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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Wed, 2016-10-26 06:49
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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Transaction expected to close in mid to late November 2016

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Contech Engineered Solutions LLC announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement in which QUIKRETE Holdings Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Contech common stock.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in mid to late November 2016.

Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions LLC Publication Date:  October 26, 2016

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Study Determines Common Insecticide Is Harmful to Ecosystems

Tue, 2016-10-25 08:14
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Bifenthrin detected at harmful levels in Midwestern streams

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new survey determining that a common insecticide used in urban and agricultural areas, bifenthrin, is harmful to aquatic ecosystems at levels that were previously considered safe. The insecticide was measured in several streams in the Midwest at levels that caused harm to artificial aquatic ecosystems.

Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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First Aquatech Mexico Sells Out

Tue, 2016-10-25 06:39
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Event to be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City

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Aquatech Mexico announced that its show floor is completely filled. Organized by RAI Amsterdam, the first edition of Aquatech Mexico will be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Aquatech Mexico offers a platform for water technology companies from around the world to explore business opportunities in Mexico. The show enables the establishment of partnerships, creation of alliances, and sharing of best practices between local and international businesses.

Source:  Aquatech Mexico Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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WEFTEC 2016 Places in Top Five Conferences

Mon, 2016-10-24 07:23
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WEFTEC 2016 Places in Top Five Conferences

More than 20,000 attended the 89th annual conference and exhibition

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An impressive turnout of 20,113 registrants and 1,006 exhibitors using 301,900 net sq ft of space placed WEFTEC 2016 within the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 89th annual technical exhibition and conference was held Sept. 24 to 28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

WEFTEC has long been the springboard for new and innovative products, ideas and initiatives, and WEFTEC 2016 was no exception.

Notable highlights include:

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  October 24, 2016

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The Water Council Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer

Mon, 2016-10-24 07:20
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David Garman to lead ICE Institute

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the Water Council announced David Garman is the new chief technology officer for the Water Council. Garman will specifically lead the Water Council’s new initiative, the ICE (Innovation Commercialization Exchange) Institute, while continuing his role as the associate vice chancellor for water technology, research and development for UWM.

Source:  The Water Council Publication Date:  October 24, 2016

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EPA Awards $1.3 Million to Urban Waters Projects

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:51
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Twenty-two organizations in 18 states support community revitalization

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $1.3 million to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters and to support community revitalization and other local priorities. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 21, 2016

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International Water Assn. Launches Principles for Water-Wise Cities

Thu, 2016-10-20 09:18
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Categories include regenerative water services, water sensitive urban design & more

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To overcome the problems that are leading to pressure on water resources in urban areas and an increasing number of drought and flooding crises, the International Water Assn. (IWA) launched the Principles for Water-Wise Cities.

Source:  International Water Assn. Publication Date:  October 20, 2016

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Dewberry to Provide Support Services to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Wed, 2016-10-19 07:54
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Firm to analyze emerging management trends

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Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected to provide water resources analytical and professional support services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources as a subcontractor to ABT Associates.

Source:  Dewberry Publication Date:  October 19, 2016

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Yellowstone National Park Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement in Walkways

Wed, 2016-10-19 07:45
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Yellowstone National Park Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement in Walkways

Project protects geyser basin & eco-system around Old Faithful

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Yellowstone National Park has completed the second phase of its initiative to install more eco-friendly walkways in the world’s largest concentration of geysers and thermal features. With help from the Michelin Corporate Foundation, Yellowstone National Park recently finished replacing 4,160 sq ft of crumbling asphalt paths with walkways made from eco-friendly paving material that is manufactured in part from recycled tires.

Source:  Michelin North America Publication Date:  October 19, 2016

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ADS to Open New Manufacturing Facility

Tue, 2016-10-18 08:17
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Missouri-based facility is 62nd in company

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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) began construction on its new manufacturing facility in Harrisonville, Mo. This will be the company’s 62nd manufacturing plant and its first in Missouri.

Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Publication Date:  October 18, 2016

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Water Council, German Water Partnership Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tue, 2016-10-18 08:11
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Companies to collaborate on business development, research

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Top executives from the Water Council and the German Water Partnership, located in Berlin, signed a memorandum of understanding. The companies committed to cooperation aimed at promoting economic development and providing assistance to companies seeking to establish and expand their presence in each others’ markets.

