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Friday Water Fun

It’s Friday! Here are a few more random and interesting water quotes, cliches and facts for your weekend.   “It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” ~Franklin P. Jones   Mr. Jones makes an interesting observation. “On thin ice” and “In hot water” do […]

By admin | Education . Water Fun

Workforce Development Program

  “Development of an integrated knowledge retention strategy will be key to reducing the effect of the changing workforce, assisting a utility in retaining knowledge pertinent to its operations and expertise, and, ultimately, to ensuring a successful future.”  ~Mark Fargo, Management Consultant   American Water College is excited to launch our Workforce Development Program for […]


Utility Knowledge Management

Knowledge is power. ~Sir Francis Bacon The words knowledge and management are two very broad concepts when separated. When the two words come together, it describes a method of organizing information in a way that produces an advantage for an organization. In our previous post on Succession Planning, we addressed the need for knowledge management […]


Utility Succession Planning

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy   In our Thursday post, The Next Big Thing, we highlighted a few of the impending changes in the Water and Wastewater industries. With the increasing demand for clean drinking […]


ACWA – Rethinking CA Water

Just a reminder that American Water College will be exhibiting this week at the Association of California Water Agencies spring conference in Sacramento, CA. We’ll be posting periodic updates and photos on our Facebook page and the blog as the conference unfolds. Stop by and see us at booth 137!

By admin | Conference . News

Fun on Friday

For your weekend enjoyment, we have a few more water cliches, a famous water quote, and a riddle (the answer can be found at the end of this post). Have fun!   What has holes in the top and bottom, holes in the middle, and holes on it’s sides, but still holds water?   “Water, […]

By admin | Water Fun

Career Prospects – How the Water Industry is the Next Big Thing!

In today’s economy, job opportunity and security are more important than ever. Many industries will experience a sudden increase in job availability between now and the year 2020, either due to the retiring workforce or urban growth. The water treatment and wastewater treatment industry is no exception.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the […]


Surface Water-Lakes: Part 2

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.  ~William Wordsworth   Like last week’s post highlighting Thoreau’s enjoyment of lakes, Wordsworth also recognized the beauty and the deeply personal inspiration a lake can provide. The beauty of any lake affects different people in different ways, much like a lake can be polluted or […]

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