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Water Distribution System Analysis History

May 16, 2023

The story of the history of water distribution system analysis (WDSA) is pretty fascinating, at least to me. There have been a large number of..

Implementing Innovation in Water Distribution Systems—Where do you Start?

May 1, 2023

In last week’s blog, Neil Grigg, one of the most respected water resources engineers for several decades, discussed how innovation could solve a lot..

Effective Water Distribution Systems are Vital - How are We Doing with Innovation?

April 24, 2023

The week we have a guest blogger in Dr. Neil Grigg from Colorado State Univ., an internationally known water resources engineer, writing about..

Pump Efficiency vs. Specific Energy

April 14, 2023

I think we all agree that we want pumps to run efficiently. It’s one of the few things in this world that pretty much everyone agrees on. And with..

Classic Works in Water and Wastewater

March 27, 2023

Just as there are classics in literature like Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, there are classic works in water and wastewater...

Moving Away from Paper?

March 16, 2023

There is no doubt about it, the world is going digital, and the water industry is going along with it. I’m on board with the trend as it is generally..

What Good is a Single Hydrant Flow Test?

February 21, 2023

A few months ago, I wrote a comparing a two-hydrant flow test with a flow test that uses only one hydrant. I explained that a single hydrant flow..

Are Two Heads Better Than One?

February 2, 2023

When I started in the water profession many years ago, there was a clear distinction between the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the..

Using Real vs. Artificial Intelligence to Design and Operate Hydraulic Systems

January 17, 2023

It’s difficult to pick up an engineering magazine or journal without seeing an article about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to solve all..

How Many Isolation Valves are Enough?

December 19, 2022

Isolation valves are essential components of water distribution systems. Without them, repairing a pipe break or performing other maintenance would..