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ENR Northeast Selects Project for Annual Award

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:31
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Kleinfelder project named Best Water/Environment Project of 2014

Engineering News-Record Northeast (ENR Northeast) has named the Alewife Stormwater Wetlands the “Best Water/Environment Project of 2014.”

A jury of engineers, architects and scientists representing ENR’s 10 regional editions selected the project its design, innovative technical delivery, and health and safety standards throughout the three-year project.

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Environmentalists Sue EPA

Fri, 2014-12-19 09:23
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EPA charged with ignoring the 2003 ruling ordering the agency to correct & strengthen rules for urban runoff 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen standards to prevent pollution from storm water, one of the nation’s most widespread forms of water pollution. More than a decade ago a federal appeals court ordered EPA to strengthen those protections, but the agency has failed to take action.

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Environmentalists Sue EPA

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Wetland Foundation Report Says Private Investment Can Restore Coast

Thu, 2014-12-18 11:00
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Ecosystem valuing, increased mitigation, streamlined processes & environmental exchanges needed to attract funding

The America’s Wetland Foundation (AWF) has released findings from its recent convening of diverse costal leaders, calling for cooperation within the science community on setting ecosystem values along the Gulf Coast to attract private sector investment in coastal restoration.

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EPA Issues Albuquerque-Area Permit to Protect Rio Grande River

Thu, 2014-12-18 09:19
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The MS4 permit aims to reduce pollution from storm water runoff & restore polluted parts of the river

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that establishes requirements to reduce pollution carried by storm water runoff and restore portions of the Middle Rio Grande River that do not meet water quality standards.

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EPA Issues Albuquerque-Area Permit to Protect Rio Grande River

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California Project Achieves Certification for Sustainable Transportation Construction and Traffic Solutions

Wed, 2014-12-17 11:57
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The city of Santa Ana's $10.2 million traffic widening project was completed in November

TheBristol Street Widening Project is the first project in Southern California to achieve Greenroads Bronze Certification for its commitment to sustainable transportation construction and traffic solutions.

Bristol Street Phase 2 is a major north-south corridor traffic improvement project that carries more than 42,000 vehicles each day and runs through the heart of Santa Ana. The project was substantially complete in November.

Image:  Photo: Greenroads Publication Date:  December 17, 2014

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Fracking Water Reuse Project Launched in Texas

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:26
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The reuse system removes oil, grease & suspended solids from produced water

A 5,000-barrel-per-day commercial water treatment system is treating produced and frac water for a large producer near Midland, Texas, in the Permian Basin.

The system removes oil, grease and suspended solids to below 5 parts per million from produced and frac water, allowing for reuse in the field.

Purestream Services has been contracted to treat the wastewater at a centralized water treatment facility that services a series of wells operated by the producer. Treated water processed by the system will be reused as part of the company's integrated water resource conservation effort.

Image:  Photo: Purestream Services Publication Date:  December 16, 2014

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Federal Agencies Support Virginia’s Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

Tue, 2014-12-16 09:30
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Virginia program to serve as model for similar programs across the country

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a private investor and an Appomattox, Va. farmer to recognize a market-based nutrient trading program run by Virginia to improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. 

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Federal Agencies Support Virginia’s Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

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Federal Agencies Support Virginia’s Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

Tue, 2014-12-16 09:30
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Virginia program to serve as model for similar programs across the country

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a private investor and an Appomattox, Va., farmer to recognize a market-based nutrient trading program run by Virginia to improve the water quality of Chesapeake Bay. 

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Federal Agencies Support Virginia’s Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

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Senate Passes Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:04
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Legislation to create drinking water standard of an algal toxin awaits House vote

Federal legislation that would compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move faster on adopting a drinking water standard for microcystin, an algal toxin, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, 2014, and is awaiting a vote by the U.S. Image:  drinkingwater.jpg Publication Date:  December 15, 2014

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MWRD Offers 'Green Bonds' for Environmentally Friendly Projects

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:39
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The tax-empt "green bonds" are part of a $297 million bond sale that begins Dec. 15, 2014

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will become one of the first wastewater treatment agencies in the country to offer a tax-exempt "green bond" offering to investors to fund environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects. Green Bonds were started in 2008 by the World Bank and are dedicated to financing environmentally-related projects.

