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EPA Provides $1 Million to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey

Thu, 2015-12-10 08:31
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

These funds provide opportunities for states to conduct research and help build the science behind comprehensive wetlands programs at the state level

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1,073,000 to Ocean County College, the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to better protect wetlands throughout New Jersey.

Image:  wetland.jpg Publication Date:  December 10, 2015

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Almond Industry Launches Strategic Effort to Improve Water Efficiency

Wed, 2015-12-09 10:03
Source:  Almond Board of California Deck: 

The effort also includes initiatives related to air quality and agricultural practices

Almond Board of California (ABC) launched Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM), a new strategic effort designed to make the almond industry more efficient and sustainable.

"Through our Accelerated Innovation Management program, the Almond Board will accelerate its investment in sustainability, almond tree and farming research, and step up efforts to develop new partnerships and collaborations, which will drive four major initiatives to move the entire industry forward," said Richard Waycott, president and CEO of ABC.

The four major initiatives are:

Image:  almond.jpg Publication Date:  December 09, 2015

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Duke Energy Awards $1 Million in Grants to Local Organizations

Tue, 2015-12-08 11:42
Source:  Duke Energy Deck: 

Part of $10 million, multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Thirteen organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina will share more than $1 million in new grants from Duke Energy's Water Resources Fund to improve local water quality.

The fund is a $10 million, multiyear commitment from Duke Energy to help local nonprofits continue to protect and improve the environment, including waterways used year-round across the Carolinas and neighboring states.

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ASCE Releases Permeable Pavement Systems Handbook

Tue, 2015-12-08 11:29
Source:  American Society of Civil Engineers Deck: 

The book provides guidance for the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage storm water and urban runoff

Permeable Pavements, a new book from the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a comprehensive handbook for the proper design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavement systems.

Image:  report3.jpg Publication Date:  December 08, 2015

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EPA Releases Streamlined Storm Water Compliance Guide for Residential Builders

Tue, 2015-12-08 11:08
Source:  National Association of Home Builders Deck: 

The voluntary Construction General Permit storm water compliance template applies to residential building lots of one acre or less

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled a voluntary Construction General Permit (CGP) storm water compliance template for residential building lots of one acre or less. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) supports the announcement.

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EPA Provides State of Massachusetts $63.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

Tue, 2015-12-08 08:20
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $63.7 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state.

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EPA Awards Rhode Island $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

Fri, 2015-12-04 10:55
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $18.2 million to the state of Rhode Island to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state. 

Image:  rhodeisland.jpg Publication Date:  December 04, 2015

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Wisconsin Nature Preserve Employs Green Design Features

Fri, 2015-12-04 10:05
Source:  Presto Geosystems Deck: 

The nature preserve is pursuing LEED Platinum certification

Presto Geosystems’ GeoPave porous pavements were utilized along with other environmental and sustainable products in a popular Wisconsin nature preserve, The Ridges Sanctuary, in its pursuit for a LEED Platinum rating. With certification expected by year end, this facility will be the first LEED-certified commercial building in Wisconsin’s Door County.

Image:  8791 GP parking lot low res.jpg Company Reference:  Presto Geosystems Publication Date:  December 04, 2015

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House of Representatives Passes Grassroots Rural, Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act

Thu, 2015-12-03 09:42
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

The House bill would authorize $15 million annually from 2015 through 2020 for training and technical assistance for rural drinking water utilities

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed S.611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act. This legislation reauthorizes the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Technical Assistance Program, which helps small and rural communities comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The House bill would authorize $15 million annually from 2015 through 2020 for training and technical assistance for rural drinking water utilities.

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House of Representatives Passes Grassroots Rural, Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act

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Indiana Agency Awards Storm Water Improvement Funds to 11 Communities

Thu, 2015-12-03 09:03
Source:  Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs Deck: 

More than $9 million was awarded to find storm water improvement projects throughout the state of Indiana

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced that more than $9 million in funding for the Stormwater Improvements Program (SIP) was awarded to 11 communities throughout the state.

Image:  rain1.jpg Publication Date:  December 03, 2015

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Thornton Reservoir Takes in Combined Sewer Overflow for First Time

Wed, 2015-12-02 11:14
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The reservoir captured 400 million gal of combined sewer overflow

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD) new Thornton Composite Reservoir has come to the aid of local waterways and area basements by capturing 400 million gal of combined sewer overflow. The level reached 17 ft and 5% of the reservoir's capacity.

