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Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands

Fri, 2015-09-04 10:12
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Scientists found that, after a period of 50 to 70 years, most wetlands might convert to intertidal mudflats as sea level rise outpaces the capacity of tidal marshes to adapt

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oregon State University released a report examining Pacific Northwest tidal wetland vulnerability to sea level rise. Scientists found that, while vulnerability varies from marsh to marsh, most wetlands would likely be resilient to rising sea levels over the next 50 to 70 years. Beyond that time, however, most wetlands might convert to intertidal mudflats as sea level rise outpaces the capacity of tidal marshes to adapt.

Image:  A USGS technician collecting water monitoring data at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. Publication Date:  September 04, 2015

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Baton Rouge to Install Sewer Monitoring Devices

Fri, 2015-09-04 09:04
Source:  Mission Communications Deck: 

Installation of the monitoring devices will be completed by the end of September

The Department of Public Works’ sanitary sewer overflow program in Baton Rouge, La., is in the process of installing sewer overflow alarm and tracking devices in approximately 20 manholes to solve overflow problems throughout the city. When levels are high, the Manhole Monitor from Mission Communications sends alerts to maintenance staff so preemptive action can be taken to prevent a spillover. The system has already been installed in an area where neighbors have complained about overflows for years.

Image:  batonrouge.jpg Company Reference:  Mission Communications Publication Date:  September 04, 2015

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Snohomish County Public Works, WSDOT Win 2015 APWA Project of the Year Award

Thu, 2015-09-03 09:43
Source:  Snohomish County Public Works Deck: 

Landslide emergency response and repair project receives national recognition

The national American Public Works Assn. (APWA) honored Snohomish County Public Works and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the response and repair following the State Route 530 (SR 530) landslide with the 2015 Project of the Year award. The effort was led by the two agencies, and was recognized in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category in the $25 million to $75 million division, on Aug. 31, 2015.

Image:  award2.jpg Publication Date:  September 03, 2015

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American Student Wins 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Thu, 2015-09-03 08:52
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

The winning project introduced a filter that removes toxic heavy metals from drinking water and industrial wastewater

Perry Alagappan from Houston has won the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)—an international competition for water-related research. The Prize Patron, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, presented him with the award at an Aug. 25 ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm.

Image:  water30.jpg Publication Date:  September 03, 2015

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Embry-Riddle Becomes a National StormReady University

Wed, 2015-09-02 09:52
Source:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Deck: 

The university is the 12th in the state of Florida to achieve this status

National Weather Service officials recognized Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., as a StormReady community during a ceremony at the school’s Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Home to more than 7,000 students, faculty and staff at the Daytona Beach Campus, Embry-Riddle becomes the 12th Florida university to achieve StormReady status. 

Image:  graduate.jpg Publication Date:  September 02, 2015

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Oregon DEQ Initiates Rulemaking to Revise Bacteria Water Quality Standards

Wed, 2015-09-02 09:29
Source:  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Deck: 

The revisions will be based on the EPA's 2012 recommendations for recreational water quality criteria

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is beginning a process to revise its water quality standard for bacteria for coastal recreation based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012 recommendations for recreational water quality criteria. DEQ also anticipates clarifying how bacteria criteria apply to different designated uses, including coastal and freshwater recreation and shellfish harvesting.

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Oregon DEQ Initiates Rulemaking to Revise Bacteria Water Quality Standards

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IECA Offers Peer-Reviewed Education Opportunities

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:55
Source:  International Erosion Control Assn. Deck: 

All courses are peer reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance and usefulness to attendees

The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) offers peer-reviewed online education opportunities and webinars. All IECA courses, whether live or in person, are peer reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance and usefulness to attendees. The association’s Professional Development Committee offers balanced insight in an effort to guide IECA Education.  

IECA offers four tracks of education training and adds new courses nearly every week. The tracks are:

Image:  computer.jpg Publication Date:  September 01, 2015

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EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:16
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The rules are designed to protect waterways and reduce regulatory burden on businesses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will provide greater flexibility to industry while requiring new safeguards to protect the public from mismanagement of hazardous waste.

Image:  pharm.jpg Publication Date:  September 01, 2015

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Federal Judge Blocks New Clean Water Rule

Mon, 2015-08-31 11:01
Source:  Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Deck: 

The ruling has been temporarily halted in 13 states

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the Clean Water Rule authored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act from taking effect Aug. 28, 2015 in 13 states. The rule attempts to clarify which Waters of the United States (WOTUS) are overseen by the federal government. It is unclear at this time if the ruling reaches beyond those 13 states.  

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Federal Judge Blocks New Clean Water Rule

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SIWI Urges Negotiators to Include Water in Global Climate Agreement

Mon, 2015-08-31 10:11
Source:  Stockholm International Water Institute Deck: 

Leaders discussed the importance of water resource management at World Water Week

World Water Week closed on Friday Aug. 28, with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) urging climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated in the global 2015 climate agreement.

