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Leaders from Middle East, Great Lakes to Convene at Chicago Summit

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:35
Source:  Water After Borders Deck: 

Conference will focus on strategies for sharing water

Water experts will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), April 23 and 24, 2015 for Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day summit focused on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural boundaries.

Image:  jordan.jpg Publication Date:  April 07, 2015

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White House, EPA Recognize Storm Water Retrofit P3

Mon, 2015-04-06 10:20
Source:  Prince George's County Department of the Environment Deck: 

The Clean Water Partnership is the nation's first storm water infrastructure management P3

Prince George’s County, Md., and Corvias Solutions announced the launch of the nation’s first collaboration for a storm water infrastructure management public-private partnership (P3) initiative, called the Clean Water Partnership (CWP).

Image:  water30.jpg Publication Date:  April 06, 2015

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WERF Awards New Contracts to Provide Guidance for Best Management Practices

Mon, 2015-04-06 09:39
Source:  Water Environment Research Foundation Deck: 

New research projects to expand the Best Management Practices Database are now under way

Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has two new projects under way to expand the Best Management Practices Database. The first project, Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Performance: Population of a New National BMP Database (WERF4C14), is funded by the United Soybean Board. The project team from Wright Water Engineers and Geosyntec will populate WERF’s newly developed Agricultural BMP Database with agricultural BMP performance data and information using scientifically developed methods and protocols.

Image:  farm2.jpg Publication Date:  April 06, 2015

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EPA Awards Student Fellowships in 25 States, Puerto Rico

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:10
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico to pursue environmental science and related fields of study at universities and colleges across the nation, helping to inspire the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The awards, part of EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship program, provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists.

Image:  chemical.jpg Publication Date:  April 03, 2015

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Tampa Bay Water-Wise Award Season Opens

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:45
Source:  Tampa Bay Water Deck: 

Residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to apply online by June 30

Tampa Bay Water, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) County Extension Offices and Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. Residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to apply online by June 30, 2015.

Image:  tampabay.jpg Publication Date:  April 03, 2015

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The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under Regional Innovation Strategies Program

Thu, 2015-04-02 11:12
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The organization received $71,625 under the program to help offset portions of the initial marketing and legal costs associated with the launch of its seed fund

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that The Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program grants.

Image:  money3.jpg Publication Date:  April 02, 2015

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California Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions

Thu, 2015-04-02 10:06
Source:  Office of Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. Deck: 

The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

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California Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions

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USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect, Restore Agricultural Land

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:28
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

Private landowners, tribes and eligible entities are encouraged to apply by May 15

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept ACEP applications to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation's critical wetlands and grasslands, home to diverse wildlife and plant species.

Image:  farm.jpg Publication Date:  April 01, 2015

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HaloKlear, MobyDick Form Supply Agreement Partnership

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:18
Source:  HaloSource Deck: 

The partnership will help customers more effectively meet environmental regulatory requirements

Frutiger Co. AG has signed a joint marketing, sales and supply agreement with HaloSource Inc. This agreement provides HaloSource with exclusive rights to supply the MobyDick branded product, MobyDick MobyFloc, for new sales of Frutiger wheel and truck wash systems and dewatering units in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, HaloSource will also be Frutiger’s preferred supplier for environmental water technologies and related services for all Frutiger units in this region.

Image:  water14.jpg Publication Date:  April 01, 2015

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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:15
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The bill is designed to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives

The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R. 1160 has been reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Representative Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). The Water Supply Cost Savings Act is a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems.

"The Savings Act is a simple, common-sense bill that can save taxpayer dollars and, importantly, help rural communities gain access to much needed high quality drinking water," Stutzman said.

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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

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Rotary Panel Discusses Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:52
Source:  Rotary Intl. Deck: 

Panel of experts met to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Great Lakes & addressing the global water crisis

Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary Intl., an international humanitarian service organization, hosted a free public panel discussion titled "Tap Into Lake Michigan: A Local Perspective on the Global Water Crisis," on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, protecting our Great Lakes and the ways to address the global water crisis.

The panel moderator, Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, spoke about Chicago’s water history and the important role Lake Michigan plays in the city.

