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Preparing for Impact: The Need for More Resilient Water Infrastructure

Preparing for Impact: The Need for More Resilient Water Infrastructure

February 5, 2024 at 10:57 am 0 comments

By Jordanna Rubin Evidence highlighting the effects of climate change – and its increasing impact on our societies – is indisputable. 2023 saw a flurry of extreme weather events across the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded 28 weather and climate disastersRead More

Q&A: Risk, Resilience and Response

Q&A: Risk, Resilience and Response

August 28, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Shawn Corrigan, Vice President, Risk and Resilience Principal, Carollo, chats with WF&M This past June at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE23) in Toronto, we caught up with Shawn Corrigan, CEM, vice president and risk and resilience principal at Carollo. Corrigan walked us though someRead More

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

September 12, 2022 at 8:53 am 0 comments

New research recently released by global professional services company GHD, titled Aquanomics: The economics of water risk and future resilience reveals droughts, floods and storms could result in a total loss of $3.7 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) between 2022 and 2050. ThisRead More

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

June 14, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Trey Overman Many factors come into play that help make water utilities and the communities they serve more resilient. Using the right technology, they can enhance service, create operational efficiencies and improve their bottom line. All through the careful and remotely managed flow ofRead More

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

October 11, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of the global pandemic and among other pressing challenges facing the water utility sector, resilience has emerged as a top issue. To highlight this, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are co-hostingRead More

New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

December 4, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released the third of its Community Resilience Benchmarks — the water benchmark, which addresses resilience of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. ANCR’s Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRBs) support communities in assessing their resilience and developing strategies forRead More

Pandemic & The Future: From Darkness to the Light in the Water Sector

Pandemic & The Future: From Darkness to the Light in the Water Sector

April 30, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

By George S. Hawkins & Andy Kricun Throughout history, great challenges often reveal the best in human spirit and ingenuity. At Moonshot Missions, we believe the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon on the water industry will be matched by the indomitable spirit and creativity ofRead 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,Read 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 aRead More

Knowing how much downtime a plant can manage may affect meter choice, but there may be a trade-off between ease of installation and accuracy.

Smart treatment, smart investment: New report details impact investment strategies in water

September 19, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Peter Yolles and Cynthia Koehler Newsflash: our water-stressed, climate-changing world is a major resilience challenge for communities. But there’s also an upside to meeting this challenge. Building resilient water solutions can create important, and sometimes catalytic, opportunities for private investors. That’s especially so inRead More