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Reasons New Managers and Supervisors Fail: The Peter Principle

Today we begin a series exploring the top five reasons that new managers or supervisors fail in their new position. Joe Kerschner, Founder and President of American Water College, has observed this phenomenon over the course of his career in Water and Wastewater Treatment and Management. The concept is not unfamiliar to the management world […]


Great Lakes-Lake Superior

Last, but certainly not least, Lake Superior, the largest lake by surface area of the five Great Lakes of Northern America. Lake Superior is fed by over 200 rivers, and pours into Lake Huron via the St Mary’s River and the Soo Locks. As the largest freshwater lake (by volume) on the North American continent, […]


Water: The Driving Force of Nature, Part 2

“We never know the worth of water til the well runs dry.” ~Thomas Fuller   From history to present times, water has always been the founding point of any society. Whether the nomads who traveled from oasis to oasis in the desert, or the Egyptians harnessing the power of the Nile, or the trade and […]

By admin | Education . News

California’s Water-Part Two

In our last post on the California Delta, we mentioned that it’s been called the heart of the California water system. It’s also a diverse ecosystem unto itself. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary.  The Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the West Coast at […]


Seasons and Water

  “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin   Seasons, whether the height of Summer or the dead of Winter, affect not only our water usage but the efficiency of our water […]


Great Lakes-Lake Ontario

This week we’re looking at Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes by surface area. The lake’s primary source is the Niagara River, draining Lake Erie, with the St. Lawrence River serving as the outlet. Other major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Don River, the Humber River, the Trent River, the Cataraqui River, the Genesee River, the Oswego River, the Black River, and the Salmon River. […]

By admin | Education . US Waterways

Water: The Driving Force of Nature

Leonardo da Vinci described water as “the driving force of nature.”  There are many ways in which water can be used as a force, or merely witnessed as a force of nature.   “The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their […]

By admin | Education . Water Fun

California’s Water-Part One

The California delta is one of the largest sources of water for the world’s 8th largest economy. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been called the heart of California’s water system. Today we’re looking at the delta as a water supply. The State Water Project is the nation’s largest state-built water delivery system, consisting of more […]

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