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WaterLinks Forum 2016: Building Climate-Resilient Water Utilities in Asia

2-day international conference, workshop and trade exhibition on the latest solutions, tools and interactions of Asia’s water and wastewater operators in a complex environment made more volatile by climate change. Forum will highlight, and will strive to upscale the adaptations, investments and collaborations among regional water utilities that have helped

WaterLinks Forum 2016: Building Climate-Resilient Water Utilities in Asia

2-day international conference, workshop and trade exhibition on the latest solutions, tools and interactions of Asia’s water and wastewater operators in a complex environment made more volatile by climate change. Forum will highlight, and will strive to upscale the adaptations, investments and collaborations among regional water utilities that have helped

SWANA News

SWANA News

Collection Remains Top 5 Deadliest Job, Overall Industry Fatalities Declined
SWANA RESPONDS TO BLS 2016 INDUSTRY FATALITY DATA
Solid waste collection workers continued to have the fifth deadliest job in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2016 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that the

Technology In a Can

Technology In a Can

There had to be a better way for solid waste agencies to manage their garbage collection routes. That was the impetus behind Bigbelly, a Needham, MA-based company that relies on technology to help clients more efficiently collect trash.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

There are two things on the minds of MRF operators, according to Scott Jable, director of North American sales for Stadler America LLC: labor reduction and material cleanliness. “Both are helped by automation,” he says.

Same Goals, New Methods

Same Goals, New Methods

There used to be a job called an “elevator operator.” For those of us old enough to remember, the elevator operator was a man (usually wearing a sharp uniform like a fancy hotel concierge or doorman) who sat in an elevator car for his entire shift and manually operated the

The Tools and the Talent

The Tools and the Talent

With severe weather events increasing solid waste amounts at landfills as well as increases in typical waste streams, achieving greater air space and attaining more efficiencies has become more critical.

Acoustic Leak Detection

Acoustic Leak Detection

Leaks are money, states Eric Stacey, product manager for advanced leak detection solutions at Echologics. Money not just down the drain, but right out the drain! Lost water involves costs for treatment and conveyance that never result in revenue, and further expense is incurred in leak detection and pipeline repair.

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