Table of Contents


Volume 29, Issue 5

    • Editor's Note

      • Is the right to water wrong?

        The Republic of Ireland and Detroit in the US have both faced mass protests over water tariffs. How should utilities handle the issue?

    • News

      • World News

        The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has selected 115 applicants to receive grants totalling $91 million from the Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) program.


    • The Big Question: Automation

      In view of restricted budgets, can optimum process control and automation be achieved with limited funds?

    • Leader Focus: Closing the Water and Wastewater Supply Gap

      Benedito Braga is at the helm of the World Water Council - speaking with world leaders to help improve the provision of water services. What impact has the Council had so far and what results have been achieved? What is the progress of the 2015 Millenium Development Goal for sanitation?

    • Utility Management: Counting Carbon -- A Utility's Perspective

      The UK is legally committed to achieve an 80% carbon emissions reduction by 2050. One water utility leading the way is Anglian Water. Here they share their approach to carbon reduction measures and how it might be used as a blueprint by others moving forward.


    • Detroit Disconnects But at What Price?

      In a bid to claw back debt, Detroit City took matters into its owns hands this summer – it cut water supplies to over 20,000 households who hadn't paid their bills.

    • Arizona: PVC Pipe's Proving Ground

      Since the 1950s, PVC pipe has been widely used in the US for water distribution. However, unacceptable failure rates when subjected to high temperatures in Arizona meant local utilities discontinued the use of the material. New research has since addressed fatigue and thermal stability of PVC water pipe in hot weather climates. This article looks at the findings.




    • Product Focus: Pumps & Drives

      Following its Verderflex Dura 45 hose pump, Verderflex has expanded the range to include the Verderflex Dura 55.

    • Technology Review: Filtration Systems

      After comprehensive review, Perk Filter received a total phosphorous removal efficiency of 50% as required by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and has been added to Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse website as an approved filter device.


Wastewater & Environmental Consultant Ramboll Acquires ENVIRON

Danish engineering, design and consultancy firm, Ramboll has acquired the U.S. based environmental and health consultancy, ENVIRON for $1.7 billion.

NSF to begin testing of new ballast water treatment system for USCG type approval

The NSF International Independent Laboratory will begin the testing of Evoqua's SeaCURE ballast water management system in preparation of the U.S. Coast Guard's full type approval. 

SUEZ to expand major Middle East WWTP in new contract

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, through its subsidiary Degrémont, has been commissioned by the Government of Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in consortium with its Japanese partner Marubeni Corporation, to expand the Doha West wastewater treatment and recycling plant.

IDA announces deadline extension for 2014-2015 Fellowship Award applications

The International Desalination Association has extended the deadline of applications for its 2014-15 Fellowship Program, giving candidates until Jan. 31, 2015 to apply.