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EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:25
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Thirty-seven organizations will receive grants to help protect and restore urban waters

July 18, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities.

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EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

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EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Collaborative

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:16
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA and six government agencies release letter of support for green infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Green Infrastructure Collaborative with the support of six other government agencies at the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Interior, U.S.

Image:  EPA Green Infrastructure Collaborative.jpg Publication Date:  July 17, 2014

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Registration Open for Bentley’s Infrastructure Conference

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:04
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

The conference will take place in London, Nov. 4 to 6

Registration is now open for Bentley Systems Inc.’s The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, being held Nov. 4 to 6 at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K.

Image:  Bentley Year in INfrastructure Conference.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  July 17, 2014

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CGLA Infrastructure to Host 6th Annual Leadership Forum

Wed, 2014-07-16 09:52
Source:  CGLA Infrastructure Deck: 

Forum events will be held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28 to 30, 2014

Join more than 500 executives at the 6th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum where attendees will have the opportunity to build their businesses, see into the future and fortify their network. All events will take place at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of Washington, D.C., from Oct. 28 to 30, 2014.

Image:  GCLA Leadership Forum.jpg Publication Date:  July 16, 2014

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Global Energy, Mining, Utilities Trends Report Released

Wed, 2014-07-16 09:30
Source:  Mergermarket Deck: 

The report records key findings from the first half of 2014

Mergermarket released its “Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report” for the first half (H1) of 2014.

A few key findings from the report include:

Image:  Global Energy Mining Utilities Trends Report .jpg Publication Date:  July 16, 2014

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First Truckloads of MWRD Biosolids Delivered to Chicago Park

Tue, 2014-07-15 10:33
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

With improved soil quality, turf grass at Maggie Daley Park will be healthier and more durable

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioners were on hand as the first truckloads of MWRD biosolids were delivered to the future Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago recently.

Image:  Photo courtesy of MWRD Publication Date:  July 15, 2014

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NACWA, AMWA Release Water Resilience Summit Report

Tue, 2014-07-15 09:57
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

NACWA and AMWA identify several collaborative actions to advance water sector resilience

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps white paper.

Image:  NACWA, AMWA Release Summit Report.jpg Publication Date:  July 15, 2014

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California Launches Conservation Campaign

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:05
Source:  iEfficient Deck: 

iEfficient is a coordinated, multimedia public outreach campaign that urges water conservation

As California faces its most severe drought in recent history, 15 water agencies and city governments from around the Inland Empire will launch iEfficient, a coordinated, multimedia public outreach campaign to urge water conservation.

Image:  iEfficient Campaign.jpg Publication Date:  July 14, 2014

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Xylem Relocates North Carolina Branch

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:43
Source:  Xylem Inc. Deck: 

The new location will feature a larger office and shop with more than 10,000 combined sq ft

Xylem relocated its Garner, N.C. branch. This Xylem branch features Godwin products and Flygt pumps for construction and mining.

After 14 years at 3733 Conquest Dr., the branch has moved five miles into a larger office and shop, and is now located at the following address:

300 Sigma Dr.
Garner, NC 27529

The branch phone number, 919.661.6061, and all cell phones will remain the same.

Company Reference:  Xylem Publication Date:  July 14, 2014

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House Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:38
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The bill includes a significant budget increase for the Army Corps of Engineers

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill with strong support in a vote of 253-170. The $34 billion appropriations bill includes a significant budget increase for the Army Corps of Engineers, an agency responsible for civil works projects including flood risk management, navigation, recreation, infrastructure and environmental stewardship.  Rep. Gene Green released the following statement:

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Tensar Corporation Acquired by Castle Harlan

Fri, 2014-07-11 10:13
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Castle Harlan Inc. is a global private equity firm based in New York City

Tensar Corporation announced that it has been acquired by Castle Harlan Inc., a New York-based, middle-market private equity firm.

