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Apr 21 2021
The lakes that store water and supply millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months,…
Mar 19 2021
A hearing entitled “Examining the Challenges Facing Drinking Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Projects” shed light on water and wastewater…
Mar 11 2021
Municipal and industrial wastewater management, storage and treatment presents owners and project designers with many challenges. From the laterals…
Mar 11 2021
The Senate confirmed Michael Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to run the U.S. EPA.  Senators voted 66 to 34…
Jan 20 2021
Last year, Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) asked associations throughout the industry to share a small brief forecasting the upcoming year. Those…
Jan 11 2021
The U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) final update aims to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure, according to…
Jan 8 2021
Badger Meter, Inc. announced the acquisition of Analytical Technology, Inc. (“ATi”), a privately held provider of water quality monitoring systems,…
Dec 23 2020
The COVID-19 relief package, which congressional leaders announced an agreement to on December 20, includes about $325 billion in business relief and…
Dec 14 2020
The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) flagship report was released. The report noted that…
Apr 30 2020
Bungard and Muz Moeller, of Ghost Brewing, have teamed up and launched the New Zealand Beer Exchange in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus)…
Jan 17 2019
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE19 conference will be held from June 9 - 12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The…
Oct 4 2018
No plans or models—traditional or digital—truly can show clients how a water treatment plant, a pump station or a wastewater facility will look, feel…
Aug 23 2018
I’ll admit I did not know what to expect when I booked a trip to Minneapolis to attend the U.S. Water Council’s One Water Summit in July. I knew…
Jul 19 2018
According to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), only 40% of the continent’s water bodies are compliant with the agency’s…
Jul 6 2018
Scott Pruitt has resigned as U.S. EPA Administrator, according to President Donald Trump. The resignation comes amid swirling controversy concerning…
May 31 2018
Several towns in the Chicagoland area found themselves inundated with heavy rainfall on May 30, 2018. The torrential rains caused flooding in several…
May 24 2018
A new report released by England’s Environment Agency claims that the country will face significant water shortages by the year 2050 if rapid action…
May 1 2018
Fresh off Water Week in Washington, D.C., following the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (WWEMA) Washington Forum in mid April, the…
May 1 2018
A new baseball season is starting, so with this in mind I want to make a connection between a shift in baseball and one that may be happening now in…
Apr 23 2018
Whether it is an anomalous string of unrelated events or indicative of a broader trend in mismanagement across the state, Michigan has been all over…
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