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Governor Declares Louisiana Coast in State of Emergency

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Governor Declares Louisiana Coast in State of Emergency

Coast requires restoration at a high level of urgency

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Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the Louisiana coast in a state of emergency April 19, 2017, to give national attention to coastal land loss. The letter, sent to President Donald J. Trump and members of Congress, aims to highlight the severity of the issue and further expedite priority restoration projects to a higher level of urgency. The state of emergency extends to May 17.

Source:  America's WETLAND Foundation Publication Date:  April 28, 2017

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Study Estimates Potential for Major National Water Savings

Thu, 2017-04-27 12:18
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Water-efficient toilets could save up to 170 billion gal per year

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The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) released research that shows that water-efficient toilets could potentially save up to 170 billion potable gal of water per year across five states facing water scarcity.

Source:  Alliance for Water Efficiency Publication Date:  April 27, 2017

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North Carolina Towns Win EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Awards

Wed, 2017-04-26 08:50
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City of Charlotte Storm Water Services, Town of Morrisville recognized in municipal category

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the City of Charlotte, N.C., Storm Water Services and the Town of Morrisville, N.C., with the regional 2017 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the municipal category. The City of Charlotte Storm Water Services won for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools South Park Watershed Enhancement Project, and the Town of Morrisville won for the Northwest Park Project. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Assn. Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Charleston, S.C., May 15, 2017.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 26, 2017

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Free Poster Educates Sewer Workers on Confined Space Safety

Wed, 2017-04-26 08:26
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Envirosight emphasizes importance of safety measures & equipment

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Envirosight announced it is offering free confined space safety posters for sewer inspection crews. The poster provides information on safety measures and equipment every operator should take when entering confined spaces.

Source:  Envirosight Publication Date:  April 26, 2017

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New Report Reviews Underground Piping Systems

Wed, 2017-04-26 08:07
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Sustainable Solutions Corp. releases first report of its kind in North America

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Sustainable Solutions Corp. (SSC) has released the “Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials,” the first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America.

Source:  Sustainable Solutions Corp. Publication Date:  April 26, 2017

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EPA Announces Winners of Campus RainWorks Challenge

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:35
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Student teams recognized for green infrastructure designs

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, the only national college competition to engage the next generation to design solutions for storm water pollution using green infrastructure.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 25, 2017

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Registration, Housing Open for WEFTEC 2017

Mon, 2017-04-24 11:58
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Registration, Housing Open for WEFTEC 2017

Event to be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4

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Registration and housing opened for WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 90th annual technical exhibition and conference. Scheduled for Sept.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  April 24, 2017

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New Grant Program Supports Wildlife Habitat Restoration

Wed, 2017-04-19 09:54
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Santa Clara Valley Water District offers more than $950,000

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As part of the voter-approved Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has opened a grant application process to award up to $971,000 in a series of grant and partnership opportunities and a new mini-grant pilot program.

Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  April 19, 2017

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New Storm Water Finance Webinar Series to Be Held May 2017

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:53
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EPA, WEF collaborate on series

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is hosting a storm water finance webinar series in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Communities across the county are struggling to identify a financing strategy to support their storm water management programs. This webinar series will explore both traditional storm water financing strategies, as well as new and innovative approaches.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 18, 2017

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New Storm Water Finance Webinar Series to Be Held May 2017

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:53
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EPA, WEF collaborate on series

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is hosting a storm water finance webinar series in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Communities across the county are struggling to identify a financing strategy to support their storm water management programs. This webinar series will explore both traditional storm water financing strategies, as well as new and innovative approaches.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 18, 2017

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California Sanitary Districts Honored With Bay Hero Award

Mon, 2017-04-17 09:04
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Award recognizes Oro Loma and Castro Valley sanitary districts' horizontal levee demonstration project

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Oro Loma Sanitary District and Castro Valley Sanitary District are joint recipients of a 2017 Bay Hero Award, which was presented to the sanitary districts’ boards by the San Francisco Bay Institute in recognition of their vision and response to sea level rise, as well as their efforts to innovate toward a sustainable solution.

Oro Loma Sanitary District Named a Bay Hero For Innovative Project to Protect Against Sea Level Rise Source:  Oro Loma Sanitary District Publication Date:  April 17, 2017

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Matt Childs Joins HawkeyePedershaab Inc.

