The organization is seeking proposals designed to further sustainable integrated water management research
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is currently requesting proposals for two new research projects supporting its integrated water program.Image: photo_21391_20120209.jpg Publication Date: April 22, 2015
A competitively bid procurement program could save state taxpayers $1.5 billion annually by 2025
In the report, “Special Report on the Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets,” released by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, DePasquale highlights Pennsylvania’s lack of progress towards meeting federal mandates concerning the reduction of nutrients flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. The Coalition for an Affordable Bay Solution supports the report.Image: chesapeake.jpg Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Report Recommends New Efforts For Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction
Outreach contributes to reductions in flood insurance rates
On Tuesday, April 14, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors approved a new community-developed outreach plan aimed at educating the community about flood risks. The new plan defines flood risk reduction messages appropriate for Santa Clara County, Calif., and lays out a plan to disseminate those messages in communities most at risk of flooding. The plan aims to promote flood risk awareness and encourage those at risk to purchase flood insurance.Image: 832365_67055396.jpg Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Eighteen utilities in the country have received this award
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) in Reno, Nev., has received the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water (PSW).With this award, TMWA’s Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant ranks among the highest performing water treatment plants in the country for individual filter performance. Only 18 utilities across the country have achieved this award.Image: water11.jpg Publication Date: April 20, 2015
The event will be held Nov. 3 to 5 at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K
Bentley Systems Inc. announced that registration is now open for The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference, held Nov. 3 to 5 at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K. This global gathering of figures in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations features a series of presentations and interactive workshops that explore the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.Image: conference.jpg Company Reference: Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date: April 20, 2015
The website allows users to track the compliance status of public water systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Dashboard, a user-friendly website that presents data about violations and the compliance status of public water systems.Image: computer3.jpg Publication Date: April 17, 2015
Results indicate that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050
According to a global study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Veolia, the world is on a path toward rapidly deteriorating water quality in many countries. The study indicates that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050 from increased amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous.Image: water36.jpg Publication Date: April 17, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Study Shows Global Decline of Water Quality
William Harris has been active in the environmental industry for more than 25 years
Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. & Modular Wetland Systems Inc. announced that William Harris has joined the teams as national sales manager.
Harris has been active in the environmental industry for more than 25 years with a background in storm water management and treatment technologies. Harris has introduced a variety of storm water treatment systems and products for use in private, public and industrial sector markets throughout the U.S. In addition, Harris has knowledge in regulatory compliance measures including low impact development principles and practices.Image: William-Harris.jpg Company Reference: Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. Publication Date: April 16, 2015
The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act is designed to create jobs, boost local economies and help control flooding
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote innovative ways to prevent flooding and water pollution created when rain or melted snow picks up toxic chemicals and sediment as it flows over roads, parking lots, roofs and lawns and into rivers and streams.Image: 1100487_86471013.jpg Publication Date: April 16, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Legislators Introduce Storm Water Infrastructure Bill
Commissioners met with the Illinois governor and other leaders to discuss legislative initiatives
Commissioners from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) held their first private meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and met with legislative leaders during their annual visit to the state capitol in Springfield last month.
President Mariyana Spyropoulos, Vice President Barbara McGowan, Chairman of Finance Frank Avila and Commissioners Debra Shore, Kari Steele and Cynthia Santos discussed MWRD biosolids and other initiatives.Image: MWRD Commissioners pause in front of the state capitol in Springfield, Ill., before meeting with legislative leaders last month. Publication Date: April 16, 2015
This year's peak snowpack came earlier than the usual April 1 date
West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
"Almost all of the West Coast continues to have record low snowpack," said NRCS Hydrologist David Garen. "March was warm and dry in most of the West; as a result, snow is melting earlier than usual."Image: snow.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The $3.6 million research project uses satellites to detect algal blooms
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined with NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.Image: unnamed (1)_1.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The new website features succinct copy, large images and simple navigation
The National Precast Concrete Assn. (NPCA) launched a redesigned website designed to simplify learning about the precast concrete industry and finding industry manufacturers and suppliers.
The website, www.precast.org, is part of NPCA’s effort to raise awareness of the precast industry. It ranks high in a range of key search results and reached nearly 750,000 pageviews in 2014.Image: NPCA-Website.jpg Company Reference: National Precast Concrete Assn. Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The regions will sign a Sister Waters partnership aimed at addressing global water issues
Mayors from the Great Lakes region and the Middle East will sign a pioneering agreement this month that links their cities through a “Sister Waters” partnership aimed at addressing critical global water issues.Image: handshake.jpg Publication Date: April 14, 2015
The lecture explores how the practice of hydrology depends on computer models and discusses new methods for characterizing and monitoring the subsurface
Ty Ferré, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
The upgrades ensure the plant will remain operational after an earthquake
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) together with San Mateo Board of Supervisors Dave Pine and Peninsula water agencies stood on top of a new 11-million-gal treated water reservoir to celebrate the completion of a $278 million project improving the seismic and operational reliability of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant located in San Bruno, Calif. The 43-year-old treatment plant is responsible for treating the drinking water for more than 1 million customers in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.Image: The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and partners celebrating the completion of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Publication Date: April 13, 2015
The classroom and garden were part of the city’s prize for winning the 2014 National Mayor’s Challenge
Population growth, extreme weather patterns, drought and infrastructure all threaten access to a steady, sustainable water supply in the United States. On April 9, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Wyland and Toyota North America participated in an event to celebrate sustainability and talk to students about the importance protecting clean water. The event took place at Cochran Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.Image: texas.jpg Publication Date: April 10, 2015
The company added sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions
HaloSource, parent company of the HaloKlear brand of environmental water treatment products, has expanded its sales team and added two new regional sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions of the U.S.Image: Bob Lawlor Marc Edwards Company Reference: HaloKlear Publication Date: April 10, 2015
The environmental technology trade fair will be held May 6 to 8, 2015 in Shanghai
Next month, IE expo will open its gates at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). For the first time ever, the number of exhibitors is approaching the 1,000 mark. The show will occupy a total of 55,000 sq meters of exhibition space. Among other things, this growth is due to an increase in the number of participants in the sectors for air purification, refuse disposal and recycling. This environmental technology trade fair will be held May 6 to 8, 2015.Image: china.jpg Publication Date: April 09, 2015
The results will allow utilities to examine salaries, salary ranges and compensation practices of similarly sized utilities
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) is encouraging very small and rural water utilities to participate in its first-ever compensation survey specifically focused on very small and rural water and wastewater systems. The survey results will be complied together for utilities to examine salaries, salary ranges and compensation practices of similarly sized utilities.