Congressional Panel Approves Funds for WIFIA
Washington Report - In a pivotal development toward realizing the vision of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, a U.S. House-Senate conference committee on Dec. 9, approved spending legislation for the 2015 fiscal year that includes funding to... Read more
Ben Grumbles - UIM’s 2014 Water Infrastructure Management Award Winner
Cover Story - The Water Infrastructure Management Award was created by UIM in 2012 to recognize individuals who are on the forefront of driving innovation and who have had a lasting and meaningful impact within their utility and/or the water/wastewater f... Read more
Challenges and Opportunity in the U.S. Water Infrastructure Market
Financial Report - Trends in the U.S. infrastructure market are constantly shifting. In today’s market, there is arguably no sector facing a more critical shortfall between demand and investment than the U.S. water market. In a 2013 study, the EPA gave the U.... Read more
Managing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Infrastructure
Featured Articles - An important first step in addressing the problem is looking around the country at the risks water utilities are facing in terms of how the physical infrastructure is faring under severe weather.... Read more
Pipe Materials: Least Cost or Best Value?
Cover Story - In the City of Tyler, Texas, a recently completed sanitary sewer project illustrates the water utility’s desire for both quality and value. In an effort to maximize return on investment and secure the most qualified contractor, the city cho... Read more
ARCADIS’ Doug Owen Named Chair of WateReuse Research Foundation
Doug Owen, executive vice president and chief technical officer of the Water Division of ARCADIS North America, will serve on the boards of two influential research organizations in the water profession. Read more
Trenchless Technology Announces 2014 Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Trenchless Technology magazine, the leading publication covering the worldwide trenchless marketplace, has released its 2014 Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms. Read more
Krausz USA Celebrates Its First Anniversary
Krausz USA recently celebrated the first anniversary of its Ocala, Fla. facility which provides coupling and repair clamp solutions for the U.S. water and wastewater industry. The company was opened by Krausz Industries of Israel which used an exclusive U.S. distributor in the past. Read more
ASCE Releases App Update for Infrastructure Report Card
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released an update to its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure Android/iOS app for tablets and website featuring new state data and graphics. The update is available for free download in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and at www.infrastructurereportcard.org. Read more
Xylem Wins 2014 Water Reuse Equipment Manufacturer of the Year
Xylem has been awarded the 2014 Water Reuse Equipment Manufacturer of the Year by the WateReuse Association at their 29th Annual Symposium in Dallas, Texas. Xylem was awarded for its leading-edge work to optimize advanced water treatment processes for potable reuse, including projects in Florida and California. 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.