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
A Victory for Potable Water
Featured Articles - When the final decision was made to build a new potable water pipeline in this part of Utah, just southeast of Salt Lake City, the engineering firm of Jones & DeMille Engineering, Inc. (St. George, Utah) knew that it was faced with some unu... Read more
Changing with the Times
Featured Articles - The Plant City, Fla., water reclamation facility is no stranger to improvements. Between 1973 and 1997, the municipal plant, located just northeast of Tampa, underwent five upgrades to handle increased loading and flows, meet sludge regulat... Read more
The Ever-Present Value of Water
Featured Articles - If there’s one person who can speak to the evolving perception of how we truly value water, it has to be Radhika Fox. Radhika’s recent work with the Value of Water Coalition has led her to be recognized as an outspoken industry advocate on ... Read more
New Jersey Announces $1.9 Billion in Water and Sewer Projects
Financial Report - In August, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed three bills into law that collectively make nearly $2 billion in state financing available for projects improving drinking water and wastewater facilities, including $776 million for storm an... Read more
WEFTEC 2015 Breaks Attendance Records in Chicago
WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference, returned to The Windy City, Sept. 26-30 at McCormick Place and broke attendance records with more than 25,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. Read more
Water Sector Groups Release Water Resources Utility of the Future Report
Last week, a partnership of water sector organizations — NACWA, WEF, WERF and WateReuse — released the Water Resources Utility of the Future 2015 Annual Report. Read more
This Week, Imagine A Day Without Water
This week, Oct. 6-8, the Value of Water Coalition is partnering with more than 70 organizations seeking to raise awareness and build political support for our most essential resource: water. Read more
Hanson Building Products Purchases Cretex Concrete Products
Hanson Building Products (HBP), a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of concrete and clay building products in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, announced that its North American concrete pipe and precast business has finalized the purchase of Cretex Concrete Products. Read more
WEF Releases 'Future of Stormwater' Report
Last week, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) released a new comprehensive report detailing challenges, opportunities and pathways to improving the nation’s stormwater systems, along with the official opening of the new WEF Stormwater Institute. 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.