Water Technology and Innovation

August 11, 2017

The Internet of Water – Greater Federal Role Needed for Data Hubs and Backbone

There are many obstacles to improving water resource management in the U.S., ranging from fragmented federal and state policies and the myriad of institutional silos to the absence of a centralized resource “caretaker” and the lack of information.  However, now with the advent of big data and emerging technologies, there are increasing opportunities to produce […]
April 20, 2017

Water Desal Has a Major New Champion

Historically, one of the biggest obstacles to deploying desalination technologies has been opposition by environmental groups.   This is all about to change now that desal has a BIG and powerful new champion.  According to media reports, former Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of the nation’s most ardent environmentalists,  has taken a position with Poseidon Water, […]
April 15, 2017

Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America's Federal Water Resources

Linking to a new report by Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School, and Jill Jamieson, Jones Lang LaSalle, titled Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America’s Federal Water Resources.  The report looks at a host of water infrastructure, including navigation, flood management, hydropower, irrigation, drinking water and wastewater treatment. Decades of inadequate funding have resulted […]
May 27, 2016

Washington DC – Israel Water Summit, June 30

Washington D.C. – Israel Water Summit: “Israel and the Global Water Crisis: Practical Approaches” Thursday, June 30, 2016 Registration 8:00 am • Water Summit 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Hogan Lovells, LLP Conference Center 555 13th Street NW • Washington, D.C. 20004 Register by June 17 at jnf.org/dcwatersummit. Both a national and global water crisis […]
May 26, 2016

Public-Private Partnerships – Helping to Close the Growing Water Crisis

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a new report this week titled, Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize U.S. Infrastructure, highlighting the needs and opportunities for public-private partnerships to help address the growing water crisis in many communities around the country.  Here is the forward by Susan Story, CEO of American Water, and […]
May 11, 2016

Senator Inhofe Signals WRDA 2016 to be Done by July

Inhofe sets sights on passing WRDA this summer Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said yesterday that he expects Congress to pass the 2016 Water Resources Development Act by mid-July. The massive water resources and infrastructure bill is a priority for Inhofe and […]
March 24, 2016

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Big Commitments at White House Water Summit

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Commitments at White House Water Summit On World Water Day, March 22nd, the White House hosted a Water Summit to shine a spotlight on creative, cross-cutting solutions to solve today’s water challenges. Federal agencies, business leaders, local utilities and practitioners, and environmental organizations announced 150 new efforts and commitments […]
March 7, 2016

Don't Miss Out on Water Week 2016 – Register Now

Registration is open at www.waterweek.us for the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo (April 11-13, 2016) in Washington D.C.  The event is presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Association. This year’s program will feature distinguished speakers, […]
March 5, 2016

GOP Debate Shines Light on Water Infrastructure Crisis

The recent Fox News GOP had more lowlights than highlights, but one of the latter was a mention of the water crisis in Flint and the need to do a better job of providing clean water, and reinvesting in and maintaining our nation’s water delivery system.  Bret Baier, one of the moderators, asked the candidates […]
March 5, 2016

Unleash the Hounds of Water Innovation – Companies Advocate for Change

Water is life, and it is also our economy.  The water challenges we face here in the U.S. are significant and continue to present mounting risks to public health, environment, and our local economies.   To resolve these growing risks, we must innovate to change, and change to innovate.   Yet, so many barriers remain […]