Late last month the Sustainable Water team traveled to Portland to participate in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Annual Conference. Our CEO, Jonathan Lanciani, presented alongside Jason Gregory and Howard Wertheimer from Georgia Tech. Their presentation, “Georgia Tech: Leading the Way to Sustainability through Comprehensive Water Management”, highlighted the institute’s innovative new stormwater management plan, which features a blackwater reclamation system. Overall, AASHE was a great opportunity to meet new friends and revisit old ones committed to changing the face of sustainability on college campuses. We look forward to being in touch with many of you soon. Immediately […]
The ReCip Reciprocating Wetland is the original tidal wetland system. It mimics and accelerates natural tidal processes to quickly and efficiently treat wastewater. ReCip wetlands are high-performance and low-maintenance. The process involves pairs of artificial wetland cells which are alternately filled and drained to mimic tidal events. Utilizing microbial fixed-film ecosystems to break down waste in water, the repeated filling and draining enhances aerobic and anoxic treatment processes, providing energy-efficient passive aeration and simultaneous nitrification and denitrification. ReCip cells, which act as interior and exterior landscaping and design features, provide clean recycled water for non-potable reuse. Additional benefits to end-users […]
Sustainable Water is pleased to announce its licensing agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to commercialize its groundbreaking ReCip Technology. TVA, created in 1933 by Congressional Charter, is the largest public power provider in the US. Beyond providing electricity to more than 9 million people, and managing the Tennessee River System, TVA is also charged with modernizing the region’s economy and society, ensuring economic development and maintaining its natural resources. Reciprocating Wetlands mimic and accelerate natural tidal processes to quickly and efficiently treat wastewater. Extensive field applications, coupled with dedicated research and development underscore this innovative technology’s proven system […]
As our Pacific Southwest, and other drought-prone regions of our country, struggle with the regulatory challenges of safely guiding water reuse, the EPA has published a great deal of information on their website. A recent article, which can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/recycling/ aims to familiarize users and treatment providers with basic information to help them determine if and how water reuse could help solve their facility or community issues.
Cities, as a concept, are not water friendly. They disrupt the natural water process of replenishing groundwater, serving natural habitats, and supporting local ecosystems. Gathering large amounts of humans in a small place throws off nature’s built-in balances, which is why man-made water infrastructure is necessary to support a healthy, urban lifestyle, and which allows humans to continue being city-dwellers. But as resources dwindle and cities continue growing, the relationship between water and cities is quickly becoming more taxed. A conversation with Organica’s Environment and Technology Specialist, Peter Varga, lays out the five biggest water challenges for cities and suggestions […]