The project will include 2.9 million acre-ft of storage
The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project (CVP) in Sacramento, Calif., began water year (WY) 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016) with 2.9 million acre-ft of water in six key CVP reservoirs (Shasta, Trinity, Folsom, New Melones and Millerton reservoirs and the federal share of the joint federal/state San Luis Reservoir). This is 47% of the 15-year average annual carryover of 6.1 million acre-ft and 200,000 acre-ft less than the amount with which the Mid-Pacific Region began WY 2015 on Oct. 1, 2014.Image: river9.jpg Publication Date: October 14, 2015
The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo, Dec. 15 to 17 in Las Vegas
Dr. E. Scott Bair of Kitty Hawk, N.C., has received the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) and the groundwater industry.
The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo, Dec. 15 to 17 in Las Vegas.Image: water21.jpg Publication Date: October 14, 2015
The conference will be held Feb. 16 to 19, 2016 in San Antonio
Environmental Connection 2016 registration is now open. The International Erosion Control Assn.’s educational event for the erosion, sediment control and storm water industry will be held Feb. 16 to 19, 2016 in San Antonio.
Environmental Connection combines intense full- and half-day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind.
Over four days, Environmental Connection provides peer–reviewed education, products and technology which address four educational tracks:Image: conference3.jpg Publication Date: October 14, 2015
The district worked with the U.S. DEA to collect 237 lb of unwanted drugs
Working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) collected 237 lb of unwanted pharmaceuticals that are often mistakenly deposited in toilets and drains and destined for local waterways.
In conjunction with the DEA Chicago Field Div., MWRD hosted the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 25 to 26, 2015, at its main office building and three water reclamation plants (WRP) across the Chicago area.Image: pharm.jpg Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Twenty-one public drinking water systems were presented awards at the 2015 Executive Management Conference in Savannah, Ga.
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 21 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on Oct. 12, 2015 in ceremonies at its 2015 Executive Management Conference in Savannah, Ga. Twelve systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, eight received the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and one was presented the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance.Image: water30.jpg Publication Date: October 13, 2015
The webinar will be held Nov. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT
Engineers, regulators, compliance specialists, land surveyors, design engineers, consultants and academics working within the storm water industry are invited to register for a free webinar titled, “Stormwater Management: Challenges and Solutions,” conducted by the National Precast Concrete Assn.
The webinar will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.Image: computer.jpg Publication Date: October 12, 2015
The grants enable the 40 organizations to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in minority and low-income communities overburdened by harmful pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants selected for award to 40 nonprofit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice (EJ) issues nationwide.Image: pollution.jpg Publication Date: October 12, 2015
The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
StormTrap LLC, and Fresh Creek Technologies Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which StormTrap will acquire Fresh Creek in a stock transaction. The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.Image: handshake.jpg Company Reference: StormTrap LLC Publication Date: October 09, 2015
Aging infrastructure remains the top concern in the water industry
Investment in technology is critical for the nation’s water industry as it strives to address aging infrastructure, reduce operating costs and comply with regulatory issues. This is one of the key findings highlighted in the 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook published by WeiserMazars LLP, an accounting, tax and advisory services firm.Image: technology.jpg Publication Date: October 09, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Outlook Finds Technology Investments Key to Addressing Water Industry Issues
Series exhibits versatility of contractor-friendly solutions for a range of infrastructure applications
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC (MIS), a subsidiary of Milliken & Co., has launched a series of how-to videos to help engineers and contractors tackle infrastructure repair and rehabilitation projects using Concrete Cloth (CC) material. The product is a flexible, cement impregnated three-dimensional fiber matrix that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, and waterproof concrete layer.Image: video.jpg Company Reference: Milliken Infrastructure Solutions Publication Date: October 08, 2015
The company was recognized for improvements to a cogeneration facility at a Miami wastewater treatment plant
The Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region recognized Poole & Kent Co. of Florida has been recognized for design-build excellence for improvements to the existing cogeneration facility at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant (SDWTP) in Miami. The project was named the Best Overall in the Water/Wastewater category as part of the organization’s 2015 Design-Build Awards program. Poole & Kent Co. of Florida is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc.Image: miami.jpg Publication Date: October 08, 2015
Entrants can submit their online entry through Nov. 15, 2015
A national competition was recently launched to reward new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean tech industries. Sponsored by Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the new program is called "Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water" and offers cash prizes, mentoring opportunities, funding for tuition/training expenses and offices for one year.Image: idea.jpg Publication Date: October 07, 2015
The award was presented at WEFTEC in Chicago
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recognized the city of Fort Worth, Texas’ Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility (VCWRF) with its Award for Excellence in Innovation for its use of WERF research to guide the implementation of a series of sustainable facility upgrades. In its fifth year, the WERF Award for Excellence in Innovation acknowledges organizations that have made improvements to wastewater and storm water collection, storage or treatment operations, facilities, or processes by applying WERF research.Image: water11.jpg Publication Date: October 07, 2015
The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) released an economic investment analysis of the Water Technology District in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, which found that $211.6 million worth of development has occurred since 2012 when it became the epicenter of water technology and freshwater research.Image: money3.jpg Publication Date: October 06, 2015
The Water Loss Control Collaborative represents an initial 30-month plan of training, technical review and assistance, and extensive outreach to water agency staff
The largest association of California drinking water professionals announced the formation of a program to educate and assist drinking water agencies in understanding and reducing unnecessary losses of precious water. The American Water Works Assn.’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) stated that the California Water Loss Control Collaborative will be a far-reaching framework designed to unify and expand independent water loss initiatives in order to meet the goals of new legislation currently awaiting action by Gov. Jerry Brown.Image: water11.jpg Publication Date: October 06, 2015
The first resource of the organization’s Stormwater Institute details the future of storm water systems in the U.S. and beyond
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently released of a new comprehensive report that details the challenges, opportunities and pathways to improving the nation’s storm water systems. The release of Rainfall to results: The future of storm water at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago coincided with the official launch of the WEF Stormwater Institute, a new center designed to address storm water issues.Image: 907068_55147424.jpg Publication Date: October 06, 2015
Transferring water research from the lab with a working prototype to real world pilot sites
The Water Council is accepting applications for its Pilot Deployment Program which is designed to help transfer research from the lab with a working prototype, to real world pilot project demonstration sites for practical application. The Program will support businesses of all sizes by acting as a launch pad to validate and commercialize products that are near market introduction.Image: 200703_6643.jpg Publication Date: October 05, 2015
Inaugural awards program and winners featured at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the first winners of a new national municipal storm water and green infrastructure awards program. 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 inspires them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.Image: award.jpg Publication Date: October 05, 2015
Report gives an update of the water sector’s efforts to transform treatment into full resource recovery
A partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and WateReuse—released the Water Resources Utility of the Future 2015 Annual Report. The report was officially released Sept. 29, 2015 during a special utility executives session at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago.Image: utility.jpg Publication Date: October 05, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Groups Release Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report
The groups claim city and state agencies have failed to fix the public health crisis in Flint, Mich.
In response to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a coalition of local citizens and national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take emergency action to secure safe, lead-free water for the city’s children and families.Image: faucet4.jpg Publication Date: October 02, 2015