With 2016 almost over, here is a look back at Impeller’s most popular articles of the year. In 2016, Xylem launched the groundbreaking Flygt Concertor, expanded operations in the Middle East, acquired a leading company in smart water analytics, and continued to drive research in water reuse.

1. Solving Middle East water challenges

This articles looks at the main water challenges in the Middle East, and how smart water management and new technologies will help solve them. Xylem recently expanded its Middle East operations, adding a new manufacturing facility and rental hub in Dubai.

2. Storm water pumping station solves El Paso flooding

Extreme rain events in El Paso, Texas, have caused serious flooding in the city for years, particularly in the Chihuahuita historic district. A new storm water pumping station with Xylem’s Flygt pumps now helps prevent floods.

3. Q&A: Xylem CEO Patrick Decker on the Sensus acquisition

In 2016, Xylem acquired Sensus, a leader in smart meters, network technologies and data analytics solutions. Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem, explains how the Sensus acquisition will benefit Xylem customers.

4. 2016 water conferences and events

2016 was a busy year for industry trade shows and international water summits. Here are just a few of the events that Xylem participated in during the year.

5. The world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence

Xylem launched Flygt Concertor in 2016, a smart wastewater pumping system that senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time, and provides feedback to pumping station operators.

6. The growing popularity of recycled water

Water recycling provides a resilient and drought-proof water source that can drive social, environmental and economic benefits. Impeller spoke with Xylem experts to learn about the latest trends and developments.

7. Q&A: Xylem’s CITO on intelligent water technology

The water industry is rapidly changing, driven by new innovations, growing populations, and changing weather patterns. Impeller spoke with Jay Iyengar, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at Xylem, to learn about the role intelligent water technology will play.

8. 5 leaders in smart water management

What countries or cities are managing water best? Impeller selected five leaders who are using new technologies, innovative city designs, and new ways of educating the public to solve their water challenges.

9. Lemon juice plant gets sustainable treatment solution

Eurofood in Sicily is a world leader in lemon juice, producing 22 tons per day. To ensure that its waste is disposed of properly, the company now has an industrial wastewater treatment solution that uses Xylem’s energy-efficient technology.

10. 4 environmental impact factors to consider when treating water for reuse

Xylem and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute conducted in-depth research on several different treatment lines for reuse. Here are four things you should know about how to recycle water sustainably when developing a treatment plant.