Ransomware seems like it’s everywhere in the news lately. Ransomware is software that installs itself on a computer, often when the user opens a seemingly harmless email attachment. Once installed, the ransomware blocks access to critical files and data until the user meets the demands of the person remotely controlling the ransomware. This usually… Read More
From editor: The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea… Read More
How John Snow Changed the Way We Look at Water Supply Systems, Microorganisms, and Infectious Diseases with Data Mapping.
From editor: Hearing the name ‘Jon Snow’ may bring Kit Harington’s face to the forefront of many people’s mind as an important character in ‘Game of Thrones’ but, for water treatment and public health professionals, there is another iconic ‘John Snow’ that may come to mind. Dr. John Snow, an English physician born in… Read More
FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA – February 8, 2017 – It’s not often you come across a company so committed to educating its customers and partners that it develops an entire suite of training courses, but that’s exactly what led to the creation of LuminUltra Academy. Access to this new, web-based training and certification center is… Read More
Many people who read through news articles, especially in the water industry, will understand me when I say it seems that only negative things are happening. Flint is in a water crisis, brain eating amoebas are making people sick, and lots of people are under boil-water advisories. These stories are very important to help… Read More
From editor: Respect the bean? How about Respect the Drop! Water’s earned it. It’s a huge player in everything we consume and use. How much water did it take to make the device you are reading this blog on? 10% of all water withdrawn in Canada is used in manufacturing. The amount of water… Read More
Online resources help water treatment professionals stay on top of industry challenges and trends. Here’s our list of recommended resources for 2017.
From editor: We know it’s happening, but now we can see it. Google Earth and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre teamed up to reveal how the world’s surface water has changed over the last 30 years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture… An interesting study related to surface water was just published… Read More
Since our humble beginnings in 2003, we at LuminUltra have always been keenly interested in water quality trends in different parts of the world. We have tried to make a habit of running at least a few tests wherever we travel to see how water quality varies in different geographical locations, at hotels, convention… Read More
Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent. Water scarcity… Read More