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Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump on Monday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. This bill codifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, providing local communities with critical new flexibilities in meeting their Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations. The National Association of Clean WaterRead More

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as EPA’s acting administrator since last July, a role he assumed following the resignation of former administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump shared his plans to nominateRead More

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is applauding Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. The bill, passed in December, will codify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide local communities with critical new flexibilitiesRead More

What did the midterm election results mean for water?

What did the midterm election results mean for water?

January 4, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

By Scott Berry This year’s midterm elections had the highest turnout in a half century, with 49 percent of the population voting for candidates at the national, state and local level. In the U.S. House of Representatives, control flipped with Democrats poised to pick up nearly 40 seats. In theRead More

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

December 21, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

AWWA leaders in December congratulated Dr. Peter Grevatt on his new position as chief executive officer of the Water Research Foundation, praising him as a trusted partner in the water sector. Grevatt, who most recently served as Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Environmental ProtectionRead More

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

December 17, 2018 at 8:39 am 0 comments

Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, is the 2018 Water Finance & Management Award Winner By Andrew Farr It doesn’t take long to conclude that Karen Pallansch is passionate about water. What she’s even more passionate about is working alongside operators, engineers, plant managers and countless others who sheRead More

Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

December 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Last month, Dr. Peter Grevatt, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), announced his retirement from the agency after more than 30 years of service. Grevatt first joined EPA’s Office of Water in 2002 as the Acting Director for the Standards and HealthRead More

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

October 24, 2018 at 11:00 am 0 comments

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday. The U.S. water infrastructure sector is lauding it as an important step forward in the nation’s efforts to fund the renewal of aging water infrastructure. The measure moved on to the President’s deskRead More

EPA recognizes 2018 WaterSense partners

EPA recognizes 2018 WaterSense partners

October 8, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 20 water utilities, manufacturers, builders and organizations for protecting the environment by creating and promoting WaterSense-labeled fixtures, homes and programs. EPA’s WaterSense partners have helped Americans save more than 2.7 trillion gallons of water and $63.8 billion on utility bills since 2006.Read More