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Charting a New Course for the Water Industry

Course Number
ENVS 675 961
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Course Description
This is a 0.5 CU Online Course
We are entering an era of growing water infrastructure failures and remaining “legacy” water pollution challenges.  Fortunately, a network of global water CEOs from water utilities, industry and engineering consulting are leading the water sector towards innovative change.  They are finding solutions at the intersection of science, engineering/technology and policy and paving the path forward for our water industry and our global water resources.  This short course is led by the former CEO of Philadelphia Water and the Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Network.  Professor of Practice Howard Neukrug will lead a series of discussions on: (1)   a brief history of water infrastructure systems in the US and the paradox of how our water resources have been used, valued, and priced over time; (2)   a specific focus on the past 50 years of Philadelphia’s efforts to meet the challenges of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act through leadership in the legislative, regulatory, management, and policy and research arenas of the water business; and (3)   personal interviews with key water leaders on their greatest challenges past and future and how they are managing change and innovation towards more sustainable water systems in the 21st century.      
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