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Opinion: Redefining “resilience” in the new normal

Opinion: Redefining “resilience” in the new normal

  • By Alan Shapiro
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  • 17-06-2020

Resilience has moved from a tangible concept to political buzzword but now is the time for it to be redefined, says Alan Shapiro.

Waves into water: 17 start-ups get cash to accelerate tidal-powered desalination

Waves into water: 17 start-ups get cash to accelerate tidal-powered desalination

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-06-2020

A total of 17 start-ups will share $800k in national funding to progress wave-powered desalination technologies.

PFAS a ‘burgeoning crisis’ that could drive $3.1bn treatment market

PFAS a ‘burgeoning crisis’ that could drive $3.1bn treatment market

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-05-2020

The treatment market for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) remediation technology in water could reach up to $3.1 billion by 2030.

AI can drive water resilience, yet “last mile” challenges remain

AI can drive water resilience, yet “last mile” challenges remain

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-05-2020

The adoption of digital water technologies, including AI will be accelerated from the pandemic, yet challenges will continue to remain, says a new whi...

Intel plans to be “net water positive” by 2030

Intel plans to be “net water positive” by 2030

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-05-2020

Tech giant Intel plans to achieve net positive water use as part of its new 2030 strategy and goals for the next decade.

Can VertexOne’s buy restore SaaS faith after the Fathom fallout?

Can VertexOne’s buy restore SaaS faith after the Fathom fallout?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-05-2020

VertexOne completed the acquisition of WaterSmart Software to serve nearly 200 utilities and 17 million end customers. Can it help to restore faith in...

DC Water’s dynamic HQ recognised for sustainable design

DC Water’s dynamic HQ recognised for sustainable design

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-05-2020

US water company DC Water’s headquarters has been recognised by the AIA with an award for architecture and citation for sustainable design.

4 ways Covid-19 is impacting the US water sector

4 ways Covid-19 is impacting the US water sector

  • By Aquatech
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  • 30-04-2020

From revenue reductions and managing affordability to accelerating the digital buildout, Covid-19 will shape the future of water in the US, according ...

Mark Nelson: Lessons from the Biosphere 2 experiment

Mark Nelson: Lessons from the Biosphere 2 experiment

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-04-2020

Through the Biosphere 2 experiment ecologist Mark Nelson developed a deep understanding of humans’ connection and impact on the water cycle.

Opinion: Unlocking water resources using biomimicry

Opinion: Unlocking water resources using biomimicry

  • By Arthur Umble
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  • 22-04-2020

A truly circular economy must include water resource recovery, taking inspiration from nature and using biomimicry, writes Arthur Umble.

VIDEO: How ‘remote working’ could shape water’s culture

VIDEO: How ‘remote working’ could shape water’s culture

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-04-2020

Three leading members of the Global Water Tech Hub Alliance (GWTHA) discuss how Covid-19 lockdown enforced communication methods may shape water’s wor...

Coronavirus and water/wastewater: a round-up of global advice

Coronavirus and water/wastewater: a round-up of global advice

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-03-2020

A round-up of WHO, CDC and industry association advice on water treatment and COVID-19.

Context-based guide to accelerate water reuse in beverage industry

Context-based guide to accelerate water reuse in beverage industry

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-02-2020

A new guide has been released by BIER to help advance water reuse through context-based decisions.

Potable reuse: the answer to Florida’s billion-gallon question?

Potable reuse: the answer to Florida’s billion-gallon question?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-02-2020

By 2035, Florida may need an additional 1.1 billion gallons of fresh water per day. A new framework champions an increase in direct potable reuse.

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-02-2020

Researchers claim a ‘plasmatron’ technology could be an answer to growing PFAS concerns

Just do it: Nike races ahead on water targets

Just do it: Nike races ahead on water targets

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-02-2020

Site-water balances and wastewater reuse are helping Nike to race ahead of its global water targets.

Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-02-2020

A new study has tested nearly 90 Point of Use/Entry systems for their ability to remove PFAS

Starbucks raises its game on water use

Starbucks raises its game on water use

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2020

Starbucks to replenish freshwater provider under ‘resource positive’ ambitions...

VIDEO: Orange County gets proactive on PFAS

VIDEO: Orange County gets proactive on PFAS

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2020

Orange County is pilot testing 10 different carbons and four resins to treat PFAS.

