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The SWAN North American Alliance and Industry Partners Collaborate to Bring Engaging Smart Water Discussions to the Midwest

By Shirley Ben-Dak, SWAN Forum Marketing & Innovation Lead

In what will be an exciting multi-partner effort, the SWAN North American Alliance, an initiative of the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), together with industry leaders, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Current, and Global Water Works invite you to attend “Modernizing North American Water Systems in the Digital Age”, a one-day workshop on Nov. 6th in Chicago. Hosted by Uptake, the event will feature an interactive exploration of innovative, digital solutions to North American water infrastructure challenges, with a special focus on the Midwest region. Following the Workshop, Sensus will host a special evening reception.

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Main Factors Escalating the California Wildfires

By SplashLink Team

International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every October 13th by the UN General Assembly.  The day celebrates how communities around the globe are reducing their risk and exposure to disasters.  It also seeks to promote disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness.  2017 has seen a swell in the intensity and frequency of natural disasters compared to previous years, a prime example being the California wildfires that continue to rage across the state’s wine country.  When disasters occur, it’s important to recognize the circumstances surrounding them so we can better prepare for future ones by building more disaster-resilient communities and nations.  Below we’ve outlined some of the driving factors that have been identified as causes for the magnitude of the California wildfires.

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Designing the Financial Bridge for Water Infrastructure: The Money

By Arthine Cossey van Duyne -- Managing Partner, WaterFunder, LLC

Last month’s article introduced the concept of designing a “Financial Bridge” that can pay for water infrastructure.  The “Financial Bridge” is simply a metaphor for the processes, frameworks, and mindsets needed to access the money to pay for the projects.  While several sources of funding exist, uptake beyond the familiar has been slow.  I have identified 6 categorical barriers to getting access to this financing:  Money, Legislation, Perception, Knowledge, Communication, and Affordability.  This article considers the Money section of that bridge. 

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Pipeline H2O Accelerator Addressing Challenges Around Water

By Antony Seppi, Program Director, Pipeline H2O

What is Pipeline H2O?

The Pipeline H2O accelerator is on a mission to identify and commercialize the world’s leading water-based startup technologies in the world - right here in Ohio. Pipeline H2O is managed by The Hamilton Mill, a small business incubator located in Hamilton, Ohio that focuses on clean energy and advanced manufacturing technologies. The Hamilton Mill has a unique “City as a Lab” approach which enables companies to quickly engage with municipal departments to prototype and test their products.

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Main Sources of Water Pollution

By SplashLink Team

Pollution Prevention Week, which runs September 18-24, 2017, provides an opportunity to showcase pollution prevention and environment sustainability activities and accomplishments, expand current pollution prevention endeavors, and commit to additional efforts.   The week is a time for government, environmental groups, businesses, and individuals to join forces for a common cause – protecting the environment and the economy by reducing or eliminating pollution at the source while also removing the need for costly controls and cleanup.  Below you can find an infographic describing some of the major sources of water pollution.

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