Crisis ManagementOut-of-this-World Leak DetectionModel for EfficiencyWhy Make Water Systems Smart?Project Clean LakeFinancial Reports
Crisis Management
Examining Flint’s Water Testing & Other Challenges of Drinking Water Emergencies
Out-of-this-World Leak Detection
Satellite Imaging Offers Accurate, Cost-Effective Distribution System Monitoring
Model for Efficiency
Groundwater Replenishment System’s Initial Expansion Adds Production, Efficiency
Why Make Water Systems Smart?
Smart Cities Readiness Guide Examines the Case for Smarter Water
Project Clean Lake
NEORSD’s Regional Stormwater Management Program - Improvements to Cleveland
Financial Reports
EPA Increases Budget Request for FY 2017, Targets WIFIA Implementation

In the April 2016 Issue

Water Associations Applaud Senate Approval of WRDA 2016 Water Associations Applaud Senate Approval of WRDA 2016
Washington Report - Last week, water groups praised the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) by a strong, bipartisan vote of 19-1.... Read more


SWIC Newsletter -- April 2016 SWIC Newsletter -- April 2016
Featured Articles - In February, Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced legislation, S. 2606, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act to spur capital investment and to ensure the reliability and safety of the nation’s wat... Read more


State Revolving Funds for Stormwater Infrastructure State Revolving Funds for Stormwater Infrastructure
Financial Report - This is not an article about why water and wastewater utilities should consider a public-private partnership (P3) to deliver urban stormwater infrastructure projects. As you surely know, a P3 appeals to many municipalities for their ability... Read more


Flint Crisis Spotlights Lead Service Line & Infrastructure Replacement NeedsFlint Crisis Spotlights Lead Service Line & Infrastructure Replacement Needs
Washington Report - While the crisis in Flint, Mich., can be traced to an unfortunate and confounding sequence of human errors, it has also prompted a national discussion about the extent of our nation’s water infrastructure needs. It has placed a particular... Read more


Examining Flint’s Water Testing & Other Challenges of Drinking Water Emergencies Examining Flint’s Water Testing & Other Challenges of Drinking Water Emergencies
Cover Story - There have been many questions raised in recent months about what the water sector can learn from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Some would say the crisis, while a nightmare for the residents of Flint, has reinvigorated the discussion... Read more

UIM News

PPI Announces Annual Award Winners
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has announced the winners of its annual awards. Winners were acknowledged for exceptional service and significant industry contributions involving the use of various types of plastics in pipe infrastructure. Read more


Mott MacDonald Names Peabody New Director of Federal Programs
Mott MacDonald has appointed Major General John Peabody as Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Programs, based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office. Read more


House Committee Releases WRDA Bill Draft
On May 20, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released a draft of the House Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. Committee leaders plan to formally introduce the bipartisan bill early this week. Read more


One Water Summit to Draw Top Water Leaders to Atlanta
Leaders who are transforming how the nation views, values and manages water resources will convene in Atlanta, Ga., for the U.S. Water Alliance’s One Water Summit, June 8-10, 2016 at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Read more


Infrastructure Week 2016 Puts Spotlight on Value of Water
Infrastructure Week kicks off today and a national tour of innovators in the water sector will take part in various initiatives and activities throughout the week to highlight water awareness and its importance to infrastructure development. Read more


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The Water Conservation Guide

2015 Water Project Showcase

Innovation in the water sector has been largely misunderstood and understated.

With other types of technology unicorns coming out of the west coast and our attraction to sexy solutions, the water sector continues cry out for better, innovative technologies. The reality is, however, this sector is not in need of highly disruptive technologies born from an innovators garage. There are many innovative technologies already available to solve most of the challenges this sector faces today (a few of which are showcased in the projects high - lighted on the following pages).

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Water Project Showcase

2014 Water Project Showcase

The Water Project Showcase is a special supplement to UIM. This year, weve focused this this annual supplement on successful project stories from across North America. Project stories offer a comprehensive approach to reporting on new technology in the industry and how it is applied in the field. Weve also presented a few projects that demonstrate some unique trends in the design, construction, operation and management of water and wastewater systems.

While not all of these projects are award winning, (some are), they do demonstrate innovation across several topic areas, acknowledging the many challenges we have regarding our water infrastructure in North America. We encourage you to read through some of these in the Water Project Showcase.

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The Water Conservation Guide

The Water Conservation Guide

Its no secret water and sewer utilities across the United States are suffering from a lack of funding for needed projects. Of course, the timing makes the situation even more detrimental as we are now in an era of increasing water and wastewater system failures coupled with droughts. Water conservation and the benefits of saving this precious resource can be achieved in a number of ways. But understanding some of the larger issues, such as water scarcity and the overall shift that is happening in the way we think about water, is perhaps important before action can be taken.

To help address this broad topic of conservation, weve addressed several areas in our Water Conservation Guide that are imperative for a water utility to consider.

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