The Smart City Movement
Cover Story - Smart technology is so 2014. Smart cities? Now we’re trending. Actually, smart cities are not a brand new concept but are being talked about more and more. Considering the rapid technological development of the 21st century, it would seem ... Read more
Water Technology Spotlight
Featured Articles - What one company or industry develops, another builds on those concepts and drives competition and capabilities to new heights. Like it or not, we are in an era in which technological advancements are impacting nearly every industry. ... Read more
Featured Articles - As managers and decision makers, water utility leaders must be armed with the skills to make sure their systems are running smoothly. It’s not always easy as many challenges exist. Aging infrastructure feels like a never ending battle for m... Read more
Ken Kirk Steers NACWA to National Leadership in Clean Water Advocacy
Featured Articles - Ken Kirk sees the big picture now. When it comes to policy development in the area of clean water, he’s seen the full extent of both struggles and achievements and takes pride in the latter. ... Read more
Featured Articles - Located on a peninsula in the Gateway Region between New York Bay, Newark Bay and Kill Van Kull, the City of Bayonne, N.J., is proud to support its economy through traditional manufacturing, distribution and maritime activities.... Read more
Value of Water Coalition Announces National Water Education Campaign
Last week, the Value of Water Coalition announced the Imagine A Day Without Water campaign with the launch of its site, www.ImagineADayWithoutWater.org. This national education campaign will raise awareness of and build public support for investment in water. Read more
CTAM-400 Now Available
The Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) has announced that CTAM-400, the fourth and final part of its Certification of Training in Asset Management (CTAM) program, is now available. The final course focuses on Financing an Asset Management Program. Read more
Federal Judge Rules to Halt Obama Administration Water Rule
Last Thursday, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. Read more
WSP Global to Acquire Canadian Consulting Firm MMM Group
WSP Global Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MMM Group Limited (MMM), one of the largest privately-owned engineering consulting companies in Canada. 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.