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Grill, Baby, Grill

Grill, Baby, Grill

Important and fractious debates over shale gas and oil continue to play out in watersheds and communities this Fourth of July.   As America searches for answers and assurances about scientific, legal, and policy risks, here’s my own personal take on [...]

Congressional Water Works

Congressional Water Works

May in the nation's capital is proving to be more promising and productive than predicted, at least on the "waterfront". (Notice I don't bring up the energy efficiency front, the immigration front, the health care front, etc.) Here are two of my f[...]

Blue 2

Blue 2

EPA's new Water Innovation Technology Blueprint, Version 2, announced on April 7 at the US Water Alliance's US Water Prize ceremony, is creating quite a buzz in water circles, and not just because of its references to the energy/water nexus:   The do[...]

Stream Banks

Stream Banks

"Mitigation Banking" may be an difficult term but it's proving to be an essential tool for improving and protecting wetlands, streams, and other aquatic resources impacted by development.  It will only grow in importance as America yearns for energy [...]

Breaking News!

Breaking News!

Water pipes and storage tanks can't last forever and when they fail, neighborhoods and downstream communities can pay dearly. That's hardly news. Pipes of all types and tanks of all ranks have been falling short of expectations ever since they wer[...]

Beyond Eggnog

Beyond Eggnog

Holiday drinking doesn't have to include sweet and creamy or spiked and spicy elixirs-- sometimes water is all you need, especially if you serve it with good food and great conversation. The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) and the Water and Wastewater [...]

Hydro Hubs

Hydro Hubs

Whether you call them water clusters or innovation stations, these town-gown-business techno centers are gaining steam in strategic locations around the country and that's good news for water, jobs, and communities. "Cluster" isn't a new concept b[...]

Extremely Valued

Extremely Valued

Two recent national events underscore water's worth and its vulnerability to weather. One is the convergence of cities and thought leaders to promote integration, sustainability, and resiliency at the U.S. Water Alliance's One Water Leadership (OWL) [...]

Onsite Insight

Onsite Insight

"Out of sight, out of mind" is a syndrome but “onsite, decentralized” is a solution, and it can rear its beautiful head in many ways. Take septics, for instance, please. Septic tanks may be maligned and misunderstood at times, but the future is br[...]

Aqua Knots

Aqua Knots

Author: Ben Grumbles Here's a summer time tribute to students of all ages, who are researching and analyzing to shed light on some of water's most intractable problems. We may be creeping towards a national water crisis of sorts but at least we[...]

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