urban sewer system News

  • ‘Sewers are for Sewerage`

    On World Toilet Day last week, the UK water industry launched a Sewer Network Action Programme (SNAP) to stop blockages and protect quality of life. The sewerage system works on behalf of the citizens out of sight and out of mind. However, the sewers also depend on the users to keep them working properly. No-one whose house has been flooded will ever question the point of events such as ...


  • Water and sewer systems modelling conference

    The 3rd annual Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modelling Conference is scheduled to be held on 21st to 22nd April 010 at the Gold Coast, Australia. The conference will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic modelling representing USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and India. Other highlights include twenty-nine real-world case studies, presented by experts from ...


  • Water and sewer systems modeling conference

    This once-a-year learning opportunity is sponsored by many utilities in the region and will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic modeling throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The conference also incorporates an annual gathering of MWH Soft software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, ...


  • Boston Water & Sewer Commission Uses MIKE URBAN for Improving Collection System Infrastructure

    The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) was created to maintain and improve the long-term quality and reliability of water and sewer services in the City of Boston. Today, BWSC’s primary goals are cost control, efficient delivery of service and environmental protection. BWSC owns and operates a system for the collection and transport of wastewater and storm drainage in the City of ...


  • Columbia, S.C., Agrees to Major Sewer System Upgrades

    The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement ...

  • Narragansett Bay Commission in Rhode Island Selects MIKE URBAN for the Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Plan

    The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC), located in Rhode Island, has selected DHI Water & Environment’s MIKE URBAN package to evaluate design alternatives for their Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement plan. The NBC was created in 1980 and is currently the owner and operator of Rhode Island’s two largest wastewater treatment facilities with engineering projects including the maintenance ...


  • Environmental risks of urban creep

    A recent study published in the Water and Environment Journal has shown that permeable hardstanding solutions should be promoted through legislation, education and incentives. With the aim of supporting any proposed changes to Scottish building regulations, the authors investigated the impact of hardstanding on flood risk and water quality. Urban development generally leads to an increase in ...


  • Settlement requires Boston Water and Sewer commission to remedy sewer and stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The BWSC will also pay a civil penalty of $235,000 for ...

  • NOV MONO Scores Pressure - Sewer System Success in Australia

    NOV Mono has secured a significant success by being nominated as the preferred supplier for a major new pressure sewer network in Australia. Having evaluated various other alternatives, urban water corporation Wannon Water has chosen Mono’s innovative InviziQ pressure sewer system as the most cost-effective and easy-maintenance option for the Dutton Way project in Portland, Victoria. The ...

  • Call for papers for 2012 Asia pacific water and sewer systems modeling conference

    This informative and highly regarded event will bring together forward thinking utilities and the vast community of engineering professionals from around the world for an in-depth look at the newest technological advances, solutions and practices in geospatial infrastructure modelling, management and optimisation. The two-day educational program will offer a wealth of critical learning and an ...


    By Innovyze

  • Ohio’s Largest Sewer District Selects InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD or District), Ohio, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • Metropolitan sewer district of greater cincinnati adopts infoSWMM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) in Ohio has selected InfoSWMM Executive Suite software to use as an enhancement to its modeling activities. The choice was made following ...


    By Innovyze

  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to pay $4.7 billion to cut sewer overflows

    The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants, at an estimated cost of $4.7 billion over 23 years, to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage, including basement backups, and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams, the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Urban flooding caused by climate change: what will be the impacts?

    Heavy rain and snow induced by climate change could cause significant damage in urban areas. A recent model study estimates the impact on a Swedish city and suggests there could be an increase in the number of surface floods by 25-45 per cent during this century. Since 1998, floods in Europe have caused some 700 deaths, the displacement of about half a million people and at least EUR 25 billion ...

  • California’s fourth largest city chooses InfoWorks ICM for sewer system improvement program

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), California, has chosen InfoWorks ICM to support its comprehensive Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP). The SFPUC’s multi-billion ...


    By Innovyze

  • Cities try to restore wildness to urban rivers

    The Buffalo Bayou is everything Houston city planners once despised: The small river that winds through glassy downtown hi-rises has gentle curves, a slow, meandering current and native grasses teeming with birds and insects. More than half a century ago, millions were spent to tame the flood-prone channel, turning it into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. The project ...


    By Associated Press

  • State of the World 2007: Earth Facing Urban Future

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – Rapid and chaotic urbanization is taking a massive toll on human health and the environment, the Worldwatch Institute said today in its annual report on the state of the world. In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in cities, the first time in history that humans can be considered an urban species. How the world tackles the social and ...

  • FedEx and NFWF announce Urban conservation projects

    FedEx Corp. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced today the six local projects selected to receive funding and FedEx team member volunteer support in 2010 through a unique collaboration to address the most pressing urban environmental challenges in major U.S. cities. Grants will be award to local nonprofits in Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco ...

  • Kansas City, Mo., to spend US$2.5 billion to cut sewer overflows

    The City of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed US$2.5 billion over 25 years, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. A consent decree lodged today in U.S. District Court ...

  • Agreement with Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., to Improve Sewer and Stormwater Systems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., has agreed to a settlement to address unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater. The settlement, lodged March 21, 2013 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., requires the ...

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