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AWWA’s insights from Water 2050 Technology Think Tank report

AWWA’s insights from Water 2050 Technology Think Tank report

January 24, 2023 at 10:00 am 0 comments

A diverse group of influential thinkers from within and outside the water community put forth 10 recommendations for a technologically-advanced water future in the second think tank report of the Water 2050 initiative. Published recently by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water 2050Read More

GLWA’s Cheryl Porter selected as next AWWA president-elect

GLWA’s Cheryl Porter selected as next AWWA president-elect

January 17, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Board of Directors has selected Cheryl Porter from Detroit, Mich., as the association’s next president-elect.  The Board also selected four vice presidents and two directors-at-large during its annual winter meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Porter is the chiefRead More

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

After averting a strike between railroad operators and labor union representatives in September, another potential strike is again threatening to put water utility supply chains at risk. According to the unions, a strike could begin as early as Dec. 9 unless Congress intervenes. In aRead More

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

October 13, 2022 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Nearly three-in-four people perceive their home’s tap water as safe, according to a survey conducted by data intelligence company Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and nearly 80 percent trust their water utility. The June 2022 poll, titled “Public Perceptions of Tap Water,” includedRead More

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association ofRead More

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

July 19, 2022 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Continued impacts from the ongoing global pandemic, concerns about drought and water contaminants, and workforce shortages were the key issues identified in the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available. Since 2004, AWWA has published the annual State of theRead More

AWWA testifies on new approach to cybersecurity threats

AWWA testifies on new approach to cybersecurity threats

April 27, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In a hearing in early April, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified on the issue of cybersecurity before the House Committee on Homeland Security, asserting a new approach is needed that “sets minimum cybersecurity standards for all types of water systems.” The hearing was titled “MobilizingRead More

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

March 23, 2022 at 9:33 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week released a statement on the war in Ukraine. The organization also directed members and water sector professionals to resources they can reference if they wish to help amid the ongoing conflict that has, among other hardships, leftRead More

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

January 17, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

EPA should recognize all drinking water and wastewater systems as eligible recipients of funding under the agency’s new Water Workforce Infrastructure Development Grant Program, four water sector associations wrote in a letter earlier in January. The letter, which was signed by AWWA, NACWA, and WEF, inRead More

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

December 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

In December, several water sector associations wrote to EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to express concern and opposition to the agency’s plans to incorporate cybersecurity audits as part of utility sanitary surveys. The EPA proposal was included in its FY22 budget request toRead More