The memorandum of understanding outlines a framework in which the two bodies will collaborate on business development and scientific and institutional research, while promoting interpersonal, professional and cultural exchanges.

Source:  The Water Council Publication Date:  October 18, 2016

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Wastewater Contaminates Tributary of Rio Culebrinas in Puerto Rico

Mon, 2016-10-17 10:20
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EPA directs local dairy farm to stop contamination from entering creek

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order directing the Vaquería La Josefina Dairy Farm to stop wastewater from flowing from a manure storage lagoon on the farm into a nearby creek that is a tributary of the Río Culebrinas in Puerto Rico. A recent investigation by EPA revealed that the company had violated the Clean Water Act when it discharged wastewater from its facilities. The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority operates two drinking water intakes downstream from the Vaquería La Josefina Dairy Farm.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 17, 2016

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Nation’s First Environmental Impact Bond Funds Green Infrastructure Project

Mon, 2016-10-17 08:17
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Nation’s First Environmental Impact Bond Funds Green Infrastructure Project

DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project to control storm water runoff, improve water quality

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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued the nation's first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion program to control storm water runoff and improve the district's water quality. This deal offers a new type of financial instrument to fund environmental capital projects.  

Source:  DC Water Publication Date:  October 17, 2016

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StormCon 2017 Dates, Location Announced

Fri, 2016-10-14 10:40
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Convention be held in Seattle, Aug. 27 to 31

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The nation's largest stormwater convention, StormCon, will be held in Seattle next year, Aug. 27 to 31, 2017. Most recently, the convention was held in Indianapolis and co-located with WasteCon.

Aside from sharing and learning about new storm water management techniques, StormCon is an opportunity for storm water manufacturers and surface water quality professionals to learn about regulatory agencies.

Source:  StormCon Publication Date:  October 14, 2016

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Southern Maine Resort Owners to Restore, Preserve Wetlands

Thu, 2016-10-13 09:44
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EPA, DOJ reach agreement on Clean Water Act violations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement with FKT Resort Management LLC, FKT Bayley Family Limited Partnership, Bayley’s Camping Resort Inc., Bayley Hill Deer and Trout Farm Inc., and related individuals, resolving violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to wetlands.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 13, 2016

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Water Scarcity & Drought Summit Gathers World Leaders

Wed, 2016-10-12 07:33
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Event discusses policy, technologies & more

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On Oct. 10 in Brisbane, Australia, 200 leaders from the public and private sectors, including government ministers, business and civil society leaders, and scientists took part in a historic summit on water scarcity and drought.

Source:  International Water Assn. Publication Date:  October 12, 2016

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Project Explores Conventional Treatment of Storm Water, Greywater & Treated Wastewater

Wed, 2016-10-12 07:16
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Water Research Foundation to study alternative sources for potable water supply

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The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced a new project to determine water quality parameter ranges that protect public health and enable utilities to expand their water supplies by utilizing conventional treatment of storm water, greywater and treated wastewater.

Source:  Water Research Foundation Publication Date:  October 12, 2016

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Water Council Launches ICE Institute

Wed, 2016-10-12 06:58
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Initiative seeks to aggregate emerging technologies that address water issues

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The Water Council, headquartered in Milwaukee, launched a commercialization initiative that will match manufacturers, utilities and the agricultural industry with water and water-related technology research for advancement into the marketplace. As part of an expansion of the Water Council, the Innovation. Commercialization. Exchange. (ICE) Institute will aggregate, evaluate and connect emerging technologies that address water issues across a range of industries.

Source:  The Water Council Publication Date:  October 12, 2016

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WE&RF, National Water Research Institute Enter Memorandum of Understanding

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:57
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Joint projects to improve reliability & resiliency of water resources

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Water Research Institute (NWRI)—a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Southern California—to jointly pursue projects and initiatives that improve the reliability and resiliency of water resources, including storm water, groundwater and recycled water.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  October 11, 2016

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WEF Announces Winners of MS4 Storm Water & Green Infrastructure Awards

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:53
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Categories include program management, innovation & overall highest score

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the winners of the 2016 national municipal storm water and green infrastructure awards. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the program recognizes high-performing, regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and encourages them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.  

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  October 11, 2016

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