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Ontario Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives Sustainable Infrastructure Award

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:58
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

The Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility is the first project in Canada to receive this verification

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Ontario on the shoreline of Lake Huron, earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award. This project is the first ISI Envision verification in Canada, and first wastewater facility to be ISI Envision-verified in North America.

Image:  canada.jpg Publication Date:  March 04, 2015

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Water Instrumentation Market to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2020

Tue, 2015-03-03 11:10
Source:  Global Industry Analysts Inc. Deck: 

A growing awareness of the importance of water testing is driving the growth of the instrumentation market, according to a new report

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) announced the release of a comprehensive global report on water analysis instrumentation. The report, titled “Water Analysis Instrumentation: A Global Strategic Business Report,” indicates that the global market for water analysis instrumentation is projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2020, driven by the ubiquity of water testing for residential, commercial and industrial uses.

Image:  chemical.jpg Publication Date:  March 03, 2015

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EPA Recognizes 16 Organizations for Climate Leadership

Tue, 2015-03-03 10:46
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Climate Leadership Awards recognize organizations & individuals taking action to combat climate change

From a partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S.

Image:  water27.jpg Publication Date:  March 03, 2015

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100 Resilient Cities Partners with MWH Global

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:44
Source:  MWH Global Deck: 

The partnership will provide advisory & technical support services to improve water & wastewater systems & address other water-related risks in 100RC member cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, announced a new partnership with MWH Global, which will provide advisory and technical support services to improve water and wastewater systems and address other water-related risks in 100RC member cities.

Image:  wwd_chicago1.jpg Publication Date:  March 02, 2015

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Erosion Control Technology Council Announces Board of Directors

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:31
Source:  Erosion Control Technology Council Deck: 

Dianne Hitt will serve as chairman of the board

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) announced a new board of directors for 2015 to 2016.

ECTC members have elected Diane Hitt (East Coast Erosion Blankets LLC) as chairman, Jerry Bohannon (American Excelsior Co.) as vice chairman, and Jeff Ward (Central Fiber LLC) as secretary/treasurer. Tim Lancaster (North American Green) and Scott Harrison (Terra Novo) will serve as at-large directors of the ECTC board of directors.

Image:  conference2.jpg Publication Date:  March 02, 2015

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Profile Introduces Topsoil Alternative

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:24
Source:  Profile Products LLC Deck: 

The media establishes vegetation in poor soil conditions

Profile Products introduced ProGanics biotic soil media (BSM), a patent-pending engineered soil media (ESM) to help establish sustainable vegetation in near-impossible conditions.

Image:  plants.jpg Company Reference:  Profile Products LLC Publication Date:  February 27, 2015

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BREW Seeks Applicants for Next Round of Seed Funding

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:13
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

Up to eight winners will be selected by June 23 to participate in Round III beginning in September

The BREW, a place-based global seed accelerator for water technology startups led by The Water Council, is launching Round III of the program. The application process opens March 1 at 8 a.m. CST and will accept applications from around the world through March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Up to eight winners will be selected by June 23 to participate in Round III beginning in September.

Image:  money3.jpg Publication Date:  February 27, 2015

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IECA Presents Awards at Environmental Connection 2015

Thu, 2015-02-26 11:33
Source:  IECA Deck: 

The organization named Sustained Contributor, Young Professional, Contractor & Organization of the Year Awards

The International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) named its 2014 Environmental Excellence winners at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Ore. Jason (J.P.) P. Johns, P.E., was announced as the Sustained Contributor; Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI was awarded the Young Professional of the Year; Construction EcoServices was named the Contractor of the Year; and Guatemalan Sediment and Erosion Control Assn. was awarded the Organization of the Year.

Image:  award.jpg Publication Date:  February 26, 2015

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EnviroCert Enters Licensing Agreement with ESCA Canada

Thu, 2015-02-26 11:12
Source:  EnviroCert Intl. Inc. Deck: 

The agreement was signed after a two-year negotiation

EnviroCert Intl. Inc.’s (ECI) board of directors announced that ECI has completed a two-year negotiation and entered into a licensing agreement with Erosion Sediment Control Assn. of Canada (ESCAC).

Image:  canada.jpg Publication Date:  February 26, 2015

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Washington Department of Ecology Proposes 165 Clean Water Projects

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:34
Source:  Washington Department of Ecology Deck: 

The proposed grants & loans are valued at approximately $229 million

Grants and loans valued at approximately $229 million are proposed for 165 clean water projects across Washington. The money would go to communities all over the state to help fund infrastructure projects and help protect water and the environment.

Image:  spokane.jpg Publication Date:  February 25, 2015

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New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for LEED Green Building Program

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:25
Source:  U.S. Green Building Council Deck: 

Support increases with knowledge of LEED’s positive impact on job creation & cost savings

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll. The nationwide poll found that 79% of Republicans and 89% of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings. 

The poll also found that a strong majority supports the criteria LEED uses to determine a building’s sustainability, including saving money through energy and water efficiency and creating jobs.

