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The 2015 Economic Outlook: U.S. and Global

2015 Economic OutlookA comprehensive report on VMA’s annual Market Outlook event held in Boston is being featured in the Fall 2014 issue of VALVE Magazine. But there was much more information disseminated at the workshop than could be fit into the pages available, so here is our report on the U.S. and international economic forecasts shared during the event.


Highlights from VMA’s 2014 Market Outlook Workshop

MOW 2014It was record attendance at this year’s Market Outlook Workshop with more than 125 people from both VMA and the Hydraulic Institute gathered at the historic Langham Hotel in Boston.

Opening the meeting was Thomas Decker, VP and Atlantic Coast Area leader of Brown and Caldwell, who asked attendees if they thought the water and wastewater market was represented by the title of the classic novel, “Watership Down.” His response: It’s not quite that bad.

Automated Valves and Climate Extremes

Automated Valves and Climate ExtremesThe use of automated valves has increased continuously as the global demand for industrial and municipal infrastructure has grown around the world. Many developing countries have seen significant investment in both the private and public sectors which often involves building or expanding automated plants.

Opportunities and Solutions for a Crumbling Infrastructure

crumbling infrastructurePresident Obama’s Fix-It-First program, announced during the February 2014 State of the Union address, calls for $40 billion in spending on a backlog of urgent repairs and upgrades to America’s infrastructure. This is in addition to the $31 billion that went into infrastructure as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

You Don’t Have a Malware Problem

cyber spyingCyber security is of increasing concern around the world. At VMA’s 2014 Leadership Forum, speaker and cyber security expert Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike provided a sobering look at the multiple ways in which attack groups can threaten your company’s data and its security. Here Henry shares what he believes every company needs to know to defend itself against these escalating threats:

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