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Feb 17, 2020

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Pentair

Rebecca Osborn

Putting Purpose Into Practice: Pentair and the Pentair Foundation Contribute Nearly $3 Million to Support Communities Around the World

Pentair PLC, a global water treatment company, and the Pentair Foundation announce their twenty-first consecutive year of giving to strengthen communities around the world, increase access to quality education and provide safe, clean water to people in developing countries.

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Feb 14, 2020

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Sensus

Kim Genardo

Tacoma Public Utilities Selects Sensus for Advanced Meter Project

Sensus, a Xylem brand, has been selected by Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) as the technology provider for its advanced meter project. The publicly-owned utility offers power, water, rail, internet and cable service to downtown Tacoma and the surrounding area.

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Feb 13, 2020

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Sedaru, Inc.

Sedaru, Inc. is Selected for Nevada Irrigation District Enterprise Asset Management

Sedaru, Inc. announced that Nevada Irrigation District-CA (NID or District) has selected Sedaru for a five-year contract to deliver its real-time, enterprise asset and operational management system for NID’s water distribution, treatment plant, hydropower, recreation, watershed, and fleet facilities.

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Feb 12, 2020

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Envirosight

Sewer Inspection Crawler Wheel Set-ups Poster

You won't get far with the wrong wheels

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Feb 11, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Golden Beaver Award for Jack Brockway: Major Recognition for Herrenknecht U.S. Manager

Jack Brockway, President of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, received the prestigious Golden Beaver Award 2020 in Los Angeles on Friday, January 17, 2020. The association of leading representatives of the U.S. construction industry honored Jack Brockway's achievements in outstanding projects and technological advances in mechanized tunnelling with the Service & Supply Award.

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Feb 10, 2020

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Evides Water Company

Toilet Paper Replace Chemicals

Within the NEREUS project, research is being carried out into various techniques for the recovery of raw materials from domestic wastewater, including cellulose, nutrients, water and energy.

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Feb 07, 2020

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Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Peers Sought to Build Urban Resilience Platform

A new peer-to-peer platform is helping municipalities and water utilities find reliable innovative solutions to their infrastructure resilience challenges. Isle’s technology consultant Sylvia Schuster explains why managing the effects of climate change requires urban transformation.

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Feb 06, 2020

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Takeyoshi Komatsu

Mitsubishi Electric Develops AI-based Aeration Control Technology for Biological Wastewater Treatment

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed aeration control technology to reduce the electric power consumption for supplying air (aeration) to biological reactors^1 which is essential for biological wastewater treatment.

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Feb 05, 2020

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American Water

Joseph Szafran

American Water Included in 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI).

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Feb 04, 2020

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Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

M. Sc. Andrea Lanfermann

Cleaning Water with Laser-Drilled Filters: SimConDrill Project Nominated for Green Award

Microplastics enter our wastewater and the environment on a daily basis. Yet wastewater treatment plants struggle to filter out enough of these tiny plastic particles. Fortunately, help is on hand in the form of the SimConDrill research project, which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been funding since 2019.

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Feb 03, 2020

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UKWIR

Steve Kaye

UKWIR Failure Database Success for Servelec Technologies

A review of UKWIR’s National Failure Database for pipe assets is being carried out by Servelec Technologies after the company won its 40th contract with the research organisation. The work will examine the business case for continuing development and support of the NFD, which benchmarks failure rates for water distribution mains and sewers in the UK and Ireland.

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Jan 31, 2020

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Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rüdiger Schwarze

Scientists at TU Freiberg Develop Process for Removing Microplastics from Wastewater

Together with partners from industry, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg will develop an innovative solution over the next two years to purify industrial wastewater and remove environmentally harmful microplastics. The process is also to be applied in the municipal sector at a later date.

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Jan 30, 2020

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BHR Group

Kate Goldberg

Digital Tool Helps Utilities Overcome Sludge Pumping Challenges

Sophisticated software developed by BHR Group and launched this month is already helping water utilities analyse their sludge pumping systems and reduce costs.

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Jan 29, 2020

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WPL Ltd

Lianne Ayling

Utilities Urged to Share Data with Suppliers

By sharing data with wastewater treatment equipment providers, water companies would not only support the design, build and operation of their own plants, they could also reduce costs and drive innovation. WPL’s technical director Andrew Baird explains that by closer collaboration, utilities could get even more from their suppliers.