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EPA Provides State of New Hampshire $22.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

Wed, 2015-12-02 10:10
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $22.7 million to the state of New Hampshire to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state. 

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EPA Provides State of New Hampshire $22.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

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Illinois Water Environment Assn. Announces 37th Annual Conference & Exposition

Tue, 2015-12-01 09:09
Source:  Illinois Water Environment Assn. Deck: 

The conference will focus on wastewater and storm water in 2016

The Illinois Water Environment Assn. will host its 37th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Feb. 29 to March 2, 2016 at the iHotel in Champaign, Ill., where hundreds of industry leaders and professionals are expected to attend for the most current information and education on the water/wastewater industry.

The conference theme is “Life is Good Water...Renew for the Future” and will include:

Image:  calendar.jpg Publication Date:  December 01, 2015

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EPA Marks Progress in St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior

Mon, 2015-11-30 09:53
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The agency announced the completion of a major habitat restoration project and additional funding for another habitat project in the St. Louis River Area of Concern

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Susan Hedman announced the completion of a major habitat restoration project and additional funding for another habitat project in the St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior. Hedman was joined by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Mayor Don Ness for a tour of the completed project in Chambers Grove Park in Duluth. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funded restoration work in the park and will contribute an additional $2 million to support the other habitat project at 21st Avenue West in Duluth Harbor.

Image:  lake5.jpg Publication Date:  December 01, 2015

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Research Shows Urban Trees Offer Pollution Solution

Mon, 2015-11-30 09:05
Source:  American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Deck: 

Trees filter runoff and protect water in Australian study

Urban environments in Australia are not that different than those in the U.S. They also struggle with contaminated water running off and causing pollution. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses and trees. These biofiltration systems capture and filter the runoff.

How well do they filter runoff? Research on how soils and woody plants like trees filter water is lacking. In response, researchers at the University of Melbourne designed an experiment.

Image:  Street tree biofiltration systems in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit Peter May. Publication Date:  November 30, 2015

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Former Government Affairs Director Receives NGWA Honorary Member Award

Mon, 2015-11-30 08:44
Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Deck: 

The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17

Former National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Government Affairs Director Christine Reimer has received a 2015 Honorary Member Award from NGWA for her more than 30 years of service to the association. The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17.

Beginning in 1983, Reimer served in a number of positions at NGWA and was government affairs director for 22 years.

Milestones during her tenure as government affairs director include:

Image:  award2.jpg Publication Date:  November 30, 2015

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Webinar to Address Green Infrastructure Implementation

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:27
Source:  GreenStream Deck: 

The webinar will discuss implementing green infrastructure in rural and growing communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Infrastructure program will host a webcast on Dec. 8, 2015 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST titled “Ahead of the Curve – Implementing Green Infrastructure in Rural and Growing Communities.”

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MWRD Program Transforms Two Chicago Schoolyards

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:04
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The program aims to develop Chicago schoolyards into centers of school and community life that support active and healthy lifestyles, outdoor learning, physical education and engagement with nature

Joining school leaders and students and various organizations, officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) helped unveil two new schoolyard transformations that embrace the agency's pursuit of storm water management, solutions to flooding and civic engagement.

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Department of the Interior, New Mexico CAP Entity Sign Agreement to Further Evaluate Gila River Water Project

Tue, 2015-11-24 09:38
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The agreement initiates a process to thoroughly evaluate the full range of proposed water management alternatives for the upper region of the Gila River and examine their impacts and costs

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water & Science Jennifer Gimbel signed an agreement with the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity (CAP Entity) that initiates a process to thoroughly evaluate the full range of proposed water management alternatives for the upper region of the Gila River and examine their impacts and costs. This agreement is the result of a decision by the state of New Mexico to move forward in evaluating a potential diversion project. It does not constitute a green light for the proposed project or any other water management alternative.

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National Water Quality Database Released to Address Nutrient Challenges

Tue, 2015-11-24 09:19
Source:  National Corn Growers Assn., Water Environment Research Foundation Deck: 

The database creates a centralized repository of agricultural best management practice performance studies related to water quality in agricultural areas

The National Corn Growers Assn. (NCGA) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) announced the completion of the Agricultural Best Management Practices Database at the American Water Resources Assn.’s Annual Conference on Water Resources.

Along with other project sponsors, such as the United Soybean Board (USB), the organizations developed the database to create a centralized repository of agricultural best management practice (BMP) performance studies related to water quality in agricultural areas.

Image:  farm2.jpg Publication Date:  November 24, 2015

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