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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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  • Blockchain and the Water Industry – a Primer

    By now everyone has heard of the crypto-currency Bitcoin. Crypto-currency made famous the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible. That technology is blockchain, and it is a fundamental technology disrupter that impacts how utilities will soon conduct business. As a result, Utility Managers will need to understand what blockchain is, the types of blockchains in […]

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  • Are you planning for the changing water workforce?

    North American water and wastewater utilities are in the middle of a major workforce transition. Retirements anticipated since the mid 2000s are happening. The US is close to full employment and competition is fierce for dedicated employees with strong technical and customer service skills. New technologies are changing how water utility work is being done […]

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