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Snowpack Melts Early Across the Western U.S.

Wed, 2015-04-15 09:51
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This year's peak snowpack came earlier than the usual April 1 date

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

"Almost all of the West Coast continues to have record low snowpack," said NRCS Hydrologist David Garen. "March was warm and dry in most of the West; as a result, snow is melting earlier than usual."

Image:  snow.jpg Publication Date:  April 15, 2015

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Federal Agencies Design System to Detect Freshwater Toxic Algal Blooms

Wed, 2015-04-15 09:09
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

The $3.6 million research project uses satellites to detect algal blooms

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined with NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.

Image:  unnamed (1)_1.jpg Publication Date:  April 15, 2015

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NPCA Launches Redesigned Website

Wed, 2015-04-15 08:54
Source:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Deck: 

The new website features succinct copy, large images and simple navigation

The National Precast Concrete Assn. (NPCA) launched a redesigned website designed to simplify learning about the precast concrete industry and finding industry manufacturers and suppliers.

The website, www.precast.org, is part of NPCA’s effort to raise awareness of the precast industry. It ranks high in a range of key search results and reached nearly 750,000 pageviews in 2014.

Image:  NPCA-Website.jpg Company Reference:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Publication Date:  April 15, 2015

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Mayors from Great Lakes, Middle East to Sign Water Pact

Tue, 2015-04-14 10:44
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The regions will sign a Sister Waters partnership aimed at addressing global water issues

Mayors from the Great Lakes region and the Middle East will sign a pioneering agreement this month that links their cities through a “Sister Waters” partnership aimed at addressing critical global water issues.

Image:  handshake.jpg Publication Date:  April 14, 2015

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University of Arizona Professor Named 2016 Distinguished Lecturer

Mon, 2015-04-13 10:44
Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Deck: 

The lecture explores how the practice of hydrology depends on computer models and discusses new methods for characterizing and monitoring the subsurface

Ty Ferré, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.

Image:  speaker.jpg Publication Date:  April 13, 2015

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SFPUC Completes Seismic Upgrades to Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Mon, 2015-04-13 10:41
Source:  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Deck: 

The upgrades ensure the plant will remain operational after an earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) together with San Mateo Board of Supervisors Dave Pine and Peninsula water agencies stood on top of a new 11-million-gal treated water reservoir to celebrate the completion of a $278 million project improving the seismic and operational reliability of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant located in San Bruno, Calif. The 43-year-old treatment plant is responsible for treating the drinking water for more than 1 million customers in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.

Image:  The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and partners celebrating the completion of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Publication Date:  April 13, 2015

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EPA, Dallas Mayor Dedicate Elementary School Water Efficiency Project

Fri, 2015-04-10 11:24
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The classroom and garden were part of the city’s prize for winning the 2014 National Mayor’s Challenge

Population growth, extreme weather patterns, drought and infrastructure all threaten access to a steady, sustainable water supply in the United States. On April 9, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Wyland and Toyota North America participated in an event to celebrate sustainability and talk to students about the importance protecting clean water. The event took place at Cochran Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.

Image:  texas.jpg Publication Date:  April 10, 2015

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HaloKlear Expands Sales Team

Fri, 2015-04-10 09:22
Source:  HaloSource Deck: 

The company added sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions

HaloSource, parent company of the HaloKlear brand of environmental water treatment products, has expanded its sales team and added two new regional sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions of the U.S.

Image:  Bob Lawlor Marc Edwards Company Reference:  HaloKlear Publication Date:  April 10, 2015

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IE Expo 2015 to Host Record Number of Exhibitors

Thu, 2015-04-09 09:26
Source:  Messe München Deck: 

The environmental technology trade fair will be held May 6 to 8, 2015 in Shanghai

Next month, IE expo will open its gates at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). For the first time ever, the number of exhibitors is approaching the 1,000 mark. The show will occupy a total of 55,000 sq meters of exhibition space. Among other things, this growth is due to an increase in the number of participants in the sectors for air purification, refuse disposal and recycling. This environmental technology trade fair will be held May 6 to 8, 2015.

