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MWRD Calumet Plant Disinfection Facility Begins Operation

Mon, 2015-07-20 09:44
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The new facility is designed to improve the water entering the Chicago Area Waterways

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman and other community leaders joined the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) in unveiling the new disinfection facility at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) on Friday July 17.

The new facility is designed to improve the water entering the Chicago Area Waterways (CAWS) from the treatment facility that serves more than 1 million people in a 300-sq-mile area covering the South Side of Chicago and surrounding south suburbs.

Image:  ribboncutting.jpg Publication Date:  July 20, 2015

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Crystalstream Technology Receives Approval in Virginia

Fri, 2015-07-17 09:53
Source:  Crystalstream Technologies Deck: 

The technology received the highest ranking given to any hydrodynamic product by this reviewing agency

Crystalstream Technologies announced the latest approval of its technology in Virginia. After extensive review of the company’s third-party field testing by the reviewing agency for the Virginia BMP Clearinghouse, the technology has been given a ranking of 25% removal efficiency for total phosphorus.

Image:  check.jpg Publication Date:  July 17, 2015

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USDA, NASA Expand Partnership

Fri, 2015-07-17 09:21
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

The expanded partnership is designed to better predict wildfires and monitor drought from space

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman announced an expanded partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) designed to better protect America's working lands, predict and prevent natural disasters, and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and agriculture.

Image:  drought4.jpg Publication Date:  July 17, 2015

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U.S., Navajo Nation EPAs Enter Agreements with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Thu, 2015-07-16 09:18
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The agreements will help bring a Navajo wastewater treatment facility into compliance with clean water acts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Navajo Nation EPA (NNEPA) announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance both with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.

Image:  navajo.jpg Publication Date:  July 16, 2015

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Leadership Summit to Showcase 'One Water' Future

Thu, 2015-07-16 09:09
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The summit will be held Aug. 26 to 28, 2015

The One Water Leadership Summit (OWLS) will be held Aug. 26 to 28, 2015, in San Francisco. This year’s summit offers opportunities to learn how practitioners are applying the “One Water” and integrated water management concepts in the context of a changing and variable climate within the utilities as well as the water sector generally.

Image:  conference.jpg Publication Date:  July 16, 2015

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EPA Honors Winners of Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Wed, 2015-07-15 09:04
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Technologies tackle climate change, water and chemical issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing green chemistry technologies that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development.

Image:  chemical.jpg Publication Date:  July 15, 2015

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Orange Water & Sewer Authority Receives Partnership for Safe Water Award

Wed, 2015-07-15 08:59
Source:  American Water Works Assn. Deck: 

Staff received the award for successfully maintaining a high level of performance for 10 years

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s (OWASA) Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant staff has received the 10-Year Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. OWASA is located in Carrboro, N.C.

OWASA was one of a select group of utilities honored by the partnership at the recent annual conference of the American Water Works Assn. OWASA staff received the award for successfully maintaining a high level of performance for 10 years.

Image:  award2.jpg Publication Date:  July 15, 2015

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City of San Jose Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

Tue, 2015-07-14 09:41
Source:  Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys Deck: 

The city is seeking to hold the company responsible for contamination of San Francisco Bay

The city of San Jose, Calif., filed a lawsuit to hold Monsanto Co. responsible for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination that finds its way into the city’s storm water that flows into San Francisco Bay. The State Water Resources Control Board recently issued a tentative order affecting San Jose’s storm water operations and potentially reducing the total maximum daily load (TMDL) specifically aimed at PCBs.

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City of San Jose Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

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New Jersey Pipe Plant Wins Citation of Merit Award

Tue, 2015-07-14 09:27
Source:  Oldcastle Precast Deck: 

This is the second year in a row the plant has won the award

Oldcastle Precast’s Folsom Pipe Plant has been presented New Jersey’s Citation of Merit Award for their achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries for the second consecutive year (2013 – 2014).

The award, given to companies without any work-related lost time from injury or illness over one year to four consecutive years, respectively, was presented to Oldcastle Precast on May 6, 2015 at New Jersey’s Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program.

Image:  image003.png Company Reference:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  July 14, 2015

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Model Shows Severe Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Season Approaching

Mon, 2015-07-13 11:25
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The 2015 harmful algal bloom season is projected to be among the most severe in recent years

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

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Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Bioproducts, Biofuels From Algae

Mon, 2015-07-13 11:00
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy Deck: 

The projects will aim to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment and achieve national energy security.

Image:  gas.jpg Publication Date:  July 13, 2015

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Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA Industrial Stormwater Permit

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:26
Source:  Waterkeeper Alliance Deck: 

The lawsuit challenges effluent limits and the lack of monitoring requirements

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Industrial Stormwater Permit, formally known as the Multi Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (MSGP).

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Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA’s Industrial Stormwater Permit

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Public-Private Partnership Launches New AmeriCorps Program

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:04
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The partnership is part of the Obama Administration’s effort to build climate resilience nationwide

Building on the President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service, announced a new commitment to launch a Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program.

Image:  200703_6643.jpg Publication Date:  July 10, 2015

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ARCSA Partners with Water Efficiency Organization

Thu, 2015-07-09 10:45
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

Both organizations advocate sustainable use of water

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has partnered with Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) to promote water efficiency in conjunction with rainwater harvesting. To formalize the occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed by AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson and ARCSA's President David Crawford.

Image:  water30.jpg Publication Date:  July 09, 2015

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IECA Announces Search for New Director

Thu, 2015-07-09 10:40
Source:  IECA Deck: 

The association is seeking a new director to implement its new strategic plan

The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One has begun a search for a new executive director to lead IECA through the implementation of the organization’s new strategic plan. The strategic plan focuses on key areas such as: membership growth and benefits, delving more deeply into new educational opportunities, and forging new and expanded organizational partnerships.

Image:  papers.jpg Publication Date:  July 09, 2015

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Bureau of Reclamation Provides $1.5 Million for River Basin Studies

Wed, 2015-07-08 09:39
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The bureau selected the Salinas and Carmel River Basins in California and Lower Santa Cruz River Basin in Arizona as subjects for basin studies

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced that the bureau will use $1.5 million to partner with water managers in Arizona, California and New Mexico to conduct comprehensive water studies. This funding will help complete two basin studies and develop plans of study for two more.

Image:  basin.jpg Publication Date:  July 08, 2015

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Gates Foundation Executive to Keynote 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Wed, 2015-07-08 09:20
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The symposium will be held Sept. 13 to 16 in Seattle

The 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium will bring together water managers and industry leaders in Seattle, Sept. 13 to 16, 2015 to learn what’s working, what’s not and what’s next in water reuse policy, operations, technology and public perception. The comprehensive program will include more than 100 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, facility tours and an exhibit hall.

Image:  speaker4.jpg Publication Date:  July 08, 2015

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New Center to Advance Drought Research, Preparedness

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:15
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in June 2015. It will be administered through CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

Image:  816805_39746116.jpg Publication Date:  July 07, 2015

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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:05
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

A group of major U.S. cities filed an amicus curiae brief in the litigation, illustrating the importance of the watershed approach for large municipal governments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay in American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. v. U.S. EPA.

Image:  chesapeake.jpg Publication Date:  July 07, 2015

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MWRD Wins Seven NACWA Awards

Mon, 2015-07-06 10:05
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The district won five Platinum Peak Performance Awards for facilities meeting 100% compliance with NPDES permits over a five-year period

The National Association for Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) with seven awards for its record in meeting compliance for water treatment.

Image:  Calumet Water Reclamation Plant Publication Date:  July 06, 2015

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