Savvy wastewater pros are leading the way by using technology to efficiently manage wastewater and create new revenue streams in areas that were previously thought of as waste. The dirty little secret is only dirty because it starts with wastewater. Smart, data-driven processes are harvesting nutrients, energy and water (N.E.W. Water) from wastewater. Furthermore, they
Celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of fresh water sustainability I live in Chicago and I love it. I grew up in New York City and I love it too. I think cities are efficient with their public transportation, tall buildings and walkability. So much better than sprawl. But I do worry about the toll that our
A great day to raise awareness, inspire and take action! The first celebrated World Water Day took place in 1993, after the United Nations declared that a day was needed to celebrate and protect fresh water. The 2017 World Water Day theme is Wastewater: Why waste water? At GlobalWaterWorks, we are looking to help advance
First-of-its-kind Emory University program exposes students to cutting-edge technology for water recycling and reuse As a self-proclaimed “life-long student,” I am required to do a lot of reading. And more reading. That “more reading” is a perfect fit for my new role as a Senior Researcher at GlobalWaterWorks. I was recently reading my copy of
I always enjoy learning from Rich Meeusen, CEO of Badger Meter, who is also the Chairman of The Water Council. He is an encyclopedia of water history and knowledge, and I thought his reflections on a better water legacy, modeling Scrooge’s new legacy in the Christmas Carol, were worth repeating: Future visions like the 2030 Report on
Each year, over 200 times more groundwater is extracted from the earth than oil. According to the International Hydrogeologist’s Association, groundwater provides 50% of the water needed for irrigation and drinking water in the U.S. And, it provides as much as 99% of the water needed in land-locked countries and desert climates. While groundwater is the
Innovations at this month’s International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) provided a strong economic case for investment in water-saving technology. One such innovation, the NASA-engineered Orbital Systems shower, uses a closed-loop system to recycle heated water. The “shower of the future,” already in use in Europe, captures energy and water savings as high as 80% and 90%, respectively.