Labor

  1. EPA Reveals The Key To Clean Water
    11/1/2019

    Water and wastewater treatment plant operators may not always love regulators, but they should love what the U.S. EPA water chief had to say about them. Speaking at the “BusinessH20 Water Innovation Summit” in September, the EPA’s assistant administrator for water, Dave Ross, referred to those who clean our country’s drinking water and wastewater as “silent, everyday unsung heroes.” While not as celebrated as others who dedicate themselves to public service, such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers, they are every bit as essential — if not more so.

  2. Lessons From DC Water’s Rock Star, George Hawkins
    1/31/2018

    In just eight years at DC Water, which provides drinking water, sewage collection, and sewage treatment in Washington, D.C., serving more than 600,000 residents, George Hawkins transformed the utility from insular and guarded to open and innovative.

  3. Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy
    11/10/2017

    The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the setting for a public display of water affection — and anxiety.

  4. Baby Boomers, Millennials, And The Future Of The Water Industry
    8/14/2017

    What is the effect of the baby boomer-to-millennial personnel changeover as it relates to technology, knowledge transfer, and the future of the water industry? Water Online surveyed technology providers who serve the utility and engineering community on their perceptions of and preparations for the transition.

  5. 10 Knockout Technologies From ACE17
    6/29/2017

    AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) hits The City of Brotherly Love with a flurry of new technologies.

  6. Water Worries In 2017 And Beyond
    6/28/2017

    The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.

  7. Bleeding Blue: Issues, Opportunity Greet New AWWA President
    5/3/2017

    Airtime for water industry issues used to be a rarity in mainstream news, but that has changed of late — a development that is not particularly welcome, considering that bad news makes for good copy.

  8. Help Wanted? Dive Into The Water Industry's Latest Talent Pool
    4/4/2017

    The labor crisis at water and wastewater utilities across the U.S. is well documented, but answers to the problem — a graying workforce retiring en masse, resulting in both physical vacancies and knowledge gaps to fill — are much harder to find.

  9. Making America’s Water Utilities Great
    3/20/2017

    This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.

  10. A Foundation For Water’s Future
    8/29/2016

    The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.