April 30, 2010

In the News – NSF and GEI Announcement

by Bob Murphy

ATLANTA and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) and NSF International announced today the joint development of a health-based standard that addresses chemical emissions from products. This comprehensive standard will streamline the myriad methods currently used for measuring and limiting chemical emissions from products, and will incorporate the most recent science on […]

April 28, 2010

Drinking Water Week, May 2-8

by Bob Murphy

Drinking Water Week, the annual celebration of the world’s most precious resource, begins Sunday, May 2. “Drinking Water Week is an opportunity for North Americans to think about what water means to each of us,” said AWWA President Craig Woolard. “A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates […]

November 12, 2009

Sustainability and the Future of Clean Water

by Bob Murphy

Sustainability has become a topic of increasing discussion within the drinking water industry. It is referenced as part of the every day operation of water utilities; however, there is still some confusion about what being a sustainable utility actually means. Water utilities, their customers, regulatory agencies and Congress are asking what the drinking water industry […]

November 4, 2009

We are being invaded!

by Bob Murphy

Mussels Muscling In On Our Water Processing Structures Who would have thought that water discharged from an ocean-going commercial vessel’s ballast tanks in Lake St. Clair (between lakes Erie and Huron) in 1988 would have such far reaching effects on the immersed structures of our water processing and power generation industries?  And yet, that discharge […]

November 2, 2009

Water & Wastewater in Latin America

by Bob Murphy

Being born and raised in the  United States I often think that we have superior technology not just as it relates to water and wastewater treatment and operations, but also in other aspects of infrastructure. Within infrastructure the conversation will often lead us to the topic of “Green” or “Sustainability” with our resources and I have learned […]