Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Bleeding Blue: Issues, Opportunity Greet New AWWA President
    5/3/2017

    Airtime for water industry issues used to be a rarity in mainstream news, but that has changed of late — a development that is not particularly welcome, considering that bad news makes for good copy.

  2. Evaluating Alternative Models For Infrastructure Project Delivery
    5/1/2017

    New research from the University of North Carolina assessed innovative water and wastewater projects around the country, highlighting positives and pitfalls that can steer future infrastructure investment.

  3. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  4. George Hawkins On Green Bonds & Sustainability: Goldman Sachs' Impact Investment In Social Change
    4/25/2017

    George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, talks with Lisa Cox, manager at Sorenson Impact Center, about the first green bond in the US and how DC Water — partnered with Goldman Sachs — catalyzed innovation, social change, and sustainability in DC's water management system.

  5. Spinning Biogas Into Gold With Combined Heat And Power
    4/6/2017

    An ambitious project at a typical suburban wastewater facility has realized approximately $200,000 savings in annual energy costs. Similar operations will want to know: How does it work?

  6. How Algae Is Turning Nutrient Removal Problems Into Profits
    3/23/2017

    Researchers from Iowa have developed a system that utilizes algae for wastewater nutrient removal and gives utilities a chance to offset costs with the process.

  7. Making America’s Water Utilities Great
    3/20/2017

    This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.

  8. Thinking Big On Nutrient Removal
    3/6/2017

    A new public-private project involving a major Maryland utility seeks to reduce nutrients at the source with a comprehensive construction project.

  9. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  10. Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    2/21/2017

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.