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Finn Corp. Announces Dealer of the Year Award

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:35
Source:  Finn Corp. Deck: 

RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply Co. honored at Finn’s annual summer conference

Finn Corp. held its annual Dealer Sales & Executives Conference in the Cincinnati area. Participants were treated to nearly two days of Finn Corp. equipment and consumables sales education, corporate strategies, equipment demonstrations and hydrodeo contest, plus a great amount of Dealer-to-Dealer and Dealer-to-Finn networking. As part of the conference, Finn recognized dealers with awards for excellence in partnership, leadership and growth based on their 2013 performance.

Image:  Shawn Casey, Finn President/CEO; Jason Miller, RoadBuilders Finn Product Specialist; and Bryan McCoy, RoadBuilders VP Publication Date:  September 04, 2014

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Funding to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:20
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon the GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies and to the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S.

Image:  Lake Erie Algal Bloom funding.jpg Publication Date:  September 04, 2014

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MWH Adds Vice Presidents in Southern California

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:39
Source:  MWH Global Deck: 

Addition of vice presidents provides increased expertise on water & wastewater issues for municipalities and companies operating in Southern California region

MWH Global announced the expansion of the firm’s Southern California practice. The addition of vice presidents Joe Lauria and John Hanula provides increased expertise on a variety of water and wastewater issues for municipalities and companies operating in the region, further strengthening the MWH position as a leader in the area.

Image:  Joe Lauria John Hanula Publication Date:  September 03, 2014

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California City Develops Sustainability Action Plan for Municipal Operations

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:32
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The plan identifies seven key areas of sustainability: energy use, water use, green purchasing, waste management, pollution prevention, green buildings and infrastructure

The city of Chula Vista, Calif., is the first jurisdiction in San Diego County to develop a comprehensive sustainability action plan for municipal operations. The city council recently adopted a city operations sustainability plan to help reduce municipal costs, improve local environmental conditions and lead by example in the community and region. Seven key areas were identified—energy use, water use, green purchasing, waste management, pollution prevention, green buildings and infrastructure.

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Trans Energy to Restore Streams, Wetlands Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:21
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Company will also pay $3 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Trans Energy Inc., requiring the oil and gas company to restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia polluted by the company’s unauthorized discharge of dredge or fill material.

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Trans Energy to Restore Streams, Wetlands Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction

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NGWA Selects Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference Attendees

Tue, 2014-09-02 11:58
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The Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference will be held Nov. 10 to 12, 2014 in Reston, Va.

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) chose six members to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place Nov. 10 to 12, 2014 in Reston, Va.

Image:  conference.jpg Publication Date:  September 02, 2014

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Los Angeles County’s Sun Valley Watershed Project Receives Envision Platinum Award

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:45
Source:  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Deck: 

The Envision system measures sustainability in infrastructure projects through the measurement of five categories

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project in Los Angeles County, Calif., has earned the Envision infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award—the highest level attainable in the Envision system.

Image:  award2.jpg Publication Date:  September 02, 2014

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Report Explains How Wildfires Impact Drinking Water

Fri, 2014-08-29 12:23
Source:  Water Research Foundation Deck: 

New report lays groundwork to fill research gaps

In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. Water Research Foundation (WRF) and Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact these wildfires can have on water supplies. 

Image:  fire.jpg Publication Date:  August 29, 2014

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WEF Announces Winners of 2014 Storm Water Video Competition

Fri, 2014-08-29 09:44
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

StormTV Project recognizes videos of innovative storm water practices, programs & products

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the winners of its 2014 StormTV Project competition. The project recognizes, highlights and promotes the invaluable work of storm water professionals worldwide through videos that are submitted from nonprofit organizations, government entities, consulting firms and equipment manufacturers. Since 2012, WEF has collected more than 220 videos that have highlighted green infrastructure, manufactured treatment devices, stream restoration, public education and more.

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Oldcastle Precast Adds Reinforced Concrete Pipe to Product Line in Southern California

Fri, 2014-08-29 09:10
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The company currently has operations in Perris, Fontana and San Diego to serve the Southern California market

Oldcastle Precast announced that it plans to add reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) to the product offering in Southern California.

“The addition of reinforced concrete pipe will strengthen our leading position in the storm and sanitary sewer market in Southern California and allow us to become the single source for site contractors throughout the region,” said Mike Scott, Oldcastle Precast western regional president

Oldcastle Precast currently has operations in Perris, Fontana and San Diego to serve the Southern California market.

