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Mar 30 2018
On March 29, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $1.3 trillion spending package, of which $21.2 billion will be allocated for…
Mar 15 2018
On Monday March 12, 2018, the Missouri Administrative Oversight committee approved the new Clean Water Law, which will now be voted on by the state’s…
Feb 9 2018
The Water Systems Council (WSC) has expressed emphatic support for the presentation of bipartisan legislation to address the aging water…
Jan 29 2018
Following a ruling on Jan. 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declared unanimously that lawsuits that concern the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule must…
Jan 24 2018
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will be presented with a bill that would put forth $282 million towards water quality efforts in Iowa if confirmed. This…
Jan 9 2018
Florida and Georgia have long been mired in a water dispute, and this adversarial relationship reached a turning point on Jan. 8, 2018 when the…
Dec 6 2017
State and federal regulations and compliance are the most important topic of 2018. Or so say the 271 respondents of this years’ Water & Wastes…
Oct 11 2017
With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill…
Sep 26 2017
The National Park Service released a report on the ban on the sale of disposable water bottles at U.S. national parks. The report showed that the ban…
Jul 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA…
Jul 18 2017
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee took action on legislation to reauthorize the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan program and improve…
Jul 12 2017
This column is derived from remarks delivered to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Board of Directors at the annual Conference & Exposition (…
Jul 5 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Army, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean…
May 24 2017
Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the “Clean, Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure Act” (S. 1137) to bring affordable…
May 17 2017
As I contemplated the topic for this month’s WWEMA blog, I was struggling with what “news” I should report to the WWEMA membership in our weekly…
Apr 24 2017
GE Water & Process Technologies unveiled a white paper on “The Future of Water Management: A Menu for Policymakers in the Digital Industrial Era…
Apr 13 2017
As water utilities begin to explore digital solutions as a conduit to water and energy sustainability, GE Water & Process Technologies released a…
Mar 27 2017
More than 140 water utility leaders from throughout the U.S. embarked on 352 meetings with members of Congress the week of March 20, 2017, to elevate…
Mar 21 2017
Water organizations representing water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C., for…
Mar 17 2017
Martin Kropelnicki testified on behalf of the California Water Service Group and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) before the U.S.…
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