Articles by: WFM Staff

EPA: Trump administration’s new WOTUS definition seeks to end confusion, federal overreach

EPA: Trump administration’s new WOTUS definition seeks to end confusion, federal overreach

January 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James last week announced a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  According to EPA and the Department of the Army, the new definitionRead More

AWWA board elects next president-elect

AWWA board elects next president-elect

January 27, 2020 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s Board of Directors has elected Dr. Chi Ho Sham of Lexington, Mass., as the Association’s next president-elect. The treasurer, three vice presidents, a director-at-large and a service provider director-at-large were also selected during the Board’s annual winter meeting. Dr. Chi Ho Sham, vice president andRead More

Raftelis acquires Novak Consulting Group

Raftelis acquires Novak Consulting Group

January 27, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Raftelis has announced it has acquired The Novak Consulting Group (TNCG), expanding Raftelis’ financial and management consulting offerings into local government functions, including police, fire, recreation and transportation. “Over the past several years, our two firms have developed a strong relationship and we have great respect for TNCG’s work inRead More

WEF-supported documentary “Brave Blue World” premieres in Los Angeles

WEF-supported documentary “Brave Blue World” premieres in Los Angeles

January 27, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Global water leaders, innovators and activists gathered on Dec. 16 in Los Angeles for the world premiere of “Brave Blue World,” a powerful new documentary that aims to change people’s perception of water. The world’s first screening of the stunning, 50-minute documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, was met with rapturousRead More

San Marcos, Texas, awards contract to LAN to mitigate flooding

San Marcos, Texas, awards contract to LAN to mitigate flooding

January 27, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

The Purgatory Creek Channel Improvements project is moving forward with the City of San Marcos, Texas. The city recently awarded a contract to civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to start work on the project’s next design phase. Purgatory Creek carries flow from the entire Purgatory watershedRead More

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Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sign stands at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Financing for the DHS is set to lapse after Friday and the agency would face a partial shutdown unless Congress provides new money. More than 200,000 government employees deemed essential at DHS, including Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, would still have to report to their posts, even though their pay would stop unless Congress finds a solution. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

DHS, federal agencies urge vigilance from infrastructure operators, facilities

January 20, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies continue to urge critical infrastructure operators to be vigilant against attacks following the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike on Jan. 2. On Jan. 6, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released two newRead More

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

January 13, 2020 at 11:34 am 0 comments

For many cities throughout the country, severe drought conditions have reduced water sources, making water an even more invaluable commodity. San Jose Water was faced with such a challenge after one of the worst droughts to the region in U.S. history. After a successful pilot program, the utility selected EchoShore-DXRead More

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

January 13, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Under legislation approved by the House of Representatives last week, the U.S. EPA would be given two years to finalize a drinking water regulation for two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The measure, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), would also put in place an expedited processRead More

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

January 13, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andy Gere, president and chief operating officer of San Jose Water, has been named chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. Gere previously held the role of vice chairman at NAWC. NAWC represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as those engaging in partnerships with municipalRead More