Louisville Water Co., the utility for Louisville, Ky., has announced that Phase I of the Eastern Parkway Project to install 2.2 miles of 42-in....
Investment in water infrastructure can positively affect economic growth, employment3.28american-flag-1869767_1280.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation
A new report found that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: March 29, 2017
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Storm Water Solutions (SWS) has released the 2017 Digital Buyer’s/Specifier’s Catalog.Source: Storm Water Solutions Publication Date: March 29, 2017
AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In event highlights importance of investment in water infrastructure3.27washington-dc-1624419_1280.jpg Company Reference: American Water Works Association
More than 140 water utility leaders from throughout the U.S. embarked on 352 meetings with members of Congress the week of March 20, 2017, to elevate the importance of investing in water infrastructure.Source: American Water Works Assn. Publication Date: March 28, 2017
McCaffrey recognized for scholarship, negotiations in international water law3.24McCaffrey.jpg
Stephen McCaffrey was named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law.
McCaffrey, professor of law for the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, Calif., is a respected authority on international water law. His work influences scholars, legal practitioners and policy-makers, and contributes to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters.Source: Stockholm International Water Institute Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Greenough Greenway project recognized for sustainable infrastructure3.27leaf-910532_1280.jpg
The Greenough Greenway project in Watertown, Mass., received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Bronze award. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts. The Greenough Greenway project is the first in Massachusetts to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award.Source: Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Publication Date: March 27, 2017
EWRI event to be held Nov. 6 to 9, 20173.27denver-790472_1280.jpg
The Environmental & Waster Resources Institute (EWRI) issued a call for abstracts for its Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures conference. The event will be held Nov. 6 to 9, 2017, in Denver.
Attendees will interact with scholars, engineers, planners, public works staff, consultants, and regulators on the topics of green and gray storm water control measures. Some of the conference tracks include asset management, reporting, funding and more.Source: Environmental & Water Resources Institute Publication Date: March 27, 2017
Acquisition effective March 31, 20173.24coffee-1276781_1920.jpg Company Reference: North American Green
Western Excelsior Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire North American Green, effective March 31, 2017. Western Excelsior and North American Green will continue to conduct business as independent entities. However, by combining certain resources, both companies will have the opportunity to make process and product improvements, as well as broaden their sales reach.Source: Western Excelsior Corp. Publication Date: March 24, 2017
Budget supports land management operations, eliminates duplicative programs3.23landscape-2074480_1280.jpg
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced President Donald J. Trump’s $11.6 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint request for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). According to DOI, taxypayers will save $1.5 billion.Source: U.S. Department of the Interior Publication Date: March 23, 2017
Annual initiative supports sustainability, recognizes treatment professionalsWEF WWDay2017 Facebook 1.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation
March 22, 2017, marked World Water Day 2017, a global initiative that encourages action in tackling the water crisis, reinforces sustainable water practices and recognizes water treatment professionals. This year’s theme is wastewater; specifically, it emphasizes the treatment and reuse of wastewater.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: March 22, 2017
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The 2017 Storm Water Solutions (SWS) Virtual Expo Spring Edition opened March 22. Attendees can log in to the event anytime 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
The SWS Virtual Expo is a one-day online experience that allows industry professionals to network and learn from industry leaders from the comfort or their homes or offices. Attendees can attend two keynote webinars, earn PDH credits and chat directly with industry leaders in the virtual exposition halls.Publication Date: March 22, 2017
URC institutions establish pilot project to advance water system improvements across the U.S.3.20hands-1691221_1280.png
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)—an alliance of Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Wayne State University (WSU)—announced the launch of a collaborative pilot program: the Infrastructure Network for Water (IN-Water).Source: University Research Corridor Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Water organizations gather in Washington to inform policymakers on U.S. water issues3.21washington-monument-816642_1280.jpg
Water organizations representing water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C., for Water Week. The 2017 initiative is held March 19 to 25.
Hundreds of water, wastewater, and storm water professionals, thought leaders, stakeholders, and grassroots supporters will advocate with one voice for national policies that advance clean, safe, affordable and sustainable water for all Americans.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Former president John Donahue testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment3.16washington-monument-1627184_1280.jpg
American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) former president John Donahue of Machesney Park, Ill., encouraged members of U.S. Congress to make renewing water infrastructure a top priority in the U.S. Testifying before the U.S.Source: American Water Works Assn. Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Brief details opposition to Trump administration’s move3.16washington-1880341_1280.jpg
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Wildlife Federation asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a Trump administration effort to indefinitely delay the implementation of the Clean Water Rule while it moves to kill the rule. The groups were joined in this effort by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and One Hundred Miles, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.Source: Natural Resources Defense Council Publication Date: March 17, 2017
Porous Pave XL selected for storm water management, ADA accessibility3.16Porous Pave_APCC_Install-5.jpg
The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) selected Porous Pave XL as the permeable paving material for the handicap parking pad and accessible walkway at their new facility in Dennis, Mass.Source: Porous Pave Inc. Publication Date: March 16, 2017
California seeks alternative water sources in light of drought, rain3.15wineglass-553467_1280.jpg
New website, logo, tagline emphasize company philosophy3.15brick-wall-2119712_1280.jpg Company Reference: Pine Hall Brick Co.
Pine Hall Brick Co. introduced a new logo and website. The company rebranded with the tagline, “Build your dreams.”
The new website is mobile-friendly and content-driven. Visitors can learn about brick construction, review products and find retail locations. The website also shows completed residential and commercial projects, as well as galleries that emphasize design, including color, texture and style.Source: Pine Hall Brick Co. Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Company offers submergent cleaning for waste removal from wet infrastructure3.14unnamed.png
Polston Applied Technologies renamed the company to U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST). The name change comes as part of an ongoing initiative by USST to redefine how the capacity of wet infrastructure is restored and to better communicate the company’s capability to provide waste removal from wet infrastructure (tanks and large-diameter pipes) without the need for bypass pumping.Source: U.S. Submergent Technologies Publication Date: March 14, 2017
D, D+ grades suggest urgent calls for repair or replacement3.10application-2076445_1280.png Company Reference: American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave the country’s water and wastewater systems grades of D and D+, respectively. The findings released by ASCE affirm the need to repair or replace aging water infrastructure to ensure resiliency for health, safety and robust local economies.Source: Michael Deane, National Association of Water Companies Publication Date: March 13, 2017
Grants to accelerate restoration and protection of wetlands across New England3.10 grass-1283557_1280.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3.3 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, tribes, and nonprofit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal and local wetlands programs. While monies for these projects came from 2015 and 2016 allotments, EPA will soon release a request for projects to be funded with 2017 and 2018 funding.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: March 10, 2017