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.
Water and wastewater
As mandatory water reductions become the norm due to a prolonged drought in California, several Silicon Valley districts have come together to recycle wastewater. It’s a new drought-proof water supply and it’s helping to keep the bay clean. Could it work for you?
Up to a third of the water that’s pumped each day simply vanishes before it reaches customers. That’s waste cities can no longer afford. Take a lesson from Murfreesboro, Tenn., which is using sensors and analytics to not only plug leaks, but help citizens conserve.
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.
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.
Between drought and population growth, for a lot of cities, water is the new gold. When you can’t find more, you have to find ways of getting people to use less. And Itron has found a key that can nearly double water conservation: precise data.
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.
As sea levels rise, so too does the threat of devastating destruction from super storms. So what can you do? Bechtel is finding that the best protection from nature’s fury may be nature itself. See how its new thinking could help make coastal areas safer.
The Indian state plans to deploy the funds to improve basic infra in 32 mission cities Rs.8,279 cr investment proposed in 5 years to ensure water and sewerage connections to all urban households.
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.