Economic Constraints Force Water Industry to Innovate

2 May 2011 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states

The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current economic pressure is forcing industry to become more innovative, McCarthy said.  Also, there is strong interest in continuing to develop technology that can be deployed at the basic level to protect human health, which adds pressure on the industry to be innovative, he added. Black & Veatch has been holding a series of roundtable discussions on how the industry is addressing economic pressures; the fifth of these, hosted by McCarthy, will take place at the upcoming American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual conference...

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