Tag Archives: Drinking water

More than a pipe dream: The path forward for water utilities

By Matt Nichols “Financial issues, sustainability and optimized asset management practices.” Those challenges likely sound familiar to managers in any number of industries, especially amid the on-going economic malaise.  They are also the key themes that engineering consulting firm Black … Continue reading

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New EPA Integrated Water Resources Planning Framework Fosters Innovation But Lacks Incentives

by Matt Harrison The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an updated ‘Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework’ on June 12. The framework is designed to assist states and municipalities in prioritizing projects and ensuring compliance with Clean … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For: Emerging Solutions to Common Resource Problems

By Matt Harrison Climate change and resource depletion threaten the security and vitality of communities across the nation. Many areas face dwindling water supplies and urban sprawl that consumes rural land and natural resources. The term “ecosystem services” describes the … Continue reading

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Systemic Changes Needed to Water Delivery Services

By Matt Harrison We are presently confronted by challenges to meet immediate human needs without compromising the needs of future generations at every level of human organization, and cannot do so without developing innovative solutions to old problems. This is … Continue reading

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Yuck Not

The following is a message from the President of Clean Water America Alliance, Ben Grumbles, reprinted from the Clean Water America Alliance’s Presidential Pipeline. All of us in the “Water Community” hold these truths to be self-evident: 1) reclaiming and … Continue reading

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Using Water Audits to Understand Water Loss

By Abby Crisostomo Last week, I attended a webinar held by the U.S. EPA called “Using Water Audits to Understand Water Loss” that brought together engineers from the EPA, the American Water Works Association (AWWA), private engineering firms and public … Continue reading

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Chicago plugging away at water efficiency

This being the first story in the What Our Water’s Worth campaign, it makes sense to start where most of the region’s water starts … Chicago. Consider the numbers: Every day the City of Chicago Dept. of Water Management pumps approximately 850 … Continue reading

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