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Jan 28, 2020

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Envirosight

Download Envirosight's Guide to Qualitative Analysis in Sewer Inspection

It’s tempting to manage by numbers—to track a single metric, like estimated infiltration rate—in hopes of gaining comprehensive insight about sewer condition. But making smart decisions about sewer maintenance often takes a more sophisticated approach.

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Jan 27, 2020

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Pipeline Renewal Technologies

Ensure Success During Trenchless Rehab

Cured-in-place pipe as a method for trenchless rehabilitation minimizes costs and limits system disruption. But meeting industry standards for CIPP is essential to keeping the surrounding community and your crew safe and ensuring a successful cure.

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Jan 24, 2020

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The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins unveils Largest Hard Rock TBM in the U.S. at Mill Creek

In December 2019, the City of Dallas, Texas, USA unveiled the largest hard rock TBM ever to bore in the U.S. The 11.6 m (38.1 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM will excavate the 8 km (5 mi) Mill Creek Drainage Relief tunnel, and its size is not its only distinction. The adaptable machine will change size partway through the bore, to a more compact 9.9 m (32.5 ft).

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Jan 23, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Suse, Sibylle, Wanda and Käthchen From Baden Set a Fast Pace in Swabia

In five years, four innovative tunnel boring machines from Schwanau in Baden have effortlessly and unerringly built almost 50 kilometers of new tunnels for the Stuttgart–Ulm rail project. Under the professional direction of the contractors, three major key structures of the epoch-making project were built in difficult Swabian ground conditions. The final act in this mission was completed at the Albvorland Tunnel in late October this year by the TBM called WANDA (EPB Shield, diameter 10,820mm).

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Jan 22, 2020

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Sensus

Kim Genardo

Grand Rapids, Michigan Keeps the Data Flowing with Sensus

As the Grand River flows, so does the beer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nicknamed “Beer City USA,” Grand Rapids boasts more than 80 breweries and a thriving entrepreneurial community. This innovative atmosphere inspires city service leaders to constantly ask, “What more can we do?” For the city on the river that runs into Lake Michigan, the answer aptly begins – but doesn’t end – with water.

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Jan 21, 2020

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BlueTech Research

Powerful Water Documentary Has Global Premiere

Global water leaders, innovators and activists gathered for the world premiere of Brave Blue World, the powerful documentary that aims to change people’s perception of our most precious – water.

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Jan 20, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Malcolm Hallsworth

Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave to Jointly Develop Smart Analytics for Europe’s Water Utilities

Sustainable infrastructure company Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave, a California based software as a service analytics (SaaS) company, have signed an agreement to develop smart analytics solutions. The collaboration will accelerate the speed with which Black & Veatch’s European water and wastewater clients can deploy bespoke, smart data analytics tools across their asset base. The jointly developed tools will be deployed via Black & Veatch’s ECO-X digital ecosystem.

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Jan 17, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

British Water Comment on Ofwat Final Determinations

Lila Thompson, chief executive, British Water has made the following statement on the release of Ofwat’s final determinations for water companies in England and Wales.

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Jan 16, 2020

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Benjamin Media, Inc.

Heather Centorbi

27th Annual Microtunneling Short Course Organizers Pay It Forward to U.S. Veterans

A cause near and dear to the hearts of the 27th Annual Microtunneling Short Course organizers is helping the men and women who have served in the United States military transition to civilian life. To help with this effort, course organizers have teamed up with the University of Colorado Boulder Veteran and Military Affairs Office to offer a scholarship program for veterans at the annual Microtunneling Short Course.

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Jan 15, 2020

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Primayer Limited

Regulated UK Market Leads on Leak Detection

Pressure to reduce leakage levels coming from UK water industry regulators has led to a global interest in leak detection and location technologies emerging in the UK market. David Frost, managing director, Servelec Technologies explains the thinking behind the company’s acquisition of Primayer, a leading light in pinpoint leak detection.

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Jan 14, 2020

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British Plastics Federation

Excellent Results Through Practical Guidance on Butt Fusion Jointing of Polyethylene Pressure Pipes

Continuing its support for best practice in the industry, the BPF Pipes Group has published a new guide for engineers and specifiers wishing to take advantage of the considerable benefits of butt fusion jointing of polyethylene pressure pipes. Drawing on 50 years of accumulated experience, this is presented as an easy-to-follow reference source to complement industry procedural specifications.

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