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March 2013
A while back, I met a very pleasant lady on a flight from the U.S. to Europe. She was in her late 70s and had set out to tour Italy and France via Germany.  We covered various topics on the long flight, but one thing that stuck with me was her vast...
Celebrate the coming spring with a renewed commitment to water innovation by igniting new ideas for old challenges and keeping in mind this classic Dylan Thomas line:  The force that through the green fuse drivesthe flower, Drives my green age; that...
Of all our precious resources in the world, none is as critical to the survival of mankind as water. Consider for a moment what it would mean if we did not have ready access to a safe, clean water supply. The loss of quality water resources impacts crop...
The Howard County Bureau of Utilities in Maryland recently completed a $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients...
Southern California’s groundwater supply is unpredictable. Because most of the supply to the groundwater basin comes from natural resources, the irregular rainfall in the area can lead to uncertainty about the future of the region’s water supply. ...
Southern California faces two key challenges concerning its storm water and water quality management. One is reducing the amount of rainfall that becomes polluted runoff and enters storm drains, streams and oceans. The other is maximizing the amount of...
As the developers of the Bluepoints Marina project in Port Canaveral, Fla., were designing their new facility across the waters from the rocket launch pads of Cape Kennedy, they realized they would have to bring some expertise aboard to solve their boat...
In 2004, Hyrum City, Utah, population 7,800, upgraded its wastewater treatment plant to a 2-million-gal-per-day (mgd) membrane bioreactor (MBR) system. The old plant used oxidation ditch technology and had served the northern Utah community since 1978....
For the water and wastewater management industry, perhaps the most critical factor driving success is effective communication to and from disparate industrial devices. Without it, billing becomes inaccurate and delivery may be compromised, as different...
Innovations in the integration of energy, weather and wastewater chemistry were recently conducted in food industry operations in conjunction with the California Institute of Food & Agricultural Research at the University of California-Davis. The...

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