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Regional Water Project Completes 50 Miles of Pipeline Construction

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:31
Source:  SDS Water Deck: 

The 50-mile pipeline project will be completed this month

The Southern Delivery System (SDS), one of the largest water projects under construction in the western U.S., will complete its 50 miles of pipeline construction this month.

Image:  N2B Pipe.jpg Publication Date:  March 19, 2015

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Redi-Rock to Receive Michigan Business Award

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:32
Source:  Redi-Rock Intl. Deck: 

The company was named one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch

Redi-Rock Intl. will be honored at the 11th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 7, 2015, at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.

Redi-Rock Intl. is a growing Charlevoix-based company that has taken the idea of concrete block manufacturing and turned it into a brand and a technical authority that has transformed the retaining wall industry since its founding in 2000.  

Image:  Redi-Rock Cobblestone Wall - Caseville, MI.jpg Company Reference:  Redi-Rock Intl. Publication Date:  March 18, 2015

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WWEMA Launches Water Challenge

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:56
Source:  WWEMA Deck: 

The challenge is designed to raise awareness of the value of water and the need for funding

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (WWEMA) launched the WWEMA Water Challenge to raise awareness of the value of water and the need for adequate funding for water and wastewater infrastructure.

“It’s a fun way to demonstrate the myriad ways we rely on ready access to water in our daily lives, and how much we take that access for granted,” said WWEMA Executive Director Vanessa Leiby. “We’re using the #NoWater hashtag to spread the word and draw attention to our most precious resource.”

Image:  sink5.jpg Publication Date:  March 18, 2015

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Fix A Leak Week Promotes Water Conservation

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:54
Source:  EPA Deck: 

WaterSense partners celebrate Fix a Leak Week, March 16 to 22

Every year, more than 1 trillion gal of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10%. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March 16 to 22, 2015, by finding and fixing water leaks in their homes. Annually, the average American family could be wasting more than 10,000 gal of water—enough for 270 loads of laundry—due to easy-to-fix leaks.

Image:  leak.jpg Publication Date:  March 18, 2015

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Record Low Snowpack Recorded in Cascades, Sierra Nevada

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:58
Source:  Natural Resources Conservation Service Deck: 

Snowpack in Nevada, Utah and Idaho also fell further behind normal

Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Snowpack in Nevada, Utah and Idaho also fell further behind normal.

Image:  sierranevada.jpg Publication Date:  March 17, 2015

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WateReuse Merges Leadership

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:41
Source:  WateReuse Deck: 

The new brand reflects the organizations' unified effort to support water reuse

The WateReuse Assn. and Research Foundation announced a plan to merge the leadership of their organizations to more aggressively address the challenges that local communities face in meeting growing demands for water supplies in the context of drought, climate change, aging infrastructure, environmental degradation and federal, state and local regulations.

Image:  water10.jpg Publication Date:  March 17, 2015

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EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Webinar Series

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:22
Source:  GreenStream Deck: 

The series is geared towards public officials and practitioners beginning to implement green infrastructure, as well as those looking to enhance established programs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Infrastructure Program announced the launch of its 2015 Webcast Series. This series is generally geared towards public officials and practitioners just beginning to implement green infrastructure, as well as those looking to enhance established programs.

Image:  computer5.jpg Publication Date:  March 16, 2015

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Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Names Young Engineer of the Year

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:13
Source:  Gresham, Smith and Partners Deck: 

Kristi Schnell, P.E., was honored for her professional contributions and industry leadership

Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P), announced that Kristi Schnell, P.E., has received the Young Engineer of the Year award from the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Nashville chapter. The award recognizes the region’s most outstanding engineer based on professional achievements, industry leadership and civic involvement. Schnell is a senior associate and senior engineer in GS&P’s Water Resources market with more than 10 years of experience in water and wastewater facilities planning, design and construction.

Image:  IMG_5311.JPG Publication Date:  March 16, 2015

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Des Moines Utility Files Lawsuit Against Rural Counties

Fri, 2015-03-13 10:15
Source:  Mississippi River Collaborative Deck: 

The lawsuit alleges that the counties violated the Clean Water Act

The Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works (DMWW) board of directors unanimously chose to sue three rural counties upstream of the city’s drinking water intake system.

Image:  court.jpg Publication Date:  March 13, 2015

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Illinois Team Earns National Award for Water Quality

Fri, 2015-03-13 08:51
Source:  Partnership for Safe Water Deck: 

The Partnership for Safe Water recognized the city of Aurora with the Presidents Award

The Partnership for Safe Water and the city of Aurora, Ill., recognized the achievements of the Aurora Water Production Div. in providing some of the nation’s safest, cleanest drinking water to the city’s residents.

