Avoiding Catastrophic Drought

I recently had an opportunity to review David Sedlak’s excellent Ted Talk on four key ways we can transition from an urban water crisis. In his talk, David shares with a live audience the four key areas of: Storm Water…

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North American Water Loss 2015 – Summary Report

Atlanta, Georgia The inaugural North American Water Loss (NAWL) Conference was held on December 8th and 9th 2015. The verbal and written feedback on the conference affirms that the conference was a resounding success. 501 delegates from 15 countries and…

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NRW: Integral to address California’s water emergency

It is urgent that every utility within California embrace NRW now, and implement water loss reclamation programs. California’s mandatory 25% decrease in water usage, statewide, in response to desperate drought conditions is necessary and showing results. However, it is both…

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NRW Roadmap

Water loss management, in the long-term, is strategically important to every water utility. While the scarcity and delivered cost of water may vary widely across North America, the future brings a high probability that this precious resource will become more…

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Never Waste

The U.S. population grows by one person every 15 seconds. The total amount of water grows by one gallon never. These are the words that donned the jumbotron in NY Times Square in 2014. Part of a broad reaching Never…

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Making the Business Case for Alternative Meter Reading

Introduction Alternative Meter Reading has become a popular subject among utilities over the last number of years. This is being driven by the constant restriction of operational budgets and an ever increasing pressure from customers regarding consistently increasing rates. Upon…

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A Visit with the Godfather

Recently I had the privilege of an extended visit with Allan Lambert, whom I have commonly heard referred to as the Godfather of water loss management. A handle that is rightly given, as he was a founding member and inaugural…

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