Infrastructure still tops list of concerns
Even as prolonged drought grips California, the state of water and wastewater infrastructure and how to finance capital improvements continue to top the list of concerns facing water professionals throughout North America, according to the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2015 State of the Water Industry Report.
Infrastructure Week brings businesses, state and academic leaders to downtown Minneapolis
Although roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface is water, less than 1% of it is usable, which makes water scarcity an increasing global concern. Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., joined the Value of Water Coalition to host a panel for Infrastructure Week 2015, held May 11 to 15 in Minneapolis.
Sydney-based landscaping company offers water-saving tips for Americans facing drought
California has been experiencing historic water loss for the past four years. This period of drought has left the most populated state in the U.S. looking for ways to conserve what little water is left in its reservoirs. In response to this news, Enchanted Landscapes and Design, a Sydney-based landscaping company, offers some of its water-saving tips.
Fifty-five percent of respondents are concerned about the quality of their tap water
A new survey reveals that 55% of Americans are concerned about the quality of their tap water. The online survey, conducted by Cint on behalf of Bluewater, also revealed that approximately one in six Americans avoid drinking water direct from their kitchen taps.
Results indicate that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050
According to a global study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Veolia, the world is on a path toward
Researchers have identified a regularly recurring pattern of global water use in recent centuries
Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, according to a Duke University study.
The water quality industry has a rich history, and the key to its success is to use that past to inform the future. As we reflect on the past 20 years and look ahead to the next 20 years—or more—to come, WQP asked industry experts representing associations, manufacturers and certification bodies to share their thoughts on the past, present and future of their organizations and our industry.
Director of Communications, Water Quality Assn.
Water professionals examine the past, present and future of the industry
In the late 1990s, a coking facility in Detroit closed, and the site was subjected to strict cleanup requirements as part of new government regulations. As part of the overall site cleanup, the facility was required to capture groundwater contaminated with creosote oil, aromatic hydrocarbons, ammonia and iron, and prevent it from migrating off site and contaminating surrounding areas. The final destination for the groundwater was a municipal wastewater treatment plant.
Bioreactor technology chosen to treat groundwater on the site of a former Michigan coking facility
Change is all around us, and being able to adapt to that change is key to business success, whether that means integrating new technologies or accommodating new regulations and certification requirements. The coming year is likely to bring plenty of change to the water quality industry, but these changes will bring opportunity.
WQP asked three industry experts to share their thoughts on the changes and trends that will affect the industry in 2015. From new regulations to evolving customer needs, there will be plenty of chances for our industry to adapt and find success.
The campaign has raised $1,848,200 out of its $2.5 million target
The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced that its Investing in Your Future Capital Campaign has raised more than $1.8 million toward its $2.5 million fundraising goal.