Water and wastewater

Water utilities: Dump your old business model (because you need a new one now)

Thu, 2016-01-21 12:07 -- Doug Peeples

We're in a water crisis. In about 10 years, the UN says two-thirds of the world's population will face water stress: lower quality water and less of it. As excruciating as it may be for conservative, risk-averse water utilities, it's going to take a complete re-evaluation of how they do business if water quality is to be preserved. Read the story for some tough advice from an industry professional.

The 'new' threat to water supplies: contamination from hospital waste

Wed, 2016-01-20 17:16 -- Doug Peeples

Technically they're called 'contaminants of emerging concern.' What they are is a combination of chemicals and microbial contaminants that can enter our water supplies. Read the story to learn about a major research project focused on helping water utilities, wastewater utilities and hospitals collaborate to keep the country's water as clean and safe as possible.

What Jerusalem can teach cities about partnering with startup companies

Fri, 2015-12-11 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

Taking on a startup as a vendor and partner may seem like risky business but Jerusalem’s municipal water utility, Hagihon Company, seems to make a habit of it. The utility is working with several water technology startups as it looks for innovative solutions to aging infrastructure, leaking pipes and other headaches.

Tools your city can use to make the most of your water (and manage drought)

Fri, 2015-11-20 06:00 -- SCC Staff

As many parts of the western U.S. and elsewhere in the country continue to struggle with drought conditions, many water utilities are gradually adopting technologies to help them better manage their resources: sensors combined with analytics, predictive modeling and more. Read the story to learn about another option for your city: software applications for both utilities and their customers.

Lessons for Clean-up Ganga from Springfield

Thu, 2015-10-29 23:51 -- SCC India Staff

Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.