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‘Drinking Water Week’ encourages consumers to appreciate, connect with water

May 8, 2017 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are kicking off Drinking Water Week today with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It.” The water sector and AWWA are encouraging utilities, businesses and organizations to celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing theRead More

Raftelis hires Mastracchio to head new Albany office

Raftelis hires Mastracchio to head new Albany office

May 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC) has announced the hiring of John Mastracchio as a vice president. Mastracchio, who lives in the Albany area, will head up the new RFC office in Albany, N.Y. Mastracchio has more than 22 years of experience as a financial and management consultant serving the utility, governmentalRead More

AWWA urges increased WIFIA funding as demand grows

AWWA urges increased WIFIA funding as demand grows

May 4, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) celebrated news that 43 entities have expressed interest in loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and urged increased funding to confront the U.S. water infrastructure challenge. AWWA, the chief architect of the WIFIA program, continues to advocate for WIFIA andRead More

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

May 4, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

In April, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) cosigned two separate letters addressed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking that he continue funding for the agency’s WaterSense program. The first letter is under the banner of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and is signed by 187 organizations,Read More

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

 By Cindy Wallis-Lage   Water is both a resource and a challenge. As an optimist — a trait I think I share with many water leaders — I see opportunities and potential solutions when I look at challenges facing the water industry. Leaders in any field tend to have specialRead More

A Call to Action for Non-Revenue Water

A Call to Action for Non-Revenue Water

April 17, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

A Look at Statewide Efforts to Eliminate the Blind Spot of Water & Revenue Losses By George Kunkel It is a highly unfortunate occurrence for many drinking water utilities that a considerable portion of the water that they withdraw from available resources never reaches a customer or is not (fully)Read More

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Last week, the White House released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. As expected, the proposal includes severe cuts to government agencies but also expands support for some programs related to critical infrastructure. As proposed, the budget would lead to a 31 percent reduction in funding for the U.S.Read More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after the White House outlined a FY18Read More

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

February 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance has joined the executive council of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) for a five-year term. NIDIS is a multi-agency partnership led by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that provides information and tools to forecast, prepare for and mitigate the effectsRead More

AWWA Board selects David Rager as next president-elect

AWWA Board selects David Rager as next president-elect

January 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Board of Directors selected Cincinnati-based consultant David Rager as the association’s next president-elect during its annual winter meeting. Four vice presidents, one director-at-large and one service provider director-at-large were also elected. An AWWA member for nearly 15 years, Rager is the principal of Rager Management Consulting,Read More