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Water’s agents of transformation: Engineering leaders of the future

Disruptive technologies don’t conquer their markets until they redefine their marketplace.  When that happens, mastery of that new paradigm redefines industry leadership in a matter of years. For example, in the early 1900s when steam power became capable of powering a ship across the ocean, every single transoceanic sailing-ship company went out of business.  The […]

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WEFTEC News: LIFT—A US leader’s forum for innovative technology

One of the most exciting things that I saw at WEFTEC this week was the new LIFT program (Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology.) WERF and WEF have worked together to build a collaborative platform that will identify, pilot and implement new water management technologies and approaches. US testing and demonstration is essential for many water tech solutions, and […]

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Profiles in utility leadership: Who will drive the next wave of start-up success?

Our research of the Artemis Top 50 shows that the biggest utilities leading the industry in research and pilots have not been the best customers for water tech solutions.  For start-ups strapped for cash and driven to building a wide scale customer base, the biggest utilities can be quicksand in the march through the “valley […]

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Lighting the spark– it just takes one

America is falling behind in the race to build the “high tech” water economy that will drive economic growth in the next decade, according to Mike Dimitriou of Water Remediation Technologies. “We stifle innovation with too many roadblocks,” Dimitriou noted earlier today at the marquee conference for the water industry, ACE 13. Dimitriou noted that […]

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In Fracking’s Wake

The following appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 11, 2011 By YULIYA CHERNOVA  Joe Duty BY THE TRUCKLOAD With fracking’s growth, tankers unloading wastewater keep a Texas recycling site busy The growing volume of dirty water produced in shale-gas drilling has triggered a gold rush among water-treatment companies. Energy companies increasingly are drilling for natural […]

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