Tucson Pilots Potable Water Reuse

Tucson, Arizona boasts a diversity of cultures, architecture and peoples; and is one of the Mega-Trend cities of the 21st century. To meet the water supply needs of the greater Tucson Metropolitan area, the City of Tucson and Tucson Water are exploring potable reuse as a means to diversify and expand their water portfolio. In support of this effort, CH2M and the City conducted a pilot test of an innovative and sustainable potable reuse treatment scheme, which offers significant benefits to other utilities considering potable reuse as a viable option to addressing water supply needs. Check out the benefits provided from Tucson's potable reuse treatment scheme in today's Access Water blog or join CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse Larry Schimmoller for his session at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday afternoon.

Driving Transformational Change with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Water is one of the major topics being discussed at this year’s Utility Week Live taking place in Birmingham, England, and many of the United Kingdom’s key water innovators, game changers and industry leaders will be speaking on various topics throughout the two day show, including CH2Mer Hinesh Mistry, who will be speaking on driving transformational change with building information modelling (BIM).

New Guide Available to Help Water Utilities Handle Drought

Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations. Check out today's Access Water blog to learn more about a Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Guide provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.

What’s so progressive about Progressive Design-Build?

This week, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) is hosting its annual Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference. CH2M Vice President and Sales Director and Water Design-Build Council President shares his thoughts on what's so progressive about progressive design-build. Connect with him in Charlotte, North Carolina this week, or read today's Access Water blog to learn more about the progressive design-build delivery method.

Albuquerque’s water story—one of sustainability and adaptation

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Utility Authority) provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of the southwest, Albuquerque has been a desert city for more than 300 years, and its lifeblood is water. The Water Utility Authority is focused on providing a reliable, safe, affordable and sustainable water supply to the community. Learn about what the Water Utility Authority has done to transform Albuquerque's water story into one of sustainability and adaptation by reading today's Access Water blog by CH2M's Greg Gates and the Water Utility Authority's John Stomp, III.