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WATERWORKSNEWS
Arcadis Report Underscores Importance, Value Of Innovation
As North American water utilities imagine the future of providing on-demand, high-quality, affordable water and sanitation services to the
hundreds of millions of customers who depend on them, a new report
underscores the value of innovation in meeting those challenges.
Empowering Water Utility Innovation, from Arcadis, a global design
and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, is based on a water and
wastewater utility survey, and face-to-face workshops conducted with 423
leaders and professionals across 82 urban water utilities. A major finding
was that more than 90 percent of respondents believe innovation is critical
to their organization, however, only 40 percent engage innovation as a
business practice.
The report reveals how innovation generates measurable ROI while
resulting in social, environmental and economic benefits, ultimately improving quality of life for a utility's customers. Specific innovations, such as
stormwater harvesting, advanced metering and real-time system monitoring, are mentioned as pathways to maximizing results.
"By building a culture of creativity, investment, experimentation and
incubation, utilities can deploy innovation to foster new approaches to
serving customers, managing facilities and funding infrastructure improvements," said Jason Carter, delivery and innovation lead at Arcadis North
America. "Innovation enables utilities to effectively engage internal and
external resources to continuously improve operations and increase value
for their customers through improved system resiliency, efficiency and
quality, the three elements of water sustainability."

ICE Utility Innovation Framework identifies eight key disciplines -visualize, focus,
develop, evaluate, engage, reach, communicate and evolve - distilled into three
primary elements: Impact, Capability and Engagement (ICE).
Source: Published by WRF, Project #4642

The report also highlights the Utility Innovation Framework as a tool
for overcoming barriers and aligning organizational goals with innovation
goals, and several case studies that illustrate how embracing innovation
reaps sustainability dividends.
The Arcadis report builds on Fostering Innovation Within Water Utilities,
an industry guidance manual published by the Water Research Foundation
(WRF) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), for which
Carter served as the principal investigator.

Water Technology Trends Survey Results Available

GE's Wastewater Treatment Technology Honored

The initial results of
a survey intended to
identify current and
future trends for water
technology implementation are now available
in the form of a new
interactive data visualization tool.
Developed under
LIFT Program and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
the Leaders Innovation
Forum for Technology (LIFT) - a joint initiative between the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
(WE&RF) - the survey and visualization tool help utilities better understand
innovative technology deployment across the water sector.
The survey currently includes more than 100 respondents representing many of the largest water and wastewater utilities - drinking water,
stormwater, wastewater, desalination and water reuse facilities - in North
America and abroad. The visualization tool uses the accumulated data to
illustrate two key elements: the percentage of facility respondents that have
or are planning to deploy a technology at a given point in time; and how
quickly a groundbreaking, then leading-edge technology evolves into standard practice. It also has two usage levels: aggregated (non-facility specific)
data and full survey results, including utility specific information for the
purposes of peer-to-peer networking, information sharing and collaboration., which are available to current WE&RF municipal and industrial facility
owner subscribers.
For more information about the survey and visualization tool, contact
the LIFT Water Technology Collaboration Manager, Fidan Karimova at (571)
384-2096 or fkarimova@werf.org.

Federated Co-Operatives Limited's Co-op
Refinery Complex in
Regina, Saskatchewan,
was named Industrial
Water Project of the
Year, as the 2016-commissioned project
representing the most
impressive technical
or environmental
achievement in the
industrial sector of the
international water
industry.
Using GE Water &
Process Technologies'
advanced water recycling equipment, the Co-op Refinery Complex became the first refinery in
North America to treat 100 percent of its wastewater onsite, and then recycle the treated effluent for steam production. Steam is used for heating,
hydrogen production, to power equipment and for cooling towers.
"Water is a precious resource and our wastewater improvement project
allows us to be efficient and sustainable by recovering every drop of water
- 2 million gallons of wastewater daily," said Gil Le Dressay, vice president,
refinery operations, Federated Co-Operatives Limited.
With a fully operational wastewater improvement project, the
Co-op Refinery Complex's reliance on raw water from the city aquifer
will decrease by the equivalent of 3,100 households in Regina on an
annual basis.

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Editor’s Log
Newsline
Washington Watch
Pipeline Projects
Construction Industry Applauds Pab Legislation
First Look: Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System
Two Ways Utility Contractors Can Transfer Risk
Pvcpa Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs of Water Pipes
Real Business in the Big Easy
Currently @ Cuire
Matthews Assumes Ttc Leadership Role
2017 Buyer´S Guide
Nassco Tech Tips
Test Your Skills at the Rehabzone ‘18 Cutter Challenge
Rehab Products
Waterworksnews
Business
New Products
Calendar of Events
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