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
Featured Articles - As water supply continues to tighten in many regions of the country, the cost to treat and distribute water to utility customers continues to rise. Utilities get it. ... Read more
Tracy Mehan to Lead AWWA Government Affairs
American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance has announced that water policy leader G. Tracy Mehan, III has been named AWWA’s new Executive Director of Government Affairs. Mehan will begin his duties in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 3. Read more
American Water Names New VPs in Business Development, Investor Relations
American Water Works Company, Inc., has named Martin Uczen as vice president of Business Development and Strategy, effective June 24, 2015. The company also named Greg Panagos its new vice president of Investor Relations, effective July 6, 2015. Read more
William Reilly to Give Keynote At One Water Leadership Summit
Former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly will offer the Keynote at the One Water Leadership Summit in San Francisco, Aug. 26-28. Read more
Felicia Marcus to Present Keynote at Smart H20 Summit
The Smart H2O Summit, taking place Aug. 17-19 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, has announced that Felicia Marcus, Chair of the Resources Control Board for the State of California, will kick-off the event as the Keynote Speaker on Monday, Aug. 17. Read more
BAMI-I Introduces CTAM Program in Colombia
The Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) recently introduced its Certification of Training in Asset Management (CTAM) program in Latin America. 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.