World Water Week—themed Water for Development—had 3,300 participants from 125 countries, representing governments, academia, civil society, international organizations, the private sector and many others. Both World Water Week and Stockholm Water Prize celebrated its 25th jubilee.

Image:  world1.jpg Publication Date:  August 31, 2015

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Study Shows Geosynthetics Market Size to Reach $27.08 Billion by 2022

Mon, 2015-08-31 09:43
Source:  Grand View Research Inc. Deck: 

Construction industry growth on account of rising expenditure on infrastructure development is expected to be a crucial driving factor for geosynthetics market growth

The global geosynthetics market is expected to reach $27.08 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Construction industry growth in India, China and Middle East, on account of rising expenditure on infrastructure development is expected to be a crucial driving factor for geosynthetics market growth.

Image:  money2.jpg Publication Date:  August 31, 2015

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WEF to Encourage Water Awareness with Chicago Learning Garden

Wed, 2015-08-26 14:32
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

The Pershing Culivation Project is the eighth annual WEFTEC community service event

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will help cultivate community engagement and educate Chicago youth about the value of water through the “The Pershing Cultivation Project: Growing Green Gardens and Young Minds.” Organized as a part of WEFTEC 2015 by the Students and Young Professionals Committee, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 at Pershing East Magnet School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Image:  plants2.jpg Publication Date:  August 28, 2015

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ARCSA Partners with Association on Rainwater Harvesting Program

Wed, 2015-08-26 14:21
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The association continues its push for national educational accreditation for rainwater harvesting

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) announced a third national education training on rainwater harvesting program with the Plumbing and Gasfitters UA Local 5 Assn., formalized through the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Timothy Haley, association training director, and David Crawford, ARCSA president.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  August 28, 2015

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Bureau of Reclamation Awards Grants to 23 Projects to Build Drought Resiliency

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:21
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The Bureau of Reclamation selected 12 drought resiliency projects and 11 drought contingency planning projects in nine states

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced the selection of 23 projects to receive grants totaling $5.2 million for proactive drought planning and other efforts to build long-term drought resiliency in nine states in the West.

"The western United States has faced an unprecedented drought this year and will face many more water challenges in the future," López said. "This funding will help the selected communities prepare for future droughts."

Image:  rain1.jpg Publication Date:  August 27, 2015

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$2.3 Million in Conservation Grants Awarded to Community-Led Projects

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:05
Source:  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Deck: 

Program works closely with communities to cultivate conservation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that 64 community-led wetland, stream and coastal restoration projects across the nation have been awarded more than $2.3 million in grants.

Image:  fish.jpg Publication Date:  August 27, 2015

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Storm Water Treatment System Named an APWA 2015 Project of the Year

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:16
Source:  The Port of Olympia Deck: 

The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year awards are presented annually to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) recently named the Port of Olympia Stormwater Treatment System as a 2015 Public Works Project of the Year. The Port of Olympia, as the managing agency; 3 Kings Environmental Inc., as the primary contractor; and Herrera Environmental Consultants as the primary consultant; will all be presented with the national Project of the Year Award during APWA’s 2015 International Public Works Congress & Exposition Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015.

Image:  Port-of-Olympia-300x200.gif Publication Date:  August 26, 2015

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Webinar to Provide Details on Clean Water Rule

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:01
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The Clean Water Rule webinar will be held Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. EDT

A webinar will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT to provide more details about the final Clean Water Rule. This webinar will provide a review of the final rule, answer some commonly asked questions, and discuss what to expect as the rule is implemented.  

Image:  river.jpg Publication Date:  August 26, 2015

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Big Sky Development Becomes Sprayroq Certified Partner

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:53
Source:  Sprayroq Inc. Deck: 

The designation indicates that the firm is fully trained in the proper installation of the protective and structural products

Sprayroq Inc., developer and manufacturer of protective coating and lining systems for the underground construction industry, announced that Big Sky Development Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, is its newest Sprayroq Certified Partner (SCP). The SCP designation indicates that Big Sky Development has been fully trained and factory authorized in proper installation of Sprayroq’s spray-applied protective and structural products for all applications.

Image:  montana.jpg Company Reference:  Sprayroq Inc. Publication Date:  August 26, 2015

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Joint ARCSA/ASPE Storm Water Harvesting Standard Receives ANSI Approval

Tue, 2015-08-25 08:59
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

New standard provides guidance on safely implementing a storm water harvesting system for direct end-use applications

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 78-2015: Stormwater Harvesting System Design for Direct End-Use Applications was approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on Aug. 3, 2015.

Image:  1159240_98398552.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2015

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Civil Engineers Launch Utilities Pipeline, Surveying Institute

Tue, 2015-08-25 08:49
Source:  ASCE Deck: 

The institute will be fully operational in October and is expected to draw up to 8,000 members

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) has launched the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI).

ASCE’s President Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE and inaugural UESI President Randall C. Hill, P.E., F.ASCE unveiled the new institute in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the association’s 2015 Pipelines Conference in Baltimore.  

Image:  survey2.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2015

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