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  • The Water Research Foundation publishes new research on security and communications for intelligent water systems.

    The Water Research Foundation has published its report, “Considerations for Security and Communications for Intelligent Water Systems.” This research project addressed the security risks utilities face associated with a wide range of information sources and their communication protocols. The researchers inventoried and assessed the security risks of these source systems, such as SCADA, AMI/AMR, water […]

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  • Webinar – The Balancing Act Between Business and IT

    IBM® Maximo Enterprise Asset Management can be a powerful tool to help utilities manage their work and assets. To get maximum value from their Maximo projects, utility IT and business unit leaders must be aligned on system and project goals and governance. All too often, that is not the case. Please join EMA Director Brian […]

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  • EMA Clients and Consultants Share Expertise and Experience at WEFTEC

    EMA staff past and present joined our clients at the WEFTEC technical podium last month. EMA Practice Group Manager Jack Geisenhoff and Columbia (SC) Water Operations Supervisor David Wiman presented Columbia Water Operations: Empowered Employees and Increased Efficiency through Operations Workforce Planning. Jack and David shared how Columbia’s Metro Plant developed and implemented a plan […]

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  • Utility Perspectives on J.D. Power’s Market Intelligence

    Water utility leaders will discuss their organizations’ reactions to the J.D. Power Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study this weekend at AMWA’s 2018 Executive Management Conference. Learn how, and if, other utilities are using J.D. Power’s data to improve their business processes and increase customer satisfaction. EMA’s Terry Brueck will facilitate a discussion on Sunday, […]

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  • Imagine a Day Without Water Is October 10.

    On October 12, 2017, 750 organizations came together for Imagine a Day Without Water, the third annual day of action hosted by the Value of Water Campaign that asks Americans and our elected leaders to think about our often-overlooked water systems. Across the country, municipal water agencies, city halls, coffee shops, breweries, schools, nonprofits and […]

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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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  • 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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