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When Performance Contracting Makes Sense

Contracting with an energy services company (ESCO) can help water and wastewater utilities afford efficiency improvements while significantly reducing their costs. This 1-hour webinar describes: how ESCOs are set up and function; the difference between an engineer-led and a traditional performance contract; and the need for driving clarity in contracts.

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The ‰ÛÜBlack & Veatch Webinar Series brings thought leaders together to discuss timely topics in the areas of energy, water and telecommunications.

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Smart Cities Case Study:
Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista, California, has set aggressive goals to become more efficient through intelligent systems that support improved use of energy, water, communications and other critical infrastructure.

In this presentation learn how Chula Vista is creating a Smart City Roadmap that will move plans from paper to progress. The important steps they're taking can apply to other Smart City pursuits. 

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H2O Insights - Thermal Hydrolysis at Davyhulme, UK

Download a recording of our free webinar highlighting the power and benefits offered by THP. Drawing on the UK’s award-winning Davyhulme project as a case study, the webinar shows how THP can:

  • Generate savings by improving biosolids quality while reducing its quantity
  • Get more throughput to maximize use of existing assets
  • Reduce carbon footprint while increasing renewable power generation

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Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing an Asset Management Program

Download a recording of our informational webinar on the potential benefits of an asset management program, including tips for addressing the challenges of implementation. Jeff Stillman, a certified Asset Management professional at Black & Veatch and an Endorsed Assessor with the Institute of Asset Management, discusses how to capture opportunities and overcome challenges.

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Optimizing Drinking Water Distribution Systems

Utilities spend a significant amount of time, effort, and money to treat water to a high standard leaving the water treatment plant. However, as recent events in Michigan and Ohio highlight, degradation of water quality can pose serious health and regulatory compliance risks. This presentation will discuss the current and anticipated future regulatory framework covering distributions systems.

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Smart Integrated Infrasructure

Download a recording of our informational webinar on the power of Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII). The tools of SII, including data integration and analytics, can help water and wastewater utilities address the complex issue of water loss, from leakage to metering and billing, and to system-wide economics.

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Smart Grid Operations

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is complex technology that can provide significant benefits if operated effectively and leveraged fully. Utilities who attempt to simply replace existing processes, or who wait to begin optimization until the deployment phases are complete, miss out on a large portion of their potential return on investment.

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Energy Management

Download a recording of our informational webinar on energy management. The session covers approaches for adopting an energy efficiency and resource recovery mindset, to significantly lower if not offset energy costs and promote operational resilience.

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Pressure Pipeline Condition Assessment

Download a recording of our informational webinar on pressure pipeline condition assessment, with a focus on knowing which technologies to use. Insight is vital to cost-effective management of pipeline infrastructure as competing challenges - aging systems, rising costs, environmental well-being and service expectations - are fueling a need to do more with less.

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Becoming a Smart City

Cities increasingly want to become “smarter.” That is, integrating their critical infrastructure and applying data analytics to operate at a higher level, use their resources wisely, expand economic development, and make living in the city more convenient. This presentation covers the components and benefits of implementing data-driven infrastructure solutions.

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