The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo this December in Las Vegas
Scott Fowler, CWD/PI and president of Dahlman Pump and Well Drilling Inc., in Burlington, Wash.,, has received the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) top honor — the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry.
The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo this December in Las Vegas.
Among Fowler’s groundwater industry contributions and recognitions are:
Board officer positions will be decided at the board meeting held at Environmental Connection 2016 in San Antonio.
The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One membership voted to newly elect Adam Dibble, CPESC and Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, P.E., and to reelect Craig S. Benson, M.S. to the 2016 to 2019 board of directors.Image: conference2.jpg Publication Date: September 25, 2015
Report shows performance of natural infrastructure and nature-based measures as coastal risk reduction features
A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund represents a review of the state of knowledge on the performance of natural and nature-based infrastructure as compiled from existing literature and participant input obtained during an expert workshop. It includes a table summarizing the most current state of understanding of the coastal storm and sea level rise risk reduction performance of natural infrastructure.Image: report3.jpg Publication Date: September 25, 2015
Rule clarifies reporting for municipalities, industries, other facilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities.Image: The rule clarifies reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities. Publication Date: September 25, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
EPA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting
Supplemental funding of the Revolving Loan Funding will be given to 31 successful RLF grantees
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $13.2 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated Brownfields properties. Supplemental funding of the Revolving Loan Funding (RLF) will be given to 31 successful RLF grantees helping 44 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects. These projects will help communities create jobs while protecting people’s health and the environment.Image: money4.jpg Publication Date: September 24, 2015
The company will manufacture and distribute precast pervious concrete
Percoa USA LLC and Royal Environmental Systems (a division of Royal Enterprises America) announced an agreement for Royal Environmental to license Percoa USA's patented technology and manufacture and distribute Percoa precast pervious concrete slabs and pavers.Image: TN-348059_Percoa_Pre-cast_Pervious_Concrete.jpg Publication Date: September 24, 2015
The 2009 lawsuit was brought under both the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act
The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta has settled its lawsuit with the city of Stockton, Calif., and San Joaquin County over toxic storm water discharges into Delta waterways.
The 2009 lawsuit, brought under both the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, alleged that discharges from the city and county's storm sewer system violated Clean Water Act requirements and degraded water quality to a degree that harmed endangered species in the Delta.Image: court.jpg Publication Date: September 23, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
California Storm Water Pollution Suit Settled
If the petitions are successful, the responsibility for addressing water pollution will be shared by those corporations and industries creating the pollution problem
American Rivers, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and several local partners petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make polluters accountable for storm water runoff contamination of several vital urban waterways.
Currently, each rainfall washes sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus off impervious surfaces, like parking lots and rooftops, and into rivers and waterways that communities rely on.Image: river8.jpg Publication Date: September 23, 2015
The report notes that EPA must improve tracking and reporting on the benefits of wet weather enforcement initiatives and consent decrees
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, "EPA Needs to Track Whether Its Major Municipal Settlements for Combined Sewer Overflows Benefit Water Quality," that highlights needed changes in how EPA approaches municipal wet weather enforcement actions.Image: sewer1.jpg Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Rafael Muñoz-Carpena was recognized for his research, methodology and educational contributions in the development and advancement of integrated hydrologic and water quality modeling
Rafael Muñoz-Carpena of the University of Florida, Gainesville, has been named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2015 Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) Soil and Water Engineering Award. The ADS-sponsored award recognizes his research, methodology and educational contributions in the development and advancement of integrated hydrologic and water quality modeling.Image: munoz__rafael_-_hancor.jpg Company Reference: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date: September 22, 2015
The levee will offer an estimated annual savings of more than $3 million in avoided flood damage
Working together with federal leaders, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), various agencies and northwest suburban communities surrounding the Des Plaines River, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) carried forth its mission to prevent flooding and manage storm water.Image: Officials cut the ribbon on the new Levee 37 project. Publication Date: September 21, 2015
The act will update existing EPA and USDA programs to provide cost-saving information to small communities facing drinking water challenges
The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN).Image: money4.jpg Publication Date: September 21, 2015
The center will focus on envisioning and designing safe, resilient, prosperous and sustainable coastal communities
With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, Florida International University (FIU) has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere. FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director.Image: water39.jpg Publication Date: September 18, 2015
The joint workshop followed a recent announcement of $2 million in conservation innovation grants to support water quality trading markets
Following the recent announcement of $2 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to support water quality trading markets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a joint workshop to expand markets for water quality benefits generated on farms, ranches and forest lands.Image: forest.jpg Publication Date: September 18, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
USDA, EPA Offer New Resources to Support Water Quality Trading
With a total cost of $64 million, the projects will help eliminate flood risks and bring relief to businesses and community members
More than 10 years of efforts by representatives from the Greenspoint District in Houston are now paying off as the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) begins construction on two new storm water detention basins, which will make significant strides toward eliminating flood risks in the area. The combined project is the single largest construction contract ever managed by HCFCD.Image: houston.jpg Publication Date: September 17, 2015
The handbook highlights data, techniques and models used by scientists and engineers to document historical trends of sea level and forecast future rates and the impact to coastal systems and communities
Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts.Image: water41.jpg Publication Date: September 17, 2015
Two dealers provide full support to the northwestern U.S.
FINN Corp. has inked deals with Thomson Equipment and Yukon Equipment to increase coverage in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The dealer agreements recognize them as full-line equipment, parts stocking and service dealers for FINN HydroSeeders, Straw Blowers and Bark Blowers.Image: alaska.jpg Publication Date: September 16, 2015
The awards were presented at a luncheon held in conjunction with the 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium
The WateReuse Association presented the 2015 WateReuse Award of Excellence to nine leaders in alternative water supply development during a Sept. 15 luncheon in Seattle, held in conjunction with the 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium.Image: award.jpg Publication Date: September 16, 2015
UMass Amherst watershed scientists offer a new analysis and approach to watershed management
The first continent-wide, multi-factor analysis of climate and land cover effects on watersheds in the U.S. provides a broad new assessment of runoff, flooding and storm water management options for use by such professionals as land use and town planners and water quality managers.Image: runoff.jpg Publication Date: September 15, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Report Provides National Flood, Runoff Assessment
Guidance offers framework for converting wastewater to drinking water
In response to the many communities in the U.S. seeking new strategies to develop sustainable water supplies, a group of water sector organizations has released a framework to help state regulatory agencies and utilities develop guidelines for safely converting wastewater into municipal drinking water through the emerging practice of direct potable reuse (DPR).Image: recycle2.jpg Publication Date: September 15, 2015