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