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New HR Manager Answers Water Industry Challenges

Caroline Harvey is the new manager of human resources for Alliance Water Resources, Inc. In her new role, Harvey will oversee human resource functions for the contract water and wastewater operations and maintenance company.

“It\'s really rewarding to be a part of such a vital industry,” Harvey stated.

“Many people don\'t realize that qualified water and wastewater professionals are increasingly difficult to find. My challenge is to recruit first-rate personalities and help them to become the informed, experienced and effective leaders our clients are looking for.”

In answer to that challenge, Harvey will manage “Leadership Alliance,” a program designed to address the “missing link” between technical know-how and the professional expertise needed to become a successful system manager. The program is unique to Alliance Water Resources.

Harvey will also oversee employee relations, payroll, benefit plans, training, performance appraisals and workers\' compensation, as well as the company\'s safety program and “Alliance Academy,” a supervisor and technical training curriculum for Alliance employees.

Previously, Harvey worked for The Insurance Group of Columbia, Mo., as large group benefit specialist. She assisted human resources professionals from a wide variety of businesses to maximize their benefit resources. Harvey has additional experience in staffing, recruiting and interviewing, budgeting for staffing needs, employee conflict resolution, performance assessments and employee training.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Alliance Water Resources is a leading provider of professional operations and maintenance services for community water and wastewater systems in the Midwest. The company prides itself in its unique understanding of the needs of communities in Missouri and Iowa.