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USDA Announces Regional Conservation Partnership Program Funding

Fri, 2015-01-16 10:11
Source:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

The funding will go to more than 100 high-impact conservation projects across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award more than $370 million to private landowners to help improve conservation practices in some of the most critical conservation areas of the country. The funding will go to more than 100 high-impact conservation projects all across the nation, and partners will more than double the public investment by contributing more than $400 million. 

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EPA Report Details Connectivity of Streams, Wetlands to Downstream Waters

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:25
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The finalized report can be used to inform policy & regulatory decisions

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Research and Development has finalized the science report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Wat

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First USDA Forecast Shows Normal Water Supply for the West

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:15
Source:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

The forecast is a USDA effort to improve public awareness and mitigate the impacts of climate change

A normal water supply is predicted for much of the West, while the Southwest, Sierra Nevada region and Pacific Northwest are beginning the year drier than normal, according to data from the first 2015 forecast of USDA's National Water and Climate Center (NWCC). California, Arizona and New Mexico as well as parts of Colorado, Utah and Nevada are experiencing prolonged drought, focusing attention again on the winter snowfall.

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First USDA Forecast Shows Normal Water Supply for the West

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Submit Presentation Proposals for Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference

Thu, 2015-01-15 10:07
Source:  International Erosion Control Association Deck: 

The conference takes places June 15-16 in Atlanta, Ga. Proposals are due March 13

The EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) are hosting the second annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference.

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Romania’s Largest Water Utility to Modernize Water Metering System

Thu, 2015-01-15 09:54
Source:  Itron Inc. Deck: 

Apa Nova Bucureşti to utilize Itron technology to improve metering accuracy

Apa Nova Bucureşti, a water utility in Romania serving two million customers, selected Itron to help modernize its water metering system. Over the next four years, Apa Nova Bucureşti will install Itron’s water meters for high-use customers and multi-family buildings, which will allow the utility to better manage and conserve water resources.

Apa Nova Bucureşti will use Itron’s water meters to improve the accuracy of billing to enhance customer service in Bucharest. The water meters were selected for their accuracy, design and accuracy at low-flow rates.

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EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation's Preparedness Level to Oil Spills

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:19
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

EPA to prepare a schedule oil spill mitigating devices and substances to remove or control oil discharges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan to improve the nation's ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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Software Engineering Company Acquires Operational Analytics Platform

Wed, 2015-01-14 09:47
Source:  Bentley Systems Deck: 

Bentley Systems Inc. extends AssetWise configuration management platform with C3global's Amulet software

Bentley Systems Inc. has acquired U.K.-based C3global, provider of web-based Amulet software for operational analytics. Bentley’s AssetWise platform, which serves configuration management, asset health monitoring, inspection, maintenance and compliance for infrastructure assets, can now deliver additional actionable insights as asset performance management is extended, through AssetWise Amulet, for asset performance modeling. 

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Supreme Court Allows Protections for California's Bay-Delta Estuary Stand

Tue, 2015-01-13 09:53
Source:  The Natural Resources Defense Council Deck: 

This occurred when the Court did not hear an appeal from agribusinesses to overturn protections

The Supreme Court let stand a federal decision to protect California’s Delta ecosystem when it did not hear an appeal brought by agribusinesses trying to overturn a federal appeals court decision that had upheld the protections 

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Water Council Receives National Clean Technology and Innovation Grant

Tue, 2015-01-13 09:16
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The $100,000 award from Wells Fargo will fund the creation of the Water Research Pilot Project

The Water Council has been chosen to receive a Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation grant.

The Clean Technology and Innovation program supports technology advancements for a clean energy future. The $100,000 award will fund the creation of the Water Research Pilot Project, a program supporting the progression of new water technologies from the lab to demonstration sites for practical application.

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Water Coincil Receives National Clean Technology and Innovation Grant

Tue, 2015-01-13 09:16
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The $100,000 award for Wells Fargo will fund the creation of the Water Research Pilot Project

The Water Council has been chosen to receive a Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation grant.

