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Archive for the ‘Water Treatment’ Category

Guest on The Infra Blog: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senior Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is one of four Congressional Co-chairs who will participate in Infrastructure Week’s Advocacy Day on May 18th, including an open press briefing to raise awareness about the critical infrastructure needs in this country.

“The only way you can serve, I think, in Congress is to be an optimist, because there are days here that you could get discouraged. But we recognize that we have the strongest country in the world. We have the strongest country for many reasons. It’s the innovation of Americans; it’s our commitment towards each other; it’s for good governance; it’s the strength of America’s presence globally, but we know that we need to first take care of our concerns at home and that means let’s make sure that Americans have every opportunity that this great country offers.”

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2016 ASCE OCEA Finalist: Lake Mead Intake Shafts

Friday, April 1st, 2016
2016 ASCE OCEA Finalist: Lake Mead Intake Shafts

The world’s deepest subaqueous tunnel safeguards the current capacity of the Southern Nevada Water Authority against extremely low lake water levels. Learn about the Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, a 2016 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.

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Cleveland, OH: Clean Water & Green Infrastructure

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Cleveland, OH: Clean Water & Green Infrastructure

In 2015, Sustainable Cleveland celebrated clean water to better connect people to their water resources to help restore, conserve and protect this valuable asset. This video is part of a larger video series that highlights different organizations, community leaders, and projects that are taking action to help clean our water. This video illustrates how NEORSD, Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga River Restoration, Holden Arboretum and Western Reserve Land Conservancy are all leading the way in green infrastructure. These examples show how green infrastructure can build community, beautify our neighborhoods, and clean our water.

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U.S. EPA: What is Water Worth to You?

Friday, December 11th, 2015
U.S. EPA: What is Water Worth to You?

Drinking water and wastewater utilities ensure that millions of Americans have clean and safe water.

The cost for these services compared to other household bills is significantly lower.

However, utilities face several threats from aging infrastructure, natural disasters and manmade events.

You can help your water utilities by becoming aware of the threats they face, being prepared in the event of
emergencies and supporting water system upgrades.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Radhika Fox, CEO, U.S. Water Alliance

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance

Radhika Fox is the CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting people and policy for water sustainability. Radhika also serves as Director of the Value of Water Coalition, a collaboration of water agencies, business leaders, and national organizations dedicated to educating and inspiring people about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment.

“It takes, for example, 2900 gallons of water to make a single pair of blue jeans, or 880 gallons to make one gallon of milk. And so water is in everything that we eat, it’s in everything we wear, it’s in all of our devices. We need clean water in order to have all the goods and services that we have in our lives. So what we’re really doing through the Value of Water Coalition is making that argument to people that water is essential…”

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Washington, DC: Water Priorites

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Washington, DC: Water Priorites

The Northeast is a water-rich region, and doesn’t face scarcity issues like other parts of the USA. Listen to Saul Kinter, Innovation Program Manager at DC Water, explain what is top of mind for DC Water – driving water quality, nutrient removal from local water ways, and reducing cost of service. And while many communities see infrastructure needs as a challenge, DC Water looks at it as an opportunity to replace aging structures with more efficient and better technology to last the next 100 years.

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Infra & the Humanities: The Aesthetics of Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Infra & the Humanities: The Aesthetics of Water Infrastructure

Infrastructure is not just about connections between technological aspects of civilization, it is also about the lack of connections. For every link between buildings and cities via power lines, fiber optics, and water pipe, there is another fence, a wall, or a vault buried underneath the earth. Environmental art seeks to engage connections between people and landscapes, but it does not have a monopoly on these aesthetic relationships. And in fact, entities such as large public infrastructure authorities often have way more power to engage these connections, or to shut them off.

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Water: What You Pay For

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Water: What You Pay For

Learn the least you should know about the water you not only love, but need to survive! Find out about the water service a typical residential water bill covers, and the costs of delivering a consistent, reliable flow of safe and affordable drinking water to your faucet.

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U.S. EPA: Working to Safeguard our Drinking Water

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
U.S. EPA: Working to Safeguard our Drinking Water

Nick Dugan is an environmental engineer working in EPA’s Cincinnati laboratory. He is currently focused on bench-scale trials evaluating the impact of common drinking water treatment oxidants on intact, toxin-producing cyanobacterial cells over a range of water quality conditions.

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2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Industry Report

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Figure 1 Ratings of water industry issues-trends over time

BLACK & VEATCH INSIGHTS GROUP
U.S. water service providers are uniquely accustomed to changing conditions. But rarely have so many competing pressures tested the industry as they do in 2015. Strained capital budgets, aging equipment and distribution systems, social pressures around sustainability and water scarcity are further impacting a sector that is already in the midst of a decade-long business model transformation. These pressures are also rewriting the rules for utilities that have been forced to prioritize “need to have” infrastructure investments at the expense of investments in their future.

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