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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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The New Alchemy: Turning Waste into Energy

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The award-winning Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant commenced in 1964.  Since then, the plant has grown from less than 10 MGD to current permitted design of 110 MGD. Southside is one of the two wastewater treatment plants owned and operated by City of Dallas Water Utilities (DWU). Both plants are responsible for treating all of the […]

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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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Join NACWA at the American Water Summit

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There has never been a more important time for the public sector to share its story of success and be engaged in the dialogue on the role the private sector can play to supplement existing, municipally-led efforts.  Early this year, White House officials announced the creation of the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, which […]

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Milwaukee’s Energy Independence Program Exemplifies the Utility of the Future Initiative

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The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has been working toward energy independence since 2009.  The primary driver to this effort is the desire to stabilize and reduce the energy portion of our charges to our ratepayers.  Along with this, MMSD also wants to minimize our influence on climate change.
MMSD has established a goal of having […]

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The Case for Green and the Need for Strong NGO Collaboration

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Green infrastructure (GI) is entering a “make it or break it” phase; certain communities, with support from federal and state agencies, are now willing to invest broadly in GI, such as vegetated bioswales or green roofs, as a way to manage urban stormwater. These forward-thinking communities, many of whom see the challenge of wet weather […]

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EBMUD’s Waste-to-Power Program—a Blueprint for NACWA’s “Utility of The Future” Initiative

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With the Clean Water Act poised to turn 40 in October, many are asking if the Act can still meet the changing needs of the 21st century. This discussion will continue in the years to come. But, as President of NACWA, I have sought to ensure that the Association is leading the way on this issue. I have had the unique opportunity to help NACWA shape its “2020 Vision: The Water Quality Utility of the Future” initiative. This initiative is aimed at highlighting the innovative and transformational efforts occurring at the Nation’s utilities that are changing the landscape of our industry—from water conservation and reclamation, green infrastructure, resource recovery, and energy conservation and production, among others. [ … ]

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