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Mar 31 2020
Congress released a stimulus package that was signed by President Donald Trump as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues. The bill included…
Mar 27 2020
In this month's episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen give an overview of the…
Mar 11 2020
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted for publishing Jan. 19, 2020. While efforts were made to keep it as current as possible, some information…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Jan 21 2020
A lab owner hired to ensure water quality for dozens of Mississippi towns has been sentenced to 18 months for faking test results. John H. Couey, 44…
Jan 10 2020
The Trump administration may veto H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, reported an Environmental Working Group (EWG) news release. The PFAS Action Act…
Dec 12 2019
As a precursor to the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, De Nora Water Technologies hosted a…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the minds of U.S. House of Representative lawmakers as they return to their districts during August…
Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 4 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion state construction bill Friday, June 28.  The state’s capital plan entitled Rebuild Illinois will…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 17 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed may add PFAS to a list of contaminants tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey’s water quality monitoring network.…
Jun 14 2019
Prosecutors dropped all charges against officials in the Flint water scandal June 13. State prosecutors accused 15 state and local officials of…
May 20 2019
The U.S. has reached a deal to lift tariffs imposed on industrial metals imported from Canada and Mexico. According to The Washington Post, the lift…
Briefings on key  topics discussed by industry associations in Washington, D.C.
Briefings on key topics discussed by industry associations in Washington, D.C.
May 1 2019
During the first week of April, virtually every water and wastewater association in the industry visited Washington, D.C., for Water Week in…
GWI announces winners at the 2019 Global Water Awards
GWI announces winners at the 2019 Global Water Awards.
Apr 19 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…
Apr 12 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders designed to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. According to AP, the action came after…
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
Mar 22 2019
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.” According to UN Water, the theme adapts the promise of the 2030…
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city.
Mar 12 2019
On Monday, March 11, mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot both pledged to support legislation to address chronic water shutoffs and…
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced.
Mar 8 2019
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has joined other major clean water organizations in supporting the bipartisan introduction…
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