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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…
Jul 23 2018
If the faucet is flowing and the toilet is flushing, everything is right in the world. But as soon as those services are interrupted, the level of…
Jul 17 2018
In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to invest $256 million towards the improvement of water infrastructure in…
Jul 9 2018
A three-way legal sparring battle is unfolding in the state of Maine. The state finds itself at odds with the U.S. EPA and local American Indian…
Jul 6 2018
A water technology startup by the name of Nano Sun has unveiled a new facility that will utilize 3D printers to create and manufacture water…
Jul 6 2018
Scott Pruitt has resigned as U.S. EPA Administrator, according to President Donald Trump. The resignation comes amid swirling controversy concerning…
Jun 22 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded the city of Omaha, Neb., with a $69.7 million loan in order to aid in financing the city’s Saddle Creek Retention Treatment…
Jun 22 2018
The new podcast Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast is now available to listen on iTunes and Google Play. Water & Wastes Digest Managing…
Jun 15 2018
The U.S. EPA has announced the winners for its Federal Green Challenge (FGC). The challenge recognizes facilities across the U.S. for their…
Jun 4 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded New York State with $2.17 million in order to protect drinking water sources. The state is includes approximately 8,500…
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