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  • WWAC2018 attendees impressed by DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    EMA sponsored a tour of DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant during last week’s Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland. 55 symposium attendees piled on a big tour bus for a scenic drive through portions of Bethesda and the District of Columbia en route to Blue Plains. Once we reached the […]

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  • Let’s Start a Conversation about Cybersecurity

    My article for the EMA Communicator entitled “The Five Deadly Sins of SCADA/PCS Cybersecurity” was written from the perspective of Utility managers who are rightfully concerned about the security of their production control systems. There are news stories that come out almost on a weekly basis of companies and even large corporations that are hacked […]

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  • Visit the Largest Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in the World!

    Attendees of the August 7 to 9 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland will have the opportunity to attend an EMA-sponsored tour of DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. DC Water’s Blue Plains facility is the largest plant of its kind in the world, treating close to 300 million […]

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  • Hampton Roads Sanitation District Wins US Water Alliance US Water Prize 2018

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is the Public Sector winner of the US Water Prize 2018, the US Water Alliance announced last week on July 12. HRSD won the prize for its Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow, or SWIFT. SWIFT is HRSD’s program to clean wastewater and use it to recharge groundwater aquifers and prevent […]

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  • Metropolitan Council Hosts One Water Summit 2018

    This week, from July 10 – 12, the Metropolitan Council hosted the US Water Alliance One Water Summit 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The US Water Alliance is a non-profit organization whose membership includes utilities, community leaders, policy organizations, and researchers. The Alliance promotes “One Water,” a growing worldwide movement to collaborate across diverse interests to […]

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  • Communicator 2018: Refreshed, Recharged, and Reimagined

    EMA began publishing Communicator in 1981 to provide our clients and colleagues with useful and relevant information about industry topics, client success stories, and insights from our associates. Our dedication to that goal hasn’t changed, but other things certainly have. Advances in technology in just the first three years of publication included the IBM PC, the […]

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  • Surrounded by Sharks!

      Our entire party was encircled by sharks! Sharks of various sizes and types, with some showing us their fearsome mouths full of teeth. However, instead of hearing cries of despair, the sound of laughter and animated conversation filled the air. Welcome to EMA’s reception at ACE 2018, which was held at the Mandalay Bay’s […]

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