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Archive, Editorial

Bravo for the Anacostia Watershed Society!


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Kingman Island, Northeast Washington, D.C. The Anacostia Watershed Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary recently on the banks of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.  I was delighted to be there and to share the podium with the Honorable Anthony Williams, founder Robert Boone and a new friend from Boston – more on that in a

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Archive, Innovation

100 Good Reasons Why Innovation Must Come From Everywhere in Your Organization


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DC Clean Rivers Project Our challenge is clear.  We have a $3.8 billion ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) supported by our retail and wholesale ratepayer base in the Washington, DC region.  We are at the peak of spending for our CIP now, driving significant yearly rate increases that are well above inflation. The largest component of the

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Archive, Infrastructure, Innovation

Innovation in Action


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Flooding in Bloomingdale July 2012 (via @welovedc) Shortly I will publish the second of my three posts on innovation.  Yet I must take a quick moment now to highlight the success of one particular example of innovation that just helped the people and neighborhoods in Washington, DC in a very practical way. This story stems from one of the

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Archive, Infrastructure

How Green Can You Go?


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We continue to gain very positive media attention for our deep tunnel project to nearly eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the rivers of Washington, DC. This article and graphics, in USA Today, focuses on the issue more broadly – considering there are 750+ cities that have this issue across the country – and uses

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