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On Water & Works -- The Politics in Water

  • Author(s): Mercer, Kenneth L.
  • Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
  • Issue Date: March 2018
  • Volume / Number: 110, Number 3
  • Page(s): 2
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  • Product Number: JAW_0086449
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Political discourse often changes to meet the rhetoric of the day, but many of the topics currently under discussion in North America are the same that modern societies have struggled to address for generations. Of interest to the water industry, of course, is the subject of infrastructure. While many citizens generally understand their infrastructure systems need regular investment and improve with innovation, convincing stakeholders to address the specific needs of our water and wastewater networks can be a difficult political exercise in the face of competition from more immediate issues such as taxation, immigration, and health care.

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