Syndicate content
Storm Water Solutions editorial mission is to provide unique, comprehensive content that covers timely news, storm water and erosion control industry trends, technical solutions and best practices. The editorial staff strives to provide a trusted business platform that effectively connects industry decision-makers and solution providers.
Updated: 32 min 30 sec ago

Godwin Field Smart Technology Available Outside the U.S.

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:53
Source:  Xylem Inc. Deck: 

Xylem to demonstrate its Godwin Primeguard Controller via live satellite link at Hillhead 2014

Xylem announced that its Godwin Field Smart Technology is now available outside the U.S. for the first time. The company confirmed that the technology is now available to customers across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and the first demonstration will be in Europe during the Hillhead 2014 trade show at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, U.K. Xylem announced that it will demonstrate the technology to customers at the trade show via a live satellite link to a pump in Bridgeport, N.J., in the U.S.

Company Reference:  Xylem Publication Date:  June 26, 2014

read more

The Water Council Partners With Wisconsin Historical Society

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47
Source:  The Water Council, Wisconsin Historical Society Deck: 

The two organizations will document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin

The Water Council has formed a partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society to document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin, which they believe will shape the economic future for the state. It was decided that the significance of the water movement being spearheaded by The Water Council would one day be viewed as a part of Wisconsin’s history, and thus should be well documented now, while the individuals responsible for The Council are still around, and able to contribute to that process.

Image:  668360_33717438.jpg Publication Date:  June 26, 2014

read more

Georgia Water Well Project Breaks Ground

Wed, 2014-06-25 09:55
Source:  The Water Well Trust Deck: 

Water Well Trust will provide financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 homes

The Water Well Trust has broken ground on its second project in Georgia. The new project is located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community is failing and the county cannot afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs.

Image:  Photo courtesy of the Water Well Trust Publication Date:  June 25, 2014

read more

Illinois Governor Signs Flood Legislation for Cook County

Wed, 2014-06-25 09:46
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Bill authorizes MWRD to acquire flood-prone properties and proceed with local storm water projects

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 3912, which authorizes the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to acquire flood-prone properties and to proceed with local storm water projects where previously only regional projects were authorized. HB 3912 was widely supported by Cook County municipal associations, the Council of Governments and agencies with which the MWRD works to address storm water management across Cook County.

Image:  Cook County Flood Legislation.jpg Publication Date:  June 25, 2014

read more

Study Links Green Infrastructure to Health, Economic Benefits

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:34
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

The study will be presented at the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto Aug. 25

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities announced that Dr.

Image:  Green Infrastructure Study.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2014

read more

EPA's Heat Island Reduction Program to Host Webcast

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:15
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Webcast will give participants a better understanding of the heat island effect and its impacts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Heat Island Reduction Program will host a webcast, “Keeping Your Cool: How Communities Across the Country are Reducing the Heat Island Effect,” on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Image:  EPA Heat Island Reduction Webinar.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2014

read more

U.S. 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner Announced

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:01
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Deepika Kurup’s project offers options for safe, cost-effective, eco-friendly wastewater treatment

Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)—the most prestigious international competition for water-related research—during a ceremony at the Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Va.

Image:  SWJP U.S. Winner.jpg Company Reference:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  June 24, 2014

read more

Hydro Storm Water Quality Unit Granted Indianapolis Approval

Mon, 2014-06-23 10:19
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

Following third party testing & verification, the First Defense is one of only a few devices approved for use in an online configuration in Indianapolis

Hydro Intl.’s First Defense vortex separator has received approval from the City of Indianapolis for use as a storm water quality unit.

“Hydro’s Downstream Defender advanced vortex separator has been approved by the city for nearly nine years enabling it to be specified throughout the state. Now engineers can also leverage the space-saving advantages of the First Defense for sites with small to medium-sized storm water quality runoff rates," said Lisa Lemont, business development manager of Hydro’s U.S. storm water div. 

Image:  check.jpg Company Reference:  Hydro International - Stormwater Publication Date:  June 23, 2014

read more

DOE Releases Report on Water-Energy Nexus Challenges, Opportunities

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:46
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The report frames an integrated challenge & opportunity space around the water-energy nexus, laying the foundation for future efforts

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Water-Energy Tech Team released a report, "The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities," that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for the DOE and its partners, laying the foundation for future efforts.

Image:  water25.jpg Publication Date:  June 23, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

DOE Releases Report on Water-Energy Nexus Challenges, Opportunities

read more

The Water Council Announces The BREW Batch II Winners

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:54
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

Six entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the second year of the accelerator program

During the 7th annual Water Summit, The Water Council and invited Guest of Honor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the winners of Batch II of The BREW accelerator program. Launched in 2013, The BREW accelerator program also graduated the first round of entrepreneurs during a special program during day two of the summit.

