Sometimes water supply needs can be met through desalination. Our desalination experience covers membrane, thermal and hybrid designs for both seawater and brackish source waters. We evaluate dozens of unique factors that determine the precise design and technology to drive project success. And we work diligently to provide an unbiased assessment of equipment and suppliers. As concerns about supply quality and reliability grow, advancements in water reuse are vitally important. Adequate water supply hinges increasingly on intelligent recovery and reuse. Black & Veatch is a pioneer in practical and economical water reclamation and reuse solutions for all types of water quality. Black & Veatch also provides technical excellence in the design and construction of dams and reservoirs. We’ve been responsible for the investigation, analysis, design or construction of more than 1,500 dams in 20 countries. Featured Projects Orange County Water District Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion San Antonio Water System Brackish Groundwater Desalination Program Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center Escondida Water Supply Project Old Ford Water Recycling Facility Sembcorp NEWater Plant Shared Media World Water Sewer Mining Toolbox Helps Evaluate Reuse Opportunities Under the right circumstances, sewer mining can be a sustainable water reuse strategy. Bikram Sabherwal, Jesse Wallin and Sandeep Sathyamoorthy explain how Black & Veatch’s new sewer mining toolbox will be used by the company to help utility managers and developers determine whether decentralized water reuse is right for them. Read Now World Water - Water Reuse & Desalination Taking Anammox Out of the Box for Mainstream Water Reuse Engineers are constantly searching for new water reuse methods to sustain the world’s finite supply. Black & Veatch’s Sandeep Sathyamoorthy shares pilot-study findings and insights about the emerging role of biofiltration in the use of anammox processes to manage nitrogen for mainstream treatment. Read Now World Water - Water Reuse & Desalination Making Sense of Sensor Data for Potable Reuse Dr. Jeff Neemann, Jay DeCarolis, Hedieh Esfahani and Jon Loveland share details about a Black & Veatch-led Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) project that will help managers and operators of potable reuse facilities use big data to detect anomalies, take appropriate real-time action, and support regulatory compliance. Read Now World Water - Water Reuse & Desalination Water Reuse: Regeneration at its Finest Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's water business, discusses the progress made in reuse practices and how to break the barriers in public perception to unlock future innovation. Read Now World Water - Water Reuse & Desalination Turbidity Monitoring Approach Improves Potable Reuse Acceptance Research by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence resulted in the Development of the Membrane Bioreactor Validation Protocol, which makes it possible to evaluate the effectiveness of MBR treatment on future potable reuse schemes. Black & Veatch’s Global Practice Leader for Alternative Water Supply, Jon Loveland, explains the significance of this research on MBR system design and public acceptance of potable reuse. Read Now WaterWorld The Quest for Smart Water "Smart" water systems hold enormous potential for improving the way water and wastewater utilities operate. It's not a new concept, but seems slow to gain traction in the water industry. Black & Veatch's Andrew Chastain-Howley weighs in. View Video Water Online From Australia to California, Log Reduction Credits for MBR Systems Based on data collection and evaluations performed by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence and a review of its 2016 Membrane Bioreactor Validation Protocol, the State of California is prepared to accept a similar approach to MBR treatment systems and grant pathogen log reduction values based on turbidity monitoring as a means of demonstrating membrane integrity. In this interview, Black & Veatch's Jon Loveland talks about the potential impact for MBR treatment systems and future potable reuse treatment schemes. View Video Water Online Calculating the Cost of Water Reuse The adoption of water reuse can be unavoidable due to water scarcity, but it may also be a choice. And when it comes to choices, cost is often a deciding factor. Gary Hunter, Senior Wastewater Process Engineer with Black & Veatch, helps make sense of the dollars required for recycled water schemes. Hunter shares three keys affecting the cost for reuse, as well as concepts and technologies that can be used to improve reuse economics. Hunter also states the case for why utilities — and not just those in the drought-plagued West — should consider reuse. View Video 0 Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Digital Water There’s huge potential to reap the true benefits of advances in digital water future, no matter what stage of the journey you are on. Black & Veatch uses Memphis sewer project as moment to mentor contractors about avoiding job harm Black & Veatch shared its time-tested safety practices during a free seminar for local supervisors and contractors working on the 10-year Memphis Sanitary Sewer Overflow program. Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems Understanding key industry priorities and investment drivers can help stormwater utility managers balance the diverse and complex financial, regulatory and community needs involved in stormwater management. Ready to Learn More? Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.