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Design Charrette Initiative to Explore Green Infrastructure in Harlem

Wed, 2015-07-01 13:58
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

The charrette will leverage design expertise to re-imagine what part of Harlem could look like with a major green infrastructure makeover

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the Canaan Baptist Church announced the launch of the Green Infrastructure Design Charrette Initiative for neighborhoods in Harlem as a legacy project of the 13th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference to be held Oct. 5 to 8, 2015. This project will advance New York City’s OneNYC poverty alleviation goals by developing partnerships with local workforce and business development organizations that serve to plan for growth, sustainability and resiliency.

Image:  Green infrastructure neighborhood redesign in Philadelphia. Credit: City of Philadelphia Publication Date:  July 02, 2015

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Geomembrane Installation Guidelines Available

Wed, 2015-07-01 13:36
Source:  International Association of Geosynthetic Installers Deck: 

The guidelines are available on the association's website

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), in its effort to provide a forum for geosynthetics installers to advance installation and construction techniques, has made available current installation guidelines.

Image:  report2.jpg Publication Date:  July 02, 2015

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Storm Water Detention System Installed at World Trade Center Park

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:01
Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Deck: 

The elevated public park will sit on the roof of the Vehicular Security Center

Contech Engineered Solutions supplied a new storm water detention system to Liberty Park, an elevated public park under construction in the new World Trade Center in New York City.

Liberty Park will have a capacity of 750 people and will sit 25 feet above Liberty Street overlooking the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The park will feature a 20-ft high "living wall" and the St. Nicholas Church, destroyed in the September 11 attacks, will be rebuilt in the park.

Image:  226628.jpg Company Reference:  Contech Engineered Solutions Publication Date:  July 01, 2015

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Water Council Announces Batch 3 Winners of BREW Accelerator Program

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:55
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The program is a place-based seed accelerator focused on solving global freshwater challenges

The Water Council and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the Batch 3 winners of The BREW accelerator program during a ceremony at the eighth annual Water Summit in Milwaukee. The second round of The BREW entrepreneurs, known as Batch 2, also graduated during the ceremony.

Image:  award.jpg Publication Date:  July 01, 2015

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APWA to Hold Sustainability in Public Works Track at 2015 Congress

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:01
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

Speakers will discuss maximizing resources, creating lasting and resilient infrastructure, and improving communities to ensure economic and social viability

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) announced the Sustainability in Public Works track that will be featured at the 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Image:  conference.jpg Publication Date:  June 30, 2015

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ARCSA Reaches GuideStar Gold Status

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:37
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

The designation is a symbol of transparency and accountability

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA Inc., a source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the organization’s commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  June 30, 2015

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Global Green Releases RFP to Cities for Sustainable Neighborhood Planning

Mon, 2015-06-29 10:33
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Local governments, tribal entities eligible for assistance for green infrastructure upgrades related to CSO mitigation, other updates

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grantee Global Green is seeking applications from local governments and tribal entities for the 2015 Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments.

The assistance is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, which provides a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. This free assistance is being provided under a grant to Global Green from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

Image:  green neighborhood, funding Publication Date:  June 29, 2015

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Platte River Equity Acquires Profile Products

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:29
Source:  Profile Products LLC Deck: 

The new owners plan to continue building the business

Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions, announced its acquisition by Platte River Equity, a private equity firm. The new owners plan to continue building Profile Products’ business, in collaboration with the current company leadership, through both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions.

Image:  handshake.jpg Publication Date:  June 26, 2015

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Bipartisan Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Senate

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:10
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The act is designed to help address water infrastructure funding needs in rural communities

On June 22, 2015, Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bipartisan Water Supply Cost Savings Act, (Savings Act) legislation to provide small communities with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking water. 

Image:  capitol2.jpg Publication Date:  June 26, 2015

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USDA Launches Tool to Monitor Dams

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:50
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

The tool provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of DamWatch, a new Web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.

Image:  water25.jpg Publication Date:  June 25, 2015

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Additional Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative Sites Announced

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:19
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognized three new collaborative landscape partnerships across the country. Federal agencies will focus there on efforts with partners to conserve and restore important lands and waters and make them more resilient to a changing climate. These include the California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed and Crown of the Continent.

