Learning from An Ancient Civilization

In recent times, many  experts in the field have noted the implications of climate change on existing water sector infrastructure and the need for those in charge of such systems to make necessary changes, in terms of using advanced technology, as well as, being proactive to foresee what some of those changes will need to be, in order for persons depending on such systems to still have access to a reliable supply.

In a recent article by Laura Sanchez, Climate Change and System Complexity, published on 24th October, 2018, in the editor’s blog of the Water Efficiency magazine, she highlights how extreme weather changes and climate changes affected one ancient civilization and how modern systems may be at risk of history repeating itself.

You can also leave your comments after reading the article linked above.

Smart Water Management

Water is a necessary resource and can often be described as life itself, since without water persons will not be able to survive. Yet, while such a resource is needed and is mainly provided by water management utilities, such organizations can employ technology and smart techniques to ensure smooth operations, which overall can lead to lower operational costs.

In a recent article published by Daniel P. Duffy, on 11 September, 2018, he highlights the basis of smart water management, such as Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technologies and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems, and highlights what this entails and some relevant suppliers of the technology.

One can read the full article by clicking on the following link Intelligent Water Management

Chemical Movement

Persons working in water utilities have always warned about the harm that fertilizers and insecticides can pose to water sources, especially when it comes to contaminating surface and ground water sources that contribute to the potable water supply.

In a recent article by Janice Kaspersen, published in the Erosion Control magazine 8 October, 2018, she highlights new research that precisely predicts the movement of such chemicals in soils, in an affordable and effective way that may one they be used on a large scale.

To read the full article and comment one can click on the following link Where Does It All Go?

Does legal mean safe?

In a guest blog in the Water Efficiency Magazine Dr. Edo McGowan, who has forty years of experience in the development of local, regional, and international programs relating to health aspects of water quality, vector control, as well as, the analyses and disposal of hazardous materials, discusses the legality  of water compared to its safety, since there could be many new contaminants existing that may not be found in laboratory tests.

To read and comment on the article click the following Legal vs. Safe Water

Dealing with FOGs (Fats, Oils and Grease)

As employees working within the water sector, we at some point get to know about fats, oils and grease and the damage they can cause to pipes, whether it is through public education or getting our hands dirty when we have to deal with the clogs created by pouring these fats, oils and grease down the drain.

In a recent article by Laura Sanchez, the editor of the Water Efficiency Magazine, she highlights a new strategy for dealing with FOGs (fats, oil and grease) developed by a research team from the University of British Colombia in Canada.

To read the article and comment you can follow the link Fatberg to Fuel.

Do you think such a process can make a difference or is it just another pipe dream? 🙂