Biosolids Guest Columns

  1. The Value Of Public-Private Partnerships In Water And Wastewater: Part 1

    When it comes to water and wastewater management the word “resources” can mean many different things to many different people. Learn what public-private partnerships bring to the table in this first article of a four-part series.

  2. Private Water Players Vie For Larger Global Stakes

    Access to water supplies globally is increasingly threatened by climate change and inadequate public investment in infrastructure. As a result, governments, municipal utilities, and key stakeholders have been forced to address the intensely debated role of private sector participation as a longer-term solution to local water stresses. Recent analysis by Bluefield Research indicates a dynamic landscape undergoing significant change.

  3. Desalination Innovation In The UAE

    A delegation of prominent UAE government and private sector representatives, organized by Masdar, will be attending the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, South Korea, from April 12 to 17. The delegation will showcase the country’s adoption of innovative technologies as a means to ensure a water secure future and address the inter-connected challenges of the energy-water nexus with the global community.

  4. Smart Metering Not An All Or Nothing Proposition

    Water utilities of all sizes face daunting challenges.  Small utilities face the same challenges as large utilities, but have to do more with less.

  5. Wastewater Technology Provides Electricity, Fuel

    Most of the technology used for wastewater treatment is not new, but the application of these existing technologies combined with out-of-the-box thinking, can provide a valuable source of renewable energy. In Hermitage, PA, municipal leadership have been working with environmental engineers to accomplish just that.

  6. Merger And Acquisition Activity In The Water Industry

    Water has long been touted as the next big investment opportunity, with some going so far as to call it “the next oil.”