Image:  image002.jpg Company Reference:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  August 29, 2014

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NACWA, National Milk Producers Federation to Sign MOU

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:31
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

The MOU will promote increased collaboration on watershed improvement projects

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Sept. 9, 2014 to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two organizations in their efforts to make watershed-level water quality improvements. The signing ceremony will take place at the National Press Club at 12 p.m. EST.

Image:  milk.jpg Publication Date:  August 28, 2014

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The Water Council Partners with JPMorgan Chase

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:20
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The partnership includes a $225,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase as part of the company's recently launched Small Business Forward initiative

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Water Council announced a partnership to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation. The partnership includes a $225,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase as part of the company's recently launched Small Business Forward initiative—a national, five-year, $30 million grant program meant to boost small business support networks that help growing enterprises in specific industries.

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ExxonMobil to Pay Civil Penalty for Louisiana Oil Spill

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:02
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Settlement resolves Clean Water Act violation stemming from 2012 spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. (ExxonMobil) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s “North Line” pipeline near Torbert, La., the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Image:  ExxonMobil Civil Penalty.jpg Publication Date:  August 27, 2014

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Milliken Acquires Pipe Wrap Inc.

Wed, 2014-08-27 09:55
Source:  Milliken Deck: 

Acquisition expands Milliken’s fiber-reinforced polymer business

Milliken announced the acquisition of the assets of Pipe Wrap Inc., by its subsidiary Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC. Pipe Wrap is a leader in the design and construction of composite materials for pipe repairs, providing custom solutions for structural reinforcement, leak repair and corrosion prevention.

Company Reference:  Milliken Infrastructure Solutions Publication Date:  August 27, 2014

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Brookville, Pa., Upgrades Water Treatment Plant

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:35
Source:  The Penetron Group Deck: 

Brookville, Pa., water treatment plant inaugurates advanced membrane filtration system

The original Brookville, Pa., water treatment plant used an outdated filtration process that purified drinking water by running it through layers of sand and gravel. In recent years, discharges from abandoned underground coal mines were major threats to water quality and the plant also experienced difficulty in meeting newer, more stringent water quality requirements for pathogen reduction, particle removal, disinfection by-products and algae control. A more efficient water treatment system was needed.

Image:  Construction of the concrete foundation included Penetron Admix, which is certified by NSF Intl. for use with potable water. Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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Two Florida Projects Honored by Professional Organizations

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:22
Source:  Stanley Consultants Deck: 

Florida Stormwater Assn., Florida Transportation Builders Assn. honor Stanley Consultants' projects

Two of Stanley Consultants’ projects in Florida have been recognized for excellence by professional associations. The Florida Stormwater Assn. (FSA) has awarded the Sarasota County Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility Expansion with an Outstanding Achievement Award. And the Florida Transportation Builders Assn. (FTBA) has awarded a project on the University of Tampa campus with the Best in Construction Award in the Utility Coordination—Damage Prevention Category.

Image:  Celery Fields. Photo courtesy of Stanley Consultants Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:15
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Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.

Image:  USGS Afghanistan Water.jpg Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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WaterSMART Funding to Assist Watershed Management in the West

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:53
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Six organizations to establish or expand watershed activities using funding assistance

Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that $496,337 in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding will be made available for six groups to establish or expand a watershed group. Those groups are located in California, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.

Image:  WaterSMART Funding in the West.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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Redi-Rock Intl. Announces Rocky Awards Winners

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:43
Source:  Redi-Rock Intl. Deck: 

Rocky Awards are an annual honoring of the best Redi-Rock walls built

Redi-Rock Intl. is announced the winners of the Rocky Awards for projects completed within the past year. The Rocky Awards are an annual honoring of the best Redi-Rock walls built in the categories of commercial, residential, freestanding, water application and the People’s Choice Award, which are chosen by the general public in an online vote.

Image:  Red-Rock Intl Rock Awards.jpg Company Reference:  Redi-Rock Intl. Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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FGI to Hold Water Containment, Conveyance Course

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:28
Source:  The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute Deck: 

The course will cover proper design, specification and construction of water related applications

A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for Sept. 19, 2014 in Greeley, Colo. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing personnel. This course will cover information pertinent the proper design, specification and construction of water related applications. Dr.

Image:  FGI Couse.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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