10 Minutes With Interview Archive

Rob Renner

Feb. 3, 2015

Glen Gerads

The director of Water Treatment and Distribution Services for the City of Minneapolis, Minn., talks about the challenges facing the state's largest and oldest water utility.

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Dan Woltering

Jan. 20, 2015

Bobbi Larson

The executive director of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies talks about building bridges, breaking down silos and creating the Utility Association of the Future.

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Rob Renner

Nov. 11, 2014

Theresa Connor

The director of the WERF's efforts in Integrated Water Management, talks about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, and how volleyball relates to the water sector.

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Dan Woltering

Nov. 4, 2014

Dan Woltering

The interim executive director of the Water Environment Research Foundation talks about the genesis of Integrated Water Management and staying true to WERF's mission.

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Rob Renner

Oct. 7, 2014

Rob Renner

The executive director of the Water Research Foundation talks about the finite amount of water and the unlimited challenges and opportunities that exist for managing this vital resource.

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Melissa Meeker

Sept. 23, 2014

Melissa Meeker

The executive director at the WateReuse Association discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the organization and the future of reuse in the United States.

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Todd Danielson

July 8, 2014

Todd Danielson

The chief utilities executive at Avon Lake Regional Water (formerly Avon Lake Municipal Utilities), talks about the Ohio agency's biggest accomplishments and key challenges going forward.

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Halla Razak

June 17, 2014

Halla Razak

The director of Public Utilities for San Diego talks about her exciting first 90 days on the job and why the city's reuse program Pure Water makes all the sense in the world.

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Cathy Leslie

May 20, 2014

Cathy Leslie

The executive director of EWB-USA talks about the need for water professionals to help out in big and small ways, and how a volunteer trip turned into her full-time dream job.

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Dave Williams

March 11, 2014

Dave Williams

The executive director of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies talks about the Utility of the Future, integrated planning, nutrient discharge regulations and his advice to future utility managers.

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William Murdock

Feb. 11, 2014

William Murdock

The executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission talks about his work with MORPC and the challenges and opportunities in the region.

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Art Jensen

Jan. 21, 2014

Art Jensen

The recently retired general manager for the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency talks about his agency's keen focus on results and his plans for the third act of his life.

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Dick Luthy

Sept. 3, 2013

Dick Luthy

The professor at Stanford University talks about new ways of looking at the future of urban water infrastructure and the water-energy-carbon nexus.

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John Stulp

Aug. 20, 2013

John Stulp

The special policy adviser for water to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks about the future of water in Colorado and issues that the state will deal with in the near future.

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Tim Welch

July 9, 2013

Tim Welch

The director of utilities for the City of Sunrise, Fla., talks about the economic challenges facing utilities today, the water industry's need to invest in wastewater reuse and his legacy.

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Adel Hagekhalili

April 17, 2013

Adel Hagekhalil

The assistant director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation talks about stormwater management, aging infrastructure, and the revitalization of the Los Angeles River.

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Harlan Kelly Jr.

March 19, 2013

Harlan Kelly Jr.

The general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission talks about his career and the commission's Water System Improvement Program.

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Jerry Brown

March 5, 2013

Jerry Brown

The general manager of the Contra Costa Water District in Northern California talks about a Delta solution and the expansion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Stan Dean

Feb. 12, 2013

Stan Dean

The district engineer for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District and Sacramento Area Sewer District talks about the district's NPDES permit and trends in the wastewater industry.

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John Rossi

Oct. 30, 2012

John Rossi

The general manager of the Western Municipal Water District talks about the "new water ethic," the Chino desalter project and the water-energy-economy nexus.

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Marsi Steirer

July 24, 2012

Marsi Steirer

The deputy director for the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department talks about the challenges and successes of recycled drinking water and where water resources management is headed.

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John Cherry

May 22, 2012

John Cherry

The world-renowned groundwater expert received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Battelle's 8th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds.

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Pamela Creedon

May 15, 2012

Pamela Creedon

The executive officer of the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board talks about how California's diverse water stakeholders can work together better.

