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EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Funding

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:46
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Twelve community-based organizations receive funding to address environmental justice issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced competitive cooperative agreements with 12 community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide.

Image:  EPA Environmental Justice Funding.jpg Publication Date:  September 18, 2014

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McAdams Offers New Service Line

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:37
Source:  John R. McAdams Co. Deck: 

Ken Williams Jr. will provide in-house subsurface utility engineering services

McAdams has brought on board one of the Triangle area’s top experts in subsurface utility engineering (SUE) service, Ken Williams Jr. With this type of service capability, McAdams clients can benefit with significant cost savings during construction, a reduction in delays and increased safety to contractors during construction caused by cutting, damaging or discovering unidentified utility lines, as well as assistance in the increasingly user-friendly GIS database systems. 

Image:  McAdams Subsurface Utility Engineering Services.jpg Publication Date:  September 18, 2014

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WERF, WRF Study Shows Economic Impact of Water Utility Sector

Wed, 2014-09-17 09:40
Source:  WEF, WERF Deck: 

Thirty water utilities support $524 billion in economic activity; provide 289,000 jobs

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) released the executive report to a new study exploring the significant impact the water utility sector has on the U.S. economy.

Image:  WEF WERF Water Utility Sector Report.jpg Publication Date:  September 17, 2014

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APWA Introduces New Intl. Public Works Congress Exhibitor Awards

Wed, 2014-09-17 09:31
Source:  APWA Deck: 

The two new awards include the “Best Booth Award” and the “Best New Product”

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) recently introduced two new APWA Exhibitor awards during the APWA 2014 Intl. Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. “This year, the APWA Congress Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall included over 350 vendors, which traditionally form an integral feature of the annual Congress. APWA wanted to kick off a meaningful program to recognize and honor them,” said APWA Meetings Director Dana Priddy.

Image:  APWA Booth Awards.jpg Publication Date:  September 17, 2014

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AWWA Receives Commerce Award to Spur Exports

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:20
Source:  AWWA Deck: 

AWWA will receive $299,955 to help facilitate U.S. water sector exports

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that it will receive a $299,955 award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program to help facilitate U.S. water sector exports.

Image:  AWWA Commerce Award.jpg Company Reference:  American Water Works Association Publication Date:  September 16, 2014

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NPCA Sponsors Storm Water, Environmental Seminar

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:12
Source:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Deck: 

The seminar will provide attendees with cost-effective solutions for local storm water issues

The National Precast Concrete Assn. is sponsoring the “Taking Raleigh by Storm(water) Stormwater and Environmental Seminar,” Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Publication Date:  September 16, 2014

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Cincinnati Sewer District Stays on Top of Wet Weather Overflows

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:15
Source:  GE Deck: 

Proficy Software platform will provide system-wide view of what is happening across watersheds

The city of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has standardized its Proficy Software platform for optimizing its wet weather facilities, equipment and operations. Proficy solutions will assist the city’s management in bringing together disparate pieces of information about their wastewater system from remote locations to provide a system-wide view of what is really happening across their watersheds.

Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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Hydro Intl. Establishes Singapore Office

Mon, 2014-09-15 10:10
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

Andy Tang will serve as regional business manager for the Asia-Pacific region

Hydro Intl. has opened an office in Singapore as a center for its business across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

As part of a program to establish a direct presence in international locations, Hydro has appointed Andy Tang as APAC regional business manager to run the Singapore office and develop sales distributorships across the region.

Image:  Hydro Intl. Singapore Office.jpg Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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FAA Approves Polypropylene Pipe for Airport Water Collection, Disposal

Mon, 2014-09-15 10:07
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

Approval expands available solutions for important airport infrastructure upgrades

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved polypropylene pipe for subsurface water collection and disposal at civilian airports. The decision to recognize polypropylene pipe as an equal alternative to other materials enables design engineers and contractors to leverage the benefits of the lightweight, cost-effective and durable solution for water collection and removal under airfield pavements.

Image:  FAA Pipe Approval Commerical Airports.jpg Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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IECA Announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award Winner

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:44
Source:  IECA Region One Deck: 

James E. Sprague, CPESC honored for excellence within the content of his technical presentation

The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced that “Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers” has been named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2015. This award honors the presenters who have demonstrated excellence within the content of their Environmental Connection technical presentation. The paper was submitted by James E. (Jay) Sprague, CPESC.