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Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey Conducted for Illinois City

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:03
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RJN Group began work on the third phase of a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) for Carbondale, Ill.

Each year the city of Carbondale selects a portion of its collection system for sewer inspection to identify defects in the collection system that may be contributing to excess inflow/infiltration (I/I) and flooding.

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CRED & ecoAmerica Release Climate Change Communication Guide

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:35
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"Connecting on Climate" includes ten principles for climate change communication

To strengthen climate communication and boost American motivation to address climate change, Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) and ecoAmerica issue a new guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication.

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Dutch Water Boards Names Innovation Award 2014 Recipient

Thu, 2014-12-11 09:38
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Royal HaskoningDHV concept wins the annual award

The concept "Water-storing Greenhouse Roofs" by Royal HaskoningDHV has won the Water Innovation Award 2014 in the category "Enough Water," an annual award organized by the Dutch Water Boards. 

By placing partitions between the sections of existing greenhouse roofs in greenhouse horticultural areas, water is captured and stored temporarily. According to the jury, this application reduces the risk of flooding in areas used for greenhouse horticulture in an effective manner and contributes to a good use of rainwater in times of drought.
 

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L.A. Department of Public Works is First Government Agency to Accredit 100 Envision Sustainability Professionals

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:32
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L.A. County Department of Public Works credentials its personnel based on the Envision rating system

Following the completion of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's (ISI) Envision training and exam, the new Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP), mostly civil engineers, are now able to implement sustainability ideas and practices, and document accomplishments in projects in conformance with the Envision rating system.

Public Works Director Gail Farber said the accreditation is a significant milestone in L.A. County’s continued commitment to sustainability.

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SCS Engineers Wins 4 Projects in Arizona & New Mexico

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:05
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The sustainable environmental construction projects total more than $2 million

The Arizona and New Mexico offices of SCS Engineers, an environmental consulting and contracting firm, have won several projects valued at more than $2 million.

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The House Passes Water for the World Act

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:01
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Senate expected to take action quickly on the bill

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2901, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act authored by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ted Poe (R-TX). The Senate is expected to take action quickly on the bill, sending it to President Barack Obama’s desk.

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The U.S. House of Representatives Passes Water for the World Act

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East Valley Water District’s New Headquarters Wins National Award

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:40
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The facility tops Engineering News-Record’s Best Project list

East Valley Water District’s (EVWD) new headquarters facility has earned the 2014 Best Project award from Engineering News-Record, a weekly publication providing news, analysis and opinion about the construction industry worldwide. The award is dedicated to honoring best construction projects across the country.

Approximately 150 entries competed for the award, which was judged by construction industry experts. EVWD earned the top honor in California for its category.

Image:  Photo: East Valley Water District Publication Date:  December 09, 2014

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EPA Issues Report on Ecological Restoration for U.S.-Mexico Border

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:06
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The Good Neighbor Environmental Board's report included a comprehensive approach to ecological restoration

The Good Neighbor Environmental Board issued its 16th annual report to President Obama, which examines environmental degradation in the border region and recommends actions the U.S. federal government can take to protect and restore the border environment. Given the severe impacts on natural resources along the U.S. border with Mexico, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) requested that the board focus its report on ecological restoration.

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Storm Water Solutions Partners with Aquatech Amsterdam

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:30
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International trade show will feature pavilion dedicated to storm water management

Storm Water Solutions (SWS), the storm water and erosion control industry resource, has partnered with Aquatech Amsterdam, a leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater technologies, to introduce the new Stormwater Pavilion at the 2015 Aquatech Amsterdam show. 

Attendees seeking storm water solutions can take advantage of informational booths and tabletop exhibits, as well as live presentations showcasing the latest storm water technologies and practices and an area where attendees can find product literature.

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Storm Water Solutions Partners with Aquatech Amsterdam

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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:08
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USGS created the interactive website as part of the government's Open Water Data Initiative

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources

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The Interactive California Drought Visualization Website Aims to Provide the Public With State-Wide Drought Coverage and a Timeline of its Impacts on Water Resources

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