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USDA Launches Initiative to Improve Lake Erie Basin's Water Quality

Fri, 2016-04-01 09:38
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Three-year initiative will support work of farmers to improve water quality in Western Lake Erie Basin

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest $41 million in a three-year initiative to support the work of farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). The initiative helps farmers and ranchers implement science-based conservation measures to reduce runoff from farms entering the region's waterways.

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USDA Launches Initiative to Improve Lake Erie Basin's Water Quality

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HydroGaïa 2016 to Focus on Managing Water Resources in Context of Global Changes

Thu, 2016-03-31 09:46
Source:  HydroGaïa Deck: 

International water exhibition will take place on May 25 and 26, 2016

Organized by Montpellier Events with the support of the Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrenees Regional Council, the French Water Hub, the SWELIA business network and Sud de France Development, the International Water Exhibition HydroGaïa will take place at Montpellier Exhibition Centre, Hall B2, Montpellier, France, on May 25 to 26, 2016.

Image:  cote-d-azur-france.jpg Publication Date:  March 31, 2016

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Drought Allowed San José to Reach Decades-Old Trash From Creek Bottoms

Wed, 2016-03-30 09:41
Source:  San José Deck: 

"Legacy trash" in creek bottoms included computer monitors, floppy disks

With very low water levels in San José creeks due to the prolonged drought, San José volunteers have been able to reach trash in local creek beds that had been previously inaccessible for years.

Along with volunteer-organized litter cleanups, San José conducts annual cleanup and litter sorting activities at 32 creek “hotspot” locations.

As a result, last year San José was able to increase trash collection from litter hot spots by 73% compared to 2014. Much of this increase is due to “legacy trash” that has been building up for decades.

Image:  floppy-disk-1-1243519.jpg Publication Date:  March 30, 2016

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UNDP Climate Hackathon Provides Weather Information to African Communities

Tue, 2016-03-29 09:47
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Hackers use climate data to create apps to improve farming productivity

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Climate Action Hackathon recently hosted an event in Livingstone, Zambia, bringing together young software developers from around the world to develop innovative data and communications technologies to share weather and climate information with communities to better prepare themselves for the realities of climate change.

Image:  Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 9.46.49 AM.png Publication Date:  March 29, 2016

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Water Environment Federation to Hold Storm Water Summit

Mon, 2016-03-28 10:21
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Two-day event will take place May 10 to 11 in Chicago

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is encouraging storm water professionals and interested stakeholders from across North America to register for the next installment of its Great Water Cities (GWC) dialogue series: Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. Building on the format of bringing together diverse groups of water leaders and stakeholders to share perspectives and strategies for progressive, adaptable water management, this special two-day event will be held May 10 to 11 at the Mid-America Club in Chicago.

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Water Environment Federation to Hold Storm Water Summit

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USDA Offers New Toolkit to Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods

Mon, 2016-03-28 10:13
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Resource will help communities, businesses realize impact of investing in local foods

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has unveiled a new resource created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Colorado State University that will help communities and businesses evaluate the economic benefits of investing in local food systems. The secretary released details about "The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices" in his keynote remarks at the 12th Annual Good Food Festival and Conference in Chicago.

Image:  fresh-asparagus-1326561.jpg Publication Date:  March 28, 2016

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EPA and Osceola, Iowa, Settle Clean Water Act Violations

Fri, 2016-03-25 09:46
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The city must stabilize stream banks and pay a cash penalty

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached a proposed administrative settlement of Clean Water Act violations by the City of Osceola, Iowa, that requires the city to stabilize stream banks of a tributary flowing into White Breast Creek, and pay a cash penalty of $8,400. 

Image:  6551534889_69d0a94aa5_o.jpg Publication Date:  March 25, 2016

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USGS Releases Maps of 2015 Floods to Help South Carolina Plan for Future

Fri, 2016-03-25 09:40
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South Carolina can now take steps to deal with flood damage in areas flooded in Oct. 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood damage in the areas affected by the widespread floods of Oct. 2015. The maps, which document the extent and depth of last autumn’s floodwaters in a dozen central and coastal South Carolina communities, can also help property owners, insurers and disaster relief officials confirm which areas were inundated at the time.

Image:  remnant-of-a-hurricane-1361513.jpg Publication Date:  March 25, 2016

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Competition Announces Winners to Advance Clean Water Technologies

Thu, 2016-03-24 09:54
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

Winners of pilot program receive funds to develop prototype of their technology

The Water Council, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) have announced two winners that best align with The Water Council’s Pilot Deployment Program’s goal to address integrated water solutions through innovation, application and demonstration, while maintaining a cost-efficient, scalable and deployable model.

Image:  MOS_Technologies_large.jpg Publication Date:  March 24, 2016

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USDA Awards $8.5 Million to Improve Communities' Water Sources

Thu, 2016-03-24 09:40
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Ten universities will use grants to help communities improve water quality, quantity

In celebration of World Water Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $8.5 million in grants that 10 universities will use to help communities improve water resource quality and quantity. In addition, the Department was tapped to serve as permanent co-chair of the National Drought Resilience Partnership, with the other co-chair rotating between six other agencies every two years; the Department of Commerce will serve as co-chair for the partnership's first two years.

