Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. Coral Reefs Provide Flood Protection Worth $1.8 Billion Every Year — It’s Time To Protect Them
    5/14/2019

    The biggest obstacle to investing in natural infrastructure, such as wetlands and reefs, often is that experts have not figured out how to value the protection that these habitats provide in economic terms. But a new report, published by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Coastal Hazards Program, solves that problem for one of our planet’s most biodiverse ecosystems: coral reefs.

  2. The Water Sector's Embrace Of Digital Twin Technology
    5/8/2019

    Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019.  Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.

  3. Cloud-Enabled Resilience: London’s Answer To Flood Risk
    5/1/2019

    Flood modeling isn’t new, but it has become more advanced and important as we understand the potential of the cloud(s).

  4. IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    5/1/2019

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

  5. As Climate Change Erodes U.S. Coastlines, An Invasive Plant Could Become An Ally
    4/8/2019

    Many invasive species are found along U.S. coasts, including fishes, crabs, mollusks, and marsh grasses. Since the general opinion is that invasives are harmful, land managers and communities spend a lot of time and resources attempting to remove them. Often this happens before much is known about their actual effects, either good or bad.

  6. The Great Flood And Future Predictions
    3/27/2019

    Did you know that the earliest recorded flood is that of the Great Flood detailed in Christian Bibles, the Torah, and the Quran? I was, therefore, amused to hear from a channel partner about a flow monitoring job in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, at the foot of Mount Ararat. Why? Because Mount Ararat is cited as the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the Great Flood (Genesis 8:4).

  7. Creating A New Marketplace For Resilient Infrastructure Investment
    3/26/2019

    Climate change is getting harder to ignore, from alarming new reports about its impacts to debates around a Green New Deal. Yet for all this attention, individual places — from the biggest cities to the smallest towns — are still struggling to do something about it.

  8. Debunking Myths: 5 Things To Know About Green Infrastructure
    3/25/2019

    More than 600 million people lack clean drinking water. Drought affects more than 35 million every year. And by 2050, 1.3 billion people will live in flood-prone areas. Most people think that building dams, water treatment plants and other infrastructure is the only solution for these problems — but  that’s only because they haven’t considered the many benefits of green infrastructure.

  9. Multiple Tests Of Large Axial Flow Pumps Under Varying Conditions Over Multiple Years
    3/19/2019

    Using field flow measurement techniques allows pump owners the ability to assess the performance of their equipment. One pump owner went to the next level by completing multiple tests of their equipment over multiple years and multiple conditions.

  10. Intelligent Power Starts With Accurate, Actionable Data
    3/1/2019

    Internet of Things connectivity for circuit protection lays the foundation for system-level intelligence.