Post Tagged with: "Jim Baehr"

Will Supply Management Be Added to the List of Challenges to Water Utility Managers?

Will Supply Management Be Added to the List of Challenges to Water Utility Managers?

August 13, 2020 at 8:23 am 0 comments

By Jim Baehr Water utilities were already facing a long list of challenges before COVID-19. Add to the list employee health protection, shutoff moratoriums, intensified affordability issues, unstable cash flow, the inability to foresee the “new normal” and matters become more complicated. It’s probable the list will continue to grow.Read More

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

At a time when the focus should be on innovation and best value, the argument rages on over materials and price. These arguments are evidence that the role of procurement in the municipal water sector is misunderstood, undervalued or worse, both. By Jim Baehr At a time when the focusRead More

Another Water Imperative…A (New) Qualified Workforce

Another Water Imperative…A (New) Qualified Workforce

January 2, 2019 at 11:04 am 0 comments

Water utilities are dealing with a number of priorities. With pending retirements, access to a qualified workforce is moving up on the list…procurement can make a difference. By Jim Baehr Escalating operational cost, access to capital, regulations, decaying infrastructure, cybersecurity, as well as ever-increasing customer expectations for safe and reliableRead More