February SWIC Newsletter
Featured Articles - In January, congressmen reintroduced H.R. 499, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition (SWIC), the advocacy group supporting the bill ... Read more
Hydraulic Modeling & Analysis
Cover Story - While building models is nothing new, when it comes to water and wastewater utilities, the idea of emulating a system in order to simulate a real-world situation without risk is a concept that is becoming essential for ideal decision-making... Read more
Getting in the Game
Featured Articles - Without adequate transportation, water supply, sanitation, energy systems and social infrastructure such as schools and hospitals, countries risk lagging behind their peers in the growth of economic development drivers, including businesses... Read more
Design-Build Facilitates the Certainty of LEED Certification
Featured Articles - Over the past 15 years, green design and construction has become a fast-growing initiative as owners in the water and wastewater sector have adopted sustainable design policies to lower energy usage and to save cost. ... Read more
Managing the Modern Utility Workforce
Featured Articles - While nearly every water utility anticipates increasing difficulties in hiring technically qualified employees, Orange County Utilities in Orlando, Fla., has designed a utility-wide approach to retaining and developing in-demand expertise a... Read more
Los Angeles Utilities Partner with Innovyze for Asset Management Solution
Innovyze has announced that the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) Wastewater Engineering Services Division (WESD) has selected the company’s InfoMaster as its enterprise sewer planning tool. Read more
City of Santa Ana Deploys Sedaru for Operational Decision Support
IDModeling, Inc. is deploying its flagship smart water enterprise software, Sedaru, for the City of Santa Ana Public Works Agency to help the utility distribute hydraulic, asset and operational management content. Read more
EPA Hosts Water Technology Seminar in Cincinnati
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environment Research Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, held its Technology Collaboration and Transfer seminar on Dec. 2. Read more
CALL FOR SPEAKERS -- Water Finance Conference
UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management journal is looking for speakers for its first-ever Water Finance Conference to be held Sept. 1-2, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 13. Read more
McWane Supports Clean Water Initiatives in Ebola-Stricken Liberia
Although the world’s attention is drifting away from the Ebola tragedy in West Africa, the crisis continues. Despite the calamity, the joint efforts of those helping on the front lines continue to pay dividends. 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.