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SMC Achieves Two WBE Certifications

Wed, 2016-01-13 10:57
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Recognition covers surveying & pipeline services

Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting (SMC)—a company specializing in the design, inspection, maintenance and construction of storm water infrastructure—has added surveying and pipeline services to its Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Certification as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

“We have built our business over the years by providing the highest quality services to our clients,” said Jennifer Rauhofer, P.E., president of SMC. “We are looking forward to now providing an expanded variety of services as a WBE at extraordinary value.”

Image:  graduation-diploma-1240310 WWD.jpg Publication Date:  January 13, 2016

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Bureau of Reclamation Selects 16 Entities for Youth Programs

Wed, 2016-01-13 09:51
Source:  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The master cooperative agreements cover five years and will speed up award funding for youth programs as projects become available

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has selected 16 entities from throughout the United States to participate in its youth conservation and youth intern partnership programs. The master cooperative agreements cover five years and will speed up award funding for youth programs as projects become available. No funding is associated or guaranteed with these agreements.

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Bureau of Reclamation Selects 16 Entities for Youth Programs

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EPA Opens Nominations for Annual Environmental Merit Awards in New England

Tue, 2016-01-12 08:54
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Nominations are due by Feb. 12

EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. Award categories are available for individuals, businesses, governmental entities and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category.

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EPA Opens Nominations for Annual Environmental Merit Awards in New England

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Imbrium Releases PCSWMM for Stormceptor

Mon, 2016-01-11 11:18
Source:  Imbrium Systems Deck: 

Tool provides users with an easy way to determine the appropriate-sized separator for a site

Imbrium Systems has announced the release of the online PCSWMM for Stormceptor, an advanced storm water treatment sizing and design tool. PCSWMM for Stormceptor is a fast, easy way to determine the most appropriate-sized hydrodynamic separator or oil grit separator for your site.

PCSWMM for Stormceptor uses continuous simulation modeling to determine the most appropriate-sized Stormceptor treatment system for a site. The tool is based on the U.S. EPA’s Storm Water Management Model.

Image:  SWS N Ibrium 1-11.jpg Company Reference:  Imbrium Systems Corp. Publication Date:  January 11, 2016

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California State Water Board Adopts Storm Water Strategy

Mon, 2016-01-11 09:10
Source:  California State Water Board Deck: 

Plan will optimize resource management of storm water

The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted an innovative statewide Storm Water Strategy that advances storm water management in California as a resource for present and future water needs.

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California State Water Board Adopts Storm Water Strategy

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Imagine H2O Water Data Challenge Finalists Announced

Fri, 2016-01-08 09:02
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The annual water innovation program selects ten data startups to participate in the Imagine H2O Accelerator

Imagine H2O selected ten startups to advance to its seventh annual Accelerator Program. The companies were chosen from a global field of more than 90 entrants to Imagine H2O’s Water Data Challenge, which identified promising startups that deliver water-focused data and analytics solutions.

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Imagine H2O Water Data Challenge Finalists Announced

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Media Approved for Use in Washington State

Thu, 2016-01-07 09:52
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Washington State Department of Ecology bestows General Use Level Designation on Contech’s PhosphoSorb media

Contech Engineered Solutions has announced that the Stormwater Management StormFilter with PhosphoSorb media has achieved a General Use Level Designation (GULD) for basic (TSS) and phosphorus treatment from Washington State Department of Ecology.

The StormFilter was the first technology to receive a GULD for basic treatment using ZPG media. The PhosphoSorb media has been researched and engineered by Contech to achieve the highest phosphorus removal from a proprietary system in Washington State’s field evaluation program.  

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NGWREF Establishes Memorial Scholarship for Western Hydro Cofounder

Thu, 2016-01-07 09:34
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Richard Haderer served as president and CFO of Western Hydro Inc. for 38 years

Paul Haderer, brother of the late Richard Haderer—a fellow cofounder of Western Hydro Inc. of Hayward, Calif.—has made a gift to the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to establish a scholarship named in honor of Richard.

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NGWREF Establishes Memorial Scholarship for Western Hydro Cofounder

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Templates Help Midwest Users Rethink Storm Water Management

Wed, 2016-01-06 09:43
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Chicago-area government, nonprofit and for-profit groups worked together on green infrastructure design templates, an outcome of ongoing collaboration to address urban flooding

As communities across the Midwest seek solutions to reduce sewer and basement back-ups and other costly effects of urban flooding, a collaboration in Chicago has produced free green infrastructure design templates for the Midwest and Great Lakes region, vetted and designed by experts and now available online. 

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USDA Launches New Effort to Help Iowa Farmers Conserve Water

Wed, 2016-01-06 09:16
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U.S. secretary of agriculture announces additional support for Iowa producers to improve nutrient management and water quality efforts

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced a host of new efforts to help Iowa’s farmers and livestock producers conserve water and soil resources and improve nutrient management practices on the state's 30 million acres of farmland. Vilsack said the U.S.

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New Effort to Help Iowa Farmers Conserve Water

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Designing Drainage Master Plan in New York

Tue, 2016-01-05 13:06
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The project will serve a 40-sq-mile area in Orange County

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract to develop a drainage master plan for a 40-square-mile area in Orange County, N.Y.

