Every little initiative has a role in the big picture
The water challenge we face is very real – and we have no one perfect solution. What we do have is many small and smart ideas that add up to something big. Dive into some of them on this page, familiarise yourself with them and share them with your peers. That’s the key to how we will run water smarter.
A cross-country alliance begins in Sacramento
In September in Sacramento, members of the Californian Water Tech Alliance, professors, water utility managers and the Danish Minister of the Environment and Food met to discuss how to solve America’s water challenges.
The result is an alliance based on knowledge sharing and best practice that is designed to leverage water resource management, expertise and technology.
Get your peers' views on water challenges
Tim Worley, Executive Director at American Water Works Association, California-Nevada Section AWWA
Watch Tim Worley talk about the challenges of maintain a continual supply of clean freshwater and how technology, innovation and communication all play a part in meeting them.
Piret Harmon, General Manager, Scotts Valley Water District
Watch Piret Harmon as she discusses how important it is for water utilities to communicate with their customers to increase awareness about where water comes from and the efforts it takes to deliver it.
Rosemary Knight, Professor of Environmental Geophysics, Stanford University
In this interview, Rosemary Knight talks about how essential it is that we better understand groundwater management and how advanced technology has a main role to play in doing this.
Latest cases, insights and articles
One small box in a pump system saves
the day - twice
Grundfos MP204 motor protection units at Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant kicked into action during a power issue, saving several essential pumps.
Meet the expert:
Demand Drive Distribution
Watch Grundfos Application Manager Coreta Schomacker explain how Demand Driven Distribution offers a smart, cost-effective way to reduce water waste.
Danish technology helps moves
American wastewater into the future
Wastewater treatment is an energy-heavy process, but near Chicago it’s being carried out using Danish technology in a more energy efficient way.
Insights to take you further
An old Polish water treatment plant transforms into one of the country's best
How do you bring an ageing, inefficient water treatment plant into the 21st century? A complete redesign of the plant and its pump systems provided part of the solution, and reduced energy consumption by 50%.
Real-time pressure adjustments cut energy by 32%
How did a Chilean waterworks improve its supply of water to locals and manage to reduce its energy by a third? Demand Drive Distribution’s ability to detect peak and low demand was the solution.