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The Water Council Wins Regional Innovation Cluster Award

14 hours 6 min ago
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The Water Council to create Center of Excellence for Freshwater Innovation and Small Business Development

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced that The Water Council has been selected as one of four new Regional Innovation Cluster awardees.

Image:  1294754_82146502.jpg Publication Date:  October 01, 2014

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Louis Berger Wins Water, Wastewater Design Project

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:36
Source:  Louis Berger Deck: 

Louis Berger will inspect, test and evaluate existing and proposed water and sewer pipelines

Louis Berger has been awarded a $4 million, three-year contract with the Washington Sanitary Suburban Commission (WSSC) for a water and sewer design project in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, Md. The contract contains an option for an additional three years, worth another $4 million.

Louis Berger will provide its engineering and design services to repair, rehabilitate, replace and relocate transmission and distribution water pipelines, sewer pipelines and large meter vaults in support of WSSC’s Water Reconstruction Program.

Image:  Louis Berger Contract.jpg Publication Date:  October 01, 2014

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Perk Filter Receives Approval From Virginia DEQ

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:31
Source:  Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Deck: 

Perk Filter reduces pollutant loading in runoff from urban development

Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions’ Perk Filter, a storm water media filtration device, received approval for use to meet the new water quality design requirements of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program by the State of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) on Sept. 4, 2014.

Image:  Oldcastle Perk Filter.jpg Publication Date:  October 01, 2014

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Greenroads Announces New Board of Directors

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:26
Source:  Greenroads Deck: 

Foundation welcomes six new board members

Greenroads Foundation announced its incoming Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term. They are:

Image:  Greenroads New Board Members.jpg Publication Date:  September 30, 2014

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Itron, i2O Water Alliance to Offer Smart Pressure Management Solutions

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:20
Source:  Itron Inc. Deck: 

Itron expands water portfolio with i2O solution to optimize distribution network performance

Itron Inc. announced a new alliance with i2O Water, the U.K.-based world leader in smart pressure management for water networks. The collaboration will expand Itron’s water portfolio and round out its non-revenue water (NRW) offering, enabling utilities to more effectively and efficiently manage water resources around the world. i2O’s innovative technology helps minimize non-revenue water by reducing physical water losses in the distribution network.

Image:  Itron i2O Water Alliance.jpg Publication Date:  September 30, 2014

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ADS Opens New Silicon Valley Distribution

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:15
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

Alviso, Calif., location is the company’s 29th stocking yard

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) has opened a stocking/distribution yard in Alviso, Calif. The Silicon Valley facility is the third ADS location in Northern California, joining a supply yard in Benicia and a manufacturing plant in Madera, increasing the local supply of the company's products used in storm water and sanitary sewer management projects. 

Publication Date:  September 29, 2014

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RJN Group Awards Scholarships

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:11
Source:  RJN Group Inc. Deck: 

RJN awards five scholarships to civil and environmental engineering students

This year RJN Group Inc.’s (RJN) charitable foundation, the RJN Foundation, awarded five scholarships to civil and environmental engineering students and two scholarships to students majoring in related fields. 

Every year the foundation awards a scholarship to each of the following institutions:

Image:  RJN Scholarships.jpg Company Reference:  RJN Group Publication Date:  September 29, 2014

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EPA Publishes Effluent Guidelines Program Plans

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:23
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA will accept public comments on the preliminary 2014 plan through Nov. 17, 2014

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing its Final 2012 and Preliminary 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for review and comment by the public. Under Clean Water Act section 304(m), EPA develops biennial plans for issuing new regulations or revising existing regulations to control industrial wastewater discharges.

Image:  EPA Effluent Guideline Program Plans.jpg Publication Date:  September 26, 2014

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EPA Develops Sustainability Webinars

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:16
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Webinars will help utilities develop their own roadmap to sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), working with leading utilities and states, has developed an important new guidance, “Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap” to help utilities develop their own roadmap to sustainability through the implementation of proven and sustainable practices across all facets of utility operations.

Image:  EPA Sustaibability Webinar.jpg Publication Date:  September 26, 2014

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Texas Water District Receives ISI Envision Award

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:55
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

Tarrant Regional Water District honored for its Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), of North Central Texas has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award for their Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project. The pipeline was designed by Freese and Nichols, Inc., a charter member of ISI. The Tarrant Regional Water District accepted the award from ISI President and CEO, William Bertera, during the Sept. 23 Board of Directors Meeting.

