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Water & Wastes Digest annually highlights 10 inspirational people under the age for 40 who are leaders, drivers, influencers and advocates for the industry. The 2021 WWD Young Pros are no different, and nearly all of them shared a similar response to…
Can you feel the energy? The month of March was filled with big hitter news stories regarding the future of the water industry on a weekly basis. We witnessed the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card reveal, the delay of the…
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are perhaps the most perplexing pollutants federal and state legislators and regulatory agencies have had to grapple with in decades. The U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan — confirmed on March 10 — is well…
The principle of resilience reminds me of Aesop’s fable about the ants and the grasshopper. In the story, the ants diligently worked all summer to gather and store grain. The ants advised the grasshopper to prepare for the coming winter, but the…
Water is one of the most essential requirements for human health, environmental sustainability, and economic development. We cannot live without it, so we must protect the water that we have and secure it for our future. Due to population growth,…
Digital solutions are changing the way that clean, safe drinking water is delivered, infrastructure is maintained, and customers are served. As communities addressed COVID-19, digital investments that kept people connected and business operating were…
The Internet of Things (IOT) plays a significant role in enabling a fully interconnected smart city with intelligent infrastructure, services, devices and systems, to communicate with each other. There is no denying that a smart city is one that is…
Most of the water used in Southern California comes from outside the region, and much of it is supplied by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation’s largest provider of treated drinking water. Metropolitan operates a complex…
No utility wants to shut off service or advise its customers to boil water. No one wants to shut down traffic on busy streets or hear that area homeowners have flooded basements, but this is what can happen when a utility experiences two water main…
Surrounded by expansive, rugged peaks and waterfalls, the town of Telluride, Colorado, is home to a population of about 2,473 people. The town is in a small box canyon in Southwest Colorado, located along the San Miguel River. Known for its all-season…
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