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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 $…
Dec 3 2018
In October, I mentioned that sometimes it is difficult to find time to reflect on my work. This year is the first full calendar year I have spent on…
Dec 3 2018
At this time last year, President Donald J. Trump was promising funding for infrastructure improvements for water and wastewater projects. On Oct. 23…
Nov 2 2018
Another October and another Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) has passed. It seems that with each successive…
Nov 2 2018
With the human population forecast to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050 and increasing standards of living among developing nations, accessible,…
Nov 2 2018
Earlier this year an earthquake struck California and it got me thinking: Are there seismic design standards for water and wastewater pipe? For many…
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Sep 13 2018
New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a…
WEF announces education awards
WEF announces education awards
Sep 11 2018
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2018 WEF Awards recipients for  education. The WEF Education Awards recognize WEF members for…
Scientists develop green technology for wastewater treatment
Scientists develop green technology for wastewater treatment
Aug 10 2018
A team of international scientists led by the University of Exeter found a method to incorporate ecological processes in wastewater treatment…
Aug 1 2018
On July 30, 2018, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) unveiling of $4…
Jul 31 2018
On July 26, 2018, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced the approval of approximately $23 million in financial assistance to be put…
Jul 25 2018
Walking down the hallways to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for American Water Works Assn. ACE 18, it was apparent the show’s theme…
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