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Boiled in China: A Personal Source of Safe Drinking Water

In May 2013, I gave a series of lectures at Tsinghua University and other academic institutions in China. During my travels, I was hosted at a number of banquets. I do not drink alcohol, so it was a little awkward … 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 Road to Hana…and Water History

by Michael J. McGuire Deborah and I have wanted to go to the beautiful town of Hana since we started vacationing on the island of Maui several years ago.  Guidebooks paint a grim picture of the “Road to Hana” as … Continue reading

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“Don’t know much about history…”

by Michael J. McGuire With apologies to the legendary Sam Cooke and his 1958 hit song, “Wonderful World.” The fact is that environmental engineers and scientists who are practicing today know very little about the history of their profession.  Heaven … Continue reading

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The Chlorine Revolution

by Michael J. McGuire My new book will be published in spring 2013:  The Chlorine Revolution:  Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives. The book is about a courageous physician and his partnership with the greatest sanitary engineer of the time … Continue reading

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