Finding Leaks Before They Grow
Cover Story - A predominant problem in the water and wastewater industry is leaking below-ground pipes. If these leaks are not located and treated, catastrophic situations and disruption of services may result.... Read more
A Sonde Solution
Featured Articles - According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one in every three Americans gets their drinking water from waterways that are vulnerable to pollution or some sort of compromise in water quality.... Read more
UIM Stormwater Management Roundtable
Featured Articles - Effectively managing the impacts of stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows into waterways has been a growing concern for cities for years. With limited budgets and the growing number of consent decrees across the United States, U... Read more
Market & Process Trends in Membrane Technology
Featured Articles - Regional droughts, particularly in California and Texas, have been widely covered in the national media and most Americans are well aware that solving water scarcity and quality issues is key to sustaining our enviable standard of living.... Read more
An Eye on I/I
Featured Articles - Across the United States, public works budgets are strained to the max while essential infrastructure ages in place. Not surprisingly, those charged with maintaining water systems are on the lookout for solutions that can help them pinpoint... Read more
Denver Hosts Record-Breaking No-Dig Show
NASTT’s 2015 No-Dig Show, North America’s premier trenchless technology event, produced its largest-ever turnout March 15-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Read more
Tom Iseley Honored with ASCE Distinguished Membership
Dr. Tom Iseley, director of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to Distinguished Membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the highest award it bestows on its members. Read more
Registration Open for ASCE Pipelines 2015
Registration is now open for Pipelines 2015, the American Society for Civil Engineers’ annual technical conference devoted exclusively to pipeline planning, design, construction, renewal, operation, management and maintenance. 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.