Table of Contents


Volume 29, Issue 4

    • Editor's Note

      • The Ice Bucket Challenge: The Cold, Hard Truth

        Millions around the world have taken on the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity. How did it start? Why did it get slammed by environmentalists and why did Matt Damon use water from his toilet?

    • News

      County commissioners have approved a $24.5 million project to expand the wastewater treatment plant at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional airport.


    • The Big Question: Leakage/NRW Management

      Reducing water loss due to leakage has been the focus of increasing effort during the last twenty years and the action taken has resulted in a significant improvement.

    • Leader Focus

      • Life's Good for Team South Korea/America

        Earlier this year Californian membrane company NanoH2O was acquired by South Korea's LG Chem. In a "West meets East" merge, what will the combined business mean for the competitive membrane market? We speak to president Chul Nam to find out.



    • The X-treme Diet

      A small UK based biotech company has developed an in-vessel composter that harnesses the unique abilities of extremophiles found near deep ocean vents, which it claims can reduce sludge volumes by up to 95%.

    • ZLD Cuts Wastewater Costs for Metal Finisher

      For already quite some time Bodycote, a provider of services for the improvement of metal and alloy properties, was looking at alternatives for its existing wastewater treatment process technology.

    • Taming the Power of Falling Water

      As climate change experts warn that extreme and intense volumes of rainfall are likely to become more frequent, ensuring surging water flows can be controlled without harming drainage and sewer networks is essential; both stormwater and wastewater drainage may be at risk.


    • Blowing Away the Bills

      In a bid to reduce the £9 million it spends annually on electricity to run 300 blowers, UK utility Severn Trent Water trialled a Blade Compressor as an alternative to the traditional blowers and compressors.

    • Preventing Pump Deterioration

      Pumps are an essential tool for the industry, providing the necessary pressure to shift water for distribution and processing. This article looks at how deterioration and wear develops and affects the performance of water pumps.


    • Meeting Abu Dhabi's High Water Demands

      Spurred on by a buoyant economy and population growth, the GCC countries are looking to invest $130 billion over the next decade to meet future demand and introduce new measures to achieve long-term sustainable water and energy supplies.


    • Tanks and Water Storage

      US based manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a tremendous increase in inquiries for their lightweight composite access covers ...


City of Lima, Ohio, enters CWA settlement to reduce critical sewage overflows

To resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into the Ottawa River during wet weather, the city of Lima, Ohio, has entered into a Clean Water Act settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and State of Ohio.

AWWA to Congress: Nutrient pollution reduction key to preventing cyanotoxins

In a testimony recently held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing nutrient pollution.

Reclamation invests $9.2M in water, power research in West amid drought

Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the West are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need, the Bureau of Reclamation has officially awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects.

City of Philadelphia names first 'Stormwater Pioneer'

The Philadelphia Water Department has named Stanley's True Value Hardware as the city's first Stormwater Pioneer. The store's third-generation owners were recognized as role models for small business owners and private developers looking to reduce stormwater runoff.