GE’s ABMet technology removes toxic chemicals from wastewater at Peace River Coal Trend Mine
Anglo American selected GE’s Advanced Biological Metals Removal Process (ABMet) technology to remove nitrate and selenium from wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend Mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada. The project will represent the first installation of ABMet in Canada.Image: ABMet Canadia Coal Mine.jpg Publication Date: April 18, 2014
T. David Chinn, Robert Iacullo and Steve Maxwell joined the board this April
The U.S. Water Alliance added three new directors to its board in April. “These nationally-recognized leaders will boost all of our efforts on the value of water and business of sustainability,” explained President Ben Grumbles. Joining the Board of Directors are:Image: US Water Alliance Board Members.jpg Publication Date: April 18, 2014
Significant new business potential is opening up in a number of different markets
Throughout Europe there is a lot of potential there in the environmental technology sector. The conditions are excellent for the exhibitors at IFAT to present their products, innovations and above all solutions to these and other markets May 5 to 9 in Munich.Image: IFAT 2014.jpg Publication Date: April 17, 2014
New website provides new and updated information about XP Solutions software
XP Solutions released its new global website. With office sites in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, selling partners in China, Japan, Malaysia, India and Korea, and a continually growing line of software solutions, the new website is a welcome addition for the company.
Users of the new website can find not only new and updated information about XP Solutions software, but also:Image: XP Solutions Website.jpg Company Reference: XP Solutions Publication Date: April 17, 2014
Forum will discuss strategies for financing current and future environmental challenges
On May 5, the UNC Environmental Finance Center will host "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum to share promising strategies for financing current and future environmental challenges. This public forum will feature engaging presentations from prominent environmental finance experts and innovators from a variety of perspectives that cut across sectors and issues.Image: UNC Environmental Finance Forum.jpg Publication Date: April 16, 2014
The conference will address various issues and challenges of managing municipal storm water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, in partnership with the South Central Chapter of the Intl. Erosion Control Assn.Image: Storm Water Conference.jpg Publication Date: April 16, 2014
STH Inc. will sell and service the Onelift Pump Station in the lower Mid-Atlantic Region
Obtaining Oldcastle Precast’s OneLif Pump Station just became a much simpler process in the lower Mid-Atlantic Region thanks to a new agreement signed by Oldcastle Precast and the distribution experts at Shafer, Troxell & Howe Inc (STH Inc.). Beginning Feb. 1, Frederick, Md., based STH Inc. will be responsible for the regional sales of Oldcastle Precast’s OneLift Pump Station.Company Reference: Oldcastle Precast Publication Date: April 16, 2014
Chanavayita relies on RWL Water’s desalination plant to provide clean drinking water
On April 1, 2014, the town of Chanavayita, a fisherman’s village 50 km from Iquique on the Pacific Chilean coast, suffered a severe 8.2 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami. The population has relied on RWL Water’s seawater desalination plant to provide clean drinking water to the town before, during and after this disaster.Image: Photo courtesy of RWL Water Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Finalists presented 10 projects as part of the Caring for Our Watersheds contest
Northern Virginia students ventured out into their communities during the 2013-2014 school year to create environmental change. Working with national non-profit Earth Force and many local community partners, students from five area schools were selected as finalist to present 10 projects as part of the Caring for Our Watersheds contest, supported by international agriculture company, Agrium.Image: Caring for Our Watersheds Contest.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Concrete pipe professionals also reviewed recent progress & mapped out strategy for year ahead at the meeting
The 106th Annual Convention of the American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) featured the election of a new chairman and board of directors, awards for top plants and individuals, presentations by staff and guests and a look at what the future holds for the industry. The convention was held March 23 to 25 at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
Monday’s awards luncheon welcomed the new chairman, Rick Traylor of Rinker Materials, and bid farewell to outgoing Chairman Bill Adams of Hancock Concrete Products.Image: concretepipe.jpg Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York, San Francisco make top five
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy efficiency to their buildings.
The Top 10 cities on the list are: Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Philadelphia; and Houston.Image: losangeles2.jpg Publication Date: April 14, 2014
NACWA & AMWA hosted a Water Resilience Summit as part of Water Week 2014
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) hosted a Water Resilience Summit this week, as part of Water Week 2014.
Following a number of discussions with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leadership earlier this year, NACWA and AMWA recognized the need to explore the legal, economic and practical challenges to utility climate change resilience and to explore collaborative solutions with federal agencies.Image: conference2.jpg Publication Date: April 14, 2014
According to the study, all of the nitrogen currently polluting the Potomac River estuary could be removed if 40% of its river bed were used for shellfish cultivation
Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry.Image: oysters.jpg Publication Date: April 11, 2014
The briefing focused on the clean water technologies and water management innovations that are being pursued by five public agencies
Congressional Clean Water Caucus Co-Chairs John Duncan (R-TN) and Timothy Bishop (D-NY) joined public agency leaders at the inaugural briefing of the Caucus to highlight the innovative technologies and approaches in the water sector and the vital local and national economic benefits these innovations provide.
The plan provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health & the environment across the country
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country.
The plan envisions a new era of partnerships with state and local governments, tribes, federal agencies, businesses and industry leaders to achieve environmental benefits in a pragmatic, collaborative way.
Midwest Underground Supply LLC will Cover Central/Eastern Iowa
Finn Corp. welcomed Midwest Underground Supply LLC of Bondurant, Iowa, to its dealer network. Covering Central/Eastern Iowa for its Finn territory, the dealership will offer the full line of equipment and products, including hydroseeders, straw blowers, bark blowers, hydroseeding consumables, TRU-Mulch hydromulches, and Finn Filter Sock. The dealer agreement is immediately effective.Company Reference: Finn Corp. Publication Date: April 10, 2014
The program recognizes attractive, water efficient landscapes in Florida
Tampa Bay Water is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Water-Wise Awards program. If your yard incorporates Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles with attractive design, it may have what it takes to win. The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30, 2014.
All residents, businesses, builders or other organizations in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties as well as the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and New Port Richey are eligible to apply.Image: Tampa Water Wise Awards.jpg Publication Date: April 10, 2014
Brock White will distribute EarthGuard, Terra Nova’s line of erosion-control products
Brock White, an upper Midwest-based construction materials supplier, is the newest distributor of EarthGuard, Terra Nova’s line of erosion-control products.Image: Terra Nova Ditributor.jpg Publication Date: April 10, 2014
The global market for geotextiles is expected to reach $8.24 billion by 2020
The global market for geotextiles is expected to reach $8.24 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increased focus on geotextiles and its applications in roadways and erosion prevention is expected to be a key driver for the growth of the market. In addition, growing regulatory support in emerging countries including India, China, UAE and Brazil is also expected to augment the demand for geotextiles over the forecast period.Image: Geotextiles Market Growth.jpg Publication Date: April 09, 2014
Briefing highlights the innovative technologies and approaches in the water sector
Congressional Clean Water Caucus Co-Chairs John Duncan (R-TN) and Timothy Bishop (D-NY) joined public agency leaders at the inaugural briefing of the caucus to highlight the innovative technologies and approaches in the water sector and the vital local and national economic benefits these innovations provide.Image: Clean Water Caucus.jpg Publication Date: April 09, 2014