Image:  2015 IECA Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award Winner.jpg Publication Date:  September 12, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

IECA Announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award Winner

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Water Sector Leaders Join WaterTAP’s Board of Directors

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:20
Source:  WaterTAP Ontario Deck: 

Ontario’s water sector to benefit from guidance of seasoned entrepreneurs, private and public-sector leaders

The WaterTAP Board has added Rhonda E. Harris, P.E., MBA, Erin Mahoney, M.E., Kenneth A. Morrison, P.E., FCSCE, and Rick VanSant, four new directors who will guide the organization in its mandate to promote and strengthen Ontario’s water sector. Under WaterTAP’s corporate charter that provides for a private-sector framework, the board selects its members autonomously, following a call for directors and careful screening.

Image:  WaterTap New Board Members.jpg Publication Date:  September 12, 2014

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EPA Funding to Create New Water Innovation Centers

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:11
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its commitment to improving America’s drinking water by providing more than $8 million to create two national centers for research and innovation in small to medium sized drinking water systems.

Image:  EPA Water Innovation Centers Grants .jpg Publication Date:  September 12, 2014

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Water Leaders Rally Support to Bolster America’s Workforce

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:47
Source:  Value of Water Coalition Deck: 

Thirty large utilities from around the country will invest $233 billion over the next decade

On Capitol Hill water sector leaders from across the country invited Washington, D.C., to join them in investing the hundreds of billions of dollars required to strengthen the nation’s water infrastructure—helping bolster America’s workforce and sharpen the nation’s competitive edge.

Image:  Water Leaders Capitol Hill.jpg Publication Date:  September 11, 2014

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USGS Study Shows Pesticides Levels in U.S. Rivers, Streams

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:29

Pesticides levels present a concern for aquatic life

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health benchmarks.

Image:  USGS Pesticide Report.jpg Publication Date:  September 11, 2014

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Shale Gas Coalition Takes Steps to Ensure Best Science

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:02
Source:  Environmental Standards Inc. Deck: 

Environmental Standards to oversee a study for the analysis of dissolved gases in groundwater samples

Environmental Standards Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) to coordinate and oversee an inter-laboratory study for the analysis of dissolved gases (e.g., methane) in groundwater samples.

Publication Date:  September 10, 2014

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American Water Resources Assn. Announces New President-elect

Wed, 2014-09-10 09:48
Source:  American Water Resources Assn. Deck: 

Martha Corrozi Narvaez will assume her duties as president-elect Jan. 1, 2015

The American Water Resources Assn. (AWRA) announced that Martha Corrozi Narvaez was voted president-elect by members during a recent national election. AWRA members also chose Lisa Beutler and Wayne S. Wright to sit on the organization's Board of Directors.

Image:  gI_146426_NarvaezPhoto.png Publication Date:  September 10, 2014

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Express Blower Enters Contract for Expanded Sales, Production Capabilities

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:12
Source:  Express Blower Inc. Deck: 

Express Blower can now build more units with shorter production lead times

Express Blower Inc., with locations in Fairfield, Ohio, and Eugene, Ore., announced it has entered into a long-term agreement with Rexius Forest By-Products Inc. and its subsidiary Conveyor Applications Systems LLC (CAS), also of Eugene, Ore., to jointly market, sell and produce Express Blower equipment for the erosion control, green roofs, landscaping and other related industries.

Company Reference:  Express Blower, Inc. Publication Date:  September 09, 2014

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Pure Water Brew Competition Winners Announced

Tue, 2014-09-09 09:39
Source:  Carollo Engineers, Clean Water Services, Oregon Brew Crew Deck: 

Competition challenged home brewers to create beer with water drawn from the Tualatin River

Winners of the Pure Water Brew Competition—the first-ever challenge to home brewers to create the best tasting suds with water drawn from the Tualatin River—were announced. The winning Pure Water Brew was a Vox Max Belgian created by Ted Assur.

The competition was a public/private collaboration of the Oregon Brew Crew, Clean Water Services and Carollo Engineers to get people talking about water.

Image:  Pure Water Brew Competition.jpg Publication Date:  September 09, 2014

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RS Technical Services Founder and CEO Dies at 80

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:01
Source:  RS Technical Services Deck: 

Rod Sutliff guided RS Technical Services for more than 30 years

For more than 30 years, RS Technical Services founder and CEO, Rod Sutliff, guided his company and the closed circuit TV inspection equipment field into a future he could see with surprising clarity. Following a recent history of heart-related issues, Sutliff, 80, died on Thursday, Aug. 28, while taking his daily walk around the RST campus.

Image:  RS Technical Services Founderjpg.jpg Publication Date:  September 08, 2014

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Contech Acquires Assets of Filterra Bioretention Systems

Mon, 2014-09-08 08:43
Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Deck: 

The purchase includes the Filterra product line and all related intellectual property

West Chester, Ohio-based Contech Engineered Solutions has acquired the assets of Filterra Bioretention Systems from Americast Inc.

Publication Date:  September 08, 2014

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