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Can Wastewater Surveillance Protect Public Health?

Biobot Analytics is using wastewater data to predict COVID surges and other outbreaks
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Whether we realize it or not, we leave clues to our health every time we use the bathroom.

The excretions we flush down the drain without a second thought offer a treasure trove of data and community health insight to Biobot Analytics. Biobot is the first company in the world to commercialize data from sewage. What we eat, the pathogens we harbor, and the drugs we use all end up in wastewater, and ultimately, that sewage contains a wealth of information about a community’s health.

We Can't Afford Polluted Water

Clean Water is the foundation of a growing economy and thriving communities
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by Gloria Reuben, actress, social activist and President of Waterkeeper Alliance 

For far too long, protections for clean water and other environmental regulations have been framed as an impediment to a strong economy. When in reality, the opposite is true.

Water is the foundation of a stable and growing economy and thriving communities. Protecting everyone’s right to clean water is a moral obligation. And it’s also a financial necessity. We simply can’t afford polluted water.

Smart Sewer Technology Satisfies EPA Consent Decree, Saves City $400 Million

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DoJ, EPA Have Endorsed South Bend’s Updated Long Term Plan Requiring 60% Less Infrastructure Investment

Delivers Better Environmental Outcomes, Exceeding Original Overflow And Pollution Control Requirements

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DoJ, EPA Have Endorsed South Bend’s Updated Long Term Plan Requiring 60% Less Infrastructure Investment

Delivers Better Environmental Outcomes, Exceeding Original Overflow And Pollution Control Requirements

Tunnels: Sustainable Solutions for Major Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As public demands for sustainable infrastructure grows, urban leaders are taking a closer look at the economic, environmental and social benefits of underground tunnels.
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The advantages of constructing water and wastewater infrastructure underground to serve cities have often been overlooked in favor of surface construction methods.

But that trend is shifting as the environmental, social and long-term economic benefits of constructing large-diameter underground tunnels are far greater compared with traditional cheaper surface conveyance methods, particularly in urban communities.

Advanced Digital Optimization Solutions From Xylem Reduce Sewer Overflows by 247 Million Gallons Annually

Innovative installation saves money while advancing sustainability
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The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati serves an Ohio population of more than 850,000 spread out across 290 square miles. Like many large cities, Cincinnati MSD operates combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems, some of which were constructed more than a century ago. These systems were built to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

Water and Pandemics

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by Alina Donets, lead portfolio manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors 

Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

Philippines Taps Innovative Wastewater Technology to Retrofit Infrastructure, Fulfill Tightened Environmental Regulations

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Black & Veatch transfers technical knowledge to Manila Water Company professionals and industry partners, shows commitment in capacity-building of local workforce

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Black & Veatch transfers technical knowledge to Manila Water Company professionals and industry partners, shows commitment in capacity-building of local workforce

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