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SouthWest Water Company Recognized Among the 2010 REBRAND 100® Global Awards Winners

SouthWest Water Company announced that its brand was named one of the world's most effective rebrands in the sixth annual REBRAND 100® Global Awards. REBRAND 100® is the highest recognition for excellence in brand repositioning and is the first and only global juried program of its kind.

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Making a Point with Every Drop

by Jessica Knight

National Geographic’s special water issue is finally on newsstands, and even the cover is mesmerizing. As you flip through the magazine, you can’t help but pause at each amazing photograph because each one tells a different story related to a water belief and/or fact.

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Ohio Governor Appoints New Commissioner

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland recently appointed Steven Lesser as a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for a five-year term beginning April 11, 2010, and expiring April 10, 2015.

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Water Laboratory Alliance to Host Security Summit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with its partners in the water sector, is sponsoring the second Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Security Summit in June 2010. The summit will actively engage a vast array of technical and leadership staff from the water sector, laboratory and emergency response communities to learn about WLA program elements, practice the WLA Response Plan (WLA-RP) for water contamination incident response, and provide hands-on experience with EPA security-related tools and resources.

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Paying America’s Water Bill

By Michael Deane

As we dive headfirst into Spring and commemorate our appreciation for the earth and its natural resources through events like World Water Day, Earth Day and the upcoming Water Appreciation Month (May), it is nice to see the media coming along for the ride, too, particularly as it relates to water. National Geographic dedicated its entire April issue to the topic of water and The New York Times (NYT) continues its assessment of the nation's water quality, water infrastructure and related regulatory systems. Earlier this week, the editors of the NYT posed this important question about our water systems to a number of guest contributors: "How can the nation begin to address the prevalent risks, given the overwhelming financial costs?"

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