The entire water sector—municipal & industrial— is bracing for the supply and demand-side disruption brought on by coronavirus and the economic downturn.
Current market conditions are already heightening stress on utility workforces because of social distancing and self-quarantining for non-essential employees. This further highlights the benefits and risks associated with remote monitoring and advanced asset management.
Almost 90 cities and states across the US have suspended water shutoffs for residents unable to afford their bills, as local leaders scramble to tackle the complex public health threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Guardian24 Mar 2020
As concern grows over the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, many people across Minnesota and the U.S. have been stocking up on items like food, cleaning supplies and bottled water. Minnesota Public Radio24 Mar 2020
Disinfecting wipes are helping people combat the spreading of germs amid the coronavirus pandemic. But some experts say the wipes, arguably the supply that's been used to clean surfaces in homes the most, are harming sewers. CNN24 Mar 2020
Black & Veatch’s recent organizational changes in water highlight underlying market shifts that are influencing engineering firms’ strategies, globally. For instance, utility service providers in the privately... »
In November 2020, the UK water sector announced the first sector-wide collaboration to reduce emissions, a “Net Zero 2030 Routemap”. The announcement parallels more wide-sweeping continental EU policies shaping ... »
As Q4 2020 comes to an end, COVID-19’s impacts continue to be acutely felt across the industrial landscape, with disparate governmental and company responses, globally, to remote workforces and onsite operations. With... »
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