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Innovation in Three Easy Steps – Part I


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Innovation is a word that is used frequently today, mostly with a sense of excitement about something new and fun.  Yet in contrast, driving innovation in a large enterprise often seems hard and painful – impeded by a host of obstacles.  Arguably, I will write about no more important issue, and no more important concept

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Sewage – In the Spirit of Regional Cooperation


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  On Wednesday, May 8, the executive leadership from the four largest local jurisdictions gathered at the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG) to celebrate a watershed moment – pun intended – in regional cooperation: the signing of the Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) for the operation of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The parties

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DC Water Wins 2012 National Environmental Achievement Award


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DC Water Wins 2012 National Environmental Achievement Award NACWA recognizes collaborative research efforts with its Research and Technology Award for innovative work on nutrient removal DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is home to some of the most innovative wastewater research in the world. Master’s and Ph.D. candidates from renowned regional institutions perform

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