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Can Cities Be "Resilient" and "Sustainable" at the Same Time?

October 29, 2012 - in Water

If you've successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what the weather's like. But weather is actually a challenge for…

IBM Researchers in Ireland Eye Smart Water Supply

October 26, 2012 - in Corporate, Water

As urban populations increase, so will the strain on established and aging city water systems. The increasing demand for water will have to be supplied…

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $79 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects

October 24, 2012 - in Construction, Projects, Water

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $79 million in 27 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 16 counties through…

Sewer Heat Recovery Provides Low-Cost Recycled Energy

October 24, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Water

In every urban area, heat that humans have generated to shower, wash clothes, cook, and so on flows underground — in the sewers, making them very warm. Today, sewers represent the largest source of heat leakage in buildings. Even toilet water, which is at…

Illinois to Invest $1B in Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrades

October 19, 2012 - in Water

Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $1 billion initiative Thursday to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois, some of them badly eroded after more than 100 years of service. Timing the announcement to coincide with the 40th anniversary…

Hendersonville, NC Improves Efficiency of Public Works with Cityworks

October 8, 2012 - in Corporate, Water

At the City of Hendersonville, North Carolina, daily utility and public works operations are more efficient today with Cityworks.  From Azteca Systems, Inc., Cityworks has Empowered GIS™ for by staff across many divisions, improving workflow, communication…

Sensor Data Helps Calibrate Water Models

October 2, 2012 - in Interview, Modeling, Sensors, Wastewater, Water

Thomas M. Walski, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE, is Bentley Systems senior product manager for Water and Sewer Products. Walski has been intimately involved with the modeling of water networks for decades, and has worked with Bentley Systems to introduce seminal…

A Battle Brews Over Coastal Infrastructure

September 30, 2012 - in Wastewater, Water

California's Pacific coast is dotted with aging sewage plants and other infrastructure that towns are trying to upgrade. But the need to modernize many of these critical facilities is being delayed by a rethinking of whether the waterfront is the safest place…

New York City Adds Sensors to Manhole Covers to Monitor Flow

September 25, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

New York City has 7,400 miles of sewer lines, with a need to monitor elevated flow levels to stop problems before they get worse.New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has started a sensor pilot program with aims to improve performance…

A Tidal Shift in Water Network Management

September 24, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Wastewater, Water

Water consumption worldwide is on the steepest of hockey stick curves—since 1950, annual consumption has tripled, and in 2006 passed 4,300 km3… that’s about 30% of the available supply of renewable water. Water consumption is expanding considerably faster…