News and Articles

Nov 11, 2020

News

Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Diversity and Inclusivity ‘Lacking’ in the Water Sector

The lack of diversity and inclusion in the water sector, along with the latest research on Covid-19, features in updates presented to the Water Action Platform community in October’s webinar.

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Nov 10, 2020

News

BlueInGreen, LLC

BlueInGreen is Selected by EBMUD to Help Implement Measures to Ensure Reliable Drinking Water for 1.4 Million People

California's East Bay Municipal Utility District selects BlueInGreen to fortify its corrosion control measures as part of its ongoing leadership in California and in the water treatment industry.

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Nov 09, 2020

News

DuPont

Anna Gemolas

DuPont Water Solutions Named a Finalist for Prestigious U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizens Award

DuPont was nominated for the Best Corporate Steward category for its efforts to help global communities thrive through increased access to safe, clean water.

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Nov 06, 2020

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The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins Main Beam Carves out a Win in Louisville

Tried and tested TBM and conveyor complete Ohio River Tunnel.

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Nov 05, 2020

News

Sedaru, Inc.

City of Palo Alto Utilities Selects Sedaru as Next Generation Asset & Operational Management Platform for Wastewater

The silicon valley city advances its digital water initiatives.

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Nov 04, 2020

News

Brave Blue World

Aiofe Kelleher

Water Documentary Goes Mainstream

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions.

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Nov 03, 2020

News

MWH Treatment

Antoinette Maiella

MWH Treatment to Play Key Role in Thames Capital Delivery Programme

MWH Treatment (MWHT) has successfully secured a place on Thames Water's non-infrastructure framework for the asset management period 2020-25 (AMP7).

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Nov 02, 2020

Article

STEIN Ingenieure GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Robert Stein

Safe Utility Tunnelling Through Tailor-Made Hard-Software

The process engineering limits of pipe jacking have shifted considerably in recent years. Jacking lengths of 800 m and more are no longer a special feature. Narrow bends and S-curves appear more and more frequently in the tenders of the network operators and are usually executed without major problems. The reason for this extremely positive development lies not only in the constantly increasing wealth of experience of the mostly specialized companies in Germany, but also in the integration of customized hardware and software into the daily pipe jacking routine. Some products, which guarantee static safety in particular, will be presented in this article.

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Nov 02, 2020

News

British Water

Lila Thompson

Scale-up Data Technology, Water Companies Urged

There has been “significant growth” in the use of data by the UK water sector but technology now needs to be rolled out at scale if optimum benefits are to be felt over the next five years. This is the picture from Paul Dickenson, chair of the British Water Data & Analytics Focus Group, who was speaking ahead of British Water’s Data Conference, which took place on 21 October 2020.

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Oct 30, 2020

News

SOURCE Global, PBC

David Lieberson

Indigenous Philippines Community Looks to the Sky for Renewable Drinking Water Created from Sunlight and Air

SOURCE Global, PBC and Conservation International announced their third successful collaboration, which will deliver sustainable, clean drinking water - and accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) - to the Binta’t Karis Indigenous peoples of Iraan, Rizal, Palawan.

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Oct 29, 2020

News

Xylem Inc.

Houston Spencer

Xylem Makes Communities in the East of England More Sustainable with Anglian Water

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, is helping to prevent water shortages in the U.K. as part of its commitment to address scarcity and to make communities more sustainable and resilient.

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Oct 28, 2020

News

Ameresco, Inc.

Leila Dillon

The City of Gatesville Partners with Ameresco to Upgrade Water Meters and Implement Automatic Metering Infrastructure

Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that it is partnering with the City of Gatesville, Texas, to replace over 3,600 city water meters as part of an automatic metering infrastructure (AMI) project. Upon completion, Gatesville residents will benefit from greater transparency into their water usage and billing, helping the community conserve more and spend less on operating its water infrastructure.

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Oct 27, 2020

News

Orix Capital Partners

Jeff Smith

Hoffman Southwest Announces New Name as National Underground Group

Hoffman Southwest Corp., a provider of underground pipe inspection, cleaning, repair and locating services throughout the U.S., announced that the company changed its name to National Underground Group.

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Oct 26, 2020

News

WPL Ltd

Lianne Ayling

SAF Optimisation Data Shared at Wastewater Conference

Data from a study to improve optimisation of SAF wastewater treatment systems is the focus of a presentation from WPL that took place at the 2020 European Water & Wastewater Management conference on 13-14 October.

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Oct 23, 2020

News

Vermeer Corporation

Todd Versteeg

Introducing the Vermeer R600T Reclaimer

Vermeer expands its horizontal directional drilling (HDD) fluid management equipment line with the new R600T reclaimer.

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Oct 22, 2020

News

Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Collaborative Approach Required to Achieve Zero Pollution

Water companies can expect increasing scrutiny into their environmental performance, as customer awareness of river and bathing water quality grows. This was among messages from Helen Wakeham, deputy director of water quality at the Environment Agency, during a keynote address at the Zero Pollutions Conference 2020, hosted by technology consultancy Isle.

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Oct 21, 2020

News

British Water

Lila Thompson

UK-India Water MoU Offers “Great Boost” to Trade

British Water chief executive Lila Thompson says a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between India and the UK’s leading water sector trade association will “bring a great boost” to trading relationships between the two countries. Thompson’s comments came at the India-UK Water Partnership Forum, a virtual event which took place on 22 September 2020.

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Oct 20, 2020

News

Kelley Engineered Equipment

Tyler D. Sandell

Kelley Digger Shield Takes the Express Route to Atlanta

On July 1st, 2020, The Atkinson / Technique Joint Venture entered into a contract with Kelley Engineered Equipment (KEE) for the supply of a 90.25” (2.3 m) digger shield. On August 15th, just Six weeks later, the machine was on site and ready to work. Averaging about 5.3’ (1.6 m) per day, the distance needed to install 4 rings of liner plate, the shield finished its drive on October 6th, 2020.

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Oct 19, 2020

News

Cartegraph

Colleen McKenna

Cartegraph Acquires SEMS Technologies, Creating Powerful Platform for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operators

Experienced software providers team up to offer asset management, regulatory compliance tools for distribution and collection teams

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Oct 16, 2020

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Ovarro Ltd

Hannah Lee

Leak Loggers Support Emergeny Effort in Beirut

Data technology company Ovarro has responded quickly to a request for emergency leak detection equipment from the Veolia Foundation, which is supporting the rehabilitation of drinking water networks in the Port of Beirut.

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Oct 15, 2020

News

Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

TasWater Response to Covid-19 is Platform’s ‘Most-Read’

A paper explaining how Australian water and wastewater utility TasWater responded to the Covid-19 crisis is the most-read document on the Water Action Platform.

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Oct 14, 2020

News

American Water

Joseph Szafran

American Water Employees Raise More Than $214,000 for Water For People in First-Ever Virtual Fundraising Campaign

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced the company and its employees raised more than $214,000 to support Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries.

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Oct 13, 2020

News

Envirosight

Choosing Your Next Sewer Inspection Truck

Request a free illustrated guide to sewer inspection trucks.

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Oct 12, 2020

News

Black & Veatch

Jim Suhr

Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint

New tertiary treatment facilities, nutrient management system are models of sustainable innovation.

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Oct 09, 2020

News

Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Be Bold to Cut Polluctions, Water Companies Urged

UK water companies must be “bold and brave” if they are to achieve ambitious pollution targets and meet the high expectations of regulators over the next five years. The comment comes from Karyn Georges, head of consulting at global innovation and technology consultancy Isle.

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