Monthly Archives: June 2018

Hi All


BAck from AWWA ACE and the Grand Canyon.  70 public officials attended the class.  12 hrs, 3 days.  Very good.  I hope they learned a lot.  Seemed like they enjoyed the class.

So now back to reality and projects I am working on.  FIrst up the leadership survey.

ACE came just after this went out.  THere are about 2000 people who received this blog via direct WordPress, Facebook, twitter or other means.  About half are in the water industry.  So, please help us out.  This started as a Florida survey on leadership, but we want it to be national results.  40 Q, 10 minutes to complete.  Multiple guess format.  About 50 did it in the first few days.  Average time was 10 min as designed.  And kinda fun and thought provoking.

The survey  is designed to try to find out where leaders are and how to increase leadership.  That could lead to training and other opportunities for sections and utilities.

Please share the link.  We are particularly interested in the under 40 people who represent the next generation of leaders.

The goal is to use the data to create a paper/report and then to develop outcomes based on the data.

PAste in your browser:



Good Evening.  It has been an exciting winter and spring in south Florida.  Much to talk about in the coming weeks.  The infrastructure management book iis with the publisher.  We are still not in our offices at FAU.  We are gaining momentum on an Alaska conference in August 2019.  We were successful in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and Tallahassee with student projects.  Lots to talk about.

BUT the BIG THING FOR NOW is that FINALLY, after two years of discussion, the water industry leadership survey is up!  Paste this in your browser:

So here is the deal.  Share!  Please! With as many utility people as possible.  We want over 1,000 responses from all over the United States.

The survey is 40 simple questions.  Time to complete is estimated at 10 minutes.  Anyone can do it (all water industry sectors (including stormwater, sewers, manufacturers, etc.)

We are particularly interested in the perceptions of YPs (young people) and mid-career people.

The intent is to analyze how the perceptions of leadership changes (or not) and how to develop it  in the industry.

Training, papers, seminars, webinars are all potential outcomes.  This is much more than just another survey.  We hope this will help us all.

Here is the link again:

Please share and encourage others.  Especially those sections outside of Florida

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