2019 Water SDR

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2019 Water SDR

To promote the 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report

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The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why
There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and  wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld. The article goes on to say that half...
Jul 9, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management
Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before. Download the...
Jul 2, 2019 9:00 AM ET
The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity
In an era when climate change, organizational capacity constraints, funding challenges and limited public support continue to test the resilience of a community's stormwater system, images of flooded neighborhoods and arterial streets turned into rivers highlight the urgency for a strategic vision and alternative approaches to stormwater management service delivery. The critical question is...
Jun 25, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Rain or Shine: Resilience Needs a Little More Attention
It's been said that Texas suffers perennial drought, broken up by severe floods from time to time. These days, however, Texas isn't alone in its misery. Researchers from Climate Central analyzed 65 years of rainfall records in the United States and found that 40 of the lower 48 states have seen an increase in heavy downpours since 1950. We're talking about the kind of flood-making...
Jun 20, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?
If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019. Not yet two years since Hurricane Harvey inflicted more than $100 billion of damage from catastrophic flooding in Houston and southeast Texas, record snowfall followed by a quick melt-off in America’s midsection...
Jun 17, 2019 9:00 AM ET