The Clean Technology and Innovation program supports technology advancements for a clean energy future. The $100,000 award will fund the creation of the Water Research Pilot Project, a program supporting the progression of new water technologies from the lab to demonstration sites for practical application.

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Urban Storm Water Treatment and Analysis Software Results Released

Mon, 2015-01-12 10:40
Source:  Innovyze Deck: 

New software lets storm water management professionals choose BMP combinations at various watershed scales 

Innovyze announced the second quarter 2015 release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and storm water engineering professionals. The tool lets users develop, evaluate and select best management practice (BMP) combinations at various watershed scales on the basis of cost and effectiveness.

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Dutch Engineering Firm Wins Contract for Coastal Protection in Bangladesh

Mon, 2015-01-12 09:37
Source:  Royal HaskoningDHV Deck: 

Royal HaskoningDHV has signed a €10.5 million contract with the Bangladesh Water Development Board 

The next six years Royal HaskoningDHV will be responsible for the design, construction supervision and project management support of hundreds of kilometers of embankment to protect 17 coastal polders and its inhabitants from natural disasters and climate change. The total project area is roughly 1,000 sq kilometers.

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Engineering Firm Honored for Promotion of Sustainability

Fri, 2015-01-09 11:06
Source:  The Chicago Tribune Deck: 

Christopher B. Burke Engineering in Rosemont, Ill. receives the Green Industry Achievement Award

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) in Rosemont has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in the workplace and in the field.

The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association Green Council awarded the Green Industry Achievement Award to CBBEL for their promotion of sustainability within the company and community. The award was presented during the IRTBA 77th Annual Meeting in December. 

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Pennsylvania Power Plant Saves 1.3 Million Gal of Water Per Day

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:47
Source:  General Electric Company Deck: 

Covanta’s Delaware Valley facility has installed GE’s RePAK water reuse technology in the power plant’s cooling tower

GE honored Covanta with the Return on Environment (ROE) award to recognize the company for its reductions in water usage.

The Chester facility generates up to 90 megawatts of clean energy from 3,510 tons per day of municipal solid waste. Previously, the plant used 1.3 mgd municipal drinking water in its waste conversion process, costing the company thousands of dollars in daily water purchases.

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Orange County Desalination Project Enters Formal Negotiations

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:22
Source:  Poseidon Water Deck: 

Huntington Beach Desalination Project will provide largest source of new water for Orange County

The Orange County Water District Board of Directors voted 9-1 to enter into formal negotiations with Poseidon Water to secure the single largest source of new water in Orange County – 56,000 acre-ft annually of water from the proposed seawater desalination project in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Health Risk

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:56
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The public comment period will be open for 60 days, beginning the day of publication in the Federal Register

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos.  

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Connecticut Water Treatment Facility Switches on 1-Megawatt Solar Array

Wed, 2015-01-07 11:43
Source:  PRWeb Deck: 

South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority solar system is now live and powering most of the facility

The 1-megawatt solar system at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s (SCCRWA) North Sleeping Giant water treatment facility in Hamden, Conn., is now live and producing most of the energy needed to power the facility.

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Arkansas City to Upgrade Sewer System Over Next 12 Years

Wed, 2015-01-07 10:01
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The agreement resolves alleged Clean Water Act violations by Fort Smith, Ark.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over the next 12 years to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways. This work is expected to cost $255 million plus the cost of routine operation and maintenance.

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Registration Open for Water System Risk Management Workshop

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:52
Source:  Credit Valley Conservation Deck: 

Credit Valley Conservation hosts a workshop led by risk management professionals Feb. 13

Join Credit Valley Conservation for a workshop with risk management professionals on Feb. 13, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop, Water: A Risky Business, will be held at the London Convention Centre, 300 York St. London, Ontario, N6B 1P8. Participants will be guided through current and emerging options for adopting a more holistic approach to water management, exploring the connections between storm water, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.

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Early Bird Pricing for EC15 Ends Soon

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:21
Source:  International Erosion Control Association Deck: 

Lower rates end Jan. 9 for Portland, Ore., erosion control conference

Register by Friday for Environmental Connection 2015 and receive up to $100 off of a full conference pass registration at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Ore. Click here to register.

Early-bird pricing means:

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