Image:  Left to right: Debra Shore, Cameron Davis, Andy Stuart, Ian Hughes Publication Date:  April 01, 2015

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Massachusetts Fueling Station Installs Storm Water Management System

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:12
Source:  Cultec Inc. Deck: 

The installation of the chambers took approximately two weeks from start to finish and was completed in June 2014

The city of Attleboro, Mass. received more than $11 million in federal, state and municipal funding to redevelop and revitalize the city’s downtown industrial and commercial parcels into areas of mixed use that will include commercial, recreational and residential sites. The Attleboro Fueling Depot is a new modern fueling station that will provide access for all municipal vehicles and trucks, bus parking for GATRA vehicles and a place to store sand, salt, mulch, hydrants, piping curbing and other materials used regularly by the Department of Public Works – Highway Div.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Company Reference:  CULTEC Inc. Publication Date:  March 31, 2015

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Eagle Mountain Spillway Project Named ASDSO Rehabilitation Project of the Year

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:36
Source:  Hayward Baker Inc. Deck: 

The award recognizes unique remedial designs that advance dam safety and reflect the professional engineering and construction standards that dam safety requires

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) was the 2014 recipient of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award.

TRWD was recognized for its rehabilitation work on the Eagle Mountain Spillway Dam located in Fort Worth, Texas, which was completed in 2013. As the general contractor on the project, Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) performed a grouting program to reduce seepage. 

Image:  texas2.jpg Publication Date:  March 31, 2015

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Powdersville Water District Receives National Award

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:04
Source:  Partnership for Safe Water Deck: 

The utility is the first in South Carolina and the 11th in North America to receive the Directors Award for a distribution system optimization program

Powdersville Water is the first utility in South Carolina to achieve the Directors Award in the Partnership for Safe Water’s Distribution System Optimization Program, and one of only 11 nationwide. Powdersville Water received this award for successfully completing a comprehensive self-assessment of distribution system operations, a significant achievement towards ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality water to the community. 

Image:  award2.jpg Publication Date:  March 31, 2015

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Terra Novo Partners With Erosion-Control Distributor

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:07
Source:  Terra Novo Deck: 

The distribution partnership expands the company's Eastern U.S. market reach

Terra Novo announced that Pennsylvania-based JMD Co., one of the largest privately owned geosynthetic and erosion control product providers in the country, is its new distributor.

JMD Co. will offer the Terra Novo's EarthGuard family of products in JMD's seven locations spanning Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Image:  handshake.jpg Publication Date:  March 30, 2015

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Washington, D.C. Tops EPA’s Energy Star Cities List

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:02
Source:  EPA Deck: 

DC has the most Energy Star buildings of any city in the U.S.; followed by Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, Washington, D.C., debuts in the top spot with 480 buildings. EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from Energy Star, are embracing energy efficiency as an effective way to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change.

Image:  washingtondc.jpg Publication Date:  March 30, 2015

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Los Angeles Water Recycling Project Partnership Extended

Fri, 2015-03-27 10:06
Source:  Park Water Co. Deck: 

The partnership to operate the 70-mile distribution system and deliver 5,000 acre-ft of recycled water annually will continue through 2017

Park Water Co. has been awarded a two-year extension to its current contract to operate and maintain Central Basin Municipal Water District’s E. Thornton Ibbetson Century Water Recycling Project in Los Angeles County. The total value of the contract award is more than $500,000. With this contract extension, Park Water’s partnership with Central Basin to operate its 70-mile distribution system and deliver 5,000 acre-ft of recycled water annually will continue through 2017.

Image:  losangeles2.jpg Publication Date:  March 27, 2015

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Grand Rapids Replaces Tree Grates with Permeable Paving Material

Fri, 2015-03-27 10:00
Source:  Porous Pave Inc. Deck: 

A total of 750 iron tree grates will be replaced

Grand Rapids, Mich., is completing the replacement of 750 old iron tree grates with Porous Pave XL. Porous Pave is a pour-in-place surfacing material that consists of recycled rubber, stone aggregate and a binder.

The first phase of the project was completed in September 2014 before the annual ArtPrize event. The city had Porous Pave tree surrounds installed to replace 250 cracked and broken grates that presented the most serious tripping hazard in the three square miles of downtown. An additional 500 grates will be replaced by July 2015.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Publication Date:  March 27, 2015

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Rotary to Host Panel Discussion on Water Quality

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:46
Source:  Rotary Intl. Deck: 

Industry experts will discuss water conservation and give a local perspective on the global water crisis

With the exception of the polar ice caps, the Great Lakes system is the largest source of freshwater in the world. Lake Michigan is the largest public drinking water supply in Illinois, serving nearly 6.6 million people who use close to 1 billion gal of water each day.

Image:  lake4.jpg Publication Date:  March 26, 2015

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Government Agencies Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:18
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy Deck: 

The partnership will help meet the need for reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement commits the agencies to a specific, ambitious agenda for hydropower, building upon their Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower (MOU) signed on March 24, 2010. 

Image:  hyropower.jpg Publication Date:  March 26, 2015

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