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NGWA Announces 2014 Award Winners

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:21
Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Deck: 

Awards will be presented during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in December

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) congratulated the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Image:  2014 NGWA Awards.jpg Publication Date:  August 08, 2014

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Ontario Minister of Environment to Address Grey to Green Conference

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:28
Source:  Green Roofs for Health Cities Deck: 

Glen Murray is the first Minister in Ontario tasked with specifically addressing climate change

The Honorable Glen Murray, the new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for Ontario, will be speaking at Grey To Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure – Focusing on Health in Toronto on August 25th. Glen Murray is the first Minister in Ontario tasked with specifically addressing climate change.

Image:  Ontario Minister Green Grey Conference.jpg Publication Date:  August 07, 2014

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Water Pollution Threats Increase in Toledo, Ohio, Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:17
Source:  The Mississippi River Collaborative Deck: 

Marine Consortium releases annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone

Just days after hundreds of thousands of Toledo, Ohio, residents were advised not to bathe in or drink their own tap water, scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone, and the results are grim.

Image:  Toledo Gulf of Mexico Pollution.jpg Publication Date:  August 07, 2014

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Water Environment Federation Announces 2014 WEF Fellows

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:38
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Designation recognizes achievement, stature and contributions in water quality

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced 12 distinguished members as the 2014 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions in the water profession.

Publication Date:  August 06, 2014

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Gov. Pat Quinn Signs legislation Expanding Clean Water Initiative

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:42
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) President Kathleen Meany, Vice Pres. Barbara McGowan and Commissioners Debra Shore and Patrick D. Thompson joined Gov. Pat Quinn and other officials as the governor signed legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water on July 23 in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Image:  Gov. Quinn Signs Legislation.jpg Publication Date:  August 05, 2014

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StormTrap Granted New Patent

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:25
Source:  StormTrap LLC Deck: 

Patent covers various aspects of StormTrap LLC's concrete storm water management system

StormTrap LLC has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The issuance of U.S. Patent 8,770,890 B2 covers various aspects of StormTrap LLC's second generation modular concrete storm water management system. The company already holds a U.S. design patent for the new ornamental aspects of this product. StormTrap is seeking further patents in the U.S.,and has been granted several foreign patents on these innovations.

Company Reference:  StormTrap Publication Date:  August 05, 2014

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Organizations to Receive EPA Grants for Middle Blue River

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:32
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The grants will be used to improve areas around the Middle Blue River through

Two non-profit organizations in Kansas City, Mo., have been selected to receive a total of $119,940 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grants Program for projects focused on improving areas around the Middle Blue River through Jackson County, Mo., and part of Johnson County, Kan.

Image:  EPA Small Progrmas Grants MO.jpg Publication Date:  August 04, 2014

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California Students Travel to Mexico on Water Project

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:23
Source:  H2OpenDoors Deck: 

The high school students will travel to Central Mexico during Labor Day Week

H2OpenDoors, the project of Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Foundation based in Redwood City, Calif., will be taking an expedition of high school students and teachers to Central Mexico during Labor Day Week. According to Jon Kaufman, director of the project, four students and a teacher from Redwood High, and six students and a teacher from Woodside High will experience a soulful and inspiring journey, along with Rotarians and friends.

Image:  High Schoolers Mexico Water Project.jpg Publication Date:  August 04, 2014

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McKinney, Texas, Undergoes Sanitary Sewer Evaluation

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:37
Source:  RJN Group Inc. Deck: 

RJN Group Inc. will identify areas where infrastructure repairs are needed

The city of McKinney, Texas, (located 32 miles northeast of Dallas) has undergone flow monitoring and is experiencing wet-weather peaking factors in some sanitary sewer basins. The city has contracted RJN Group Inc. to perform a sanitary sewer evaluation study (SSES) on basins 5, 6 and 11, which includes 204,000 ft of sewer lines and 673 manholes.

Image:  Texas Sewer Evaluation.jpg Company Reference:  RJN Group Publication Date:  August 01, 2014

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U.S. Water Alliance to Host 2014 One Water Leadership Summit

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:20
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

The summit will look at the ways water unites and ways its many silos can be united

Shifting the paradigm to one water management, the U.S.

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U.S. Water Alliance to Host 2014 One Water Leadership Summit

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StormTrap Granted New Patent

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:59
Source:  StormTrap LLC Deck: 

Patent covers aspects of the company’s storm water management system

StormTrap LLC has announced that it has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

The issuance of U.S. Patent 8,770,890 B2 covers various aspects of StormTrap LLC's second-generation modular concrete storm water management system. The company already holds a U.S. design patent for the new ornamental aspects of this product. StormTrap is seeking further patents in the U.S. and has been granted several foreign patents on these innovations.

