The summer is here and Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind relates to our Water Industry:

The summer wind, came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind


Why the California Drought is a National Issue
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

How the Power of Water Can Change the World
Martin Byars
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

A New Look at Urban Water Systems
Ralph Exton
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

EPA Grants $2.1m for Water Quality Projects in Urban Communities
Processing Magazine

Local Governments Disagree on Extended Clean Water Act Regulation
Processing Magazine

What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?
Popular Science

80% of California is Now in Extreme Drought, New Data Show
Los Angeles Times

California’s Drought is the ‘Greatest Water Loss Ever Seen’ and the Effects Will Be Severe
Business Insider

Western U.S. States Using Up Groundwater at an Alarming Rate
Science – AAAS

Drought Report: California to Lose $2.2 Billion, 17,100 Jobs

Nation’s Seventh-Largest Water Utility Adopts InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution
Innovyze News

Scientists Capture Snapshots of Water Splitting during Photosynthesis
Tech Times

States Partner to Spur Innovation in New Industries

Introducing the GE QuickPanel+
The Operator Interface for the Industrial Internet

GE’s Water Business to Acquire UK-Based Monsal; Expands Wastewater Offering and Provides Capabilities to Generate Renewable Energy from Biosolids and Biowaste
The Wall Street Journal

Nearly Half of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill
CBS Detroit

25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources
Zero Hedge

Do You Check Expiration Dates?
GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 and Beyond
Sensors and Devices Draw Ecosystems Together


Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Upcoming Event






Watts Water Technologies Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call – Live Webcast
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is announcing two listening session webinars as part of an effort to redesign the current DfE Label. The listening sessions are geared toward stakeholders and the opening of an online forum to provide input on possible label design concepts. The listening sessions are part of a multi-step process to gather partner, stakeholder and public input on the designs. This feedback will help guide the selection of a new DfE label that better communicates that products meeting EPA’s Standard for Safer Products are safer for human health and the environment.

Learn more about the DfE Safer Product Label Redesign effort at:

Register for webinars no later than 11:59 p.m., EDT, on Friday, August 1, 2014.

The webinars will be held on:

Monday, August 4, 2014
1:00-2:00pm ET

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
1:00-2:00pm ET

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Enjoy your summer reading.  See you in the fall.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation