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Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces 17 Award Nominees

September 22, 2014 - in Drinking water, Projects, Water

the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden’s development agency (Sida), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (MFA-NL) announced 17 award nominees for their program, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge…

EPA Announces Funding to Create Two New Drinking Water Innovation Centers

September 9, 2014 - in Analysis, Drinking water, Projects, Water

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its commitment to improving America’s drinking water by providing over $8 million to…

Silver Bullet Water for Water Purification through an AOP Disinfection Method

September 3, 2014 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Water

Silver Bullet, an award-winning, cutting-edge water treatment company, announces that its technology has been proven by third party researchers as an…

Climate Change and Drought Are Forcing Us to Upgrade Our Water Systems

August 25, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Drinking water, Water

Climate change predictions and areas of severe drought in the US and around the globe have put water high on the list of global crises. The answer is "Water 4.0," argues David Sedlak, a professor of civil engineering at the University of California-Berkeley.…

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Installs a 70-mile Acoustic Fiber Optic Sensing System

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission water distribution system is the largest water and wastewater utility in the nation, with a network of 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline in and around our nation's capitol. Within…

Toxic Spill in Northern Mexico Cuts Water to Towns and Cities

August 12, 2014 - in Drinking water

About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country's north, including…

Chloride Contamination of Wichita’s Water Supply Inevitable Unless Actions Taken

August 8, 2014 - in Drinking water, Modeling, Projects, Water

Chloride contamination of Wichita’s water-supply wells is inevitable unless actions are taken, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists and authors of a new modeling report describing chloride movement in the area's aquifer. Possible actions include…

The Threats to Our Drinking Water

August 7, 2014 - in Drinking water, Maintenance, Water

Those of us who live in the United States are fortunate; generally we don’t have to give a lot of thought to the safety of our tap water. This makes our collective experience with water very different from that of hundreds of millions of people across the…

Manmade Wetlands Turns Wastewater Into Tap Water

August 5, 2014 - in Drinking water, Wastewater, Water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department Develops Ground Breaking Easement Clearing App Using Esri ArcGIS Online

Seeking a cost-effective way to maintain water and sewer line easements, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) has come up with an innovative easement clearing app that uses Esri's ArcGIS Online platform. "It saves me an incredible amount of…