World Water Day 2017

*Written by Dawn Nall. 

World Water Day is on March 22 every year.  The theme for this year is “wastewater.”  According to, World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the water crisis.  The theme of wastewater this year helps draw attention to the fact that the majority of wastewater flows back to nature or neighbors without being treated.

The website has stories about “wastewater and its enormous opportunities as a resource.”  You can learn more at

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Regulations: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em, Common Sense or Overreach

*Written by Heather Himmelberger. 

Regulations are in the cross hairs right now. Regulations of all kinds, but especially environmental regulations, are hated by politicians, companies, regulated entities of all types, including public entities, and the general public. It is tempting to assume that all regulations are costly and unnecessary and that we would be better off without them. The question is, is this reputation deserved? Should we be supportive of the quest to reduce regulations?

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