Labor Solutions & Insights 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. WWEMA Window: Investing In Associations
    5/24/2019

    This is not a shameless plug about joining an association. One of the key topics over the last decade at the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) and our affiliated organizations has been recruiting volunteers and getting membership stabilized.

  3. Achieving Success Through Leading People, Setting Goals, And Measuring Performance In Public Works
    3/7/2017

    Leadership and management are commonly used to describe successful directors, managers, or supervisors within the field of public works.

  4. In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    1/26/2017

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.

  5. The 4 Pillars Of Control Room Operator Effectiveness
    11/8/2018

    With more water and wastewater utilities, as well as industrial facilities, moving toward digitalization, it’s important to understand the needs of data gatekeepers and decision-makers to set them up for success.

  6. Enhanced Data Analysis To Plug Knowledge Drain As Baby Boomers Retire
    10/31/2017

    One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.

  7. Water Worries In 2017 And Beyond
    6/28/2017

    The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.

  8. A Foundation For Water’s Future
    8/29/2016

    The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.

  9. 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.

  10. The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country
    7/3/2018

    Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.