Image:  Water Council BREW Winners.jpg Publication Date:  June 20, 2014

read more

Contract Submitted to Bring Irrigation Water to Odessa Aquifer

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:28
Source:  Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Deck: 

Odessa Aquifer deep well irrigators will privately fund/finance and build a lateral pipeline

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Assn. (CSRIA) submitted a water service contract to the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District for System 1 of CSRIA's Privately Funded/Financed Project in which Odessa Aquifer deep well irrigators would privately fund/finance and build a lateral pipeline (System 1) east from the East Low Canal to bring surface water to the Odessa Subarea east of the Moses Lake area in Washington.

Image:  CSRIA Irrigation Water Odessa Aquifer.jpg Publication Date:  June 20, 2014

read more

Storm Water Quality Unit Granted Indianapolis Approval

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:59
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

First Defense vortex separator meets the regulatory design requirements

Hydro Intl.’s First Defense vortex separator has received approval from the city of Indianapolis for use as a storm water quality unit, demonstrating its ability to meet the regulatory design requirements.  

Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

read more

Collaboration Uses Big Data to Manage Complex Watersheds

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:12
Source:  IBM Deck: 

Flooding, fresh-water stewardship along Ontario’s Grand River to be studied

A new data integration platform for watershed management built by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) in collaboration with IBM is helping researchers, urban planners and others develop more sophisticated tools to predict floods, safeguard the drinking water supply and forecast the impact of growth and urbanization on vital ecosystems.

Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

read more

Human Activities Increase Salt in U.S. Streams, USGS Study Says

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:01
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Study provides a picture of where dissolved-solids concentrations are likely to be of concern

Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the nation’s streams as a result of human activities, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on agricultural, domestic, municipal and industrial water users.

Image:  USGS Study Salt in Streams.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

read more

Investigation Finds Health Concerns at Duke Energy Power Plant

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:20
Source:  WaterKeeper Alliance Deck: 

Toxic heavy metals found in drinking water wells next to coal ash dump in North Carolina

Waterkeeper Alliance released the results of a water testing investigation, first reported by this Associated Press Big Story, including video. The AP story highlighted serious health issues among people living near three large coal ash disposal pits at Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station, a retired coal-fired power plant on the Yadkin River in Rowan County, N.C. The health issues include a long history of cancer diagnoses and other serious ailments, such as birth defects.

Image:  Orange colored drinking water samples. Photo credit Donna Lisenby Waterkeeper Alliance. Publication Date:  June 18, 2014

read more

California Could Save 14 Million Acre-ft of Water, Report Says

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:37
Source:  NRDC, Pacific Institute Deck: 

NRDC, Pacific Institute reveal available savings of California’s water supply

California could be saving up to 14 million acre-feet of untapped water—providing more than the amount of water used in all of California’s cities in one year—with an aggressive statewide effort to use water-saving practices, reuse water and capture lost storm water, according to a new analysis released by the Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Image:  NRDC PI Report California.jpg Publication Date:  June 18, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

California Could Save 14 Million Acre-feet of Water, Report Says

read more

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Releases Industry Directory

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:16
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

Green Pages will be available at upcoming GRHC conferences

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the non-profit membership-based industry association working to promote the green roof and wall industry in North America has released a brand new resource—The Green Pages: 2014 Green Roof & Wall Industry Directory.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

read more

Report Shows Water is Undervalued Asset for Investors

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:10
Source:  TerraVerde Capital Management LLC Deck: 

The report provides analysis of global water supply & demand dynamics, climate trends & aging infrastructure to identify investment opportunities

TerraVerde Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm focused on sustainable infrastructure, clean tech and renewable energy announced a report titled, “Water Scarcity and Opportunity: Investing in a Thirsty Planet.”  

Image:  water1.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

read more

Poll Reveals Californians Support Desalination Investment

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:03
Source:  Poseidon Water Deck: 

According to the poll, 89% of Californians believe the drought is a major problem or crisis & 75% support investment in desalination of ocean water

A new poll released by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times found that an overwhelming percentage of Californians support desalination as a response to the state’s perpetual drought cycle.

As part of larger poll on water issues—which found 89 percent believe the drought is a major problem or crisis—75 percent of the respondents believe the state needs to invest in desalination of ocean water to make it suitable for household use. The support was consistent across demographics with 48 percent strongly in favor and 26 percent somewhat in favor.

Image:  survey.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

read more

EPA to Host Roadway Design, Maintenance Webinar

Mon, 2014-06-16 10:46
Source:  NPDES Deck: 

Webcast will discuss cost-effective ways to incorporate green infrastructure into roadway projects

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elinination System (NPDES) Permit Program will host a webinar on, “Roadway Design and Maintenance of Post-Construction Stormwater Controls,” Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT.

Image:  NPDES Webinar.jpg Publication Date:  June 16, 2014

read more