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Amid Water and Power Nexus, Forward Thinking Drives Sustainability Teaser image
Amid Water and Power Nexus, Forward Thinking Drives Sustainability
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Opportunities for greater sustainability and resiliency abound through rethinking energy use, many utilities remain on the sidelines in this potential game-changing nexus of water and power.
Technology Breathes New Life Into Nutrient Recovery, Energy Options for Wastewater Treatment teaser image
Technology Breathes New Life Into Nutrient Recovery, Energy Options for Wastewater Treatment
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U.S. wastewater plants are significant energy consumers and are rethinking how a sustainable waste supply can be morphed into something greater and greener.
Resiliency, Redundancy Propel Push to Water Storage teaser
Resiliency, Redundancy Propel Push to Water Storage
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Water service providers explore opportunities for water storage and conveyance systems to enhance reliability to meet the growing demand for safe, reliable water.
Rates: The "Existential Reality" Requires Innovative Balancing Act
Rates: The "Existential Reality" Requires Innovative Balancing Act
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Managing declining revenue in the face of increasing investment needs has become the new norm for the water sector nationwide.
Management Trend: Comprehensive Planning & Operational Intelligence Solutions Drive Water Service Efficiency teaser
Management Trend: Comprehensive Planning & Operational Intelligence Solutions Drive Water Service Efficiency
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Utilities that are investing and integrating smart infrastructure into their water, wastewater and stormwater systems are opening the door to systems intelligence.
Can't Afford Resilience? Expensive Storms Change the Cost Question teaser
Can't Afford Resilience? Expensive Storms Change the Cost Question
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Major planning and construction projects are underway to address the near-term threats of increasingly common flooding events and to proactively plan for long-term resilience.
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Digital Water is Smarter Water
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We marvel at the way smartphones and data-rich applications have reshaped how we communicate with people. Now's the time to put that technology to work safeguarding our world's most precious resource.
Asset Life Most Significant Sustainability Issue for Water Utilities teaser image
Asset Life Most Significant Sustainability Issue for Water Utilities
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Water utilities are finally recognizing the power in digitizing operations and increasing economies of scale to extend asset life and address legacy funding issues.
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Coastal States Take the Lead in Alternative Water Innovations
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Alternative water supply (AWS) is taking on a more prominent role in portfolios particularly in coastal U.S. regions that face unique water challenges such as drought and seawater intrusion. California, Florida and Texas are moving forward with projects to develop and maximize alternative water supplies to meet demand and achieve sustainability and resilience goals.
Data and Communications Drive the New Water Economy teaser
Data and Communications Drive the New Water Economy
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The 2018 Strategic Directions: Water Report demonstrates that water is becoming a high-tech proposition. Data is increasingly driving the conversation, as water utilities and municipalities come to realize the powerful role it can play.
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Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?
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Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.
Digital Infrastructure Unleashed teaser
Digital Infrastructure Unleashed
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Significant savings in expenses are possible for energy and water utilities once they are able to see deeply in their operational systems.
Data Drives Us Towards a New Transportation Future teaser image
Data Drives Us Towards a New Transportation Future
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Cars, trucks and buses are to roadways as data is to the Internet. They move us to work, to family, to places unseen and opportunities unbound. But, for decades transportation has been one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.
Gig Economy: Uncovering Specialized Engineering and Consulting Talent teaser
Gig Economy: Uncovering Specialized Engineering and Consulting Talent
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Ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have quickly transformed the landscape of the transportation sector, and the rise of on-demand services and associated business models have changed how individuals can earn revenue. As today’s work culture continues to evolve to accommodate more flexible schedules, the gig economy’s potential to advance companies that require specialized expertise is also becoming more evident.
Distribution Modernization Presents Challenges amid Evolving Business Models and Practices teaser image
Distribution Modernization Presents Challenges amid Evolving Business Models and Practices
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The emergence of distributed energy resources and the technologies collectively referred to as the "smart grid" are upending traditional business models, operations and processes for electric utilities.

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