water utility investment Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Determining the optimal investment plan for water utilities: the case of Veolia Water Central

    Water utilities face difficult choices in how most efficiently to plan for investments that best meet the needs of their customer base. An obvious interest of water utilities is thus to optimise their investment planning to obtain the maximum possible benefits for the costs accrued by the investments. The objective of this article is to demonstrate an approach for a water utility to determine the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Need Clean Water? Invest in Nature

    Securing clean water is becoming increasingly difficult in the United States. Infrastructure like dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is increasing, and more frequent extreme weather events like wildfires ...

  • Why invest in water and water vending business?

    Why invest in water business? Because water is a rock-solid growth area.Water will become more scarce in the future because there will be a greater net consumption of water.The water that is now available will become contaminated. Weather conditions around the world are changing drastically and hot temperatures are increasing. The increased value of water worldwide is an opportunity for ...

  • Non-Revenue Water – A Growing Issue for Water Utilities

    Each day, billions of gallons of water are lost worldwide to various factors, including leaks, water main failures, theft and metering inaccuracies. Not only does this represent the waste of a precious resource that many people do not have reliable access to, it also represents a massive amount of lost revenue for the utilities that provide water services. In developed nations, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU)

    Service: Robotics Client: El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Project Date: June 2005 Type of Pipeline: Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: Lined Cylinder Pipe (LCP) Length: 0.64 miles The City of El Paso is the fifth largest in Texas, with a population of approximately 750,000. To serve the needs of this burgeoning city, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) operates ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • A primer on energy efficiency for municipal water and wastewater utilities

    This primer is concerned with energy use and efficiency of network-based water supply and wastewater treatment in urban areas. It focuses on the supply side of the municipal water cycle, including the extraction, treatment, and distribution of water, and collection and treatment of wastewater-activities which are directly managed by Water and Wastewater Utilities (WWUs). The main challenges to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

    Sewage is dirty and stinks. Out of sniffing distance – out of mind. Up until the 1980s sewage was taboo and not given the attention it deserves. One cold winter morning in 1988, 23 years ago, Urs Studer stopped beside a steaming manhole cover and wondered how such a source of heat could go untapped. Ever since he has been dedicating himself intensively to the recycling of sewage heat. At ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • Water Plant’s Investment in GTI Covers Brings Both Operational and Safety Benefits

    The Utility: The Griswold Water Treatment Plant is part of Aurora Water, the utility that manages water and wastewater in the city of Aurora, Colorado, USA. This direct filtration plant treats 80 million gallons of water per day (302,800 m³/d). The Utility’s Needs: Originally built in 1965, the Griswold Water Treatment Plant had undergone ...

  • Financing urban water services in Kenya : utility shadow credit ratings

    The Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), with support from the Water and Sanitation Program, is exploring the potential for urban water services providers (WSPs) to access medium-term finance from commercial lenders. The debt will be used to finance infrastructure investment to improve access to water services by Kenyans. This paper presents the results of a credit assessment and shadow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Electric Utilities Hook up To Biogas

    Pennsylvania Power & Light, Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Electric and Portland General Electric are some utilities that are plugging into anaerobic digestion projects. AT the October, 2001 BioCycle conference on “Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling,” the director of the Iowa Energy Center, Floyd Barwig, pointed out that the possibility of separating the United States from Middle ...


  • Managing incidents in the water utility sector – towards high reliability?

    Do water utilities exhibit characteristics of high organisational reliability? Here, the reported characteristics of high reliability organisations (HROs) were explored within a regional water utility, and specifically within their incident response team. We found the utility well positioned to manage incidents and that many HRO principles were identifiable as management practice under these ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Does water utilities' ownership matter in water pricing policy? An analysis of endogenous and environmental determinants of water tariffs in Italy

    Owing to the growing importance of efficient water management, it has become crucial to understand water utilities' characteristics and the environmental factors affecting water pricing, so as to provide guidance to policy-makers. The analysis of factors influencing water tariffs is a challenging task in a context in which companies providing the service are characterized by different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Future challenges to asset investment in the UK water industry: the wastewater asset investment risk mitigation offered by minimising principal operating cost risks

    This paper defines challenges currently facing the water industry globally that will affect water industry asset investment and development now and in the near future. Those challenges include energy price volatility, climate change regulation, asset capital costs and strategic resource considerations. This paper presents potential answers to these challenges in the context of the UK water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Right Machines that Carpet Cleaning Business Must Invest In

    Professionals involved in carpet cleaning business always choose their equipment with great care. To ensure superior rug washing results, the equipment chosen for use must be durable, reliable, efficient, and user-friendly. The rug washer machines must also help cut down the time needed to maintain carpets and ensure that the carpets are dry and usable within a few hours. Here is a look into the ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Souderton looks at viability of investment in sludge dryer

    Despite the day's snowy weather, the Souderton Borough Council met for a brief session March 2 and discussed the newest option for the borough's sludge removal. The borough has been looking for a device to dewater the sludge produced by the in-town treatment facility for nearly two years. Removing the water would allow the borough to apply the sludge to land, which would save on hauling costs. ...


    By Therma-Flite Inc.

  • Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

    We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at the startup level, we are neglecting to provide ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Integrating sustainability performance into investment strategies and decision-making

    The number of investors who are integrating sustainability performance into their investment strategies and decision-making is on the rise. The number of signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice, rose from 100 in April 2006 to 1,380 in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wisconsin-Based Utility Expands Green Energy Portfolio

    JUST as a wise investor maintains a diverse investment portfolio, a successful utility needs to make certain that it has a diverse portfolio of generation sources,” says Bill Johnson, manager of Agricultural Compliance for Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Alliant's generation portfolio includes 434 megawatts of renewable energy - enough to power over 110,000 homes. “With ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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