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EPA announces $20 million in grants to help bolster water workforce

EPA announces $20 million in grants to help bolster water workforce

October 9, 2023 at 7:05 am 0 comments

The Biden-Harris administration is announcing the availability of more than $20 million in grant funding to support training and career opportunities for water and wastewater workers through the U.S. EPA’s Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant program. Frontline workers at water and wastewater treatment utilitiesRead 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

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

The Greatest Water Transfer in History

The Greatest Water Transfer in History

December 21, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

By Michael Warady Our country is currently in the midst of the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind – not in 10 or 20 years – but today. Much has been written about the Silver Tsunami, roughly defined as the wave ofRead 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 customerRead More