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A Designers Experience with Designing Large Systems for the U.S. and Canada

Designing large scale wastewater treatment systems for the United States and Canada each come with their own set of familiarities and challenges. And of...

Water Quality Could Change in Buildings Closed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

The quality of water left sitting in pipes could change in buildings—such as restaurants and schools—that are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We...

New Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

A new toolkit from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise public awareness about the vital role that water utilities and workers play...

Rick Gruenhagen Joins Innovyze as Chief Technology Officer

Rick Gruenhagen has been named the chief technology officer of Innovyze, which acquired Ontario-based EMAGIN in December 2019. In his new role, Rick Gruenhagen will...

Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19

A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is being developed by researchers from Cranfield University and...

2020 Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to Groundwater Expert

A groundwater expert, Dr. John Cherry, has received the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize. According to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Cherry’s research has raised...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

Climate Change and Urbanization Threaten Groundwater Quality: Study

Climate change and urbanization are expected to threaten groundwater quality around the world, according to a new study from UNSW. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is...

Ontario-based Greyter Water Systems Inc. Raises Funding

Greyter Water Systems Inc., the creator and manufacturer of the Greyter HOME water recycling system, announced that it has closed its Series A funding...

Freshwater Plays Key Role in North America’s Climate

A massive freshwater river flow triggered changes in the climate throughout the northern hemisphere, according to a new study. The freshwater river flow stemmed from...

Water Reuse Could Be Key for Future of Hydraulic Fracturing: Study

Water comes from the ground as a by-product of oil production from unconventional reservoirs. During the coming decades, this will theoretically counter the need to...

New Study Examines Water Governance: Could Less Be More?

Researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) analysed water governance in six European countries from 1750 to 2006. The researchers found that...

New Requirements for Drinking Water Treatment Units Seeking Lead Reduction Certification

A joint committee, which governs the NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 58 standards for drinking water treatment units, recently lowered the maximum acceptable concentration of...

Association of Boards of Certification Provides Support to Operators Without Borders

Operators Without Borders (OWB), an international non-profit registered in Canada, received a donation of $5,000 USD from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)....

Global Effort Required to Tackle Water Scarcity Challenges: Study

The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) has published a study on water scarcity and the key challenges that lie ahead. It calls for definitive...

Chlorine Creates Toxic By-Products in Drinking Water: Study

Chlorine creates previously unidentified toxic by-products in the very drinking water it’s meant to disinfect, according to a new study. "There's no doubt that chlorine...

Study Examines Prevalence of Microplastics in Coastal Environments

Estuarine and coastal environments play a crucial role as a buffer between land, freshwater environments, and the open ocean where plastic debris accumulates. Despite performing...

Collaboration and High-Res Maps Improve Flood Risk Management: Study

Community collaboration and high-resolution maps are key factors in delivering effective flood risk management, according to a new study. "The impacts of flooding continue to...

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