Image:  NGWA Life Member Award.jpg Publication Date:  September 26, 2014

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EPA Selects Greening America’s Capitals Competition Winners

Thu, 2014-09-25 09:45
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA to help five state capitals develop green infrastructure and improve climate resiliency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will provide technical assistance to help five capital cities develop green infrastructure that will contribute to greener, more vibrant neighborhoods and increase resiliency from the impacts of our changing climate.

Image:  EPA Water Innovation Centers Grants .jpg Publication Date:  September 25, 2014

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Ontario Companies Offer Solutions for Water Challenges at WEFTEC

Thu, 2014-09-25 09:39
Source:  WaterTAP Ontario Deck: 

WaterTAP invites delegates to meet companies at next week’s conference and trade show

From leak detection to biosolids management to decentralized systems, more than 35 Ontario companies will offer unique and innovative solutions for the world’s water challenges at the WEFTEC technical exhibition and conference in New Orleans Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP), Ontario’s water sector champion, will be on hand to help connect Ontario’s leading companies with potential collaborators.

Image:  WaterTAP WECTEC.jpg Publication Date:  September 25, 2014

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Water Professionals Help Plant Seeds of Water Awareness in New Orleans

Thu, 2014-09-25 09:34
Source:  WEF Deck: 

Community and student-focused events are part of upcoming WEFTEC 2014

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in coordination with the city of New Orleans and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, will help promote environmental stewardship and raise awareness about the value of water by holding a series of community and student-focused events beginning with a green infrastructure construction project this Saturday in Conrad Park.

Image:  WEFTEC Student Activities.jpg Publication Date:  September 25, 2014

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Federal Agencies Announce Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:51
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Plan lays out steps to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world.

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Federal Agencies Announce Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Congress

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:40
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The legislation will help address small communities' water infrastructure funding crisis

On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced the ''Water Supply Cost Savings Act,'' or ''Savings Act,'' legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking water. 

The Savings Act (HR 5659) was greeted with enthusiastic support from the water supply industry, including the Water Systems Council, the Water Quality Assn. and the National Groundwater Assn.

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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Congress

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Press Conference Highlights Strategies to Protect Groundwater

Tue, 2014-09-23 10:35
Source:  GYPSOIL Deck: 

Experts discussed whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality

From left: Ron Chamberlain, Gypsoil; Ohio agronomist Joe Nester; Terry Cosby, USDA/NRCS; Andrew Ward, OSU.

Image:  From left: Ron Chamberlain, Gypsoil; Ohio agronomist Joe Nester; Terry Cosby, USDA/NRCS; Andrew Ward, OSU Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Open

Tue, 2014-09-23 10:27
Source:  U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy, National Wildlife Federation Deck: 

CCN encourages college campuses to reduce electricity and water consumption

Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition.

Image:  gI_146730_CCN 2015 logo large_for white background.png Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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University of Wisconsin Professor Receives APWA Award

Tue, 2014-09-23 10:22
Source:  APWA Deck: 

Dr. David Soll recently received the Abel Wolman Award

Dr. David Soll, an assistant professor in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recently received the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) Abel Wolman Award at its 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Abel Wolman Award is presented annually by APWA’s Public Works Historical Society to recognize the best new book published in the field of public works history.

Image:  APWA Award.jpg Company Reference:  American Public Works Association Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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Priest Rapids Dam in Washington to Undergo Upgrades

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:56
Source:  Voith Deck: 

Voith will rehabilitate the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse located on the Columbia River

Voith Hydro has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse at Grant County (Washington) Public Utility District's (PUD) Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River. Installation of the upgraded vertical Kaplan turbines, with a majority of the rehab work being performed at Voith's York, Pennsylvania facility, will span 10 years starting in 2016, with one unit upgraded per year. Voith performed extensive model testing over the past several years, culminating in a successful customer witness test in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2013.

Image:  Image courtesy of Voith. Publication Date:  September 22, 2014

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CASQA Recognizes Excellence in Storm Water Quality Management

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:53
Source:  California Stormwater Quality Assn. Deck: 

Excellence in water management applauded at annual storm water conference

The California Stormwater Quality Assn. (CASQA) presented six awards at its 10th annual CASQA Stormwater Conference awards luncheon Sept. 16, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, Calif. CASQA’s annual conference is held each year for experts in the storm water field and includes an awards program recognizing creative approaches, outstanding projects, best practices and exemplary accomplishments in the field of storm water quality management.

Image:  CASQA Storm Water Quality Management Awards.jpg Publication Date:  September 22, 2014

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