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Tony Parrott

April 17, 2012

Tony Parrott

The executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District discusses the district's wet weather program and the challenges facing water and wastewater utilities.

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Ned Breslin

March 27, 2012

Ned Breslin

The CEO of Water For People discusses the organization's mission, its Everyone Forever campaign and some of its game-changing policies that have proved successful.

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Dean Marriott

Feb. 29, 2012

Dean Marriott

The director of the Portland, Ore., Bureau of Environmental Services talks about his career and the city's 20-year CSO Abatement Program.

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Dave Williams

Feb. 22, 2012

Dave Williams

The director of wastewater for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif., and president of NACWA, talks to BC Water News on the eve of NACWA's annual Winter Conference.

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Dave Smith

Feb. 1, 2012

Dave Smith

The managing director of WateReuse California talks about how the organization has evolved, where it's headed and the challenges both it and the industry face.

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Jim Beck

Jan. 10, 2012

Jim Beck

The general manager of the Kern County Water Agency in California talks to Cindy Paulson, editor of BC's California Water News, about the agency and its 50-year history.

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Jim Lochhead

Nov. 30, 2011

Jim Lochhead

Denver Water CEO/Manager talks about providing water consistently in a world that's always changing and what drives him to be the best.

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Byron Buck

Nov. 9, 2011

Byron Buck

The executive director of the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency Executive talks about California water policy and the future of water in the state.

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Richard Griswold

Oct. 11, 2011

Richard Griswold

Destin Water Users general manager talks about numeric nutrient criteria in Florida and the implications of the criteria proposed by the EPA.

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Wade Miller

Oct. 4, 2011

Wade Miller

Executive director of the WateReuse Association and WateReuse Research Foundation talks about the association's role in advocating "the right water for the right use."

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Kevin McCray

Sept. 27, 2011

Kevin McCray

The executive director of the National Ground Water Association talks about how the groundwater industry is weathering the current economic climate.

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Drew Bartlett

Sept. 20, 2011

Drew Bartlett

The director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration talks about proposed numeric nutrient criteria.

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Mark Maryboy

Aug. 24, 2011

Mark Maryboy

The Navajo Nation representative in Utah discusses the tribe's long-range water plans and efforts to designate Cedar Mesa as a National Conservation Area.

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Robert Moore

July 12, 2011

Robert Moore

The former chief administrative officer for the Metropolitan District of Hartford, Conn., talks about new water industry professionals and the challenge of securing water sources.

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Steve Maxwell

June 7, 2011

Steve Maxwell

The founder of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group explains why awareness of the challenges the water industry faces is so important, and why everyone is clamoring to get into the business.

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Ben Grumbles

May 10, 2011

Ben Grumbles

The director of the Clean Water America Alliance talks about his new position, the agency's "Managing One Water" initiative, and the inaugural 2011 U.S. Water Prize.

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Benjamin Montoya

April 12, 2011

Benjamin Montoya

The highly decorated military engineer and Brown and Caldwell board member was awarded the Golden Eagle Award for his contributions to the engineering profession.

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Paul Steinbrecher

Jan. 10, 2011

Paul Steinbrecher

The president of the Florida Water Environment Association Utility Council talks about how Florida's Numeric Nutrient Criteria would affect wastewater and reclaimed water utilities.

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Howard Neukrug

Nov. 15, 2010

Howard Neukrug

The chairman of the Clean Water America Alliance's Urban Water Sustainability Council talks about the critical issues facing the
2-year-old group.

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Ken Kirk

Oct. 25, 2010

Ken Kirk

The executive director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies talks about how utilities can narrow the gap between tighter budgets and tightening regulations.

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Glenn Reinhardt

Oct. 5, 2010

Glenn Reinhardt

In this WEFTEC 2010 Special Edition, the executive director of the Water Environment Research Foundation talks about the most critical issues facing the foundation.

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Virginia Valiela and Hank Van Laarhoven

Sept. 15, 2010

WASTECON 2010

Hank Van Laarhoven and Virginia Valiela, directors of the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District, discuss their careers in the solid waste industry.

