March 30, 2022
The recently passed infrastructure bill has put renewed focus on the role of advanced technologies and the power of digital solutions to cost-effectively modernize our critical networks. As the single largest investment in infrastructure that the federal government has ever made, the timing couldn’t be more significant. Utilities continue to navigate the operational and economic complexities of a...
February 9, 2022
As water utilities continue to lean into digital technologies, a new category is proving transformative. More and more utilities are building real time decision support systems (RT-DSS) as the digital connective tissue to unlock big returns from their investments in gray, green and IT infrastructure. Today utilities can barely remember how they survived without...
September 15, 2021
I was recently flattered to be selected from all the strong female leaders in WSSC Water to represent the organization in the Women in Water (WIW) Roundtable Group, a six-month virtual program offered through NACWA and Core Consulting’s Core Leadership collaboration. The program is oriented towards mid-level professionals, but anyone from inspiring leaders to executive staff can...
August 24, 2021
I recently had the opportunity to participate in “Core Growth for Emerging Leaders: Building Water’s Future Leaders,” a training program under NACWA and Core Consulting Group’s recently formed Core Leadership offering. The program is based on a regional cohort model of 15-20 participants from several utilities in the same region coming together to form a class.
July 14, 2021
Over the last eighteen months, cities on the frontline have been navigating the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The water sector faced its own unique challenges, as utilities across the country did their best to maintain essential services such as access to water and sanitation. Those who had implemented digital capabilities were far better equipped to weather the storm, focusing the industry’s attention on the role of digital solutions in promoting greater resiliency.
June 28, 2021
The city’s stormwater management programme has seriously reduced the risk of combined sewer overflow events in the decade since it was launched. As it starts work on a second stage of the project, the city’s water utility will need buy-in from its commercial customers.
December 18, 2020
Legislation on wipes is important, but so too is thoughtful consumer education. By fighting this battle on both fronts, NACWA is working hard to ensure a future where only the 3 Ps make it down the drain, and fatbergs – those colossal, congealed masses of wipes, FOG and more – are a thing of the past.
December 2, 2020
The last two weeks seem to have marked an important turning point in what has been the long and drawn out saga of the 2020 election – some sense of finality and, finally, an opportunity to look to the future.
President Trump, while not yet officially conceding the presidential race, paved the way on November 23 for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to receive full access to federal agencies and federal funds for the transition process – all but ending any suspense over who will inhabit the White House come January 20.
September 29, 2020
Much has been, will be, and should be said about the life and passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg had a groundbreaking legal career, followed by thirteen years of service on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and an impressive twenty-seven more as an Associate Justice on the Nation’s highest court - the second woman ever to hold that title. During all of which she was, in the words of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., “a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”