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National Water Use Hits 45-Year Low

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:07
Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Deck: 

A USGS report revealed about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn in 2010, a 13% reduction since 2005

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

This represents a 13% reduction of water use from 2005 when about 410 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970.

Image:  watertower.jpg Publication Date:  November 14, 2014

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Darryl Cloud Elected President of NPCA Foundation

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:43
Source:  NPCA Foundation Deck: 

Cloud, a member of the Foundation Board since 2010, succeeds Barry Fleck of A.L. Patterson Inc. as president.

Darryl Cloud, national sales manager for Concrete Sealants Inc. based in Tipp City, Ohio, has been elected as the president of the National Precast Concrete Association Foundation. The NPCAF provides college scholarships for students in engineering, architecture and construction-related disciplines and develops workforce initiatives for the precast concrete industry.

Image:  darryl cloud_npca_foundation.jpg Publication Date:  November 13, 2014

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Ontario Water Tech Companies Gain Market Insight

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:22
Source:  The Water Technology Acceleration Project Deck: 

WaterTAP and BlueTech collaborate to create preferential access for water tech startups

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and BlueTech will work together to create preferential access for Ontario-based water tech companies to the BlueTech Research membership Insight Service. The BlueTech membership Insight Service will provide water technology companies with access to market intelligence and competitive landscape mapping resources via the online BlueTech 7.0 Intelligence Platform, as well as direct access to water technology market experts.

Image:  agreement-303221_1280.png Company Reference:  Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) Publication Date:  November 13, 2014

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Memorandum of Understanding Aims to Improve Water Quality

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:19
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The New Jersey Institute, Drexel University and Rowan University sign MOU

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality.

Image:  njit_only_logo.JPG Publication Date:  November 12, 2014

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2014 'Be Inspired Awards' Honors 18 Winners

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:26
Source:  Bentley Systems Deck: 

The awards honor the work of projects aimed at improving the world’s infrastructure

Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London, United Kingdom. This conference featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

Image:  Award.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  November 12, 2014

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Tracking the Nitrate Pulse to the Gulf of Mexico

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:48
Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Deck: 

Nitrate runoff from agricultural land and other sources in Mississippi flow into the Gulf of Mexico

A new USGS report describes how advanced optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to accurately track the nitrate pulse to the Gulf of Mexico.

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A new USGS report describes how advanced optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to accurately track the nitrate pulse to the Gulf of Mexico

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ASCE Outstanding Sustainability Project of the Year Awards WRF and L.A. County Public Works

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:05
Source:  The American Society of Civil Engineers Deck: 

The winning project validates efficiency of Biological Denitrification in groundwater recovery

The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognized the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and Los Angeles County Public Works—Waterworks as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Sustainability Project of the Year award. The award was presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles and recognizes projects that advance the field of civil engineering and display of ASCE values.

Image:  ASCE_logo.jpg Publication Date:  November 11, 2014

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:08
Source:  The Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a framework to develop a more reliable water supply in a changing climate

Bureau of Reclamation’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López has released the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Reclamation. In line with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the strategy provides a framework in which Reclamation managers can develop and adopt innovative solutions that provide a more reliable water supply in a changing climate.

"Reclamation’s work provides reliable and affordable water and power to agriculture, cities and the environment. With our stakeholders, we contribute some $64 billion and 403,241 jobs to the nation’s economy."

Image:  bor2.png Publication Date:  November 10, 2014

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EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:01
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Winners of the 2013 competition include recipients from 18 states

The awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program have been selected.

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5.5 Million Gallon Sanitary Storage Project Launches

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:31
Source:  The Village of Wilmette Deck: 

The below ground storage tank will hold excessive sanitary sewer flows during rain events 

The Village of Wilmette, Illinois held a groundbreaking ceremony at the end of September for the new 5.5 million gallon West Park Sanitary Storage Project. The below ground storage tank will hold excessive sanitary sewer flows during rain events.

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Water Organizations Request $20 Million From Congress

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:19
Source:  The Water Environment Federation Deck: 

The WIFIA program is authorized to receive $25 million in FY16 for water infrastructure projects

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and other water organizations sent letters to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan and the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting that Congress and the Administration provide full funding to the newly authorized Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as well as include it in EPA’s FY15 and FY16 budgets. 