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Additional Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative Sites Announced

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EPA Strengthens Underground Storage Tank Requirements

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:07
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The measures were taken to improve prevention and detection of leaks

The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs, which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the U.S. meet the same release protection standards.

Image:  check.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2015

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CH2M Wins 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:01
Source:  CH2M Deck: 

The firm has worked since the 1960s to advance technology and build public acceptance of recycled water

CH2M, a Colorado-based global service and engineering company, announced at the American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference & Exposition that the firm has been named the winner of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) for developing and advancing methods to clean water and increasing public acceptance of recycled water.

Image:  recycle2.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2015

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Water Council Receives Second-Year Funding From JPMorgan Chase

Tue, 2015-06-23 21:43
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The organization received a $230,000 grant

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has awarded The Water Council a $230,000 grant. The Water Council is now in its second year of funding under JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward initiative—a national, five-year, $30 million grant program meant to boost small business support networks that help growing enterprises in specific industries. The organizations forged their partnership in the fall of 2014 to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation.

Image:  983478_51654394.jpg Publication Date:  June 23, 2015

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City of San Diego Selects Kleinfelder for $5 Million Infrastructure Contract

Tue, 2015-06-23 21:34
Source:  Kleinfelder Deck: 

Company to provide integrated engineering solutions for the city’s water, wastewater and recycled water systems

Kleinfelder has been selected for a $5 million contract by the city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department to provide as-needed engineering consulting services to support existing and future water, wastewater and recycled water facilities.

Image:  1317230_29811116.jpg Publication Date:  June 23, 2015

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WaterSense Reaches One Trillion Gallons in Water Savings

Mon, 2015-06-22 11:12
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The WaterSense program launched in 2006

From WaterSense's launch in 2006 through 2014, the U.S. Environmental Proctection Agency (EPA) and its partners have helped consumers save 1.1 trillion gal of water and $21.7 billion in energy and water bills from using WaterSense-labeled products.

Image:  faucet3.jpg Publication Date:  June 22, 2015

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Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans Renews Environmental Partnership with Veolia

Mon, 2015-06-22 10:49
Source:  Veolia Deck: 

The board increased its target level for supporting economically disadvantaged businesses to 30%

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has renewed its partnership with Veolia to continue operating, maintaining and managing the city's two wastewater treatment plants.

Image:  unnamed (21).jpg Publication Date:  June 22, 2015

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EPA Issues Algal Toxin Documents

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:14
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The documents address health effects for cyanobacterial toxins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published drinking water health advisories for the cyanobacterial toxins microcystin and cylindrospermopsin. The advisories identify concentrations of the two algal toxins in drinking water at or below which adverse human health effects are not anticipated to occur over a 10-day exposure period. The advisory documents also provide information about testing methods and treatment techniques.

Image:  report3.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2015

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EPA Finds Railroad Facility Violated Permit Discharge Limits

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:09
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Under the settlement, the company will implement a plan to ensure compliance with its industrial storm water permit and pay a civil penalty of $58,800

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has reached a proposed administrative settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Co. to resolve industrial storm water violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its railcar maintenance and refurbishing facility in DeSoto, Mo. Under the settlement, Union Pacific will implement a plan to ensure compliance with its industrial storm water permit, and pay a civil penalty of $58,800.

Image:  railroad.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2015

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Basin Studies Provide Options for Western Communities to Meet Future Water Needs

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:04
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The study identifies alternatives to improve water supplies and management in Idaho's Upper Snake River Basin

The Bureau of Reclamation announced the latest in a series of river basin studies that examine the growing imbalance between available supply, increasing needs and projected demand due to climate change in the western U.S.

Studies have been completed in the Colorado River Basin, Lower Rio Grande, Milk-St. Mary Rivers, Santa Ana Watershed, Yakima River and the most recently completed Henrys Fork Basin in southeastern Idaho.

Image:  water8.jpg Publication Date:  June 18, 2015

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