Thu, 2017-04-13 08:48
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Brad Schmidgall assumes role of executive vice president of sales

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HawkeyePedershaab Inc. announced the addition of Matt Childs to its sales team. He will serve as vice president of sales in charge of the North American market. Childs has more than 20 years of experience in the infrastructure industry.

Source:  HawkeyePedershaab Inc. Publication Date:  April 13, 2017

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California Governor Lifts Drought State of Emergency

Thu, 2017-04-13 07:51
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California Governor Lifts Drought State of Emergency

Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful water practices will remain in effect

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Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. last week ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall.

"This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner," Brown said. "Conservation must remain a way of life." 

Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices Source:  Office of Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Publication Date:  April 13, 2017

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Summit to Focus on Great Lakes Basin Protection

Wed, 2017-04-12 10:06
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The Freshwater Lab Summit will address clean water issues & promote equal access to freshwater

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Recognizing that those most affected by environmental issues offer the most valuable perspective in the search for lasting solutions, The Freshwater Lab Summit 2017 will bring together a range of community leaders, government officials, and researchers from the U.S. and Canada in Chicago May 10 and 11, 2017 to tackle lead poisoning, oil pipelines, budget cuts and other threats to the Great Lakes region.

Source:  The Freshwater Lab Publication Date:  April 12, 2017

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WE&RF Accepting Pre-Proposals for Subscriber Priority Research Program

Wed, 2017-04-12 09:48
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Pre-proposals are due by June 1, 2017

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking pre-proposals for funding consideration under the 2017 Subscriber Priority Research Program. The Subscriber Priority Program is designed to encourage research collaborations among WE&RF subscribers on research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, storm water and seawater, including water, nutrients, energy and biosolids.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  April 12, 2017

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EPA Secures Agreement for Cleanup of Paint Waste Dump Site

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:16
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EPA Secures Agreement for Cleanup of Paint Waste Dump Site

Sherwin-Williams will pay $14 million to clean up the site and pay the U.S. EPA’s expenses in overseeing the work

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a legal agreement with the Sherwin-Williams Co. to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The site is near a former paint manufacturing plant and was used as a paint waste dump. The Route 561 Dump site includes businesses, a vacant lot, White Sand Branch creek, and wetlands. Sherwin-Williams will pay an estimated $14 million to clean up the site, and pay the EPA’s expenses in overseeing the work.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 11, 2017

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Dr. John Hartig to Deliver Keynote at Ohio Stormwater Conference

Mon, 2017-04-10 10:35
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Early registration for the conference ends April 15

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Dr. John Hartig, refuge manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, will deliver the keynote speech at the Ohio Stormwater Conference, held May 10 to 12, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Hartig is trained as a limnologist with 30 years of experience in Great Lakes science. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award from the John Muir Association and the 2013 Conservation Advocate of the Year Award from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

Publication Date:  April 10, 2017

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EPA Awards Nearly $1 Million to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Mon, 2017-04-10 09:34
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A portion of the funds will be used to enhance sustainable operations at area hotels

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $962,275 to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ (CNMI) Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) to strengthen its capacity to protect human health and the environment.

“BECQ has been a great partner in environmental protection,” said Alexis Strauss, EPA’s Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “We are pleased to support their efforts to ensure a better environment for the residents of CNMI.”

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 10, 2017

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IECA Presents Volunteer Awards

Mon, 2017-04-10 09:17
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Award recipients were announced at the 2017 Environmental Connection conference

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The International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced winners for the environmental achievement, outstanding professional of the year and sustained contributor at the 2017 Environmental Connections Conference.  

The Texas A & M Transportation Institute’s Sediment and Erosion Control Laboratory (SEC Lab) Project received the environmental excellence award. Adam Dibble, CESSWI, was named the outstanding professional of the year and Daniel Salsinger, CPESC, was the 2017 sustained contributor recipient.

Source:  International Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date:  April 10, 2017

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EPA, California Reduce Groundwater Threats in State

Fri, 2017-04-07 07:59
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State & agency clean or test 381 abandoned storage tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have successfully cleaned up abandoned and potentially leaking underground petroleum storage tanks throughout California. Since 2013, actions taken at 381 tanks located on 157 properties have prevented contamination and paved the way for redevelopment.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  April 07, 2017

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