water professional Articles

  • Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Let’s face it: Few people enjoy going to the doctor for routine exams — but it’s important. Routine visits help make sure you’re in good shape, and highlight things you can do to be even healthier. As you schedule your annual trip to your physician, don’t forget that valves need checkups, too. In fact, control valves need a checkup every 12 weeks. In our latest ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

    Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The Clog Blog

    Clogging and over pressuring are definitely problematic for Liquid Chromatography columns. Back in 2005 John Dolan’s sage advice to chromatographers to make an LC column last forever was simple, “Never open the box!” As John pointed out, this is not practical and I have to agree. But as an LC column manufacturer I have seen remarks from customers regarding clogging as though it ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Declining Enrollment has Water and Wastewater Professionals Concerned

    ABSTRACTAt a time when population growth, changing regulations, and decaying infrastructure are combining to create a greater demand for qualified environmental engineering professionals, fewer students are choosing to obtain advanced degrees in the field. Statistics collected in 2003 and 2005 via a survey of universities across the U.S. show an alarming decline in the number of students ...

  • A century of professionalism – with more to come

    I consider myself very fortunate. I have had the privilege to work with colleagues in the Energy Institute, and those Institutes that have gone before, for the last 21 years. For 15 of those years I have led the charge, together with the able guidance of both the Trustees and the wider membership. For the first decade I was probably most frustrated by the lack of interest that almost everyone ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Professional Advice for NEBOSH Success

    Maximising your Study and Exam Approach Following the success of our NEBOSH Quick Reference Sheet we released last week, I thought I would build on this with some extra advice for those students who really want to go the extra mile. Do you just want to pass? Or do you want to get a Distinction? Maybe even a Best Candidate Award? If you’re ambitious, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Coming of age for EH&S professionals

    If EH&S professionals are uniquely suited to serve as the corporation's external window on the world, its problem-solvers and visionaries, how can they get management to listen? Having entered a new century, we find that we are no longer in the infancy of the EH&S movement in the United States, and some nations have advanced beyond our present level of care. In the U.S., we have ...


    By AHC Group

  • The Energy Institute – a century of professionalism and achievement

    The Energy Institute is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organisation and its predecessors this year. To introduce a monthly series of articles covering energy history over the last century and challenges for the future, EI President Ian Marchant looks back to the 1914 beginnings of the organisation and its subsequent achievements, and to the future within its current New Cavendish Street ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Awareness of Fungi on Wood is Critical to Professionals

    Untitled Document Those who deal with indoor fungal contamination could benefit by understanding more about the biology of common types of fungi on wood and wood products. It may assist in identifying potential ...

  • Call for young professionals to help develop the World Water Week in Stockholm

    SIWI is seeking eight committed young water professionals to provide support to the World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee. Joining the Young Scientific Programme Committee is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience. Tasks of the Young Scientific Programme Committee The nine members of the Young ...


  • Mentorship, knowledge transmission and female professionals in Canadian water research and policy

    We face multiple water challenges: droughts, floods, crumbling infrastructure and disappearing natural hydrosystems. Technological interventions will help but these challenges also require social solutions and good governance. Identifying and implementing both technical and social solutions demands a resilient water research and policy community (WRPC). The WRPC must include diverse perspectives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Implementation of a Masters Funding Program - A Solution to Declining Numbers of Water and Wastewater Professionals

    FUNDING PROGRAM BACKGROUNDIn recent years, professionals in the water and wastewater industry have become increasingly concerned with the future of the industry’s workforce. Many industry leaders are retiring while the enrollment in environmental engineering graduate programs is declining. A group of forward thinking public agencies and private engineering firms has joined together to combat this ...

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carpet Steam Cleaners for Professional Carpet Cleaning

    If you own a contract cleaning or car wash business, you cannot afford to compromise on the quality of the equipment you purchase. Carpet steam cleaners are the primary requirement for any professional cleaning company. Good quality carpet steam cleaners are low-maintenance, high-output machines that offer quality service. Modern carpet steam cleaners have eliminated many of the problems ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Case Study: Southern California Water Professionals View Perchlorate Data with EQuIS for ArcGIS

    Perchlorate contamination is of major concern in many parts of the country and particularly in the Southwestern United States. In a recent event held at California State University, San Bernardino, perchlorate data from a 2 million record EQuIS data set incorporating the data from over 2000 sample points were examined by environmental professionals from utilities, water districts, several cities, ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • What Every Environmental Professional Needs to Know About TMDLs

    Much attention has been focused lately on the total maximum daily load (TMDL) program under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.  § 1313(d)). This program has generated considerable controversy, largely because it is perceived that it will lead to control requirements for agricultural operations and other “nonpoint” sources that have not ...

  • Why Auto Detailing Professionals Consider Car Pressure Washers Indispensable

    Auto detailing businesses are flourishing all over the world. In addition to maintaining vehicles, most detailing businesses also take up jobs like cleaning boats, airplanes and fleets of trucks. To survive the tough competition and make sure that customers are happy, car wash professionals equip themselves with the best car pressure washers available from reputable distributors. Catering To ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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