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USDA to Invest Up To $235 Million in Conservation Partnerships

Tue, 2015-05-05 11:23
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

Local coalitions can now apply for funding to improve soil health, preserve clean water, combat drought and protect wildlife habitat

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Investment in Sustainable Water Supplies

Tue, 2015-05-05 10:57
Source:  Value of Water Coalition Deck: 

Eighty-two percent of Americans think it is important or extremely important to invest in strategies and programs that develop sustainable water supplies

In conjunction with National Drinking Water Week, the Value of Water Coalition released the results of a poll that asked Americans about the importance of water in their lives.

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Water Community Kicks Off Drinking Water Week

Mon, 2015-05-04 10:08
Source:  American Water Works Assn. Deck: 

National Drinking Water Week is May 3 to 9, 2015

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week across North America May 3 by asking the question “What do you know about H2O?”

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Officials from Jordan River Valley, Great Lakes Region Sign Sister Waters Agreement

Mon, 2015-05-04 09:59
Source:  Sister Cities Intl. Deck: 

The signing took place at a two-day summit at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Mayors and city officials from across the Great Lakes and the Jordan River Valley signed an agreement this month linking their communities through a “Sister Waters” partnership.

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GWI Announces 2015 Global Water Award Winners

Mon, 2015-05-04 09:46
Source:  Global Water Intelligence Deck: 

The awards were presented Monday April 27 at the Nasioutzik Museum in Greece during the Global Water Summit

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) announced the winners of the 2015 Global Water Awards, which were presented Monday April 27 at the Nasioutzik Museum in Greece during the Global Water Summit. The winners were announced in a ceremony presented by José Manuel Barroso.

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LG Sonic, American Water Partner to Monitor, Control Algal Blooms

Fri, 2015-05-01 10:25
Source:  LG Sonic Deck: 

Companies partnered on a study of an ultrasonic buoy that targets and successfully removes algae

American Water and LG Sonic have formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company to become a certified innovation partner of American Water.

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Cement Plant to Cut Toxic Discharges to San Francisco Bay

Fri, 2015-05-01 09:49
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Company to spend more than $7.5 million for violations at cement facility near Cupertino, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and the state of California announced a settlement requiring the Lehigh cement plant near Cupertino to reduce toxic discharges of selenium and other metals to Permanente Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay. The facility, owned by Hanson Permanente Cement Inc.

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IFAT Exhibitions to Feature GreenTec Awards

Thu, 2015-04-30 10:04
Source:  Messe München Deck: 

Messe München will be a platinum sponsor of the GreenTec Awards at IFAT through 2018

The GreenTec Awards were presented at IFAT in 2014 in a Gala Night at the beginning of Munich’s world exhibition for environmental technologies. The program will continue in upcoming exhibitions, as IFAT 2015 and 2017 in Berlin, and IFAT 2016 and 2018 in Munich will feature the GreenTec Awards. Messe München will be acting as a platinum sponsor for these environmental and business awards.

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CMU Researchers Receive Grant to Aid Federal Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative

Thu, 2015-04-30 09:29
Source:  Central Michigan University Deck: 

Institute for Great Lakes Research scientists are developing prioritization tool for governmental use

Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Institute for Great Lakes Research (IGLR) is helping the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration identify and restore Great Lakes coastal wetlands and, in the process, make them more resilient to a changing climate.

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Maryland County Receives Storm Water Management, Environmental Design Award

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:53
Source:  Anne Arundel County Deck: 

The first place honor recognized the county's Stormwater Management and Stream and Wetland Restoration Project in Millersville, Md.

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) won a 2015 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award (BUBBA) from the Chesapeake Stormwater Network for Best Combination of BMPs in a Series Category.

The first place honor recognized DPW’s Stormwater Management and Stream and Wetland Restoration Project in Millersville, Md., and the implementation of several storm water management and environmental site design practices associated with the construction of the Central Utility Operations Facility.

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EPA Recognizes Participants of Federal Green Challenge

Wed, 2015-04-29 09:24
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More than 400 federal facilities took part in the program in 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the efforts of more than 400 federal facilities that took steps to reduce pollution, support renewable energy, and operate more efficiently in 2014 as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), resulting in an estimated cost savings to U.S. taxpayers of more than $24 million. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from participating facilities is equivalent to annual emissions from 190,000 passenger vehicles.

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Bentley Issues Call for Submissions to 2015 Be Inspired Awards

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:40
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

The global program celebrates outstanding projects in infrastructure design, construction and operations

Bentley Systems Inc. announced its call for submissions to the 2015 Be Inspired Awards program. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2015. 

The awards, which are selected by independent juries of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary and innovative work of organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating roads, buildings, plants, utility networks and more. Winning projects showcase BIM advancements through:

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Water Systems Council to Host Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:10
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The organization expects 1,700 students to attend the festival

The Water Systems Council (WSC) will hold its 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival on May 14, 2015 on the campus of Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, drawing almost 1,700 fifth grade students from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

The 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival is one of the largest WSC has ever hosted. During the festival, students will explore drinking water, groundwater, watersheds, surface water, well systems, and water quality and conservation through interactive activities.

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ACPA Recognizes Top Plants, Professionals

Mon, 2015-04-27 11:50
Source:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Deck: 

The winners were recognized during a ceremony at the organization's annual Pipe School held in Orlando

The American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) announced winners of its Qcast Awards, which are designed to recognize plants that stand above the rest on the most important measures of production quality.

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EPA Names Winners of Campus RainWorks Challenge

Mon, 2015-04-27 11:40
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Teams from the University of Maryland and the University of Illinois at Chicago won first place in their respective categories

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Maryland as a winner of its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition created to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure. Student teams proposed innovative green infrastructure designs to reduce storm water pollution and develop sustainable communities.

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City Council Approves Construction of California Football Stadium

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:38
Source:  SCS Engineers Deck: 

Project developers provided a report to analyze and disclose the project's environmental impact

With the help of SCS Engineers, the city council of Carson, Calif., unanimously approved a privately financed stadium that could host the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The proposed NFL football stadium is planned to be built on top of a former landfill.

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Federal Agencies Announce Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:28
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Sites in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes selected to showcase climate resilience approach

The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognized four collaborative landscape partnerships across the country where federal agencies will focus efforts with partners to conserve and restore important lands and waters and make them more resilient to a changing climate.

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Government to Fund Water Quality, Energy Efficiency Projects Across Rural America

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:11
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U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $112 million to help rural communities with water, energy infrastructure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects to improve rural water and wastewater services, promote renewable energy and promote the efficient use of energy resources.

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Government to Fund Water Quality, Energy Efficiency Projects Across Rural America

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Department of Energy Launches Technologist in Residence Pilot

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:36
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy Deck: 

The pilot aims to boost U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and the impact of national labs

The U.S. Energy Department launched the $2 million Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of its national laboratories.

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Mentorship Program Designed to Advance Water Entrepreneurship

Tue, 2015-04-21 23:05
Source:  Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Deck: 

Three organizations have partnered on a national competition to attract entrepreneurs

Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) have reached an agreement to launch a national competition to support entrepreneurship and economic development while fostering sustainability efforts in the field of water.

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