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The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

November 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

EDITOR’S NOTE — In September, Water Finance & Management sat down with new president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Robert Powelson. Powelson officially joined NAWC in August 2018 after a year serving on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to which he was confirmed inRead More

Countering the Affordability Challenge

Countering the Affordability Challenge

November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Great Lakes Water Authority’s WRAP Program Aims to Put Customers on a Path to Self-Sufficiency A widely-held viewpoint across the municipal water sector is that water distribution and sewage collection service is underpriced. Water and sewer authorities operate primarily with funding from rate increases but still fall severely short inRead More

Managing Lead Compliance

Managing Lead Compliance

November 5, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Efficiently Managing Lead Testing and Data Collection Is Becoming More Prevalent for Water Utilities as LCR Mandates Evolve Professionals across the U.S. water sector would likely admit that while it was a catastrophic event, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, stemming from 2014, pushed the topic of water infrastructure intoRead More

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

November 2, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Tesco Controls, Inc., (TESCO), a company specializing in systems integration for water distribution and collection, has joined the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) Board of Directors. Tesco Controls becomes the first system integrator to join the WDBC. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is BrianRead More

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

November 1, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Oct. 20, more than 300 local officials and community members joined East Valley Water District (EVWD) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC), a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Highland, Calif., on the corner of N. Del Rosa and 6th Street. Permitting and construction ofRead More

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

October 31, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell recently announced the launch of its BC Blue, a new smart utility approach to assist water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in operations and management. Harnessing the power of emerging technologies, including Internet of Things and sensors, to collect and exchange data, BC Blue enables a broader understandingRead More

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

October 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 91st annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC 2018, drew the most registrants ever in New Orleans with 20,740 as the show lived up to its billing as the world’s largest annual water quality event. WEFTEC 2018 also featured 1,019 exhibitors using 299,850 net sq ftRead More

Business Intelligence for Business Development?

Business Intelligence for Business Development?

October 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

BY GREG BAIRD The U.S. water market has been called fragmented, slow moving, highly competitive and ever evolving with new mergers, products, services and technologies. Business development managers for existing water firms are feeling the increased level of competition, and new entrants to the water industry are experiencing the highRead More

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

October 26, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, the American Water Works Association has released a guide that highlights how water utilities can manage the risk of cyber attacks on water infrastructure systems. The free online guide, titled Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector, notes that “Cyber risk is the top threat facing business andRead More

SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

October 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city’s Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and its partners throughout the nation are applauding the establishment of a federal grant program to fund training and career development for workers in the water and wastewater industries. The workforce training and development measure was included in theRead More