Volume 9 Issue 8 September

Fire Response in Colorado By Kris Polly  In the last half-decade, more than 40 million acres of land in the United States, mostly in the West, have been burned by wildfire. These wildfires affect water quality, send ash and debris into reservoirs, and create the conditions for destructive floods and landslides. In this issue, we […]

Volume 9 Issue 7 July/August 2022

The Pipe Issue By Kris Polly  Every type of pipe has its sweet spot—the application, use, pressure, or soil type for which it is the perfect match. American manufacturers of fiberglass, steel, concrete, lined concrete, plastic, and many other types of pipe are working every day to make their products better, longer lasting, and more […]

Volume 9 Issue 6 June 2022

The Power of Creative Thinking By Kris Polly  Climatic phenomena, project constraints, and environmental and water quality regulations—these issues and many more pose constant challenges to municipal water agencies across the United States. Luckily, professionals in our field are always thinking of new ways to address them. In this issue, we feature stories of long-term […]

Volume 9 Issue 5 May 2022

Introducing Assistant Secretary Mike Connor By Kris Polly  Mike Connor, the new assistant secretary of the army for civil works, brings impressive experience to his position. In addition to experience working for private industry, federal agencies, and the United States Senate, he has served as the deputy secretary of the interior and as the commissioner […]

Volume 9 Issue 4 April 2022

Negotiating the Agreements of the Future By Kris Polly  This month, Municipal Water Leader Contributing Editor Jeff Kightlinger interviews a major figure in the world of water: John Entsminger, the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Mr. Entsminger discusses the history behind the Drought Contingency Plan and the new 500+ Plan and the […]

Volume 9 Issue 3 March 2022

Addressing Population Growth, Water Demand, and Natural Disasters By Kris Polly  Since July 2021, Dan Buhman has served as the general manager of the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), which has been providing flood control and water supply services to the city of Fort Worth, Texas, for nearly 100 years. In our cover interview, Mr. […]

Volume 9 Issue 2 February 2022

Improving Water Management, From the River Basin to the Individual Home By Kris Polly  In our cover story this month, we speak with Andrea Doyle, the director of Washington State’s Office of Chehalis Basin. The office runs the Chehalis Basin Strategy, which has brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to undertake projects to tackle […]

Volume 9 Issue 1 January 2022

A New Leader at Eastern By Kris Polly  Longtime Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) leader Joe Mouawad took over the agency’s top job as general manager in May 2021. In this month’s cover story, we speak with him about EMWD’s careful and long-term planning to decrease its dependence on imported water by investing in recycled […]

Volume 8 Issue 10 Nov/Dec 2021

A New Head for MWD By Kris Polly  The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides water to 19 million people across 6 counties, has a new general manager and CEO, Adel Hagekhalil. We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce him to our readership in this issue of Municipal Water Leader. In […]

Volume 8 Issue 9 October 2021

A New Leader for North Texas By Kris Polly  Our cover interview this month is with Jenna Covington, the new executive director and general manager of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), which provides water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal services to 1.8 million people in a rapidly growing area of Texas north of […]