Company Reference:  Tensar International Corporation Publication Date:  July 11, 2014

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Filtrexx to Host Compost-BMP Webinar Series

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:02
Source:  Filtrexx Intl. Deck: 

The webinar focus on how and where compost-BMPs fit into LEED rating systems

Filtrexx will host its LEED/Green Building webinar, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. This one-hour webinar will cover the basics of the LEED Green Building Rating and Certification program and how Filtrexx products are being used to maximize credit accrual. The webinar also focus on how and where compost-BMPs fit into the LEED rating systems.

Attendees to the webinar will learn:

Image:  Filtrexx Webinar.jpg Company Reference:  Filtrexx International LLC Publication Date:  July 11, 2014

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DC Water Announces Sale of $350 Million Green Century Bonds

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:55
Source:  DC Water Deck: 

The 100-year final maturity marks first U.S. municipal century bond issued by a water/wastewater utility

DC Water issued $350 million in taxable, green century bonds, marking several firsts for the authority and the municipal sector. The 100-year final maturity represents the first municipal century bond issued by a water/wastewater utility in the U.S. It also represents DC Water's inaugural green bond issue and the first "certified" green bond in the U.S debt capital markets with an independent second party sustainability opinion.

Image:  DC Water Green Century Bonds.jpg Publication Date:  July 11, 2014

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The Water Council Launches Collaborative Innovation Platform

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:46
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

New platform presents innovative, practical solutions to the water challenges

The Water Council, the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the innovationExchange and inno360 have formed a partnership to rapidly expand Milwaukee’s global presence in water innovation and leadership. By harnessing the power of today’s most advanced collaborative innovation technologies, together they will dramatically increase and improve public-private sector water-related collaborative research. This system links the knowledge economy with the innovation economy by providing an interface for academics, industry, investors and manufacturers.

Image:  Water Council Innovation Platform.jpg Publication Date:  July 11, 2014

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Grey to Green Conference to Feature Biophilic Design Developments

Thu, 2014-07-10 09:52
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Bill Browning, a leader on biophilic design, will be a keynote speaker at the conference

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is to announced Bill Browning, a leader on biophilic design, will be a keynote speaker at the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, Aug. 25, 2014. Browning will be presenting his latest research findings on the neuroscience behind biophilic design and how this translates into improved employee health and productivity.

Image:  Green Infrastructure Study.jpg Publication Date:  July 10, 2014

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Springfield, Mo., Wins Environmental Innovation Award

Thu, 2014-07-10 09:45
Source:  SCS Engineers Deck: 

Springfield, Mo., recognized for its innovative solution to leachate management

The Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) recently named the city of Springfield, Mo., as winner of the 2014 Outstanding Award in Waste Management for Environmental Innovation for the planning, design and implementation of the city’s leachate management at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill.

Image:  Springfield Environmental Innovation Award.jpg Publication Date:  July 10, 2014

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Large Rivers in U.S. Becoming Less Acidic, USGS Study Shows

Wed, 2014-07-09 09:48
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Several large rivers in the U.S. are less acidic now, due to decreasing acidic inputs

A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study showed that alkalinity, a measurement of a river's capacity to neutralize acid inputs, has increased over the past 65 years in 14 of the 23 rivers assessed in the U.S.

Image:  USGS Rivers Study.jpg Publication Date:  July 09, 2014

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Chicago to Host 2014 Water Summit

Wed, 2014-07-09 09:06
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Experts will share perspectives and strategies for progressive, adaptable water management

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and World Business Chicago (WBC), with support from the city of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and Chicago Sisters Cities Intl., will jointly present Chicago Water Summit 2014: Global Lessons from Great Water Cities, Monday, July 21 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. CST at The Mid-America Club in Chicago.

Image:  Chicago Water Summit 2014.jpg Publication Date:  July 09, 2014

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EPA Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient

Tue, 2014-07-08 11:42
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Smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover from disaster

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens, to manage storm water.

Image:  EPA Flood Resiliance Checklist .jpg Publication Date:  July 08, 2014

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Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the U.S.

Tue, 2014-07-08 09:20
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EPA acting assistant administrator for water shares facts on the proposed rule

There has been some confusion about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule under the Clean Water Act. Nancy Stoner, acting assistant administrator for water, put together a blog to share the facts with you.

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