Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obama’s New Climate Plan: Engaging the Water Sector

Yesterday, President Obama released a climate action plan (CAP), which includes proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, better prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to address the challenge.  Climate change is increasingly becoming a central focus for many NACWA members who are either located in coastal regions that […]

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Interpreting NACWA’s 2012 Service Charge Index

NACWA publishes the Service Charge Index annually to track average annual single-family residential service charge for wastewater services increases as measured against the rate of inflation across the country.  With the wide variety of rate structures implemented at the local level (often based on property value, gallons of water used, a flat rate, or some […]

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Learning from the Authors of the Clean Water Act

On the 40th Anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act) last October, NACWA Executive Director, Ken Kirk reflected on his personal connection to the Act and the need to adapt the legislation to the 21st century world.  Over the past 40 years, the CWA has been responsible for significant improvements […]

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Five Ways that Starting a Regional Stormwater Management Utility is Like a Job Search

How many times have you changed jobs?
Counting high-school or college part-time work, chances are you’ve been out in the job market at least a few times. And as you gained more experience—and as the stakes have become higher—the job search required specific skills and investments of time and energy if you hoped to find the […]

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