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Water Supply Planning and Drought

February 3, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

The Environment Agency’s draft guidance for the next generation of Water Resource Management Plans makes it clear that water companies must understand how their systems will perform during periods of drought. Ralph Ledbetter is a senior hydrologist at HR Wallingford.…

EPA Guidance Provides New Options for Meeting TMDL Goals

August 17, 2015 - in Column, Maintenance, Stormwater, Water

The goal of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program is arguably simple - to develop watershed level conservation plans designed to restore impaired…

Optioneering Helps MidCoast Water Transform Gloucester Water Network into a Reliable, Efficient System

August 3, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Water

MidCoast Water delivers water and sewerage services to 40,000 households in the Manning, Great Lakes, and Gloucester communities of New South Wales in…

Infrastructure Outlook: Stormwater Chambers Provide Storage and Infiltration While Aiding Recharge

June 5, 2015 - in Column, Stormwater

Effective stormwater management and discharge continues to become more important as an increasing amount of land is covered by impervious surfaces due to residential and commercial development. Such conversion of land use, along with increasing regulatory…

The Beauty Beneath: Notable Water and Sewer Networks Recognized

April 10, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Water

The Be Inspired Awards, awarded annually at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure Conference, are something like the Academy Awards of the infrastructure world—they recognize and celebrate design and construction achievements that often go unrecognized…

Sewage Pollution a Culprit in Indian River Lagoon

February 21, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Water

Science points to proliferation of septic tanks in loss of seagrass and wildlife The Indian River Lagoon is a narrow channel of brackish water that extends nearly 160 miles down the spine of Florida’s Atlantic coast. Although not as well known to outsiders…

Developing a Stormwater Trash Control Strategy

January 23, 2015 - in Column, Stormwater, Water

There are many types of trash and debris found in stormwater and they each have an effect on our environment and infrastructure.  If your community is interested in developing a trash control strategy, here are six key points that should be considered:1.   …

Toowoomba Regional Council Tackles the Challenges of a Failing Common Effluent System

December 19, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Stormwater, Wastewater

In Queensland, Australia, in 2008, eight local governments were merged into one to form what is now the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC). This council serves a population of approximately 120,000, and maintains water and wastewater networks totaling 3,200…

WaterCAD Helps Sabesp Identify Optimal Hydraulic Strategy, Solving Water Supply Issues

October 15, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Supply, Water

Sabesp MA is a mixed-capital company that provides water and sewage services to the 364 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is considered one of the largest water and sewage service providers in the world, supplying potable water to 27.7…

Reinforced Wall Withstands Significant Tidal Fluctuations

In the spring of 2012, a massive construction project to transform Rhyl’s riverfront area broke ground, with the goal of increasing tourism and boosting the local economy. Another key goal of the project was to provide a safer, more scenic route for pedestrians…