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Model Shows Severe Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Season Approaching

Mon, 2015-07-13 11:25
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

The 2015 harmful algal bloom season is projected to be among the most severe in recent years

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

Image:  Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 11.23.03 AM.png Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 11.23.07 AM.png Publication Date:  July 13, 2015

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Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Bioproducts, Biofuels From Algae

Mon, 2015-07-13 11:00
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy Deck: 

The projects will aim to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment and achieve national energy security.

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Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA Industrial Stormwater Permit

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:26
Source:  Waterkeeper Alliance Deck: 

The lawsuit challenges effluent limits and the lack of monitoring requirements

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Industrial Stormwater Permit, formally known as the Multi Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (MSGP).

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Public-Private Partnership Launches New AmeriCorps Program

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:04
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The partnership is part of the Obama Administration’s effort to build climate resilience nationwide

Building on the President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service, announced a new commitment to launch a Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program.

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ARCSA Partners with Water Efficiency Organization

Thu, 2015-07-09 10:45
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

Both organizations advocate sustainable use of water

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has partnered with Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) to promote water efficiency in conjunction with rainwater harvesting. To formalize the occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed by AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson and ARCSA's President David Crawford.

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IECA Announces Search for New Director

Thu, 2015-07-09 10:40
Source:  IECA Deck: 

The association is seeking a new director to implement its new strategic plan

The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One has begun a search for a new executive director to lead IECA through the implementation of the organization’s new strategic plan. The strategic plan focuses on key areas such as: membership growth and benefits, delving more deeply into new educational opportunities, and forging new and expanded organizational partnerships.

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Bureau of Reclamation Provides $1.5 Million for River Basin Studies

Wed, 2015-07-08 09:39
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The bureau selected the Salinas and Carmel River Basins in California and Lower Santa Cruz River Basin in Arizona as subjects for basin studies

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced that the bureau will use $1.5 million to partner with water managers in Arizona, California and New Mexico to conduct comprehensive water studies. This funding will help complete two basin studies and develop plans of study for two more.

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Gates Foundation Executive to Keynote 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Wed, 2015-07-08 09:20
Source:  WateReuse Deck: 

The symposium will be held Sept. 13 to 16 in Seattle

The 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium will bring together water managers and industry leaders in Seattle, Sept. 13 to 16, 2015 to learn what’s working, what’s not and what’s next in water reuse policy, operations, technology and public perception. The comprehensive program will include more than 100 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, facility tours and an exhibit hall.

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New Center to Advance Drought Research, Preparedness

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:15
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in June 2015. It will be administered through CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:05
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

A group of major U.S. cities filed an amicus curiae brief in the litigation, illustrating the importance of the watershed approach for large municipal governments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay in American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. v. U.S. EPA.

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MWRD Wins Seven NACWA Awards

Mon, 2015-07-06 10:05
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The district won five Platinum Peak Performance Awards for facilities meeting 100% compliance with NPDES permits over a five-year period

The National Association for Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) with seven awards for its record in meeting compliance for water treatment.

Image:  Calumet Water Reclamation Plant Publication Date:  July 06, 2015

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EPA to Approve California’s Newest List of Impaired Waterways

Mon, 2015-07-06 09:30
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Polluted rivers, lakes and coastal waters need cleanup and restoration plans

More than 40,000 miles of California’s rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution, according to a list of impaired waterways submitted by the state to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Monitoring of rivers, lakes and coastal waters in California continues to show harmful pollutant levels, based on updates to the list from three of the state’s nine regional Water Quality Control Boards—North Coast, Lahontan and Colorado River regions.

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Design Charrette Initiative to Explore Green Infrastructure in Harlem

Wed, 2015-07-01 13:58
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

The charrette will leverage design expertise to re-imagine what part of Harlem could look like with a major green infrastructure makeover

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the Canaan Baptist Church announced the launch of the Green Infrastructure Design Charrette Initiative for neighborhoods in Harlem as a legacy project of the 13th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference to be held Oct. 5 to 8, 2015. This project will advance New York City’s OneNYC poverty alleviation goals by developing partnerships with local workforce and business development organizations that serve to plan for growth, sustainability and resiliency.

Image:  Green infrastructure neighborhood redesign in Philadelphia. Credit: City of Philadelphia Publication Date:  July 02, 2015

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Geomembrane Installation Guidelines Available

Wed, 2015-07-01 13:36
Source:  International Association of Geosynthetic Installers Deck: 

The guidelines are available on the association's website

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), in its effort to provide a forum for geosynthetics installers to advance installation and construction techniques, has made available current installation guidelines.

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Storm Water Detention System Installed at World Trade Center Park

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:01
Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Deck: 

The elevated public park will sit on the roof of the Vehicular Security Center

Contech Engineered Solutions supplied a new storm water detention system to Liberty Park, an elevated public park under construction in the new World Trade Center in New York City.

Liberty Park will have a capacity of 750 people and will sit 25 feet above Liberty Street overlooking the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The park will feature a 20-ft high "living wall" and the St. Nicholas Church, destroyed in the September 11 attacks, will be rebuilt in the park.

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Water Council Announces Batch 3 Winners of BREW Accelerator Program

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:55
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The program is a place-based seed accelerator focused on solving global freshwater challenges

The Water Council and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the Batch 3 winners of The BREW accelerator program during a ceremony at the eighth annual Water Summit in Milwaukee. The second round of The BREW entrepreneurs, known as Batch 2, also graduated during the ceremony.

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APWA to Hold Sustainability in Public Works Track at 2015 Congress

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:01
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

Speakers will discuss maximizing resources, creating lasting and resilient infrastructure, and improving communities to ensure economic and social viability

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) announced the Sustainability in Public Works track that will be featured at the 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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ARCSA Reaches GuideStar Gold Status

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:37
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

The designation is a symbol of transparency and accountability

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA Inc., a source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the organization’s commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

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Global Green Releases RFP to Cities for Sustainable Neighborhood Planning

Mon, 2015-06-29 10:33
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Local governments, tribal entities eligible for assistance for green infrastructure upgrades related to CSO mitigation, other updates

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grantee Global Green is seeking applications from local governments and tribal entities for the 2015 Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments.

The assistance is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, which provides a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. This free assistance is being provided under a grant to Global Green from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

Image:  green neighborhood, funding Publication Date:  June 29, 2015

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Platte River Equity Acquires Profile Products

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:29
Source:  Profile Products LLC Deck: 

The new owners plan to continue building the business

Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions, announced its acquisition by Platte River Equity, a private equity firm. The new owners plan to continue building Profile Products’ business, in collaboration with the current company leadership, through both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions.

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