Post Tagged with: "Commentary"

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

June 12, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Zeynep Erdal One and a half centuries ago, a rancher, naturalist, explorer, environmental philosopher, writer and conservationist named John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” Much more recently, the water industry began to focusRead More

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

June 8, 2020 at 9:11 am 0 comments

By Katie Jones & Stephanie Biehl Flint, Michigan, is now synonymous with “water crisis.” Unfortunately, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In communities across the country, countless other water crises are unfolding, though with different chemical contaminants and, in many cases, clear fingerprints pointing to those who caused the problem.Read More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

May 18, 2020 at 8:44 am 0 comments

By Kristy Neckowicz I recently read an article from a well-regarded industry veteran who was excited about all the new technologies available to our industry. Everything from big data, IoT to AI and machine learning. I can’t disagree with his enthusiasm as it has been a long-time coming for theRead More

COMMENTARY: What’s Best Are Strong, Durable & Long-Lasting Water Pipes for Our Communities

COMMENTARY: What’s Best Are Strong, Durable & Long-Lasting Water Pipes for Our Communities

April 16, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Kevin Hardiman The local newspaper for my town described us as having two seasons: winter and construction. I’m sure my peers around the country can appreciate the joke. But the truth is, we do spend the time between periods in which we can carry out projects planning for theRead More

COMMENTARY: Yes, Finance and Engineering Can Be BFFs

COMMENTARY: Yes, Finance and Engineering Can Be BFFs

March 9, 2020 at 9:40 am 0 comments

By Kristy Neckowicz Recently one of our clients, an engineering director of a major water utility, made a bold claim when she stated, “Against the will of every engineer, their job needs them to also be an accountant.” I’d argue that the same applies for every accountant, that is, their jobsRead More

COMMENTARY: Trust Your Engineers to Choose the Right Project Materials

COMMENTARY: Trust Your Engineers to Choose the Right Project Materials

August 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

By Abe Munfakh As a professional engineer, I have spent my career focused on infrastructure projects. While this has given me a unique perspective on the importance of these efforts, over the years I have also worked very closely with community leaders and elected officials on their major infrastructure upgrades, suchRead More

When Fair Competition Isn’t…Fair or Competition

When Fair Competition Isn’t…Fair or Competition

August 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 comment

By Jeremy Haskins As an initiative that mandates the consideration of price only is being pushed on more municipalities in the guise of “fair competition” the question arises: Would you make any major purchase in your personal or professional life with price as the only consideration? If not, then howRead More