Opinion: Why leading water utilities LEAP above the rest

Opinion: Why leading water utilities LEAP above the rest

  • By Malcolm Fabiyi
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  • 24-01-2020

Improving customer engagement is not optional for water utilities.

Why Cape Town and Miami are building resilient water systems

Why Cape Town and Miami are building resilient water systems

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2020

Two very different cities embark on a new City Water Resilience Approach.

RESEARCH: Agricultural water pollutants converted back into fertilisers

RESEARCH: Agricultural water pollutants converted back into fertilisers

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-01-2020

Researchers find a green alternative to make ammonia from polluted waters...

Mike Markus: Creating a legacy at Orange County Water District

Mike Markus: Creating a legacy at Orange County Water District

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-01-2020

The OCWD general manager has been at the water utility for over 30 years. What has he learned?

VIDEO: What is ‘Unconferencing’?

VIDEO: What is ‘Unconferencing’?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 30-10-2019

A key part of our new Innovation Forum is ‘Unconferencing’ but what does it mean?

New hub to lower desalination manufacturing costs in US

New hub to lower desalination manufacturing costs in US

  • By Aquatech
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  • 30-09-2019

A new desalination hub is being backed by $34 million from the US government in a bid to improve the domestic manufacturing costs of technologies.

CASE STUDY: Satellite tech detects pollution sources around Lake Maumelle

CASE STUDY: Satellite tech detects pollution sources around Lake Maumelle

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-09-2019

US water utility Central Arkansas Water turned to satellite data to help identify pollution sources entering reservoir Lake Maumelle…

Will Sarni: Is water facing its cyberpunk moment?

Will Sarni: Is water facing its cyberpunk moment?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-08-2019

Heading up Water Foundry, Will Sarni advises multinationals, investors and technology companies on water strategy. Here he speaks about the inevitabil...

Newark lead contamination crisis: a Q&A analysis

Newark lead contamination crisis: a Q&A analysis

  • By Aquatech
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  • 27-08-2019

What’s going on in US city Newark with reports over lead contamination of the water supplies? Is it similar to the Flint crisis of 2015? We sift throu...

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-08-2019

Point of use systems can alert consumers via apps when filters need changing. How far can this data go? We investigate developments in the PoU market.

RESEARCH: ‘Nanowood’ membrane is 20% more efficient, finds study

RESEARCH: ‘Nanowood’ membrane is 20% more efficient, finds study

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-08-2019

Thin slices of wood have shown promise for water filtration following a study led by Princeton University…

Xylem commits to 100% renewables by 2025

Xylem commits to 100% renewables by 2025

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-07-2019

As part of its 2025 Signature Goals technology giant Xylem has committed to fully using renewable energy across its major sites.

RESEARCH: Nanoparticles boost solar desalination efficiency

RESEARCH: Nanoparticles boost solar desalination efficiency

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-07-2019

Researchers from Rice University in the US have found a way to boost solar desalination efficiency by 50 per cent.

Rebekah Eggers: It’s time to get serious about AI

Rebekah Eggers: It’s time to get serious about AI

  • By Aquatech
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  • 31-05-2019

Rebekah Eggers is on a mission to ensure that man, woman and machine can evolve harmoniously together. Here, IBM’s IoT expert talks about her childhoo...

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

  • By Dr Graeme K Pearce
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  • 15-05-2019

Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impac...

Intel takes byte out of water risk with reuse project

Intel takes byte out of water risk with reuse project

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-02-2019

Tax-free bonds help to progress plans for the D1X water recycling project.

Santa Monica turns to indirect potable reuse for water security

Santa Monica turns to indirect potable reuse for water security

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-01-2019

Californian city Santa Monica will move ahead with plans to reuse brackish groundwater, wastewater and stormwater...

5 water reuse & desalination stories

5 water reuse & desalination stories

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-12-2018

Pushed for time with the holidays approaching? Fear not, we’ve brought together five of the most important water reuse and desalination stories to giv...

Five progressive digital water technologies to watch

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-11-2018

With multiple vendors popping up in the digital water market solutions space, It’s an exciting yet sometimes overwhelming time for the water industry....

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates UV systems to help Flint water crisis

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates UV systems to help Flint water crisis

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-10-2018

Elon Musk may have got himself into hot water using Twitter in recent months but he has now used the social media platform to confirm a pledge to help...