If you thought America’s drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps, says NYT Best-selling author Seth M. Siegel. ====REGISTER TO JOIN NYT BEST-SELLING AUTHOR SETH M
News Worth Sharing: The U.S. EPA’s Water Toxicity Sensor Challenge is calling for innovators to develop a fast and accurate sensor to identify pollutants in water. GWW SPOTLIGHT: A number of GlobalWaterWorks members have achieved Bronze and Silver Ambassador levels in the last few months. THANK YOU GWW Ambassadors for helping us fulfill our vision to solve the
News Worth Sharing: You can help fund a young professional leader in the water industry just by walking! GWW SPOTLIGHT: Rotary International hosted its International Service Summit this last weekend, with three members of the GlobalWaterWorks community, Prakasam Tata (India’s WWM and USKids4Water) Bernhard Groth (Haiti)and Peter Lattey (Los Angeles Rotary) sharing strategies to address water problems impacting more than 2 Billion people around
News Worth Sharing: The UNLEASH USA 2021 Hack will focus on solving sanitation issues in Alabama’s Black Belt Region. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Tina Mazzocchetti Wojnar is Program Manager of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association, and happens to be hosting the 47th annual WWEMA Washington Forum April 27-29 as part of the Annual Water Week. Tina is a regular contributor and
News Worth Sharing: Have a great video about a research project focused on solving a water challenge? Check out the Water Industry TV Contest. GWW SPOTLIGHT: You may have already met Shannon Spurlock. She is the founder and CEO of Ochotona Consulting, and a regular facilitator of our collaboration sessions. Shannon has the unique ability to advance
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Walter “Wallie” Ivison of Brisbane, Australia, founder of World Environment Solutions, is a 14-year veteran in atmospheric water innovation. He’s managed to tackle the energy hurdle with atmospheric water by coupling systems with existing energy sources. The addition of his 60-liter systems to W3’s water kiosk provides an example of a “movement” that may lead
News Worth Sharing: This online art exhibit, Think About Water, celebrates our connection to water through the works of ecological artists. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Meet Gary Wong, Principal, Global Water Sector, AVEVA, which is now the world’s largest industrial software provider as a result of last month’s acquisition of OSI soft. Gary is chair of SWAN Americas and
News Worth Sharing: Here are 5 steps toward integrated urban water management. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Karen Jedele kicked off GlobalWaterWorks first Office Hours with news of $5.5B in capital available for water projects. Her firm screens opportunities for the largest investment banks and investors. If you missed it, and want to know more about it, we encourage you
News Worth Sharing: Short Video Provides More than a Dozen Ways to Value Water, courtesy “The Streams” producers: @WillSarni and Tom Freyberg GWW SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Raj Rajaram started Midwest Engineers in Chicago in 1986. and founded Tetra Tech, an environmental management company, in India in 1997. Dr. Rajaram has contributed to more than 40 publications and has written
News Worth Sharing: Want to make a difference? Consider partnering with your local Rotary Club to help provide clean water and sanitation to those in need. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Chris Sosnowski has a huge heart for water and a passion to serve the people that run small and medium water and wastewater utilities. As the CEO of Waterly, he
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this week’s #MemberSpotlight is a salute to all #WomenInWater! Many of GWW’s events are spearheaded by women, but we also know there’s a desire for women to connect 1:1, so we created a special group in which you can share ideas, celebrate successes, and further opportunities for women.
News Worth Sharing: Check out AWWA’s step-by-step guide to help utilities embrace innovation. JOIN US LIVE! Learn from the experts at February 23 Resilience Webinar and join us February 24-26 when East meets West at WWM Conference and 3D Exhibit. GWW SPOTLIGHT :Lauren Del Ciello of Water Quality Products Magazine, is the managing editor of Water Quality Products (WQP) Magazine, a media partner
News Worth Sharing: Check out AWWA’s step-by-step guide to help utilities embrace innovation. JOIN US LIVE! Learn from the experts at February 23 Resilience Webinar and join us February 24-26 when East meets West at WWM Conference and 3D Exhibit. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Tamara Kahn of TMA BlueTech, who used snow last week to flush her toilet in the midst of power outages.
