The Nature Conservancy’s first China Urban Water Blueprint quantifies water pollution reduction, cost savings potential of catchment conservation
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be pivotal to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzed the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan. It found 73% watersheds face significant pollution, impacting the water quality for millions of people.Image: Chinese Water Study.jpg Publication Date: April 18, 2016
Four BMP products available; made from recycled rubber
RubbErosion Inc., a nationwide provider of molded products made out of recycled tire rubber released a product line dedicated to storm water management.
“RubbErosion raises the bar for BMP products when it comes to reusable storm water BMPs,” said Rick Welle, RubbErosion vice president. “Installers can reduce overall costs by reusing these products on job site after job site. Ensuring the storm water that enters our waterway(s) clean is a top priority for local and national governments. Our products make it possible over and over again.”Image: RubbErosion Releases Products.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Available exhibitor spaces waning; attendee registration open
Shasta College will host its third Erosion Control BMP Summit May 3 and 4, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shasta College Erosion Control Training Facility (ECTF) and Farm.
The ECTF’s 5-acre site mimics a construction site and is also the training ground for the heavy equipment operations classes at Shasta College.Image: Mt. Shasta Company Reference: Allmand Bros., Inc. Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Report developed since 2007 in collaboration with U.S. EPA
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and seven influential water associations, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the release of the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Report at the National Water Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.
The American Water Works Assn.; Assn. of Metropolitan Water Agencies; National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies; National Assn. of Water Companies; Assn. of Clean Water Agencies; Assn. of State Drinking Water Administrators; and Water Environment Federation contributed to the report.Image: EUM Report.jpg Company Reference: American Public Works Association Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Drainage system consists of 600 custom-made culverts, diverts storm water from runways
Commissioned by Versar Inc., lead contractor for Dover Air Force Base’s $98.3 million runway repair project, Oldcastle Precast supplied 600 custom-made, precast concrete box culverts to rebuild the storm water drainage system at runway 01/19. The culverts will better handle storm events, through a larger, stronger storm water conveyance system.Image: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Duhon Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Chicago Public Schools, city of Chicago, Healthy Schools, MWRD, Openlands partnership earns honors from Center for Green Schools
A public-private partnership involving the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has been named one of 11 award winners representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country. The partnership, called Space to Grow, has been transforming Chicago schoolyards into vibrant green spaces.Image: Space to Grow Project Manager Meg Kelly and Space to Grow School Planning Coordinator Breana Winters, of Openlands Publication Date: April 13, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities & Pueblo County announce $460 million for projects through 2035
A tentative intergovernmental agreement for storm water projects in Colorado was reached after around on year of negotiations, according to a report from The Gazette.
In audits of Colorado Springs’ storm water program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noted upgrades were necessary for compliance, and according to the newspaper report, the EPA would have likely sued the city for failure to meet standards.Image: Colorado Springs Agreement.jpg Publication Date: April 13, 2016
Two major October conferences anchor week's activities in Toronto
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) announced it will host Ontario Water Innovation Week in Toronto from October 17 to 21.
The week includes two major anchor events. Water Innovation in Action 2.0 (October 18) is a one-day event focused on bringing together Ontario's water sector stakeholders to measure progress and plan for the future.
The fourth annual World Water-Tech North America 2016 (October 19 to 20), hosted by WaterTAP and Rethink Events, will bring global leaders to Toronto to discuss water innovation and investment.Image: WaterTAP hosts events.jpg Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Seats are limited for opportunity to learn from and network with world's leading storm water experts
Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has joined the line-up of high-level speakers for Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action.
Scheduled for May 10 to 11 at the Mid-America Club in Chicago, this latest installment of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Great Water Cities dialogue series connects storm water practitioners with some of the world’s leading storm water experts.Image: Great Water Cities NOAA.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: April 12, 2016
More than 500 entries received; winner gets free flight to wetland of choice
Mevish Purmaissur is the winner of the World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest, for his photo judged to aptly capture the contest’s theme “Wetlands are essential for sustainable livelihoods.”
The 17-year-old wins a trip to visit a wetland of his choice anywhere in the world courtesy of Star Alliance Biosphere Connections. There are currently more than 2,200 Wetlands of International Importance, known as Ramsar Sites, around the world.Image: Mevish Purmaissur's winning photo Publication Date: April 11, 2016
Three standard guidelines are up for public comment
ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines.
Discussions will center on design of storm water impoundments, installation of storm water impoundments, and operation and maintenance of storm water impoundments. The public comment period will be held from April 6 to May 21.Image: ASCE pub comments.jpg Publication Date: April 11, 2016
$15 million is available for eligible conservation partners on private, tribal agricultural land
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection and improvements on private and tribal agricultural land nationwide.Image: USDA wetland proposals.jpg Publication Date: April 08, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
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Public-private wastewater partnership among longest in nation; produces savings, revenue
The city of Poughkeepsie in New York has renewed an agreement with Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, to continue managing and operating its wastewater system under a 10-year contract.Image: Veolia partnership.jpg Publication Date: April 08, 2016
Annual Conference and Exposition exhibit-only registration is exclusive to water and wastewater utilities, municipalities
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced it will offer complimentary exhibits-only registrations exclusively to water and wastewater utilities and municipalities to attend its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16) June 19 to 22 in Chicago.
Water professionals who pre-register can receive a discount, and additional registration options and discounts are available for public officials, operators, students and smaller-utilities.Image: chicago.jpg Company Reference: American Water Works Association Publication Date: April 07, 2016
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaims April 29 Concrete Day, imparts industry importance
April 29, 2016 has been proclaimed as Concrete Day in the state of Colorado.Image: concretepipe.jpg Company Reference: American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date: April 07, 2016
Open access article highlights storm water management transitions benefiting water quality
The open access article for the April 2016 edition of Water Environment Research (WER), “Performance of a ‘Transitioned’ Infiltration Basin Part 2: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removals,” by Poornima Natarajan and Allen P. Davis, explores the water quality benefits of infiltration basins that have been transitioned into wetpond/wetland-like practices for effective storm water management runoff.Image: basin.jpg Publication Date: April 06, 2016
Four states account for 95% of planned projects
Water scarcity and drought continue to reshape the water landscape, as demonstrated by the recent increase in wastewater reuse projects in the U.S. Four states—Florida, California, Texas and Colorado—account for 95% of the development pipeline that has surpassed 480 planned projects, according to a new market update from Bluefield Research.Image: graphup.jpg Publication Date: April 06, 2016
ARCSA and GWI partner to promote sustainable rainwater use
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has joined with the Green Water-Infrastructure Academy (GWI) to execute a memorandum of understanding that will compound both organizations’ mission-fulfillment capabilities and yield significant benefits to the global community.Image: rain2.jpg Company Reference: American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) Publication Date: April 05, 2016
Funds will be used for disaster recovery and to rehabilitate aging dams in 19 states
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in post-disaster recovery and the rehabilitation of aging dams in 19 states.Image: Dam a.jpg Publication Date: April 05, 2016
NGWMN is a cooperative groundwater data collection, management, reporting system
The second round of funding, up to $4 million, for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) was posted and is open through May 31, 2016. This effort will enhance coordination and collection of groundwater data to better inform decision-making by water resource managers, the National Ground Water Assn. says.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for cost-share grants, or cooperative agreements, to support participation in the NGWMN in 2017.Image: water-rain-raindrops-drops.jpg Publication Date: April 04, 2016