Company Reference:  StormTrap LLC Publication Date:  July 31, 2014

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WWEM 2014 Announces New Innovations

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:39
Source:  WWEM Deck: 

WWEM 2014 will be held in the U.K., Nov. 5 to 6

The organizers of the 2014 international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) conference and exhibition, have announced three exciting new events that will take place during this year’s show Nov. 5-6 in the U.K. Building on a monitoring theme, there will be two new forums focusing on flow monitoring and SMART water, in addition to an Apprentice Instrumentation Xompetition.

Publication Date:  July 31, 2014

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New Products Help Analyze, Design Storm Water, Wastewater Systems

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:30
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

Bentley releases SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm and StormCAD V8i products

Bentley Systems Inc. announced the availability of its new SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm and StormCAD V8i (SELECTseries 4) products for the analysis and design of wastewater and storm water systems. The new releases provide advanced hydraulic and operational capabilities for an increased depth of information modeling that empowers users to evaluate and compare a wider range of network considerations.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Bentley Systems Inc. Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  July 31, 2014

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MWRD Receives Excellence in Management Award

Wed, 2014-07-30 11:01
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

Award honors agencies with successful programs that address management challenges

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Executive Director David St. Pierre accepted the highest award level offered by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) on behalf of the MWRD during NACWA’s summer conference and 44th annual meeting in Portland, Ore.

Image:  MWRD Management Award.jpg Publication Date:  July 30, 2014

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Hong Kong Drainage Tunnel Provides Flood Protection

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:54
Source:  Ham Baker Adams Ltd. Deck: 

Ham Baker Adams completes supply of largest stoplogs ever to be installed in Hong Kong

Working with partners Biwater Man Lee, with whom it has established an unparalleled track record in Hong Kong for more than three decades, Ham Baker Adams supplied Coplastix stoplogs and weir penstocks to Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department (DSD) whose four-year high profile tunnel project now provides vital flood protection for northwest Kowloon.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Ham Baker Adams Ltd. Publication Date:  July 30, 2014

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Mobile Water Treatment Systems Supplied for Nuclear Energy Industry

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:38
Source:  RWL Water Deck: 

RWL Water to supply 16 skid-mounted mobile water treatment systems for Pooled Equipment Inventory Co.

Pooled Equipment Inventory Co. (PEICo), a company dedicated to resolving common equipment and inventory-related problems in the nuclear electric utility industry, hired RWL Water to supply 16 skid-mounted mobile water treatment systems.

Publication Date:  July 29, 2014

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‘Nuisance Flooding’ an Increasing Problem as Coastal Sea Levels Rise

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:28
Source:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deck: 

NOAA study looks at more than 60 years of coastal water level and local elevation data changes

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding," which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, are on the East Coast, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) technical report. 

This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925% since the 1960s.

Image:  Annapolis, Md., pictured here in 2012, saw the greatest increase in nuisance flooding in NOAA study. (Credit: Amy McGovern) Publication Date:  July 29, 2014

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MWRD Honors Organizations at Sustainability Summit

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:20
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Four organizations received awards for their sustainable efforts

During the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD's) second annual Sustainability Summit held July 2 at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, four organizations received awards for their sustainable efforts.

Evanston High School and the Chicago Park District received the 2014 Biosolids Beneficial Reuse awards. Both organizations have used biosolids to improve their properties. Biosolids are a low-cost, sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizer and is developed through the wastewater treatment process.

Image:  Photo courtesy of MWRD Publication Date:  July 28, 2014

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Professors Receive Funding to Study Water Quality in New York

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:15
Source:  Stevens Institute of Technology Deck: 

$700,000 was designated as part of funding awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

For most people, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call that something needs to be done to adapt urban coasts to the threat of coastal flooding, which is only expected to worsen due to sea level rise and climate change. A recent MarketWatch report said the value of homes vulnerable to coastal flooding in New York City metropolitan area alone was estimated to be $250 billion.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Stevens Institute of Technology Publication Date:  July 28, 2014

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North America Smart Water Management Market Expected to Reach $3.64 Billion in 2018

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:20
Source:  MicroMarket Monitor Deck: 

This market is predicted to grow at a percentage of 15.4% on an annual basis & eventually reach $3.64 billion by the end of 2018

The climate has been changing across all geographies. Also, increase in urbanization and growth of infrastructure is leading to the depletion of various essential resources, especially water. Hence, there is an exponential rise in the need to conserve water and deploy advanced technological solutions to effectively utilize and manage it. This has resulted in the demand for smart water management services, which is at an all-time high, and this trend will continue in the near future.

Image:  world1.jpg Publication Date:  July 25, 2014

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