Monthly Archives: April 2015

Financing Makes the World Go Round

 
It used to be money but lately it seems that financing is what makes the world go ‘round, or at least for the water sector. And NACWA has been working increasingly with our members, the federal government and other organizations on financing.
NACWA’s Clean Water Finance Work Group met for the first time this month and […]

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Earth Day Is All About the Value of Water

Every year Earth Day arrives on April 22nd and newspapers and other media outlets focus on water quality, climate/air quality, clean energy or conservation issues, often from a global perspective.  The term “Earth Day” is in and of itself an interesting one. I recently heard someone say that Planet Earth was misnamed – given that […]

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We Are the Masters of Our Own Fate

The political landscape here in DC is increasingly contentious and it is harder than ever to get the attention of our national leaders. For example, when it comes to water we are told that Congress focuses so much effort on the Waters of the US rule because the stakeholders opposing the rule are a far […]

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Social Media Should Be Added To Your Congressional Tool Box

With Water Week now upon us, the time has come to think about ways to reach out to members of Congress and their staff.  One thing is clear from a recent survey on preferred methods of communication for congressional staffers: There is absolutely no one-size-fits-all method.  With services like Facebook and Twitter allowing elected officials […]

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On April Fools – The Wipes Issue is No Joke

The media can’t seem to get enough of wipes stories, which is a good thing for utilities since every news story draws attention to the problem and helps to educate people not to flush wipes.  Several major stories appeared about the wipes problem in the month of March.  The New York Times published an article […]

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