2019 Water SDR

2019 Water SDR

To promote the 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report

Content from this campaign

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
Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources
Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric...
Jun 14, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork
In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil.  For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be...
Jun 7, 2019 9:00 AM ET
From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero"
The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry. ...
Jun 5, 2019 9:00 AM ET


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