THE SCADA BLOG

Is It Time To Start Worrying About Treatment Plant Hackers?
Is It Time To Start Worrying About Treatment Plant Hackers? Treatment plant control systems are more vulnerable to computer hacks than ever before. What should utilities be doing to prepare themselves?  Continue Reading...
5 Innovations In Cyber-Water
5 Innovations In Cyber-Water Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.  Continue Reading...
10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16 This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.  Continue Reading...
Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.  Continue Reading...
The Bible On Effective Utility Management
The Bible On Effective Utility Management The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be.   Continue Reading...
Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain
Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain Much has been made of the gap in knowledge to come when the water industry’s aging workforce reaches retirement. With advances in simulation training software capable of getting new employees familiar with plant processes, it may be an analog fear in the digital world.  Continue Reading...
Betting On Biogas: A Wastewater Plant’s Journey
Betting On Biogas: A Wastewater Plant’s Journey The Lancaster Area Sewer Authority’s (LASA) recent $26.8 million upgrade to its lone wastewater treatment facility promises to reduce the plant’s environmental footprint and save costs by emphasizing energy efficiency and allowing for biosolids reuse.  Continue Reading...
Connecting To The Future: Where Will Digitally Linked Devices Take The Water Industry?
Connecting To The Future: Where Will Digitally Linked Devices Take The Water Industry? You may hear talk of an emerging “smart grid” in the sector. Maybe you’ve heard of a tomorrow dependent on the Internet of Things (IoT). Whatever they choose to call it, advocates will agree: a network of digitally connected devices is emerging, which will pool data together and funnel it to a single source, painting a more complete picture of how water is used. And soon, it will be everywhere.  Continue Reading...
Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training It might seem straight out of Space Camp, but  there is an increasingly common scene in water and wastewater municipalities where supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) simulation training offers hands-on experience to usher in the next generation of operators.  Continue Reading...
Travis Kennedy

Travis Kennedy

Hi, I’m Travis. I’m the publisher of Water Online and the founder of the B2BrandWater.com blog