Congratulations to Melissa Elliott, Dig Deep consultant and manager at Raftelis, who has been named the new president-elect for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Melissa has been an active member of the AWWA for 15 years and is excited to begin her new role and advocate for professionals working in the water industry, a field that she says had been overlooked for many years but that has recently begun to draw more public attention. Her three-year appointment will begin in June 2019. Read More...

Rachel Hood, a longstanding consultant of Dig Deep, was elected and recently sworn into the State of Michigan House of Representatives for her first term serving the 76th District in her home state. Throughout her tenure with Dig Deep, Rachel contributed a wide breadth of environmental, legislative, and policy knowledge that benefited both clients and colleagues alike. Congratulations, Rachel! We're excited to see all that you accomplish in your inaugural term. Read More...

A bi-partisan effort to strengthen the nation’s ability to prepare for and recover from earthquakes has successfully passed the Senate. The bill, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Reauthorization Act, focuses on preparation and protection efforts by improving the seismic stability of infrastructure, remove barriers between federal agencies sharing earthquake data, increasing and updating earthquake hazard maps, and continuing research to develop more modern risk assessments and early warning systems. The legislation next heads to the House for further consideration. Read more about NEHRP....