• Arizona, California, and Nevada have narrowly averted a regional water crisis by agreeing to reduce their use of Colorado River water over the next three years. This deal represents a temporary solution to a long-term crisis. Nonetheless, as a close observer of western water policy, I see it as an important win for the region.

  • At the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November 2022, world leaders gathered in Egypt to announce climate action initiatives and the steps each one planned to take to reduce the impacts of climate change in their respective countries. Among the leaders in attendance was U.S. President Biden, who outlined his goals and desires to double down on climate commitments relating to the water, food, energy nexus.

  • By leveraging natural surroundings, Xylem’s manufacturing facility in Emmaboda, Sweden, can recycle 100% of the plant’s process wastewater with its new water treatment. The plant helps ensure a continuous supply of safe water, even in times of water scarcity, using Xylem’s water reuse technologies.

  • I'm a big fan of author, reporter, and overall sharp-eyed observer Michael Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short, Moneyball, and other explorations of the depths of economics and humans' capacity for brilliance...and greed. With a new wave of interest in water trading, facilitated by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and NASDAQ listing water as a tradeable commodity, I'm very eager to get Lewis' take on what he sees.

  • On April 11, the Biden administration released an environmental analysis on how the Upper and Lower Basin states should cut down on their Colorado River use. However, the plan gave three alternatives on how cuts should happen, and one of the country’s top water law experts, Gage Zobell, says there really are only two viable options.

  • With the worsening scenario of water scarcity across major world economies, the need for deploying wastewater recovery systems stands crucial to ensure the availability of fresh water among the masses.

  • With the rising emphasis on water conservation, the smart water metering market is set to witness commendable growth in the coming years, given the increasing product acceptance due to looming water security concerns.

  • The UN 2023 Water Conference, one of the most significant water events of this or any year, was held March 22-24 at UN Headquarters in New York, co-hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan, with online attendance from around the world pushing attendance to 10,000. During the conference, more than 700 commitments to “driving transformation from a global water crisis to a water-secure world” were made as part of the Water Action Agenda — what the UN called its “key outcome.”

  • Thomas Schumann is the founder of Thomas Schumann Capital. He is a sustainability pioneer and expert for water security investment and financial products, and a recent speaker at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York from March 22nd (World Water Day) to the 24th.

  • The UN Climate Conference (COP27) might be over, but it’s time to see if leaders will act on the commitments they made at the event. Many agreements emerged from the two-week summit, with countries committing to creating loss and damage funds, holding institutions and businesses accountable, providing financial support for developing countries, and limiting warming to 1.5°C. But what precisely are some countries holding themselves accountable to accomplish? Here are some of the top COP27 initiative takeaways by region of the world.


  • Potable Water Treatment Mini Train System: PWT 125

    For remote sites with peak populations between 500 and 2,000 people, the newterra PWT-125 Mini Train System offers exceptional capacity and flexibility. The base system for up to 500 people consists of two 40' containerized elements – a discrete distribution/disinfection unit and a treatment unit. The Mini Train design allows up to four (4) treatment units to be added to a single distribution unit, providing potable water treatment for 2,000 people. The system is designed to integrate with containerized or free standing tanks for water storage. The treatment system is available for both groundwater and surface water sources.

  • Potable Water Storage Unit: MSU-40

    Minimize potable water hauling costs with modular onsite storage units from newterra – the leader in advanced camp water solutions.

  • Sewage Treatment Mini Train System: WWT-50

    The highly scalable newterra WWT-50 Sewage Treatment Mini Train System is designed for rapid mobilization to serve camps of 200 to 800 people. These efficient plants are configured in trains that allow modular expansion and easy redeployment of assets. Each base configuration consists of two 40' containers that provide 50 m3 (13,200 US gal) of treatment capacity – enough for 200 people. Supplementing the base system with one 40' Adder container doubles capacity to 100 m3 for up to 400 people.

  • Sewage Treatment Large Train System: WWT-125

    The newterra WWT-125 is a scalable sewage treatment plant based on 3-container process trains that can each address the requirements of 500 people (125 m3; 33,000 US gal). The advanced, modular system is designed for larger camps with populations ranging from 1,000 to tens of thousands of people. 

  • Process Instrumentation And Analytics Solutions For Water And Wastewater

    Supplying drinking water to the population and treating wastewater are two very important global challenges. On a daily basis, system planners, designers and operators are required to keep the global increase in water consumption under control in the face of growing water shortages and the salination of fresh water resources. As industry experts for water applications, we offer powerful, innovative technical solutions to assist you.


In this video, discover how digital solutions are helping manage extremes in water availability for the city of Joinville, Brazil.