Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lessons of History: Hurricane Sandy Tests New York City’s Water Infrastructure

by James Salzman—environmental law professor at Duke University and the author of Drinking Water:  A History As the fury of Hurricane Sandy crashed into New Jersey last month, Facebook postings along the storm’s path recounted the collapse of one service … Continue reading

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The United Kingdom’s Water Through Time

By Barbara Drummond In 1847 Captain John Paty, future admiral of the Hawaiian navy and one of the most successful captains in history, became ill after a night drinking in his local hostelry in what was to become San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Water History Can Strengthen AWWA Sections

Publisher’s Note: This article in slightly different form appeared in a recent electronic newsletter (“Section Direction”) produced by the American Water Works Association for the officers and top volunteers of its Sections. by Michael J. McGuire What is the biggest … Continue reading

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The Structure of Water Resources Development in Nigeria

Publisher’s Note:  After meeting Michael Oluwabunmi on the Linkedin networking site, I invited him to share his knowledge of water resources development in his country. Michael (MNIWASA) is a member of Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association (NIWASA). He is also … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Water Works Ownership from a Wisconsin Perspective

Publisher’s Note:  Ed and I bumped into each other (electronically) on Linkedin. He posted a comment to a discussion that I started and noted that he had just completed a manuscript for a book entitled Water Rich:  The History of … Continue reading

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