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White River Festival celebrates the White River with central Indiana events9.23 blue-balloons-1193172-1280x960.jpg
The White River Festival announced its capstone event, the White River Celebration & Stewardship Fundraiser Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The annual White River Festival is a 19-day celebration of the White River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed throughout central Indiana. This year, various venues and locations have hosted events in September under the theme of history.Source: White River Festival Publication Date: September 23, 2016
WEF Shares Details of WEFTEC Innovation Showcase
Programming to include Beer Smackdown, Operator Ingenuity contest, innovation updates & more9.22 drops-1179140-1280x960.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation Event Reference: WEFTEC.16
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its innovation partners BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O organized the fifth annual Innovation Showcase for WEF’s technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC. The Innovation Showcase highlights water sector innovation while providing access to the leaders and technologies behind it.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 22, 2016
Imagine H2O offers competition to support policy change9.21 waterfly-1527222-1279x852.jpg
Imagine H2O (IH2O) announced that applications are now open for the second annual California Water Policy Challenge. The competition will showcase policy proposals enabling the deployment of water data innovations and technologies. The winner and finalists will be eligible to receive up to $40,000 in cash awards, mentorship from leading experts, and introductions to strategic partners. The results will be announced at a leadership event in Sacramento, Calif., in April 2017.Source: Imagine H2O Publication Date: September 21, 2016
New western North Carolina brand manager is a licensed landscape contractor9.20 island-pond-1509643.jpg
Dragonfly Pond Works, an environmental services firm specializing in lake and pond management and serving clients in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, has named Bryan Wallace branch manager for western North Carolina.Source: Dragonfly Pond Works Publication Date: September 20, 2016
WEF Shares Program Details for WEFTEC 20169.20 water-drop-series-2-1467331.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation The Water Environment Federation (WEF) shared program details for its 89th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC. More than 20,000 water professionals and 1,000 water companies will attend the event at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 20, 2016
New director of Southeast region offers wide industry experience9.19 drops-1362854-1278x855.jpg Company Reference: Michael Baker Intl.
Michael Baker Intl. announced that Jennifer Lewis, P.E., joined the firm as director of the company’s Southeast region. Michael Baker’s Southeast region consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.Source: Michael Baker Intl. Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Creek Corridor of Eighteen Mile Creek site contaminated with PCBS, lead & more9.19 creek-1360675-1278x721.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan that calls for a variety of actions to address contamination in the Creek Corridor portion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site, in Lockport, N.Y.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 19, 2016
America’s WETLAND Foundation supports creative conservation financing9.16 sunrise-4-1387467-1278x842.jpg
In time for National Estuaries Week Sept. 17 to 24, 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council recommended creative conservation financing as a strategy to save Louisiana’s threatened estuaries.
According to the council’s recently released comprehensive plan, "private sector and non-profit entities are actively exploring new and innovative ways to bring capital to restoration activities … the council welcomes these potential partners and is interested in exploring ways in which such endeavors can potentially help the council advance its mission."Source: America's WETLAND Foundation Publication Date: September 16, 2016
Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Stops
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to protest pipeline9.14 acullen_dakota-access-063edit_custom-e9d3f6b9c943f40f545bea5889bfafc7dd099bf5-s1300-c85.jpg
In North Dakota, work has stopped on one section of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe opposes the pipeline because the route crosses sacred sites and burial places. They are also concerned that if the pipeline ruptures, it could pollute local drinking water.
The Dakota Access pipeline would transport about 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day from western North Dakota to central Illinois. The company Energy Transfer Partners thought it had adequate approval to build the 1,172-mile-long, $3.78 billion pipeline.Source: NPR Publication Date: September 16, 2016
New Global Mapping Tool Reports Major Global Watershed Tree Loss
Global Forest Watch Water examines how threats to natural infrastructure affect water security9.15 unnamed (2).png
According to Global Forest Watch (GFW) Water, a new global mapping tool and database, the world’s major watersheds lost 6% of their tree cover on average from 2000 to 2014.
GFW Water examines how forest loss, fires, unsustainable land use and other threats to natural infrastructure affect water security throughout the world. GFW Water provides data sets, statistics and risk scores for all of the world’s 230 watersheds.
