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Water, infrastructure groups show support for tax-exempt bond financing

Water, infrastructure groups show support for tax-exempt bond financing

January 29, 2024 at 5:45 am 0 comments

This month, the Government Finance Officers Association spearheaded a letter to Congress noting the value of maintaining access to tax-preferred infrastructure financing options. Water sector associations, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which represent utilityRead More

UESI Pipelines 2023 call for abstracts open

UESI Pipelines 2023 call for abstracts open

September 12, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The UESI Pipelines 2023 Conference provides a forum for industry professionals to share experiences and knowledge between owners, agencies, consultants, industry, supplies, contractors and governments from around the world. The conference, with the theme of “Advancing Solutions for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure and Asset Management,”Read More

CDM Smith’s Habibian honored with Bechtel award from ASCE

CDM Smith’s Habibian honored with Bechtel award from ASCE

August 11, 2022 at 8:16 am 0 comments

Ahmad Habibian, Ph.D., P.E. (above, right), was recently honored with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for his outstanding achievements in the engineering profession. The Bechtel award recognizes a member of the ASCE who has made a significantRead More

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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking WaterRead More

Biden signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with funding boosts for the water sector

Biden signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with funding boosts for the water sector

November 12, 2021 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

After months of negotiation and several delayed votes, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act this month, which was first approved by the Senate in August. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday. AccordingRead More

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

April 5, 2021 at 9:18 am 0 comments

On March 31, the White House released The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. The Biden Administration is proposing a total of $111 billion dollars in clean water and drinking water investments. While the proposal doesRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s theRead More

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States,Read More

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

August 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

A new economic study finds that cost of water and wastewater failures will be significantly higher in 20 years for American households. According to the new report released last week by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water Campaign, the UnitedRead More

UESI Pipelines 2020 cancelled, moving to virtual format

UESI Pipelines 2020 cancelled, moving to virtual format

June 8, 2020 at 8:51 am 0 comments

As a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 and based on feedback from members, and former and potential attendees, the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) and the Pipelines 2020 Conference Steering Committee have reached the difficult decision to cancel the in-person program scheduled forRead More