The Universal Solvent
So the quiet (or, if you're in the industry, not-so-quiet) transformation that is shaping the water industry is the recognition that "water is water."
That's not exactly an earth-shattering revelation. But the point is that only a little bit of chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and energy separate all different "kinds" of water - surface water, groundwater, snowmelt, drinking water, storm water, and wastewater. The truth of this is slowly remaking the water industry, dissolving centuries-old strategies of separating drinking water from wastewater, and decades-old disciplinary approaches between chemical treatment of drinking water and biological treatment of wastewater. From the "One Water Council" sponsored by the U.S. Water Alliance to drive a movement toward "one