Findings from GFW Water reveal some of the watersheds most threatened by forest loss, fires and erosions.Source: Global Forest Watch Publication Date: September 15, 2016
NAWC Supports Imagine a Day Without Water
NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane releases statement on movement9.15 slider idww2016_logohighdef1 copy.png
Five-hundred organizations and thousands of individuals across the country have pledged to participate in Imagine a Day Without Water. The Value of Water Coalition convened the advocacy day to help raise awareness about the severe challenges facing water systems in the U.S.Source: National Assn. of Water Companies Publication Date: September 15, 2016
Registration Opens for EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge
Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge9.14 university-life-1442109.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a competition for college and university students to design innovative solutions for the nation’s water infrastructure. Using their campuses as labs, teams develop green infrastructure systems to reduce storm water pollution and build resilience to climate change. Since 2012, more than 420 student teams have participated in the challenge.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Chicago-area RainReady program prepares communities for flooding9.14 rain-drops-on-grass-1333461-1279x852.jpg
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) honored the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) with a resolution for its drier homes and basements projects. CNT has also been recognized with the Assn. of State Floodplain Managers' 2016 James Lee Witt Award for Excellence in Floodplain Management.Source: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date: September 14, 2016
ProGanics provides a cost-effective topsoil alternative9.14 soil-1190627.jpg Company Reference: Profile Products LLC
Profile Products LLC announced it is offering $60 per ton in rebates to contractors that successfully convert a project specified for topsoil or compost over to Profile ProGanics Biotic Soil Media.Source: Profile Products LLC Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Award recognizes students’ outstanding water-related projects9.12 water-splash-1158923-1280x770.jpg
The Stockholm Intl. Water Institute honored the winners of the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP): Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla of Thailand. H. R. H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the award at World Water Week.
Triphetprapa, Phianchat and Komkla earned the award for their project, Natural Innovative Water Retention Mimicry Bromeliad (Aechmea aculeotospala). The winners received the top prize of $15,000 and a prize sculpture. Their school will receive a $5,000 grant.Source: Xylem Inc. Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Infrastructure project to capture combined sewer overflows in tunnel system9.13 The Lady Bird tunnel boring machine.jpg
Tsurumi Pump contributed several pumps to the D.C. Clean Rivers Project in Washington, an infrastructure project that will capture the combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that are hurting the region’s waterways. The project involves the construction of four tunnels that will divert the CSOs for wastewater treatment before they reach the city’s rivers.Source: Tsurumi Pump Publication Date: September 13, 2016
APWA recognizes Tacoma Central Wastewater Treatment Plant9.12 pacific-northwest-scenics-1312671.jpg Company Reference: American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) has selected the Tacoma, Wash., Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CTP) Flood Protection Project for one of its 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Awards in the Disaster/Emergency Preparedness category. Presented at the APWA Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Aug. 29 in Minneapolis, the award recognizes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects.Source: CH2M Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Besser Co. Establishes $2,500 College Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded to student studying concrete-pipe-related subject9.9 drawing-2-1495139-1280x960.jpg
In recognition of the American Concrete Pipe Assn.’s (ACPA) annual National Concrete Pipe Week Aug. 14 to 20, 2016, the employee-owners of Besser Co. established a scholarship with the ACPA Foundation. The $2,500 college scholarship will be awarded to a student whose course of study is related to concrete pipe production, application/installation, or research.
“We’re excited to be taking the lead in addressing the ongoing need for providing a steady stream of young talent to our industry by offering this scholarship,” said Kevin Curtis, Besser Co. president and CEO.Source: American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date: September 09, 2016
Aqua ElectrOzone Ozone Generation System now available for Aqua-Aerobic clients9.8 wylie ozone picture.jpg
Aqua-Aerobic Systems announced its new partnership with Metawater Co. Ltd., an ozone provider and developer of MicroGap glass-lined, dielectric core technology with more than 800 installed systems worldwide. This partnership allows Aqua-Aerobic Systems to build on the company’s experience in ozone treatment, while providing its customers with another product solution, the Aqua ElectrOzone Ozone Generation System.Source: Aqua-Aerobic Systems Publication Date: September 08, 2016
Letters to campaigns highlight clean water priorities9.7 american-flag-1314998.jpg
The National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) forwarded letters to the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign outlining key municipal clean water issues the association would like the candidates to discuss in the current election season.Source: National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies Publication Date: September 07, 2016