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Oldcastle Precast Attains 1 Million Hours Without Lost Time

Tue, 2016-06-28 14:11
Source:  Oldcastle Precast Deck: 

Napoleon, Ohio, location recognized for safety milestone

Oldcastle Precast Enclosure announced that its Napoleon, Ohio, operation has reached a major safety milestone—1 million man hours without lost days from work. The company’s achievement of this record occurred over a 4.5 year long period, spanning from Feb. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2015.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Council presented the award certificate to Plant Manager Patrick Masterlasco at a special awards ceremony April 19, 2016. The award recognized completion of more than 1 million hours worked without a lost time injury.

Image:  Oldcastle Precast commemorates accomplishment Publication Date:  June 29, 2016

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Study Quantifies Benefits of Agricultural Conservation

Tue, 2016-06-28 10:58
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

Changes in upper Miss. River basin affect nitrogen in area streams, rivers

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S.

Image:  6.28 mississippi-river-memphis-1475181-640x480.jpg Publication Date:  June 28, 2016

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Vt. Segments of Lake Champlain Receive Final Phosphorus Limits

Mon, 2016-06-27 11:20
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

U.S. EPA releases final TMDLs for 12 Vt. Segments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the final Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the 12 Vt. segments of Lake Champlain.

Image:  6.27 sunset-over-lake-champlain-1375713-640x480.jpg Publication Date:  June 27, 2016

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U.S. EPA to Help Cities With Sustainable Design Strategies

Mon, 2016-06-27 08:18
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Greening America's Communities program assists six projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has selected six cities for technical assistance with sustainable design strategies under its Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program. The 2016 cities chosen for assistance are: Columbia, S.C.; Brownsville, Texas; Oklahoma City; Muscatine, Iowa; Honolulu; and Multnomah County, Ore.

Image:  6.27 sunlit-walk-1316604-639x961.jpg Publication Date:  June 27, 2016

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U.S. EPA Awards $525,000 to Northern Calif. Watersheds

Thu, 2016-06-23 15:00
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

First grants awarded under EPA's Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that three projects will receive a combined $525,000 to improve land management of thousands of acres of healthy watersheds in Northern Calif. Awarded in partnership with the non-profit U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, these funds are part of $1.4 million in grants for nine projects across seven states.

Image:  6.23 northern-california-coastline-2-1247255-639x427.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2016

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McKim & Creed to Update Grand Prairie Master Plan

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:09
Source:  McKim & Creed, Inc. Deck: 

Storm water master plan calls for better surface flow

The city of Grand Prairie, Texas, tasked McKim & Creed, Inc. with providing program oversight as well as professional engineering services for an update to its storm water master plan.

Image:  6.23 texas-style-paradise-1374599-638x477.jpg Publication Date:  June 23, 2016

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City of San José, Baykeeper Reach Environmental Agreement

Wed, 2016-06-22 11:16
Source:  San José News & Information Deck: 

San José to lead Bay Area in storm water capture projects

San Francisco Baykeeper and the city of San José announced a legal agreement to make the Bay Area’s largest city more environmentally conscious. The San José City Council approved the agreement with Baykeeper during a public meeting Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

San José committed to making future environmental investments by implementing more storm water capture projects, also known as “green infrastructure.” The anticipated long-term benefits include a reduction in pollutants entering creeks, recharging of groundwater supplies and beautification of the city landscape.

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City of San José & Baykeeper Reach Environmental Agreement

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Opti & Clackamas County Announce Partnership

Tue, 2016-06-21 11:08
Source:  PR Newswire Assn. LLC Deck: 

CMAC technology benefits storm water management

Opti and Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) announced a partnership to address water quality and flooding concerns in Clackamas County, Ore. Opti and WES will deploy advanced storm water controls at three storm water ponds to enhance water quality while reducing upstream flooding risk caused by the municipal storm water system.

Image:  6.21 oregon-landscape-3-1391164-640x960.jpg Publication Date:  June 21, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

Opti & Clackamas County Announce Partnership

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The Nature Conservancy & The Fertilizer Institute Join Forces

Tue, 2016-06-21 10:00
Source:  The Fertilizer Institute Deck: 

New partnership supports nutrient stewardship, sustainable farming

The Nature Conservancy and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced a new partnership in support of farm practices that result in clean water. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at ensuring American agriculture has access to tools to use fertilizer with maximum environmental and economic efficiency.

Image:  6.21 wheaty-field-1547606-639x486.jpg Publication Date:  June 21, 2016

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A. O. Smith Corp. & The Water Council Partner for Global Technology Challenge

Mon, 2016-06-20 09:13
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

Challenge supports entrepreneurs & startups developing freshwater technologies

A. O. Smith Corp. and The Water Council are partnering to identify and support entrepreneurs and startups developing freshwater technologies through a global technology challenge: BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith.

