mean that more utility customers may face difficulties in paying their bills. This can lead to increasedRead More

Sharing the Risks and Rewards

Sharing the Risks and Rewards

June 18, 2018 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Could the ‘Pay for Success’ Model of Environmental Impact Bonds Be the Future of Water Infrastructure Financing? By Eric Letsinger My wife and I have typically shied away from hobbies that could put me in a position of having to fix things that might break — such as a boat. ButRead More

The Water Main Report Card

The Water Main Report Card

June 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Steven Folkman Most water professionals are well aware that in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued its Infrastructure Report Card and gave a D- to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In a small sign of improvement, the 2013 ASCE Report Card graded drinking water and wastewaterRead More

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

June 11, 2018 at 7:55 am 0 comments

How Digital Technology Can Be the Fundamental Agent of Change in the Modernization of Global Water Infrastructure By Gigi Karmous-Edwards & Will Sarni Global water infrastructure is underfunded. It is in need of repair, replacement and expansion to ensure access to water for sustained economic development, business growth and publicRead More

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

June 11, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Automation and Analytics Create New Opportunities for System Optimization Across the Water Sector Smart water infrastructure has quickly become an important urban infrastructure solution in both the United States and around the world. It has offered new solutions in response to cities, communities and even countries struggling to handle aRead More

The Digital Revolution for Water Asset Management

The Digital Revolution for Water Asset Management

June 4, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Bringing AI and Machine Learning to Underground Pipe Infrastructure By Greg Baird Water asset management in the United States has advanced through various stages of education and the practical application of best practices. The U.S. EPA has concluded that nearly 60 percent of the value of water infrastructure remains hiddenRead More

What Is Poor Supplier Information Management Costing Utilities?

What Is Poor Supplier Information Management Costing Utilities?

June 4, 2018 at 10:05 am 0 comments

By Mary Ellen Mitchell SIM is the process of measuring and monitoring supplier performance and supplier business process and practices for the purposes of consolidating supplier information in one database, reducing costs, mitigating risk and driving continuous improvement. How much do you really know about your suppliers and how much areRead More