U.S. Water Alliance’s OWL Summit Aims to Spread One Water Message
Featured Articles - Every year, the U.S. Water Alliance hosts a number of events. One particular event that is scheduled in August is the One Water Leadership Summit (OWL), which seeks to drive the notion of water as an integrating strategy for the urban envir... Read more
House, Senate Committees Approve Bills That Will Cut Water, Wastewater Funding
Financial Report - This month, the House Appropriations committee approved a $30.17 billion Interior and Environment spending bill that cuts EPA funding by 9 percent and blocks key Obama administration climate rules.... Read more
Smart Metering's True Value
Cover Story - According to a report released last year by market analysis firm MicroMarket Monitor, the North American smart metering market is estimated to grow to a nearly $9 billion industry by 2018.... Read more
Featured Articles - The following narrative is formatted to convey the process used by the Town of Spindale, N.C., in developing and implementing an Asset Management Plan (AMP) for its wastewater collection and treatment system.... Read more
Featured Articles - Since 2009, the annual amount of solar installed on U.S. homes, businesses, municipal and government facilities and utility-scale power farms has soared from about 382 megawatts to an estimated 6.5 gigawatts in 2014.... Read more
Arizona City Uses Sedaru Smart Outage to Keep Customers in Service, Reduce Water Loss
IDModeling, Inc. is deploying its flagship smart water enterprise software, Sedaru, for the City of Chandler, Arizona (City). Read more
Problem Statements and Resource Guests Announced As 2015 Water/Energy Nexus Registration Opens
As California continues to experience severe drought, industry leaders continue to look for innovative solutions and encourage public participation in solving our water and energy problems. Read more
SWIM, UIM Host Interative Asset Management Workshop in Denver
The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center and UIM hosted a very successful and informative two-day asset management conference and Workshop in Denver last week. The event was held in conjunction with WERF, Denver Water and Aurora Water. Read more
Fort Collins Utilities Receives Water Distribution Award
Fort Collins Utilities was recently recognized as the first utility in Colorado, and among the first in the nation, to receive the Directors Award in the Partnership for Safe Water’s Distribution System Optimization Program. Read more
AWWA, WEF, AMWA Receive High Honors from ASAE for WIFIA
AWWA, AMWA and WEF have received a 2015 Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives for their work on the passage of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. Read more
2014 Water Project Showcase
The Water Project Showcase is a special supplement to UIM. This year, we’ve focused this this annual supplement on successful project stories from across North America. Project stories offer a comprehensive approach to reporting on new technology in the industry and how it is applied in the field. We’ve also presented a few projects that demonstrate some unique trends in the design, construction, operation and management of water and wastewater systems.
While not all of these projects are award winning, (some are), they do demonstrate innovation across several topic areas, acknowledging the many challenges we have regarding our water infrastructure in North America. We encourage you to read through some of these in the Water Project Showcase.
The Water Conservation Guide
It’s no secret water and sewer utilities across the United States are suffering from a lack of funding for needed projects. Of course, the timing makes the situation even more detrimental as we are now in an era of increasing water and wastewater system failures coupled with droughts. Water conservation and the benefits of saving this precious resource can be achieved in a number of ways. But understanding some of the larger issues, such as water scarcity and the overall shift that is happening in the way we think about water, is perhaps important before action can be taken.
To help address this broad topic of conservation, we’ve addressed several areas in our Water Conservation Guide that are imperative for a water utility to consider.