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Aug 26 2019
Water infrastructure and design vary based on the needs of those using it. For instance, in a highly populated urban city such as New York City, the…
Aug 19 2019
In Richland, Wash., a new test project at the Hanford Nuclear site is contaminating groundwater with chromium in hopes to speed up an expected 50-…
Aug 5 2019
The discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) decades ago ushered in an entirely new and diverse family of chemicals. The strong…
Figure 1: The six goals of the one water approach. Stakeholders—whether public or private—must keep these six goals in mind when addressing issues of water that affect them and the communities in which they are located.
Figure 1: The six goals of the one water approach. Stakeholders—whether public or private—must keep these six goals in mind when addressing issues of water that affect them and the communities in which they are located.
Aug 5 2019
Engineers and operators know all too well that water is the defining issue of our time. The 21st century is unfolding an unparalleled, complex set of…
Aug 5 2019
The world is enduring a water crisis at the hands of rising demand, prevalent leaks, reduction in supply and an uptick in droughts, and businesses,…
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Mary Scott Nabers is president and CEO of Stratigic Partnerships.
Aug 5 2019
It seems that most people first began to realize there are serious water problems in the U.S. when news of Flint, Mich., broke. However, the country’…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Aug 5 2019
As of press time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included language about per- and…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the minds of U.S. House of Representative lawmakers as they return to their districts during August…
Jul 25 2019
Only Keller provides a complete line of level and pressure transmitters with NSF 61/372 approval for use in drinking water equipped with guaranteed…
Jul 17 2019
UPDATE July 19, 2019: This article has been revised to accurately reflect revisions of the Administrator's Emphasis of Superfund Sites. The U.S. EPA…
Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 11 2019
New York state has set the lowest limit in the U.S. for PFAS in drinking water.  According to AP, the state’s health department plans said Health…
Jul 8 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and provides water and sewer services to more than 1.2 million North Texas residents. Its…
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Jul 5 2019
Municipalities and industrial organizations alike face a number of challenges both old and new. Many challenges involve the use of water in varied…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jul 3 2019
Like many months in the year, these past have been especially busy for the U.S. EPA. The issue of coal ash ponds have come up yet again, and EPA…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Jun 17 2019
The 3M Plant in Decatur, Ala. admitted to illegal chemical release in Tennessee River. According to WHNT, the company admitted fault in an April…
Jun 17 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed may add PFAS to a list of contaminants tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey’s water quality monitoring network.…
Jun 3 2019
The Basin Creek Reservoir in Butte, Mont., served its community with water from both sides of the Continental Divide for nearly 100 years. In 2010, a…
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