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Imagining a Day Without Water

Imagining a Day Without Water Oct 21, 2020 Event Water plays a huge part in so many of our day-to-day activities, but what would a day without water look like? Imagine this: you wake up bright and early and run downstairs to make some breakfast. You open the fridge and see that it’s empty. You…

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Women’s Leadership Panel: Self-care and balance during a pandemic

Women’s Leadership Panel: Self-care and balance during a pandemic Oct 5, 2020 Event, Panel The pandemic has been a tough time for many as we are all becoming accustomed to a new “normal.” Life has taken drastic turns for some, and for others this time has been filled with nothing but uncertainty, stress, and anxiety.…

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Siemens Joins TWT as a Founding Partner

Siemens Joins TWT as a Founding Partner Sep 23, 2020 Press Technology powerhouse, Siemens, has been named The Water Tower’s newest founding partner. Through this partnership, The Water Tower, Siemens, and fellow TWT founding partners will work hard to ensure a successful start for the water innovation tower. “The Water Tower’s mission to make a…

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Septic Smart Week

Septic Smart Week Sep 23, 2020 Event Each year, the EPA hosts Septic Smart Week which aims to educate and encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Through outreach activities, EPA informs homeowners on correct septic system care, helps local agencies to promote homeowner education, and educates local decision makers…

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Training Starts @ the Tower

Training Starts @ the Tower Aug 14, 2020 Training On August 6th, The Water Tower began training the next generation of water professionals by supplementing classroom learning with hands-on training in two socially-distanced classes –  Maintenance Technologist II and Wastewater Lab Analyst. The Maintenance Technologist II course offers a deeper understanding of cross-connections, hydraulics and…

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The Water Tower Virtual Book Club: “Drifting into Darien”

The Water Tower Virtual Book Club: “Drifting into Darien” Jul 31, 2020 Event On Tuesday night, water professionals virtually attended The Water Tower book club to discuss “Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River” by Georgia native, Janisse Ray. “The data and the science are powerful but so are the…

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AquiPor Podcast – Melissa Meeker

AquiPor Podcast – Melissa Meeker Jul 24, 2020 Podcast Post content here. The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center providing answers to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry through an integrated approach to applied research, technology innovation, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement. With its mission to be a thriving ecosystem…

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Reimagining Research: Bringing the Right People Together

Reimagining Research: Bringing the Right People Together Jul 15, 2020 Panel Examples of preliminary project concepts developed by the Technical Advisory Committee in response to stakeholder identified needs in the Lake Lanier Watershed. On Wednesday, July 15, The Water Tower and Constantine Engineering, Inc. presented the Lake Lanier Watershed Five Year Research Plan at the GAWP 2020…

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Campus Construction Begins

Campus Construction Begins Jul 10, 2020 Event On Tuesday, July 7, The Water Tower announced the construction plans for its innovation campus in located near the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center in Gwinnett. The campus will feature laboratories, classrooms, an auditorium, field training center, co-working space, and interactive displays to encourage the development of…

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Innovation and Education: Solving Uncertainty

Innovation and Education: Solving Uncertainty Jun 2, 2020 Panel “The ability to really focus on the future is our industry’s biggest challenge,” said Melissa Meeker, CEO of The Water Tower, at the GlobalWaterWorks webinar hosted on May 12. During the webinar, titled “How COVID-19 Made the Case for Digital Transformation in Water,” an expert panel discussed how utility…

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