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  1. Raising Water Rates: What Message Works Best?
    4/5/2016

    I sympathize with water and wastewater utilities. Tasked with more responsibility than ever, too often they aren’t supported with the necessary financial resources. To draw a baseball analogy, apropos for this time of year, it's like trying to win the World Series with minimal payroll (capital improvement funds) and old, broken-down players (infrastructure).

  2. 'Seize The Day' On New Water Technology
    3/21/2016

    When the time comes, will you be ready?

  3. Surprising Facts From The 'Value Of Water' Poll
    3/2/2016

    You may have seen the recent poll results announced by the Value of Water Coalition indicating near universal agreement (95 percent) on the need for reliable water systems, along with the somewhat surprising fact that a majority (60 percent) would agree to higher water bills to support them. The real surprise, however, is who is willing to pay the most.

  4. 3 Game Changers For Water And Wastewater
    2/1/2016

    Three key events from 2015 could reshape the water/wastewater industry in 2016 and for years to come.

  5. Follow The Leader: CH2M Water President Offers 10 Pearls Of Wisdom
    1/21/2016

    The consulting engineering firm’s newly-named water lead sets the tone with insight on utility operations, technology development, infrastructure funding, and more.

  6. The Chicago Way: Windy City Water Boss Addresses Top Threats, Solutions
    1/5/2016

    In many ways, Chicago is a tough act to follow — a world-class city of both great renown and infamy. The latter may engender thoughts of mobsters and political machinations, but when it comes to water, ‘the Chicago way’ is a model of achievement and leadership to be admired.

  7. Climate Change Ramifications For The Water Industry
    12/22/2015

    Climate change isn’t going away — not in the literal sense, not in public discourse, and probably not as a point of contention. While the big-picture initiative arising from COP21 was to halt global warming at 1.5°C, there are many smaller, more personal (but no less important) initiatives being taken on by water and wastewater professionals.

  8. Utilities Under Fire: Why Rate Hikes Are A Scary Proposition
    12/7/2015

    A true story (and disturbing image) of rate-increase resistance from the front lines

  9. 10 Exciting Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/26/2015

    Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.

  10. 5 On 5: Water Leaders Address Key Industry Challenges
    10/13/2015

    At a recent panel event, five of the top utility professionals in North America tackled five hot topics in water and wastewater.