A Land Grab for Groundwater

| “Whisky is for drinking. Water is for fighting over,” Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying. This statement resonates especially deeply today in the western US where resource scarcity, an ever-expanding population, and a changing climate have made water an increasingly precious commodity. And it appears that by purchasing arable land with access to groundwater, ... READ MORE

Assessing Seismic Risk

| It cracked store windows, severed gas lines, and crumbled roadways. It even triggered a tsunami warning. But in the wake of a 7.0 earthquake—the second largest in the state’s recorded history—Anchorage’s water system proved remarkably resilient. In fact, by the following day, power, water, and communications were restored in most of the affected areas, with ... READ MORE

The Happiest Trout

| It’s become abundantly clear that medicines ingested by humans and discharged through effluent can affect animals throughout an ecosystem. A recent report reveals that this environmental exposure can, in some cases, subject them to high doses. Researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Australia tested insects and animals from six streams near Melbourne. Between ... READ MORE

LG Sonic Introduces Innovative Water Quality Sensor Head

| Data is becoming more and more important. It allows us to access a wealth of information that can prove useful in making decisions not only in our daily lives, but also in water treatment. With MPC-Buoy, LG Sonic introduced data driven algal bloom management. Now, we are introducing a new sensor head that will offer ... READ MORE

The Water Main Presents Research on How Americans Relate to Water: Want to Engage Them? Start With What Matters to Them

| Qualitative research from APM Research Lab, Wilder Research offers national perspectives American Public Media’s water initiative, The Water Main, today announced findings in a study focused on Americans’ perceptions on water, a topic for which there is little existing research. Conducted in collaboration with APM Research Lab and Wilder Research, the qualitative study offers water ... READ MORE

There’s a Robot in Your Pipes… And it’s Wearing a Skirt

| Sometimes great innovations are inspired by quotidian life. Such is the case with a revolutionary leak-detecting robot. Mechanical engineer You Wu began developing leak detection solutions when he joined the MIT Mechatronics Research Lab and was charged with adapting a colleague’s gas leak detection device for water pipes. The original model, a self-propelled robot, was ... READ MORE

Mueller Water Products to Acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd.

| Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand for the global ... READ MORE

CUES Releases New REDI Kit Remote Evaluation Diagnostic Inspection Tool

| CUES has developed a new pipeline inspection tool designed to significantly reduce unplanned downtime. The CUES REDI (Remote Evaluation Diagnostic Inspection) Kit is the first pipeline inspection troubleshooting kit available on the market today designed to help diagnose electrical issues, allowing for quicker and more accurate troubleshooting and repairs of problems while in the field. ... READ MORE

Reevaluating the Acre-Foot

| It’s interesting to consider the origins of various units of measure. The acre, for example, once defined the area of land that a team of oxen could plow in a day. The Egyptian cubit, used in ancient architecture, represented the length of a man’s forearm, from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. ... READ MORE

Hundreds of Supporters Celebrate Sterling Natural Resource Center

| East Valley Water District marks start of construction on state-of-the-art recycled water treatment facility, community center On Oct. 20, more than 300 local officials and community members joined East Valley Water District (EVWD) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC), a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Highland, Calif., on the corner ... READ MORE

Florida DEP to Suspend $12 Million in Community Water Infrastructure Loan Payments to Help with Hurricane Michael Recovery

| Today, to assist communities recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael, and at the direction of Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering the suspension of up to $12 million in wastewater and drinking water facility loan repayments and interest accrual for two years. This will provide cities and ... READ MORE

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