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Porous Pave Wins Innovation Award

Tue, 2016-01-05 10:57
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Pour-in-place permeable paving material attains gold-level recognition for excellence in product design at IIDEXCanada

Porous Pave was judged a gold-level winner for product design in the 2015 IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition. An eco-friendly green building product, Porous Pave is a highly porous, flexible and durable pour-in-place, permeable pavement material. Porous Pave XL consists of 50% recycled rubber chips and 50% stone aggregate with a proprietary liquid binder.

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Porous Pave Wins Innovation Award

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USGS Records Historic Christmas Flooding in Arkansas

Mon, 2016-01-04 10:57
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Heavy rainfall of up to 10 in. in northern and western Arkansas that fell during the Christmas weekend is still causing major flooding in some areas

More than 30 streamgages in Arkansas operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) experienced a “top 10” flood during the Christmas weekend, meaning this flood event was one of the ten largest flood events ever recorded at these streamgages. 

“Unfortunately, the Christmas floods are ones for the record books,” said Jonathan Gillip, a USGS hydrologist based in Little Rock. “At some streamgages, particularly in the northwestern part of the state, we’ve seen water levels and data indicating this was one of the top one or two floods ever recorded by the USGS in that area.”

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Missouri Communities Face Major Flooding

Mon, 2016-01-04 10:42
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Evacuations continue as 19 levees deemed “highly vulnerable to flooding”

AccuWeather reports intense flooding has killed at least 20 people and forced hundreds of roads to close across Missouri and Illinois. Rain-swollen rivers will set records in the Mississippi River basin through much of January.

Flooding on the middle and lower portion of the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries may reach levels not seen during the winter months since records began being kept during the mid-1800s.

In addition to the Mississippi, flooding is occurring or is forecast along the Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Meramec, Red and other rivers.

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Missouri Communities Face Major Flooding

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Filters Earn EPA Approval for Reducing Coliform Bacteria

Thu, 2015-12-31 13:03
Source:  Fabco Industries Inc. Deck: 

The media reduces coliform bacteria in storm water, industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater applications

FabGuard media used in Fabco’s StormBasin, StormSafe and patented Helix treatment systems has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for reducing coliform bacteria in storm water, industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater applications.

Fabco Industries has spent more than 15 years developing and manufacturing water filtration products for businesses and communities looking to reduce pollutants from storm water and wastewater flows.

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San Francisco Bay Flood Protection Levee Project Receives Army Corps Approval

Thu, 2015-12-31 09:34
Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Deck: 

The project will protect Santa Clara County communities ringing the southern part of the San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels

On Friday Dec. 18, 2015 the U.S. Army Corps chief of engineers signed a report recommending Congress authorize the first phase of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project for construction. The Santa Clara Valley Water District and State Coastal Conservancy have been working in partnership with the Army Corps for more than 10 years on this major flood risk management and ecosystem restoration project that will protect Santa Clara County communities ringing the southern part of the San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels.

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EPA Announces $44 Million to Improve Water Quality, Infrastructure in Arizona, Nevada

Thu, 2015-12-31 09:27
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The money will fund statewide improvements in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $44 million in funding to Arizona and Nevada for investment in statewide improvements in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution.

“This substantial investment at the federal level helps communities develop the infrastructure needed for clean, safe drinking water and proper wastewater treatment,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “EPA is committed to protecting the water resources so important to public health and local economies.”

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EPA Announces $44 Million to Improve Water Quality, Infrastructure in Arizona, Nevada

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Managed Aquifer Recharge Growing as Tool to Cope with Water Shortages

Tue, 2015-12-29 08:26
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Managed aquifer recharge captures available water and moves it under controlled conditions into aquifers

As many states expect continued drought in 2016 and beyond, the management of aquifers—underground geologic formations that retain groundwater—will be increasingly important, according to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) captures available water during wet periods, during periods of local demand, or water that would be lost otherwise—then moves this water under controlled conditions into underground reservoirs called aquifers.

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ARCSA Partners With Green Builder Coalition on Water Efficiency Rating Score

Tue, 2015-12-29 08:07
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

The agreement addresses continuing education units for ARCSA accredited professionals and WERS verifiers, and announces support for ARCSA-ASPE-ANSI Standards 63 and 78 as the rainwater and storm water standards used in both the WERS and its training curriculum

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) announced an alliance with the Green Builder Coalition on the advancement of water efficiency and rainwater harvesting through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) program. To formalize the occasion, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by the Coalition's executive director, Mike Collignon and ARCSA's president, David Crawford.

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Settlements Require Puerto Rico to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure

Mon, 2015-12-28 10:33
Source:  U.S. Department of Justice Deck: 

Between 2005 and 2013, EPA documented that agencies were discharging untreated sewage and other pollutants from their storm sewer systems into water bodies in violation of the Clean Water Act

Under two settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), three Puerto Rico government agencies have agreed to upgrade portions of storm water systems they own within the municipality of San Juan.

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Settlements Require Puerto Rico to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure

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