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Why Low Water Rates Are a Bad Sign

Why Low Water Rates Are a Bad Sign

The US’s aging water infrastructure is wasting 2 trillion gallons of treated drinking water resulting from about 240,000 water main breaks each year; modernizing the infrastructure will be a frustrating but necessary challenge at both the commercial and residential levels, says Gillan Taddune of Banyan Water.

Next-Gen Water Utility Software With Advanced Pipe Break, Leakage Modeling

Smart water technology company Innovyze has released the V12 Generation of InfoWater for ArcGIS with advanced pipe break and leakage modeling for water utilities and engineering firms. Globally, water demand is rising, aging water infrastructures are deteriorating, and the impact of water main breaks and leakage is relentless. In the … Read more »

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‘Strong Revenue Opportunities’ for Water, Wastewater Network Providers

The global water and wastewater networks market earned revenues of $89.86 billion in 2014 and is estimates to reach $156.04 billion in 2020, according to analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The report covers the segments of analytics and software, automation and ICT, meters, pumps, pipes and allied pipe network services, … Read more »

Innovyze Offers Technical Support for EPA’s Wastewater, Water System Software

Innovyze Offers Technical Support for EPA’s Wastewater, Water System Software

Innovyze, which creates business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, has announced worldwide support for the EPA’s flagship EPANET and SWMM public domain software. By offering its technical expertise to the EPANET and SWMM communities, Innovyze says it is ensuring ongoing maintenance of these free software models of sustainable stormwater, wastewater, … Read more »

Dow Joins Water Infrastructure Coalition

Dow Chemical has joined a coalition of public and private sector companies that aim to revitalize the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure, called the Value of Water Coalition. The coalition’s other members include: Alexandria Renew Enterprises, American Water Works Assn., American Water, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & … Read more »

EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

The EPA has launched the Climate Adjustment Tool for its Stormwater Management Model, an online stormwater simulation model. The Climate Adjustment Tool allows engineers and planners to evaluate the performance of water infrastructure while considering future climate change projections, such as more frequent high-intensity storms and changes in evaporation rates … Read more »

Global Demand for Filters to Grow to $80bn

The global demand for filters is expected to increase 6.2 percent annually to $80 billion in 2018, according to a report by The Fredonia Group. Growth is expected to come from developed countries that have supported demand to date, as well as developing countries that are currently investing in their … Read more »

Water Industry Outlook Reveals Major Challenges

Aging infrastructure and capital needs are the most significant challenges facing the water industry, according to WeiserMazars’ 2014 US Water Industry Outlook. According to the report, 95 percent of study respondents ranked aging facilities and infrastructure as one of the most significant challenges facing the industry, followed by the aging of … Read more »

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Water Infrastructure Improvement Price Tag $384bn

Some $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030, according to an EPA survey. The EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage … Read more »

10 Steps to Water Sector Revitalization

10 Steps to Water Sector Revitalization

Water scarcity, aging infrastructure, climate volatility, water quality issues and rising water-related energy risks are increasing the need for action in the US water sector, an Ernst & Young Global Cleantech Center whitepaper says. Additionally, decaying infrastructure and the related funding gap remain unresolved. Hopes for the US water sector … Read more »

IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges

IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges

IBM has launched a crowdsourcing project to help capture, share and analyze information about the water distribution system in South Africa. The project, called WaterWatchers, is driven by a free mobile phone application and SMS capability that will enable South African citizens to report water leaks, faulty water pipes and … Read more »