The sustainability and durability of drinking water systems is as dependent on an understanding of place and people as it is on technical design. The “why” of drinking water system operation (context) must precede the “what” and “how” (content) in design. The expertise of drinking water professionals is only as effective as the awareness they bring to the design of the end-user experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalJournal - American Water Works Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020


  • Appropriate Technology
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Infrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology


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