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Poll: Americans demand federal action on infrastructure

May 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

The Value of Water Campaign recently released the results to a new poll that reveals Americans’ level of satisfaction with infrastructure systems and emphasis being placed on prioritizing critical projects by the federal government. The poll, commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign, found that more than any other issue, AmericansRead More

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

March 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The State of Michigan is Getting Very Serious about Water Infrastructure, Restoring Public Trust & Protecting Ratepayers –By Gregory M. Baird– A shockwave occurred in the U.S. water industry as the toxic lead findings sent a media mushroom cloud over Flint, Michigan. Every water utility in America convened fact findingRead More

Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief

Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief

February 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

The Senate voted 52-46 on Friday to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Republicans moved forward with Pruitt’s confirmation despite a last-minute push from Democrats and environmentalists to delay the vote. Pruitt’s confirmation came a day after an Oklahoma county districtRead More

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

January 30, 2017 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Water and wastewater infrastructure funding programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would receive an additional $110 billion over the next 10 years as part of a massive $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan unveiled by Senate Democrats in January.  A Blueprint to RebuildRead More

Why A Trump Presidency Could Be A Win for Infrastructure

Why A Trump Presidency Could Be A Win for Infrastructure

November 23, 2016 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Will Brown For many, the results of the Nov. 8, 2016 election came as a surprise. For many others it was a repudiation of an establishment that has driven disgust and disenfranchisement within our government and political system. For all of us, the results represent a renewed opportunity forRead More

AWWA to Trump: Make Water Infrastructure Key Priority

AWWA to Trump: Make Water Infrastructure Key Priority

November 21, 2016 at 10:17 am 0 comments

  In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump last week, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) encouraged collaboration among the new administration to make water infrastructure investment a key priority in the coming years. The letter also elevated the issues of cybersecurity, source water protection, the energy-water nexus, affordabilityRead More

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WE&RF Releases ‘Asset Management of Force Main Infrastructure’ Report

November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The following is excerpted from the recently released report “Asset Management of Force Main Infrastructure” Synthesis Report published by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and IWA Publishing and written by Sunil K. Sinha, Bhaskar Dasari and Berk Uslu of Virginia Tech. For more information or to access theRead More

Bentley: Reality Modeling for Infrastructure Going Mainstream

Bentley: Reality Modeling for Infrastructure Going Mainstream

November 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

At Bentley System’s Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference last week in London, Bentley CEO Greg Bentley made the case in his keynote that since his company’s acquisition and assimilation of ContextCapture software in 2015, the proliferation of reality modeling across users’ projects — and across Bentley’s software portfolio — shows that it will becomeRead More

Developing a New Sustainable Framework  for Critical Infrastructure Systems — Part 1

Developing a New Sustainable Framework for Critical Infrastructure Systems — Part 1

June 8, 2016 at 1:16 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird The term sustainable is used so freely that its true meaning is not always clear. This occurs specifically when applied to sustainable infrastructure. It is important to clearly communicate on sustainable infrastructure issues and approaches in order to achieve meaningful progress towards the sustainability of utility operations.Read More

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