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Day Zero: When the taps run dry

  May 11, 2018: The current estimate (as of February 7) for Day Zero for Cape Town, South Africa, when the municipal water distribution system will be turned off and residents will need to queue for water allotments at 200 distribution points. The current estimate for Day Zero was pushed back from April 16, 2018… Read More

Cutting back on chocolate this Easter? Here’s one more reason why you should

  Just one week ago, on March 22nd, we celebrated World Water Day, where organizations, companies, and individuals from around the globe drew attention to the importance of water and the significant challenges we’re facing in the 21st century. Water pollution and large-scale water shortages have already left 2.1 billion people without access to safe… Read More

Water and the Olympics

  At the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as athletes competed in dozens of sports over two weeks. For some sports, water (usually in the form of snow or ice) is crucial. Where the Summer Olympics need pools and lakes filled with clean water for… Read More

Water Associations and Foundations from Around the World

  There’s a vast collection of water-related resources available online. It seems like whatever aspect of the water sector you can imagine, there is an organization devoted to its study. Here at LuminUltra, we provide microbiological management solutions for water systems but we like to keep an eye on what’s happening across the water industry…. Read More

Drinking Water – A Global Concern

  Issues related to drinking water and municipal water systems are all over the news these days. In North America, the troubles that Flint, Michigan has faced with its water supply and distribution system have been in the headlines for a number of years now. Government officials continue to struggle to replace aging infrastructure and… Read More

Investigating biomass density in biological activated carbon media with 2nd Generation ATP

  Editor’s note: This post was authored by one of our clients – Research Laboratory Services (RLS). They are a research, consultancy, and laboratory testing service provider based in Melbourne, Australia with offices in the USA and New Zealand. With over 20 years of experience in the portable and wastewater treatment industries, RLS specializes in… Read More

Top 3 Questions from AWWA’s WQTC17

  AWWA’s WQTC is a favourite event among many water quality professionals (us included) and after another excellent conference, we wanted to answer the top 3 questions we were asked at the conference in Portland, Oregon. 1. What does your test measure? Can it test for specific species? Our tests measure the ATP concentration in… Read More

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