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Sen. Patty Murray

Aug. 18, 2010

Sen. Patty Murray

The senior U.S. senator from Washington talks about the federal role in water and wastewater infrastructure improvements and how it relates to Washington state.

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Alan Oyler

July 26, 2010

Alan Oyler

The Public Works director for the City of Orlando talks about the challenges his agency faces in implementing new rules about nutrient levels in Florida waterways.

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Dan Duchniak

July 19, 2010

Dan Duchniak

The general manager of the Waukesha (Wis.) Water Utility talks about challenges facing water utilities, as well as the city's search for a long-term water supply.

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Julie Labonte

June 23, 2010

Julie Labonte

Director of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission's Hetch Hetchy Water System Improvement Program talks about the challenges the project faces.

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Robert Borden

June 16, 2010

Robert Borden

The professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at North Carolina State University is an international leader in bioremediation technologies.

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Kevin Cowan

June 9, 2010

Kevin Cowan

The district manager of the North Davis Sewer District in Syracuse, Utah, oversees a district that provides servies to 195,000 people in seven communities north of Salt Lake City.

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Beth Kang

May 10, 2010

Beth Kang

The executive director of the California-Nevada Section
of AWWA develops drinking water industry guidelines, standards, procedures, professional training and certification programs.

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Mike Strub

April 28, 2010

Mike Strub

The former Public Works Director in Rapid City, S.D.,
Mike has been the Executive Director of the LOTT Alliance
in Olympia, Wash., since 2002.

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Joel Komarek

March 24, 2010

Joel Komarek

A graduate of Portland State University in civil engineering,
Joel is the Project Director of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Supply Expansion Project in Oregon.

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William Conrad

Feb. 8, 2010

William Conrad

A Certified Professional in Range Management, William
is the Division Manager of Wildland Conservation for the
Austin Water Utility in Texas.

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Kevin Shafer

Feb. 1, 2010

Kevin Shafer

Kevin is Executive Director at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and serves as the president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

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Wenonah Hauter

Jan. 25, 2010

Wenonah Hauter

Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, Wenonah is Executive Director of Food & Water
Watch in Washington, D.C.

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Mike Kuenzi

Jan. 13, 2010

Mike Kuenzi

The director of Water Environment Services in Clackamas
County, Ore., has more than 25 years of experience
in environmental and sanitary engineering.

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Tom Barry

Nov. 18, 2009

Tom Barry

The director of Public Works for the City of Meridian, Idaho,
has three master's degrees in environmental hydrogeology, business management and public administration.

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Christie True

Oct. 28, 2009

Christie True

The director of the King County (Wash.) Wastewater Treatment Division previously served as the manager of the division's
Major Capital Improvement Program.

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What trends are public works and utility leaders seeing in the water industry? Are customers concerned about renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency? What challenges do utilities face with respect to sustainability?

These are just a few of the questions
public works, utility and government leaders answer in the
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Drew Bartlett
Tom Barry
Jim Beck
Robert Borden
Ned Breslin
Jerry Brown
Byron Buck
John Cherry
Theresa Connor
William Conrad
Kevin Cowan
Pamela Creedon
Todd Danielson
Stan Dean
Dan Duchniak
Glen Gerads
Peter Gleick
Richard Griswold
Ben Grumbles
Adel Hagekhalil
Wenonah Hauter
Art Jensen
Beth Kang
Harlan Kelly Jr.
Ken Kirk
Joel Komarek
Mike Kuenzi
Cathy Leslie
Julie Labonte
Bobbi Larson
Jim Lochhead
Dick Luthy
Dean Marriott
Mark Maryboy
Steve Maxwell
Melissa Meeker
Wade Miller
Kevin McCray
Benjamin Montoya
Robert Moore
William Murdock
Sen. Patty Murray
Howard Neukrug
Alan Oyler
Tony Parrott
Halla Razak
Glenn Reinhardt
Rob Renner
John Rossi
Keven Shafer
Dave Smith
Paul Steinbrecher
Marsi Steirer
Mike Strub
John Stulp
Christie True
Hank Van Laarhoven and Virginia Valiela
Tim Welch
Dave Williams (2014)
Dave Williams (2012)
Dan Woltering

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