Tag: Drinking Water

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Singapore’s newest desalination facility treats seawater and freshwater

Singapore's new underground Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant can treat freshwater and seawater, facilitating the efforts of the water-limited nation to diversify its water supplies.

House Democrats propose sweeping climate change bill

A March 2 House bill sets ambitious national targets for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, boosts funding for drinking water infrastructure, and strengthens dam safety requirements.

Navajo Nation looks to future water-related economic development

The Navajo Nation’s plan to improve its residents’ access to water could also help with economic development. (Part two of a two-part series)

Navajo Nation improves residents’ access to clean drinking water

A new network of transitional water access points makes clean drinking water more accessible across the Navajo Nation. (Part one of a two-part series)

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.

ASCE’s 2021 Report Card Marks the Nation’s Infrastructure Progress

The nation’s infrastructure received an overall cumulative grade of C-, according to ASCE’s recently released 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Cyberattack on Florida water treatment facility should prompt security assessments

A consultant offers advice on how to handle cyberattacks on infrastructure control systems, such as the hacking incident that occurred on Feb. 5 at a Florida drinking water facility.

Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.

Setting proper rate pricing to ensure water system sustainability

A new study, “Setting Future Water Rates for Sustainability of a Water Distribution System” in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, introduces a model to quantify investment needs.

New drinking water pipeline to serve southeast Houston metropolitan area

Houston Public Works and several local partners have begun design work on a $120 million drinking water pipeline project that will serve a fast-growing region of the Houston metropolitan area.