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An image of a pristine blue lake with green trees, blue skies and mountains in the distance to celebrate World Water Day.
Water & Wastes Digest staff share their favorite social media posts from World Water Day March 22, 2020.
Mar 23 2020
World Water Day 2020 was March 22, and hundreds of individuals, companies and corporate accounts posted about the planet’s most precious resource…
Feb 24 2020
Numbers paint a dire picture of water consumption in Las Vegas. The metropolitan region has a population of 2.2 million, and the average household…
Feb 24 2020
In January, Baltimore became the first major U.S. city to enact a water affordability and equity law aimed at helping the most marginalized citizens…
Jan 13 2020
2019 was witness to large moves in the water industry. From revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule and the release of the U.S. EPA National Water…
Jan 13 2020
It can be difficult to start the New Year off strong. It delineates a capsule of time to reflect upon, but it also is simply a continuation of things…
Jan 10 2020
A lot happens in a day at a water treatment facility. Millions of gallons of water run through the plant each day, placing an enormous responsibility…
Dec 9 2019
Generally speaking, the WWD State of the Industry Report pulls on the status of the U.S. economy and budgets to develop conclusions about how wider…
Dec 9 2019
To think it is already December and that 2019 is nearing a close! This year has been one wrought with changes and big moments for the industry,…
Nov 23 2019
I rarely use my editorial letter for housekeeping purposes. I feel it is better used to reflect my experiences and musings on industry trends and…
Nov 22 2019
In mid-September, the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army repealed a 2015 rule defining Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulated under the Clean Water Act in a step…
Oct 23 2019
In 2013, a cold wave passed over the Midwestern U.S. dropping temperatures to record low levels. At that time, I was living in a city called…
Sara Myers headshot
Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Oct 20 2019
Recently, I wrote on our website about Encore Green Environmental, a Wyoming firm that pairs produced water from oil and gas companies with…
Oct 8 2019
In late August, I attended The Water Expo in Miami, Fla., where I heard the most compelling per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) presentation I…
View of Austin, Texas from a low angle along the river with a bridge in the foreground and the skyline behind it.
The US Water Alliance awarded US Water Prizes in six categories during the One Water Summit in Austin, Texas, Sept. 18.
Sep 19 2019
During the US Water Alliance One Water Summit in Austin, Texas, six organizations received US Water Prizes for their efforts in changing how water is…
Employees of Emmons Pump & Control outside the business in front of the company's logo
Emmons Employees Pictured Left to Right: Beth Lounsbury, Drew Fox, Trent Emmons, Chris Roloson, Kim Emmons, Logan Geurtze, Nick Robinson, Ryan Frank, Eric Bashford.
Sep 13 2019
Metropolitan Ind. Acquires Emmons Pump & Control Acquisition seeks to demonstrate passion for developing & expanding products in the water…
U.S. EPA leaders and WateReuse association leaders pose for a photo after EPA released its National Water Reuse Action Plan during the WateReuse Symposium in San Diego Sept. 10.
Top Row: Paul Jones, President, WateReuse Association; Aubrey Bettencourt, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science; Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior; Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior; Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association. Bottom Row: Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Army Corps of Engineers; Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mary Neumayr, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
Sep 12 2019
The U.S. EPA released a draft of its National Water Reuse Action Plan for public comment during the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego,…
The model of this pipeline can be color coded based on maximum pressure over the course of a transient event with red being the highest and green the lowest.
The model of this pipeline can be color coded based on maximum pressure over the course of a transient event with red being the highest and green the lowest.
Sep 6 2019
Any time water accelerates or decelerates in a pipe, a pressure wave is created. Usually, these changes are small and can be ignored. However, larger…
Bob Crossen, Water & Wastes Digest senior managing editor.
Bob Crossen, Water & Wastes Digest senior managing editor.
Sep 6 2019
Several times this year I have read articles on social media about people dying while working in trenches. These posts often get shared in industry…
Guam Waterworks Authority commissions a replacement wastewater treatment plant with Guam's first ultraviolet (UV) disinfection process.
Guam Waterworks Authority commissions a replacement wastewater treatment plant with Guam's first ultraviolet (UV) disinfection process.
Aug 30 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
2019 surveys provide SGC Water staff with greater understanding of marketplace & industry issues
Take the 2019 SGC Water Group state of the industry surveys.
Aug 26 2019
Each year, Water & Wastes Digest, Water Quality Products and Storm Water Solutions conduct surveys of their respective audiences. These surveys…
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