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Articles by Kathy Shandling

Attitudes changing toward U.S. water-related initiatives

Global networking and innovative finance support efficient use and best practices
An interesting, interested buzz pervaded the recent annual ACE13 conference, hosted by the American Water Works Association and held in the city of Denver.
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Congress has been busy (when it comes to the water infrastructure sector)

In November last year, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works drafted a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which serves to authorize select projects and programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Public or private, the question is: how to pay for it?

Infrastructure funding tools for the water/wastewater infrastructure project arena
According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is close to a $1.0 trillion infrastructure investment need in this country’s water and wastewater systems over the next 20 years. More importantly, it is anticipated that there will be a 20-year infrastructure capital-investment gap of $102 billion for drinking water systems and $122 billion for wastewater systems. The operations and maintenance gap is even larger — $161 billion for drinking water systems and $148 billion for wastewater systems.
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