News Worth Sharing: Is water as valuable as diamonds? GWW SPOTLIGHT: Michael Karl, who’s seeking input on a SWAN Digital Twin White Paper. Karl is co-chair of SWAN’s Digital Twin Architecture Committee, and Brown and Caldwell’s National Smart Utility Technology Leader. We are including a link to the conceptual white paper concept here, and invite you to contact Michael
News Worth Sharing: Now on Demand – you can watch the PFAS and Arsenic Webinar which reviews a New Jersey case study where a rapid response to these problems was needed. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Meet David Pong, founder of WateRoam filtration technology, whose Singapore innovation is helping100,000 people across 38 countries treat water at the source. If you
News Worth Sharing: The International Center for Clean Water advances technical and scientific expertise on all areas of water. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Fernando Ramirez sees the water crisis as one of humanity’s greatest challenges, so is taking action to address it. Not only did he form the Bridges 2030 charity, but he signed on as Managing Director of
News Worth Sharing: Movies about water can be hopeful or despairing. Jim Lauria reviews two movies exemplifying both ends of the scale. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Bobbi Harris is founder of Smart Water, Smart City and an expert with utility market analysis, strategic intelligence and marketing strategy. She was named one of the ESI 2019 Global Smart Energy Elites.
News Worth Sharing: Book lovers – join The Water Tower Virtual Book Club. The next meeting will discuss Rain by Cynthia Barnett. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Diana Rodriguez wants to hear from other Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) pros. The chemical engineer who is working to develop wastewater treatment plants is also hoping to create a virtual education program
News Worth Sharing: Sustainability isn’t free—Learn how to talk to your CFO about it! GWW SPOTLIGHT: Karen Frost manages water technology, economic development and innovation for The Water Council, which introduced GlobalWaterWorks to the global water innovation ecosystem! Karen oversees three innovation programs: post accelerator, pilot and corporation open innovation. She invites queries from late-stage technology companies.
News Worth Sharing: See how efficient farms in the Netherlands produce 20 times more food with only 25% of the water normally needed. GWW SPOTLIGHT: Katrin Schuhen invites all to share how you deal with microplastics in water. How do you detect them, how do you remove them, how do you control your processes to protect the environment? Katrin
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Learn how water reuse and conservation will help us address water demand in the Past and Future 100 Years from Bill Hoffman. Bill received the 2020 “Water Star Award,” an annual recognition given by the Alliance for Water Efficiency at the Water Smart Innovations Conference. SNEAK PREVIEW: Next week, GlobalWaterWorks will publicly launch our WaterTech Showcase! We invite
KUDOS TO DR. PAUL O’CALLAGHAN: You can call him Dr. O’Calllaghan, as he just completed his PhD Thesis, “The Dynamics of Water Innovation.” He’s made his thesis available through the BlueTech Research Web site, and we recommend it to anyone innovating on or investing in water technology. WATER TECH SHOWCASE: We’ve added a YouTube playlist to the
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Travis Loop featured Lynn Broaddus, a leading voice in water policy discussions and the new President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in his recent Words on Water. We’re hopeful we may also hear from President Broaddus at the Water and Waste Management (WWM) International III, February 24-26, 2021. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Join GlobalWaterWorks in supporting the February
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Our member spotlight this week is on Jennifer Loudon, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Water Services and laboratory manager at Raritan Township MUA.Jennifer is a self-starting environmental scientist with a wide range of experience and previous project areas, including wet chemistry, ecotoxicology, marine biology, sustainability, solid waste and wastewater management, and aquatic ecotoxicity analysis…to name
GWW SPOTLIGHT: UK Member: Andrew Walker, founder of Blue Gold Marketing and co-founder of KnowH2ow Academy. In this 15-minute interview, Andrew shares three strategies and 5 channels to support more rapid integration of new water technologies. NO WATER, NO FOOTBALL: More than 11 million fans of Manchester Football were engaged through this simple campaign, sponsored by Xylem. The campaign brought awareness
In the spirit of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, we extend our heartfelt THANKS for being part of this community and for being a reason global water works! 👍 🦃 💦 GWW SPOTLIGHT: Tim Keane is an expert on in-building sanitation focused on solving waterborne pathogen issues. He is a regular and valued contributor to the GWW community for
It was four years ago on World Water Day that we launched GlobalWaterWorks (GWW) , an organization committed to accelerating the adoption of smart water technologies. The pending threat of extreme water scarcity that we will witness in our lifetime inspired – no, commanded – that we act! Our small team of committed individuals set
DOWNLOAD our two-page overview to see how GWW’s expert approach is accelerating adoption of smart water technologies. Drones, sensors, satellites, BigData and analytics are providing real-time visibility in to systems and helping to automate operations. Localized and distributed systems – including mobile, water-from-air technology – are creating a future for water technology innovation and commercialization very
Greg Quist, PhD, Chairman of the Urban Water Institute and founder and CEO of SmartCover Systems, took the audience of big data experts in attendance at O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference “to the dark side” – where water and sewer systems are dangerously old, sewer spills are frequent and water main breaks wreak havoc. In his
GlobalWaterWorks Salutes #RunningDry Movement and Invites Use of NRWA Savings Engine to Save Water, Save Energy and Save Money
GlobalWaterWorks salutes Mina Guli, water advocate and ultra runner, for her commitment to running 100 Marathons in 100 Days for one reason – to shine a light on the global water crisis. Mina completed 62 marathons in 62 days before a stress fracture took her off the track, but not off purpose. The global running
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. The MIT Water Summit is a great opportunity to meet and hear from top people in the water sector including speakers from water utilities & government agencies, industry & start-ups, NGOs, and academia. Mary Conley Eggert, GWW’s Chief Innovation Officer, will be on the panel: Implementing Innovative Solutions, Friday, Nov 16th.