Image:  sink3.jpg Publication Date:  March 13, 2015

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Report Shows Government-Funded Capital Projects Drive Demand for Geosynthetics

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:37
Source:  Global Industry Analysts Inc. Deck: 

The global market for geosynthetics is projected to reach 7.3 billion sq meters by 2020

Global Industry Analysts Inc. announced the release of a comprehensive global report on geosynthetics titled "Geosynthetics: A Global Strategic Business Report." The global market for geosynthetics is projected to reach 7.3 billion sq meters by 2020, driven by large-scale government-funded capital projects and increasing applications in the construction industry.

Image:  soil4.jpg Publication Date:  March 12, 2015

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Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Sustainable Initiatives

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:23
Source:  GreenStream Deck: 

The report shares the green infrastructure, best practices and outputs of grantees under HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Economic Resilience published the Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative report. The report shares the green infrastructure, best practices and outputs of grantees under HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI).

Image:  energy.jpg Publication Date:  March 12, 2015

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Report Focuses on Sustainable Water Management by Companies

Wed, 2015-03-11 09:57
Source:  DNV GL – Business Assurance Deck: 

Half of the companies surveyed took part in water management initiatives in the last five years

The importance of water management and ways companies deal with them, as well as the main drivers and main obstacles to sustainable water management, are the focus of a new study.

Image:  sink2.jpg Publication Date:  March 11, 2015

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Registration Open for Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum

Wed, 2015-03-11 09:18
Source:  CG/LA Infrastructure Deck: 

The forum will be held June 10 to 12, 2015 in Antigua, Guatemala

The 13th Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum, hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure, will be held June 10 to 12, 2015 in Antigua, Guatemala. The event features a project-focused infrastructure marketplace that will bring together more than 400 executives from throughout Latin America and the world.

Image:  guatemala.jpg Publication Date:  March 11, 2015

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UC Berkeley Releases Green Infrastructure Report

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:46
Source:  University of California, Berkeley Deck: 

The report identifies actions water quality authorities can take to drive data collection & information sharing

The University of California, Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment released, “Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation,” a report that identifies actions water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and information sharing.

The report recommends enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective deployment.

Image:  note.jpg Publication Date:  March 10, 2015

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Ground Broken on Virginia Treatment Facility Improvements Project

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:41
Source:  PC Construction Deck: 

The $76 million project will increase the plant's treatment capacity & reduce nitrogen discharge

The city of Hopewell, Va., and Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Alternative 4A-1 Light Phase 2 Nitrogen Removal Improvements project in Virginia.

Image:  IMG_2645-300x168.jpg Publication Date:  March 10, 2015

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San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank Restoration Begins

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:52
Source:  Wildlands Deck: 

The San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank is a 54-acre existing agricultural field that will be restored to native floodplain wetland habitat

Wildlands announced that restoration is underway at the recently approved San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank in Oceanside, San Diego County, Calif. A groundbreaking ceremony was attended by local, state and federal agencies involved with the project including the city of Oceanside, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Image:  unnamed (8).jpg Publication Date:  March 09, 2015

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FGI Announces New Officers, Board Members

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:44
Source:  Fabricated Geomembrane Institute Deck: 

The officers & board of directors will serve two-year terms

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during their biennial membership meeting in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 18, 2015.

Image:  conference2.jpg Publication Date:  March 09, 2015

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Grey to Green Conference Program Launches

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:32
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The conference will be held June 1 to 2 in Toronto

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities launched the program for Grey to Green: A Conference Exploring the Economics of Local and Regional Food Systems and Resilience on June 1 to 2, 2015 in Toronto. Grey to Green will showcase more than 50 experts across a range of fields. The multi-disciplinary program is packed with project case studies, designs, business models and analytical tools.

Image:  toronto.jpg Publication Date:  March 06, 2015

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City of San Diego Selects Program Manager for Pure Water Project

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:18
Source:  Brown and Caldwell Deck: 

Pure Water San Diego will provide safe, reliable & cost-effective drinking water supply to San Diego

Brown and Caldwell announced that the city of San Diego has selected the MWH/Brown and Caldwell team to manage and assist in the delivery of Pure Water San Diego. Brown and Caldwell has joined prime consultant MWH Global and local process engineering and water quality firm Trussell Technologies for the initial five-year, $30 million contract that includes program management services to move the program from planning into implementation.

Image:  sandiego.jpg Publication Date:  March 06, 2015

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