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Get to Work! Jobs in Water Protection

Love water? Hunting for a new job? You might be able to make a splash with a career in water protection. Our need for water and wastewater management is only going to grow. Whether you're a scientist, an advocate, a writer or an accountant, you'll be needed!

Who's Afraid of the Clean Water Act?

The long-awaited Clean Water Act draft rules were released as the "Waters of the United States," marking one of the biggest steps towards improved US water quality in years. One problem though: Some industries think it is governmental overreach.

I Don't Want No Scrub

Plastic microbeads from cosmetic products are filling up our lakes and rivers. New York State is the first seeking to ban them, and others aren't far behind.

Waste Without Borders: Fracking's Dirty Dilemma

The EPA estimates that the annual water requirement for hydraulic fracturing may range from 70 billion to 140 billion gallons (the energy-water nexus in High Definition!). But that's only the start of fracking's water problems!

Me, My Wife and Irene

Maybe it was the fact that I tied the knot with my beautiful wife, Laura. Or maybe it was the blustery entrance of Hurricane Irene the following day. Let's just say it was an unforgettable weekend.

World Water Week and Urban Water Infrastructure

It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.

Water Scarcity? How About Water Independence?

Although we face an uncertain future where water is concerned, with creative thinking and flexibility we will meet our needs, even in the face of shifting precipitation patterns and increasing populations.

Easy Answers for Complex Problems

Once people have access to a well and a toilet their lives improve drastically, especially so for women. In Malawi women and girls are typically responsible for bringing water to the household, a task that can sometimes take an hour per trip, for as many as 10 trips each day. Many women make these trips in the dark and are subject to sexual harassment and rape. They typically spend so much time finding water that many women are unable to spend much time with their families and as they grow older, many girls no longer have time to go to school.

Water On The Moon? When Do We Move?

In the United States we are blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy all the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it. Otherwise we can keep our heads in the sand and wait for someone else to fix the problem. But hey, there's water on the moon, right? I'll start packing.

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