Image:  6.16 the-water-splash-1373316-639x425.jpg Publication Date:  June 20, 2016

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Accelerator Winners Announced at Water Summit 2016

Fri, 2016-06-17 10:15
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

BREW Accelerator program funds six startups

The Water Council and Wis. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announced the fourth round of winners of the BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.) Accelerator program during a special ceremony at the ninth annual Water Summit in Milwaukee.

Six startups were chosen to participate in the fourth year of the accelerator program:

Image:  medals-1512513-639x852.jpg Company Reference:  Headwater Lining Publication Date:  June 17, 2016

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EPA & Forestry Endowment Give $156K to Myakka Islands

Thu, 2016-06-16 10:07
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Funding will be used to protect and sustain watersheds; secure safe drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) are providing $156,000 to the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to Protect and Sustain Healthy Watersheds the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor in Florida. The foundation is one of nine projects that for the first time are receiving $1.4 million in grants to improve land management of hundreds of thousands of acres of watersheds in seven states.

Image:  splash-1456398-639x431.jpg Company Reference:  Epic Manufacturing Publication Date:  June 16, 2016

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GWREF Offers Funding Opportunity

Wed, 2016-06-15 14:58
Source:  Ground Water Research & Education Foundation Deck: 

Grants cover travel expenses to State Water Sustainability Planning Summit

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation (GWREF) is accepting applications to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants, who wish to participate in the State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection Sept. 11 to 14, 2016. The event will take place in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the Ground Water Protection Council’s Annual Forum and National Rural Water Assn. WaterPro conference. 

Image:  GWREF Funding.jpg Publication Date:  June 15, 2016

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U.S. Ranks Low in Flood Resiliency

Wed, 2016-06-15 14:54
Source:  Arcadis Deck: 

Global sustainable cities index gives high marks to Rotterdam, Copenhagen

Arcadis recently released its inaugural Sustainable Cities Water Index, which revealed U.S. cities are among the most susceptible in the developed world to higher flood risks.

Key findings of the index include the following:

Image:  City Rankings.jpg Company Reference:  Arcadis Publication Date:  June 15, 2016

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EPA Honors Winners of 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Wed, 2016-06-15 09:03
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The recognized technologies tackle climate change, water and chemical issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing green chemistry technologies developed by industrial companies and scientists that reduce climate risk and other environmental problems.

Image:  6.15 portland-trip-5-1565282.jpg Publication Date:  June 15, 2016

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Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Receives EPA Grant

Mon, 2016-06-13 10:25
Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Deck: 

Foundation will conduct storm water infrastructure alternatives research

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) was awarded a $1.95 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate cost-effective methods for communities to best control storm water runoff. The goal is to develop tools and a Life Cycle Cost (LCC) framework for storm water infrastructure alternatives that are transparent and peer reviewed.

Image:  WERF Grant.jpg Publication Date:  June 13, 2016

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EPA Finalizes Agreement with NYC on Sewer Overflow Tank

Mon, 2016-06-13 10:01
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Schedule violations may result in penalties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with the New York City to secure the design of the larger of two combined sewage and storm water overflow (CSO) retention tanks, which are key components of the Gowanus Canal cleanup. The design includes both the tank’s size and location.

Image:  EPA Finalizes Agreement.jpg Publication Date:  June 13, 2016

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Contech Reveals Detention System Design Program

Fri, 2016-06-10 11:26
Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Deck: 

Online program automates layout process, uses drag and drop for customization

Contech Engineered Solutions launched a new online program for designing storm water detention and infiltration systems. The new tool will allow engineers to quickly prepare designs for estimates and project meetings.

Image:  Contech Program.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2016

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EPA Report Addresses Climate Change on Storm Water Management

Fri, 2016-06-10 11:17
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Discussions with Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes region communities inform methods and solutions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) research program released a report on climate change as it relates to the Great Lakes region and Chesapeake Bay.

Image:  EPA Storm Water Report.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2016

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Permeable Pavement Improves Arizona Arboretum

Thu, 2016-06-09 10:07
Source:  Porous Pave Deck: 

Porous Pave provides Boyce Thompson Arboretum main trail with upgrade

Located 50 miles east of Phoenix, Boyce Thompson Arboretum welcomes 85,000 visitors annually. From the visitor center, guests walk downhill on the main trail to the interpretive center, picnic area and through various gardens, exhibits and natural areas.

Image:  Arboretum Trail Pavement.jpg Publication Date:  June 09, 2016

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