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Things You Should Know About Flint, Michigan

By Splashlink Team

In April of this year, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan announced that the state plans to discontinue providing free bottled water to the City of Flint once the current state-funded supply of bottled water has depleted. The governor feels it is now safe to end this free water distribution since lead levels in public drinking water have not exceeded federal limits for nearly two years. The federal limit for lead in drinking water is 15 parts per billion (ppb). Over a six-month period, monthly blood testing results show 90% of high-risk samples are at 4 ppb, making the water safe to drink by these standards. The decision to end supplying free bottled water has not been met with good reception, as many residents still distrust drinking, cooking or showering with the city’s water.

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Designing the Financial Bridge for Funding Water Infrastructure: Affordability Section

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

Everybody knows that water is essential to life.  Not just “water” in and of itself, but affordable access to clean drinking water and safe wastewater systems is needed to keep the public healthy, the economy thriving, and our communities safe and whole.  However, there is a funding gap for the infrastructure needed to deliver clean drinking water to small, medium, and rural communities in America.  There is enough money available for every water infrastructure project, but we have a system of barriers that prevent these crucial projects from getting the funding they need.  What we need is a “financial bridge” made up of the processes, frameworks, and mindsets needed to overcome these barriers and bring us over the funding gap.  We’ve already talked about how to design the financial bridge, where the money is going to come from, and the legislative barriers that need to be overcome, and now we are going to explore the affordability section of that Financial Bridge.

 

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Join AGWA for the US Smart Water Conference 2018

By David Silk -- Akron Global Water Alliance

Join the Akron Global Water Alliance (AGWA), a major US Water Cluster, for the US Smart Water Conference 2018 on May 30 - May 31, 2018, at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.   The US Smart Water Conference 2018 is dedicated to the future of water, water innovation, and water technologies. 

 

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Aqualyst: Catalyzing Innovation for the New World of Water

By Marielle Larson -- Program Manager at PureBlue

Are you a smart water company that’s starting up or branching out?  Aqualyst can help.   

Do you ever wish you could time travel and rewind that last investor pitch, sidestep that manufacturer who’s constantly behind schedule, or pursue that market that suddenly took off?  We haven’t cracked time-travel yet, but our network of water pioneers is the next best thing.  Working with industry pioneers who have invented cutting-edge technologies, commercialized 40+ new products, navigated global licensing agreements, and launched internationally renowned companies, you’ll feel as though you’re looking into the future.

PureBlue’s Aqualyst is a business and technology catalyst that provides customized services to accelerate, commercialize, and scale high-impact water technologies and businesses.  We’ve hand-selected a trusted network of advisors, investors, and resources to drive water tech business development in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT, BC, Alberta) and nationally.

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MWRD, Current Launch SigaPlatform Pilot

By Jackie Blair -- Communications & Program Manager, Current

This week, Current and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) launched a new pilot project to evaluate Siga OT Solutions’ critical infrastructure monitoring technology.

Israel-based Siga developed SigaPlatform, which uses machine learning-based predictive analytics algorithms to protect critical devices and systems by monitoring the electrical signals that control them.  This approach helps to ensure proper equipment operation and provides an immediate warning at the first sign of an anomaly that could indicate a malfunction or potential threat.

 

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