Bentley Systems’ Event Draws Global Presence in London, Explores Future of Infrastructure
Featured Articles - In November, nearly 1,000 management-level executives in architecture and engineering firms, construction companies, owner-operators, government employees and members of the press from around the globe attended Bentley’s Year in Infrastruct... Read more
NEORSD’s Julius Ciaccia to Receive Annual UIM Honor at December Conference
Featured Articles - BRECKSVILLE, OHIO — UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management, the journal of finance and management for water and wastewater professionals, has announced Julius Ciaccia, chief executive officer of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer Distr... Read more
COMMENTARY: Implementing New Strategies to Withstand Drought
Featured Articles - For this month’s commentary, we reached out to the Water Research Foundation (WRF) for some perspective on drought conditions across the United States. The WRF elaborated on some recent webcast reports on drought management. ... Read more
Charm and Construction in Charleston
Featured Articles - Well-preserved historic structures and cultural charm make Charleston, S.C., one of the top U.S. tourist destinations. The oldest public market in the nation — the Charleston City Market — is one of the most popular attractions in the city.... Read more
Innovation in the Water Sector
Featured Articles - Innovation in the water sector has been largely misunderstood and understated. With other types of technology unicorns coming out of the west coast and our attraction to sexy solutions, the water sector continues cry out for better, inno... Read more
Dates Announced for Infrastructure Week 2016
Last week, the nation’s largest organizations representing American business, labor and policy announced the fourth annual Infrastructure Week, to be held the week of May 16-23, 2016. Read more
Senate Committee Approves Water Bill for Washington State
Last week, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, secured the votes to advance a bill aimed at addressing water challenges in Washington’s Yakima River Basin. Read more
Neptune NGO, NVIEW Software Assists in Drought Management
Long-term moderate drought conditions are now occurring in disparate areas as Arizona, Georgia and Connecticut. As dry conditions persist, Neptune Technology Group is working to provide answers to counter the drought, including the latest in metering software applications. Read more
Trimble Acquires Telog Instruments
This month, Trimble announced it has acquired privately-held Telog Instruments, Inc. based in Victor, New York. Telog specializes in wireless water infrastructure monitoring and management solutions. Read more
2015 Water Project Showcase
Innovation in the water sector has been
largely misunderstood and understated.
With other types of technology unicorns coming out of the west coast and our attraction to sexy solutions, the water sector continues cry out for better, innovative technologies. The reality is, however, this sector is not in need of highly disruptive technologies born from an innovator’s garage. There are many innovative technologies already available to solve most of the challenges this sector faces today (a few of which are showcased in the projects high - lighted on the following pages).
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.