Image:  china.jpg Publication Date:  April 09, 2015

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AWWA Introduces Very Small, Rural Utility Compensation Survey

Thu, 2015-04-09 09:08
Source:  American Water Works Assn. Deck: 

The results will allow utilities to examine salaries, salary ranges and compensation practices of similarly sized utilities

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) is encouraging very small and rural water utilities to participate in its first-ever compensation survey specifically focused on very small and rural water and wastewater systems. The survey results will be complied together for utilities to examine salaries, salary ranges and compensation practices of similarly sized utilities.

Image:  clipboard.jpg Publication Date:  April 09, 2015

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Ceremony Will Honor 2015 U.S. Water Prize Winners

Wed, 2015-04-08 09:54
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

More than 300 water leaders from across the country will attend the ceremony and reception

On Monday, April 13, 2015 the U.S. Water Prize, presented by the U.S. Water Alliance, will celebrate the outstanding work of three organizations that have made a significant achievement in the advancement of sustainable solutions to the nation's water quality and quantity challenges. 

This year’s winners are the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, the Electric Power Research Institute and the Coca-Cola Co.

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EMCOR Group Subsidiary to Construct South Florida Pump Station

Wed, 2015-04-08 09:49
Source:  EMCOR Group Deck: 

Scope of work includes installation of all electrical, supervisory control and data acquisition and communications and instrumentation systems

EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its subsidiary Harry Pepper & Associates was awarded a contract by the South Florida Water Management District to construct a pump station for its Reservoir and Storm Water Treatment Area Project in Martin County, Fla.

Image:  water12.jpg Publication Date:  April 08, 2015

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Menorah Islands Project Creates Solutions for Water Shortage, Resource Conservation

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:08
Source:  Menorah Islands Project Deck: 

The project calls for the use of solar-powered atmospheric water generators to create an additional source of water for the Middle Eastern islands

The Menorah Islands Project concept offers solutions to address the water shortage in the Middle East. The project, which envisions a complex of nine artificial islands off the Israeli coast, calls for the use of solar-powered atmospheric water generators to create an additional source of water for the arid region.

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Leaders from Middle East, Great Lakes to Convene at Chicago Summit

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:35
Source:  Water After Borders Deck: 

Conference will focus on strategies for sharing water

Water experts will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), April 23 and 24, 2015 for Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day summit focused on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural boundaries.

Image:  jordan.jpg Publication Date:  April 07, 2015

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White House, EPA Recognize Storm Water Retrofit P3

Mon, 2015-04-06 10:20
Source:  Prince George's County Department of the Environment Deck: 

The Clean Water Partnership is the nation's first storm water infrastructure management P3

Prince George’s County, Md., and Corvias Solutions announced the launch of the nation’s first collaboration for a storm water infrastructure management public-private partnership (P3) initiative, called the Clean Water Partnership (CWP).

Image:  water30.jpg Publication Date:  April 06, 2015

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WERF Awards New Contracts to Provide Guidance for Best Management Practices

Mon, 2015-04-06 09:39
Source:  Water Environment Research Foundation Deck: 

New research projects to expand the Best Management Practices Database are now under way

Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has two new projects under way to expand the Best Management Practices Database. The first project, Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Performance: Population of a New National BMP Database (WERF4C14), is funded by the United Soybean Board. The project team from Wright Water Engineers and Geosyntec will populate WERF’s newly developed Agricultural BMP Database with agricultural BMP performance data and information using scientifically developed methods and protocols.

Image:  farm2.jpg Publication Date:  April 06, 2015

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EPA Awards Student Fellowships in 25 States, Puerto Rico

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:10
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico to pursue environmental science and related fields of study at universities and colleges across the nation, helping to inspire the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The awards, part of EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship program, provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists.

Image:  chemical.jpg Publication Date:  April 03, 2015

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Tampa Bay Water-Wise Award Season Opens

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:45
Source:  Tampa Bay Water Deck: 

Residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to apply online by June 30

Tampa Bay Water, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) County Extension Offices and Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. Residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to apply online by June 30, 2015.

Image:  tampabay.jpg Publication Date:  April 03, 2015

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The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under Regional Innovation Strategies Program

Thu, 2015-04-02 11:12
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The organization received $71,625 under the program to help offset portions of the initial marketing and legal costs associated with the launch of its seed fund

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that The Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program grants.

Image:  money3.jpg Publication Date:  April 02, 2015

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California Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions

Thu, 2015-04-02 10:06
Source:  Office of Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. Deck: 

The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

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