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The popular L'Oréal slogan easily applies to the world of water, and the reward is infinitely more valuable than good hair.

Some encouraging news to report from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) this week: Executive Director Jeff Eger and other industry leaders took to Capitol Hill...

The world of industrial wastewater is alive with exciting updates. Engineers from Brown University, for example, announced they have developed a system to cleanly and efficiently remove trace heavy metals from water. This is uplifting news for combating this detrimental consequence of industrial...

The topic of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” continues to dominate headlines. It’s safe to say it has gained momentum, as numerous associations, including the National Ground Water Assn. and Intelligence Squared U.S., are devoting events to exploring the scientific and technical issues...

Summer into fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The air starts to take on that ever-so-slight, brisk chill; the sky is extra blue and you can almost smell the sharpened pencils in the air—along with apples—...

When most people think of the Olympic Games, they think of awe-inspiring stories of determination, stories of achieving the goal of a lifetime—and the promise the future can hold. They wonder what it must be like to go through such an intense level of preparation for one make-it-or-break-it...

Election season is upon us, and I’m surrounded by rabble rousers ... That is in reference to my friends, not the candidates. My Facebook news feed is packed to the brim with bold statements and I quickly start to...

It’s hard to believe it’s 2013—not just because all of the 2012 doomsday predictions proved false, but also because the simple fact that we are already 13 years into the 21st century is awe-inspiring.

Another year gone by reminds us of how rising concerns about water scarcity are growing...

When it comes to membrane technology—the water industry’s edgy child—innovative technologies sometimes are mistakenly dismissed as too expensive and only viable as a last resort. This scenario can be summed up with the all-too-familiar adage: “Parents just don’t understand.”

But they are...

One big theme of 2013 thus far seems to be a newfound appreciation for water. We keep hearing the saying, “Water is the new oil”—the new gold, even. As “The Ripple Effect” author Alex Prud’homme put it, “Today we no longer have the luxury of ignorance: We must understand how our actions impact...

Since I last wrote to you about pumps, there have been a number of alarming weather events. (And, might I add, many of them had very peculiar names. Winter Storm Q? Come on. But that’s a subject for another editorial …)

The most devastating of them had an admittedly normal name that...