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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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  • Blockchain and the Water Industry – Smart Contracts

    This is the second of a two-part series on Blockchain and the Water Industry. If you missed Part I, it can be found here. Although blockchain technology has become synonymous with Bitcoin for many people, it has evolved far beyond that. It provides the technical infrastructure for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, but it also enables the use […]

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  • Bob Daly Talks About Smart Water with the Environmental Business Journal

    EMA’s clients want to understand industry trends and their impacts on utility operations. The Environmental Business Journal® recently reached out to EMA’s Bob Daly to gain some insight into “Smart Water,” today’s buzzword for water utility technology. Click here to read their discussion. Bob Daly is a Practice Group Manager for EMA’s Engineering practice. The […]

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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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