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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 8 2019
The first half of 2019 was marked by two deadly and notable instances of gun violence in the water and wastewater industry. The first was the tragic…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Jul 8 2019
According to the National Safety Council, there were 882,730 exposures to workplace violence in 2017, and those events resulted in 18,400 injuries…
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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…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jun 4 2019
From the time I started at Industrial Water & Wastes Digest to now, food and beverage applications have been some of the most interesting content…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Jun 3 2019
For the first time in about 18 months, I had the opportunity to take a vacation. The last time I had planned a real vacation, I came down with a bad…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
May 3 2019
Industrial applications can be a multitude of things. From the time I’ve started writing for Industrial Water & Wastes Digest till now, what I…
May 1 2019
Before I was the managing editor for Water & Wastes Digest, I worked for its sister publication, Water Quality Products in 2016 and 2017. At the…
Apr 2 2019
Addressing the prevalence of lead pipe in the U.S. will require decades and estimates of billions of dollars to fix. For some utilities, pipe…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Apr 2 2019
There is no shortage of solutions to problems in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Seemingly every time I write an article, I learn about…
Mar 25 2019
During a visit to Aqua-Aerobic Systems in Loves Park, Illinois, WWD Managing Editor Bob Crossen spoke to WWD/WWEMA Scholarship Winner Elena Smith…
Yolanda Coleman Kokayi is senior director of marketing communications for Mueller Water Products
Yolanda Coleman Kokayi, senior director of marketing communications for Mueller Water Products.
Mar 6 2019
Over the past five years, there has been a focus on the water industry’s workforce. A large population of today’s water professionals will retire…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Mar 6 2019
Our offices and my home are less than an hour drive from the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora, Ill., so when news broke about an active shooter…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Mar 5 2019
The word crisis is thrown around quite a bit in the water industry as of late. In early February, the temperature was so cold in the Chicago area…
Feb 4 2019
As I write this, Chicago is expecting ridiculously cold temperatures in a few days. The forecast is showing a high of -16ºF and a low of -27ºF, and…
Bill Raab
Bill Raab is director of risk control for Glatfelter Public Practice.
Jan 8 2019
Regulatory compliance may not sound like the most exciting topic out there, but for water entities, it is a subject that has to be both understood…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Jan 8 2019
Between November and December, I had the privilege to visit two manufacturing facilities for original equipment manufacturers within the water and…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jan 7 2019
It’s a new year. This means new trends to come, more products to showcase and even more stories to tell in iWWD. For myself, it is a chance to learn…
Dec 4 2018
Last year, President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure plan was yet to be realized. This year, there was movement. In October, Trump signed the…
Dec 3 2018
The 2018 WWD Top Projects projects highlighted some of the most exceptional work conducted this year. The investments for these projects range from $…
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