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Archive for February, 2013

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Contaminants in your Water: The Importance of Diagnosis and Education

Written by The Water Initiative

The ApproachPotential drinking water contamination is a growing concern.  Contaminants range from naturally occurring minerals, such as arsenic in some locations to man-made contaminants, like lead from indoor plumbing and pesticides from agricultural use.   It is important for concerned citizens to educate themselves on the regulations that govern our drinking water supply, how they can determine what contaminants are present through “diagnosis” of their water quality, and what potential solutions exist if contaminants are found.

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Live From Water 2.0: Morning Sessions

Written by Alan Hinchman

Live blogging from 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City—it’s been an exciting and educational morning at Water 2.0.

Industry leaders gathered to discuss the social and economic benefits of a digitally enabled water solution at the Water Innovations Alliance Water 2.0 event. The morning speakers presented on a mix of important issues including: the water industry’s affects on the world economy, measuring the ecological value of water, real time operational intelligence, managing water shortage risk, and the importance of collaboration through government, industry and academia.

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How a Digitally Native, Mobile Generation will Transform the Water Industry

Written by Alan Hinchman

I am mad.  To be completely honest, I have been mad for a long time.  I want my flying car!  I was promised it.  Every Saturday morning, George Jetson even went so far to demonstrate how it would fold into a tidy suitcase.  So, where is it?  

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Water Reuse is Essential for the World’s Future

Written by Jon Freedman

Jon Freedman is the Global Government Relations Leader for GE Water & Process Technologies. A version of this article originally appeared on General Electric’s Ideas Lab

We live in a world where some one billion people in 43 countries inhabit areas that are chronically short of water. 

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What if the Water Industry had more Media Exposure?

Written by Martin Byars

I just finished reading a great article in the current issue of the AWWA’s magazine Journal, entitled “It isn’t real, until it’s on TV:  Media and the water industry.” The article is written by AWWA member and civil engineer Brandy Lellou and discusses something we’ve all experienced:  the power that visuals from TV and the Internet have on almost any subject. 

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If We Don’t Have Water, Can There be Beer?

Written by Jill Burdette

It is Super Bowl time – time for friends, family, food, football, and yes – those adult beverages –  the malt kind – beer.  If your party is like the one we go to, there are multiple kinds and types of beer, and we always like to try something new. 

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