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
AWWA Applauds USDA Funding for Nutrient Control in Source Water
Earlier this month, the American Water Works Association expressed strong support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to commit an additional $5 million to reduce nutrient pollution in the western Lake Erie Basin. Read more
Mutombo Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald’s Water and Wastewater Practices
David Mutombo, MBA, PMP, P.Eng., has joined Hatch Mott MacDonald’s Water and Wastewater Practices for Canada. He is based in HMM’s office in Burlington, Ontario. Read more
3M, TaKaDu Partner for Infrastructure Management Solutions
3M and TaKaDu recently signed an agreement designed to help water utilities improve efficiency by offering a solution to detect problems, convert data into insights and decide where to rehabilitate their infrastructure. Read more
Benjamin Media to Host the 2015 ICUEE Demo Stage
The 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is being held this year in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Read more
UIM’s Inaugural Water Finance Conference Coming to Cleveland
UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management, the leading journal of finance and management for water and wastewater professionals, is hosting its first Water Finance Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1-2, at the Great Lakes Science Center. 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.