Image:  17123251389_9f5db13fec_o.jpg Publication Date:  March 24, 2016

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Porous Pave Inc. Changes Size Range of Surfacing Material

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:59
Source:  Porous Pave Inc. Deck: 

Smaller chips provide smoother surface

In response to customer preferences, Porous Pave Inc. has changed the standard size range of the recycled rubber chips in its surfacing material from ¼ to 3/8-in. to 1/8- to ¼-in.  The smaller, fine-cut rubber chips provide a more refined, smoother paved surface. An eco-friendly green building material made in the U.S., Porous Pave is a porous, durable, and flexible pour-in-place permeable paving product. The XL formulation consists of 50% rubber chips and 50% stone aggregate with a moisture-cured, liquid binder. The XLS formulation is made with 100% rubber chips.

Image:  ruler-1513914.jpg Publication Date:  March 23, 2016

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WEF Announces Commitments at White House Water Summit

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:52
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Commitments include national green infrastructure certification program, innovation forum for technology focus area on water reuse

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) participated in the White House Water Summit on March 22. The summit raised awareness of the national importance of water, and highlighted new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future.

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Milwaukee Pledges to Advance Water Innovation at White House Water Summit

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:45
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

City vows to attract water focused entrepreneurs, train students and more

As part of the first White House Water Summit held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, Milwaukee announced five measurable commitments to help advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship–North America and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet, highlighting the commitments made by over 150 organizations from across the United States. 

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Milwaukee Pledges to Advance Water Innovation at White House Water Summit

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Public-Private Research Collaboration to Tackle Effects of Drought

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:27
Source:  USGS Deck: 

USGS, Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) will conduct assessment of ecological impacts

A new public-private research collaboration supported by the U.S. Geological Survey will tackle how to best cope with the increasing droughts of the future.

Image:  drought-1205260.jpg Publication Date:  March 22, 2016

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Vermeer Rocky Mountain Joins FINN Corp.

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:20
Source:  FINN Corp. Deck: 

Agreement will provide coverage to Montana, Idaho, Utah and eastern Washington

FINN Corp., an erosion control and landscape equipment manufacturer, has entered into a dealer agreement with Vermeer Rocky Mountain, setting up coverage in Montana, Idaho, Utah and eastern Washington. The dealer agreement recognizes them as a full-line equipment sales and rental, parts stocking and service dealer for FINN hydroseeders, straw blowers and bark and mulch blowers. The agreement goes into effect immediately.

Image:  13903385550_62b8ac45c4_o.jpg Publication Date:  March 22, 2016

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Watly Prepares Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Technology

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:14
Source:  Watly Deck: 

Company's thermodynamic computers sanitize water, generate electricity

Today, on UN’s World Water Day, clean tech company Watly is preparing to open an Indiegogo campaign to fund their solar technology. The Watly 3.0 thermodynamic computer uses solar energy to sanitize over 5000 liters of water a day, as well as generating electricity and connectivity. The development of Watly 3.0 follows the successful trial of a smaller machine, Watly 2.0, in Abenta Village, Ghana.

Image:  unnamed(1).jpg Publication Date:  March 22, 2016

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Profile Products Recognizes Distributors at Awards Ceremony

Mon, 2016-03-21 09:35
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Profile Products distributed awards during International Erosion Control Assn. Conference on Feb. 18

Profile Products honored the work of several of its distributors at its awards banquet Feb. 18, held during the annual International Erosion Control Assn. Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

“Our group of distributors is always on the forefront of innovative projects and business solutions, and we’re honored to be a part of their successes and recognize their accomplishments,” said Wally Butman, vice president of sales for Profile Products. 

Image:  winners-trophy-1317181.jpg Publication Date:  March 21, 2016

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Thornton Composite Reservoir to Receive Project of the Year Award from APWA

Fri, 2016-03-18 09:33
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Reservoir took in first water on Nov. 26, 2015

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD's Thornton Composite Reservoir will receive the "Project of the Year" award from the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) on March 18 at the Medinah Banquet Hall in Addison, Ill.

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FluksAqua Q&A Forum Launches

Fri, 2016-03-18 09:17
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Forum allows operators of treatment plants to answer questions from water professionals

FluksAqua, a free, practical and moderated Q&A forum specifically designed for operators of drinking water distribution, water and wastewater treatment plants, is online and actively answering peer-to-peer technical questions from water professionals.

Image:  splatter-question-1171359.jpg Publication Date:  March 18, 2016

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Study

Thu, 2016-03-17 09:37
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Study finds climate change will cause earlier runoff, refill reservoirs earlier in year

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Study, which found climate change will cause earlier runoff and refill reservoirs earlier in the year, potentially affecting reservoir operations and water storage.

Image:  gI_132096_Sacramento_SanJoaquin_SUMMARY.png Publication Date:  March 17, 2016

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