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Ensuring Sustainable Water Resources the Focus of 2013 Clarke Prize Conference

October 7, 2013 - in Projects, Water

An impressive roster of leading-edge academic researchers and utility managers will be presenting on innovations and challenges in planning, developing, and managing sustainable water supplies at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference, to be held November 15, 2013,…

Harrisburg's Sewer, Water Lines Being Mapped for Infrastructure Improvements

April 25, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

The capital city's 100-year-old system of sewer and water lines are being marked and mapped using geographic information system technology in a project…

EPA's RainWorks Challenge Awards Universities for Green Infrastructure Design

April 22, 2013 - in Design/Engineering, Stormwater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire…

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Needs an Updated Approach to Analyzing Flood Risk

March 21, 2013 - in Projects, Water

In administering the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs a more modern approach to analyzing and managing flood risk behind levees -- one that would give public officials and individual property owners a clearer…

Dubuque Rolls Out Smarter Water Portal with IBM's Help

March 11, 2013 - in Water

After the successful completion of a Smarter Water Pilot Study earlier this year, expanded access is the Smarter Water Portal is now available. There is no additional cost or equipment needed to utilize this new tool designed to help residents and businesses…

American Sentinel University's New Webinar Details GIS's Crucial Role in Managing America's Crumbling Infrastructure

March 4, 2013 - in Announcement, Wastewater, Water

America’s water and sewer infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate and government officials are relying on geographic information systems (GIS) technology as a fiscally and environmentally sustainable model for current and future operational improvements.…

Azerbaijan's Water Infrastructure Project Wins Be Inspired Award

January 8, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

Azersu OJSC, an organization in charge of state policy and strategy in the field of water supply, drinking water supply, and sanitation services, today announced that its GIS-based Infrastructure Asset Management project in Baku, Azerbaijan, has won a 2012 Be…

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…

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…

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…