Tag Archives: Resiliency

White House Water Summit Highlights Need for Innovation & Investment

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On March 22 – World Water Day – the White House hosted an important Water Summit focused on building a sustainable water future for the United States.  Themes of innovation, resiliency, and sustainability played an important role in the day’s events, but there was also significant attention on the water infrastructure challenges facing communities around […]

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NACWA Members Gather in Sunny San Diego to Forecast the Future of Clean Water Innovation

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The weather couldn’t be beat in San Diego this week as we joined our clean water colleagues for the 2016 Winter Conference, Back to the Basics . . . Will Compliance Concerns Derail Efforts to Innovate?
NACWA brought together thought leaders, technology solution providers, and utility representatives to discuss how and whether the Clean Water Act […]

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Looking Back – And Ahead

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Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, presenting his vision for the future of the country.  One thing notably missing from his discussion was any mention of increased investment in the nation’s infrastructure, especially water infrastructure.  This serves as a stark reminder of the need for the municipal clean water […]

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What Could COP-21 Mean for Wastewater Utilities?

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The world is waiting to see what new global agreement on climate change materializes as the United Nations’ COP 21 – the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties – nears its conclusion this week. The COP 21 talks have again made climate change the subject of many global headlines. But what does the […]

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International Knowledge-Sharing for Stormwater Resiliency

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) serves over 9 million New Yorkers, provides clean drinking water to City residents and several New York State counties, and stormwater management and wastewater treatment for the City. With the massive amount of people depending on these critical services, we have been proactively studying climate change […]

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This Hurricane Season, Water Utilities’ Resilience is Critical

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The U.S Global Change Research Program recently released its Third National Climate Assessment, confirming that climate change is “affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the U.S. economy and society.” Across the country, clean water agencies are increasingly facing daily challenges related to climate change and are focusing resources on improving infrastructure […]

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Moving Toward Sustainability: It’s a Trek, not a Sprint!

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It’s no secret that water and wastewater utilities across the country are dealing with an unprecedented set of challenges including aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, and competing priorities within the communities they serve. The list goes on and on.  At the same time, more and more utilities are assuming leadership roles related to community […]

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As Obama State of the Union Highlights Climate Commitment, NACWA Ramps Up Efforts on Utility Resiliency

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In his fifth State of the Union address last night, President Obama reaffirmed an ongoing commitment to pursue administrative action on climate change issues. The President emphasized the need to act with urgency, noting that communities across the country are already facing the impacts of climate change through droughts, floods and other extreme weather events.
Although […]

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What Will the Budget Break Thru Mean to Cities Struggling with Broken Mains?

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So this was the scene greeting many Washingtonians on their way to work Tuesday – another water main break in the middle of the nation’s Capital that snarled traffic in many directions and no doubt caused a very painful headache to DC Water for the remainder of the week.
But the water main break could not […]

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Collaborating to Meet the Challenges Ahead

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Last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy posted seven “themes” to guide the Agency’s priorities during her tenure as Administrator. NACWA welcomes Administrator McCarthy’s commitment to partner with local governments and we are eager to work with the Agency to advance a number of the themes relevant to the clean water community, including the following priorities […]

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