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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
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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
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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.

Image:  Waters of the U.S. Blog.jpg Publication Date:  July 08, 2014

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Organization Seeks Storm Water, Wastewater Treatment Innovations

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:42
Source:  Water Environment Research Foundation Deck: 

LIFT is seeking submissions for solutions that can be applied in the water quality industry

The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) is now seeking submissions from innovative technology providers for solutions that can be applied in the water quality industry.

Image:  LIFT Treatment Innovations.jpg Publication Date:  July 07, 2014

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Special District Leadership Foundation Names ‘District of Distinction’

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:32
Source:  San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District Deck: 

This is the highest governance and best practices accreditation a special district can receive

The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) has received "District of Distinction" accreditation from the Special District Leadership Foundation for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations.

Image:  1420024_21828551.jpg Publication Date:  July 07, 2014

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Super Products Introduces New Sewer Cleaner

Thu, 2014-07-03 10:18
Source:  Super Products LLC Deck: 

The new Camel 1200 offers convenience and time-saving features

The new Camel 1200 from Super Products LLC offers outstanding sewer cleaning performance as well as convenience and time-saving features including optimal boom motion, ejection unloading and collector body-tilt capability.

Image:  Super Products Sewer Cleaner.jpg Company Reference:  Super Products Publication Date:  July 03, 2014

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Report Gives Climate Context to Midwest Storms, Flooding

Thu, 2014-07-03 10:11
Source:  Climate Nexus Deck: 

The report is part of a series of technical inputs to the Third National Climate Assessment

Island Press released a new technical report detailing climate change impacts in the Midwest that puts recent extreme weather into the climate context. The report is one of a series of technical inputs to the Third National Climate Assessment.

Image:  Midwest Climate Context Report.jpg Publication Date:  July 03, 2014

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Best-selling to Author Keynote WEFTEC 2014

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:23
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Luke Williams’ speech will encourage a new approach to innovation leadership

Luke Williams, a best-selling author and globally recognized authority on innovation leadership, will deliver the keynote address during the opening general session of WEFTEC 2014 this fall in New Orleans. The opening session will kick off the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 87th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, a five-day event that is expected to draw thousands of water quality professionals and exhibitors to the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

Image:  WEFTEC 2014 Keynote Speaker.jpg Publication Date:  July 02, 2014

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NGWA Urges Water Well Owners to Address Abandoned Wells

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:20
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Abandoned water wells may be the pathway for surface contamination into drinking water aquifers

Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their properties, as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.

"Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface contamination into an aquifer used for drinking water," said Cliff Treyens, NGWA's public awareness director.

Image:  NGWA Abandoned Well.jpg Publication Date:  July 02, 2014

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Benefits of Green Infrastructure Catalog Published

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:25
Source:  Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina Deck: 

Environmental Finance Center publishes catalog to promote innovative financing approaches

With funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) is investigating innovative financing approaches for storm water and green infrastructure. A first step in this process has been to catalog some of the existing publications in this area that have information on project financing.

Publication Date:  July 01, 2014

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EPA Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:14
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EPA to work with states, tribes, local communities to prepare for the impacts of climate change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate. The policy commits the EPA to work with states, tribes and local communities to increase their resilience to extreme weather events and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Image:  EPA Climate Change Policy.jpg Publication Date:  July 01, 2014

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WeiserMazars Releases 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:54
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Report finds aging infrastructure and capital needs remain unaddressed

WeiserMazars LLP released its "2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook," which found that the most significant challenges facing the industry remain aging infrastructure and capital needs, as they did in the 2012 Outlook.

Image:  2014 Water Industry Outlook.jpg Publication Date:  June 30, 2014

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Green Engage Program Advances California Water Conservation Efforts

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:46
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Program provides hotels with resources to help address California's water crisis

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced that IHG's patented Green Engage program, the online sustainability program used by more than 2,700 IHG-branded hotels worldwide, is helping hotels address the drought conditions in California. IHG is targeting a reduction in water usage in water-stressed areas by 12% globally by 2017.

Image:  IHG Green Engage Program.jpg Publication Date:  June 30, 2014

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Technology Mitigates Risk of Building in Underground Environments

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:59
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

Software brings together for subsurface 3-D modeling, interactive inspection and clash resolution

Bentley Systems Inc. announced the availability of its Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE). This technology for the integrated engineering management of underground utility networks for water, storm water, gas and electric services is built on OpenRoads, Bentley’s collaborative BIM advancement for multi-discipline civil engineering projects.

Image:  Bentleu SUE.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  June 27, 2014

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Alliance for Water Stewardship Selects North American Headquarters

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:35
Source:  Nelson Schmidt Deck: 

The Water Council will serve as AWS's North America headquarters

At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced the selection of The Water Council to serve as its North American headquarters. As a regional provider for AWS, The Water Council is responsible for administering AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0 and overseeing the certification program in the U.S. and Canada. In April, AWS released the standard as a global framework to promote sustainable use of the world’s freshwater resources.

Image:  AWS Selects NA Headquarters.jpg Publication Date:  June 27, 2014

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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

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