Image:  solar.jpg Publication Date:  February 25, 2015

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Storm Water Monitoring Contract Issued for Port of Long Beach

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:32
Source:  Alta Water Resources Deck: 

The storm water monitoring program will be implemented at 22 sites throughout the California port complex

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has awarded a multi-year, $1,010,000 contract to Alta Environmental. Under this contract, Alta will help the port and port tenants comply with the new California Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) by implementing a storm water monitoring program at 22 sites throughout the port complex. Alta will also provide strategic consulting, design and implementation, and an analysis of its findings, as part of the contract.

Image:  longbeach.jpg Publication Date:  February 24, 2015

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AbTech Receives Notice to Proceed on Nassau County Storm Water Site

Tue, 2015-02-24 10:26
Source:  AbTech Deck: 

Work under the $12 million contract will begin immediately

Abtech Holdings Inc. has received from the commissioner of public works of Nassau County, N.Y., a notice to proceed with completion of the engineering design services for the first county-owned storm water site to be outfitted with a storm water treatment device under the $12 million NTE (not-to-exceed) storm water management contract (Number S8201002D) awarded to AbTech by Nassau County in October 2013. Work will commence immediately on the site located beneath Marjorie Lane, East Rockaway in Bay Park Long Island, N.Y.

Image:  918518_48853181.jpg Company Reference:  AbTech Industries Publication Date:  February 24, 2015

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FEMA Awards Technical Services Contract to Joint Venture

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:29
Source:  Michael Baker Intl. Deck: 

The contract is valued at $30.1 million

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded North Wind Resource Partners JV (NWRP), comprised of North Wind Resource Consulting LLC and Michael Baker, Jr. Inc., (a Michael Baker Intl. company) a technical services contract in support of FEMA’s National MT-1 Processing Services project. NWRP is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified small business joint venture that qualifies for small business status through the special provisions of the SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé agreement between the SBA, North Wind Resource Consulting and Michael Baker.

Image:  contract.jpg Publication Date:  February 23, 2015

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Nilex Acquires Geosynthetics Distributor

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:15
Source:  Nilex Deck: 

The acquisition expands the company's footprint to the Utah, Idaho & Nevada markets

Nilex Inc. has acquired Salt Lake City, Utah-based geosynthetics distributor GeoDynamics. With this deal, Nilex, an Executive Council member of the Geosynthetics Materials Assn., gains a foothold in the Utah, Idaho and Nevada markets. The company already has U.S. operations in Denver, which serves Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming and Montana.

Image:  soil2.jpg Publication Date:  February 23, 2015

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Propex Names Director of Marketing for Geosolutions

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:52
Source:  Propex Operating Co. LLC Deck: 

Andy Durham, P.E., has more than 16 years of experience in consulting, technical sales & product management

Global geosynthetic and erosion control solutions company Propex Operating Co. LLC announced the appointment of Andy Durham, P.E., as director of marketing for geosolutions. Durham is a registered professional engineer with more than 16 years of experience in consulting, technical sales and product management in solutions for civil and geotechnical engineering applications.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Company Reference:  Propex Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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Michael Baker Intl. Acquires Pacific Municipal Consultants

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:44
Source:  Michael Baker Intl. Deck: 

The acquisition expands the firm's California presence

Michael Baker Intl., a global provider of engineering and consulting services, will further expand its West Coast operations with the acquisition of Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC). A  provider of planning, environmental and municipal services, PMC has expertise in environmental services and customized development projects. The firm has a diverse client base, 140 employees and seven offices in key California markets.

Image:  california.jpg Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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Patti Eng. Completes Texas Infrastructure Automation Project

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:44
Source:  Patti Eng. Deck: 

Engineering team made improvements to allow central control & remote equipment management, as well as save energy & reduce operating costs

Patti Eng. Inc. announced details of a project it completed for Siemens Industry’s Infrastructure & Cities Sector. Siemens hired Patti Eng. in 2014 to support its Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas water and wastewater infrastructure project. Fair Oaks Ranch had antiquated nearly obsolete equipment which required labor intensive monitoring and was energy inefficient and difficult to maintain.

Image:  water.jpg Publication Date:  February 19, 2015

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SBA Approves Environmental Consulting Mentor‑Protégé Agreement

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:14
Source:  SCS Eng. Deck: 

SCS Eng. will provide management, technical and federal contracting expertise, along with general and administrative assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the Harris Environmental Group and SCS Eng. The SBA Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program (8(a) SDB) is designed to enable larger firms to provide business development assistance to 8(a) SDB Program participants.

Image:  1446045_27336929.jpg Publication Date:  February 19, 2015

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Funding Secured for Chicago Storm Water Diversion Tunnel

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:03
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Construction on the mile-long tunnel to divert storm water from the North Branch of the Chicago River will break ground this summer

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rep. Mike Quigley, 39th Ward Alderman Margaret Laurino and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) announced the city of Chicago has secured the remaining funds needed to build the Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel through a federal Community Development Block Grant. The storm water diversion tunnel will reduce the danger of floods that have plagued the northwest side neighborhood in recent years.

Image:  unnamed.jpg Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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