Image:  Capitol-Senate.JPG Publication Date:  November 07, 2014

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$10 Million Project Brings Potable Water to Argentina

Thu, 2014-11-06 09:35
Source:  RWL Water Deck: 

RWL Water will supply a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant to serve 18,000 people

RWL Water has been awarded with the first-ever seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Puerto Deseado, Argentina. The new plant will provide drinking water for the entire city of Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Puerto Deseado City is located 1,200 miles south of Buenos Aires. The province is a popular tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world, known for its famous Perito Moreno glacier. The region is rich in mining and oil reserves but lacks a consistent and reliable potable water supply.

Image:  River_santa_cruz_argentina.JPG Publication Date:  November 06, 2014

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Partnership Provides Increased Storm Water Management Solutions

Thu, 2014-11-06 09:16
Source:  Bio Clean Environmental Services Deck: 

Bio Clean, Modular Wetlands and StormTrap introduce a new partnership

Bio Clean & Modular Wetlands, manufacturers of storm water treatment filters, have entered into a partnership with StormTrap LLC, a manufacturer of storm water management systems.

The partnership extends StormTrap's offerings to include Modular Wetlands' & Bio Clean's water quality product line. In addition, Bio Clean & Modular Wetlands will have access to StormTrap's storm water retention and detention products.

This strategic agreement is part of the companies' commitments to continually provide solutions to manage storm water responsibly and efficiently.

Image:  kontrakt-ipar.jpg Company Reference:  Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. Publication Date:  November 06, 2014

Bureau of Reclamation Offers Funding Opportunities

Wed, 2014-11-05 09:56
By Line:  States, tribes, irrigation districts, Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations are eligible to apply

The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity. The funding will implement cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west.

Image:  bor2.png Publication Date:  November 05, 2014

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EPA Provides $335,000 in Integrated Planning Technical Assistance

Wed, 2014-11-05 09:45
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Five communities will receive funding to meet Clean Water Act Requirements

EPA will provide $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities. The technical assistance will help develop components of integrated plans for meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management.

The five projects will provide examples of how communities can develop elements of integrated plans to support CWA permit conditions. The projects will also provide useful information and transferable tools to other communities interested in integrated planning.

Image:  imgres.jpg Publication Date:  November 05, 2014

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EPA Releases Climate Plans for Obama’s Sustainability Initiative

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:24
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The plan builds capacity to protect human health and the environment in a changing climate

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes.

Image:  Barack_Obama_signs_at_his_desk.jpg Publication Date:  November 03, 2014

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San Antonio Approves Water Contract After Three Years

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:04
Source:  The San Antonio Water System Deck: 

The contract will bring 16.3 billion gallons of new non-Edwards Aquifer water annually for 30 years

San Antonio City Council unaniously approved the contract to bring 16.3 billion gallons of new non-Edwards Aquifer water annually for 30 years, and then own the pipeline.

The contract, between San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and Vista Ridge Consortium, will require the transport of water from Burleson County to San Antonio through a 142-mile pipeline. Council approval of the contract is the last step in a process that has been under consideration for over three years.

Image:  San_Diego_City_Council_chambers.jpg Publication Date:  November 03, 2014

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California Professor Will Share Israeli Technology and Experience to Combat Drought

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:36
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California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister uphold Memorandum of Understanding

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sharing of technology and enhancing economic interests between California and Israel.

Image:  (Left to Right) Israel Counsel General Andy David, Professor Eilon Adar and Curt Schmutte Publication Date:  October 31, 2014

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Removal of Two Toxic Hotspots on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:17
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Two Great Lakes basins, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots targeted for cleanup 

Two U.S. Areas of Concern, Deer Lake in the Lake Superior basin and White Lake in the Lake Michigan basin, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots that were targeted for cleanup in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

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Two Great Lakes Basins Removed from the Binational List of Toxic Hotspots targeted for Cleanup 

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Green Infrastructure Report Helps Revitalize Urban Communities

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:32
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Green infrastructure report released and community summit held in Cleveland

EPA has released a new report, Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure, to help communities develop a vision and a plan for green infrastructure that can transform their neighborhoods and bring multiple benefits.

Image:  clevelandpark.gif Publication Date:  October 30, 2014

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