It’s time for data to fuel technology to drive transformational change for water utilities, save millions of dollars for municipalities, and protect citizens and the environment.
The state of the nation may seem bleak when you look at recent water challenges, but numerous water organizations and technology are helping America get smart about water management. You can help speed that process by sharing the experts, models and technology success stories showcased by GlobalWaterWorks.
North America’s water industry leaders discussed the digital transformation of the water industry in 10 separate roundtables, organized by GlobalWaterWorks at the SWAN North American Alliance Workshop in Chicago.
In today’s consumer-driven world, customers want to know everything that affects them, whether it’s electronics and home goods, or water and other utilities. Learn what utilities can do to engage customers and become heroes.
The U.K. is lending its water smarts to the U.S with Save Water Save Money, and GlobalWaterWorks is pleased to partner with CEO and founder Tim Robertson to spread the word. SaveWaterSaveMoney is used by 90% of UK utilities to engage customers in achieving water mandates by tapping their customers’ natural desire to know and
GlobalWaterWorks Leads Panel of Water Management Experts at WATEC Israel 2017 where attendees learned about go-to-market strategies and success stories that are accelerating adoption of smart water technologies.
Last month at Invest H2O, GlobalWaterWorks (GWW) debuted the INTEGRATE Panel that discussed how to help industry participants share their knowledge, connections and rapidly scale results. Why INTEGRATE? The water industry is fragmented, silos run deep in essential areas of research and innovation and technology isn’t adequately integrated in the water industry.
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
Many suggest water investment isn’t happening. GlobalWaterWorks believes the tide of interest is rising, and we’re just a few years away from a tsunami of water investment. Here’s why. The world’s water woes are escalating due to continued drought and you can’t go a week without seeing an article like the Economist’s 11/5 “Liquidity Crisis.” Efficient
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.
By Maria Diecidue, Director of Communications, Global Water Works Technology and systems thinking enables more efficient use of water to help preserve life on earth. During my career, I have promoted technology for the improvement of business processes that take waste out of the supply chain, improve customer relations and use algorithms to accurately identify
It’s no secret. Water isn’t working. Just say Flint, California or the global water crisis, and you need to say no more. This message isn’t about what’s broken. It’s about an opportunity all of us have to make our net work better by sharing a story or making a connection. That may sound too easy, and I
On the eve of #WorldWaterDay 2016, we are pleased to announce the creation of Global Water Works. While thousands of organizations have been advocating for water conservation for decades, only in the last few years have we had the technology to measure what we’ve always wanted to manage. The arrival of big data, artificial
This post first appeared on LinkedIn. Flint has awakened the nation to the problems around our crumbling infrastructure. If you’re concerned about lead in your water, this @PostCrescent report by Wisconsin’s Center for Investigative Reporting provides practical steps that local consumers can take to minimize problems while infrastructure is addressed. My recent foray into the water industry has
Last week, I and my colleague, Maria Diecidue, had the pleasure of visiting with Rich Meeusen, CEO of Badger Meter and Chairman of The Water Council. We discussed his legacy in light of the prediction by the 2030 Water Resource Group that demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030: “When I look
Last month’s record “king tides” on both coasts, documented by the Washington Post and nearly every coastal paper, provide a visual reminder of climate change. They are a stark contrast to the West Coast drought and fire pictures that have been in the news in recent months. As startling a contrast as these pictures present, neither