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Thinking About New Water Technologies Differently

Written by Janette F. Kennedy

OWC1.25Nature is an extremely robust system and, when stressed, will adapt to stabilize the environment. Unfortunately, such adaptations do not always favor the human species. The unprecedented success of humans in modifying and controlling the physical environment around us is the cornerstone of our modern world.

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Indianapolis Poised to Showcase Smart Choices for Water, Energy and Transportation

Written by Erik Hromadka
Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN is an American Smart City

As a metropolitan area, Indianapolis celebrates innovation each year with the annual running of the Indy 500, known as “the greatest spectacle in racing.” The event is as much science as entertainment and has served as a test bed over the past 100 years for new advances from introducing seat belts and front-wheel drive to engine efficiency and alternative fuels.

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Cheers to World Soil Day

Written by Jim Lauria

OWC12.7Let’s lift a glass—of water—to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water.

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Smart Cities: Promising, Complex and Coming Soon

Written by Vincent Caprio

owc11.9You have certainly heard about smart city projects. They help preserve water in California. In Sweden they make waste disposal more efficient. And if you cannot find a parking spot in Barcelona, the IoT (Internet of Things) system can be of great service. I could name dozens of other examples as I am sure all of you could as well.

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N Is for Next: Preparing the Next-generation Data Scientist

Written by Dr. Ken Russell

h20It’s time again for the next in a series of articles centered around the intersection of water and technology. Leveraging a fun learning tool, a mnemonic, where each article will focus on one of the letters that make up the word conserve: C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E, this time we are at the letter “N”, for next .

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Smart Money Watches Smart Water as New Initiative Kicks Off at WEFTEC

Written by Erik Hromadka

Smart WaterLook for more intelligent discussions around the benefits of smart water solutions as a new alliance takes shape among industry leaders in North America when they gather in New Orleans this week for WEFTEC, the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition.

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is using the event to kick off a new North American Alliance that its director Amir Cahn explains will drive innovation all the way from the physical layer of water and wastewater infrastructure, through sensing and control, collection and communication, data management and display and finally to data fusion and analysis.

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US Water Issues Pale in Comparison to China’s

Written by Vincent Caprio

China DroughtHere in the U.S., we tend to equate drought with California. In recent years, California has made the news time and time again for increasingly strict rules on water usage. In 2016 the Northeast is also suffering our worst drought in the last 20 years.

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Infrastructure Moves to the Front Burner

Written by Kelly Carnes

Water Infrastructure In this campaign season, the major party candidates for President have expressed strong support for greater investment in repairing and modernizing America’s crumbling infrastructure. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump recognize that modern, efficient and secure infrastructure plays an indispensable role in U.S. competitiveness, economic growth and productivity.

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Hurricane Hermine Misses Northeast, But Drought Remains

Written by Vincent Caprio

owcWe survived Hurricane Hermine! Actually, the hurricane did not hit the Northeast. That is the good news. The bad news is the Northeast did not get the needed rainfall. We continue to be in the worst drought in the last 10 years. Last year I said the California drought was coming to your neighborhood … The Drought Comes East: All Water is Local

Summertime in the Northeast is a beautiful season well known for warm weather and backyard barbecues.

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Share Your Passion

Written by Jim Lauria

Water InfrastructureSpeaking at the Water 2.0: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference in San Diego in early August was an exciting challenge. Here was a tech-savvy, deep-thinking audience that clearly saw the challenges and opportunities presented by America’s need to invest $2.5 to $4 trillion for water and wastewater upgrades over the next 20 years.

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