Water

  • One man’s journey to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis

    One man’s journey to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis

    November 19 was World Toilet Day. Tony Petrucci talks about his volunteer work and why clean water is no laughing matter.

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Brianna Daniels helps to rebuild a California Boy Scout camp devastated by wildfire—and discovers her most memorable project

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  • Published in Institute of Water: PR19 - Will it deliver a better future for water customers?

    Published in Institute of Water: PR19 - Will it deliver a better future for water customers?

    Tim Williams reflects on the recent PR19 submissions and opportunities for the Water Industry to deliver performance improvements

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  • Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    What are we doing with excavated sediments? Here’s how municipalities can save thousands of dollars while conserving landfill space.

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  • Working "shoulder-to-shoulder" with local Māori for a culturally-sound wastewater solution

    Working "shoulder-to-shoulder" with local Māori for a culturally-sound wastewater solution

    Environmental and public health engineer Jim Bradley (Auckland, New Zealand) on working together to find a technically sound wastewater treatment method that respects local Māori cultural values

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

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  • Published in Water Briefing Global: David Smith on the benefits of resilient megacities

    Published in Water Briefing Global: David Smith on the benefits of resilient megacities

    In this Water Briefing Global Article, David Smith, Senior Vice President at Stantec, looks at the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient cities in the face of population growth

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  • 4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project

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  • Holistic stormwater management often requires more than ponds and rain gardens

    Holistic stormwater management often requires more than ponds and rain gardens

    Underground trenches and stormwater tanks are two new innovations helping municipalities and watershed districts improve water quality

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  • Published: Walk Before You Run - Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Program

    Published: Walk Before You Run - Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Program

    How Philadelphia is implementing green infrastructure initiatives to help reduce stormwater runoff for cleaner waters.

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  • [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1

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  • National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness

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  • A quest to find innovative technologies for managing deteriorating water infrastructure

    A quest to find innovative technologies for managing deteriorating water infrastructure

    Various sectors use a range of technologies to manage deteriorating infrastructure; what technologies could work in the water sector?

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  • Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project

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  • How to plan for affordable, supportable utility rates

    How to plan for affordable, supportable utility rates

    Utilities benefit from financial planning and selecting the right funding strategy—and those benefits can be passed to the customer

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  • Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    It takes creativity in both approach/methodology and funding to take care of eroding beaches

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  • 7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    What does a successful project look like the first few years after construction? Look for pools, riffles, vegetation, and little critters

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  • Drought defense: 3 steps to effective water management in extreme climates

    Drought defense: 3 steps to effective water management in extreme climates

    A lifelong New Mexican shares lessons learned in one of the driest places in the US

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