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WEF Announces 2016 to 2017 Board of Trustees

Mon, 2016-11-07 09:13
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Rick Warner to be WEF President

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The members of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 2016 to 2017 Board of Trustees were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2016—WEF’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference—last month in New Orleans.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  November 07, 2016

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Roger Renner Receives NGWA Fellow Designation

Fri, 2016-11-04 06:44
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Association recognizes Renner’s contributions to groundwater industry

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Former National Ground Water Assn. President Roger E. Renner, MGWC, is among the first five to receive the association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Renner is president and CEO of E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. in Elk River, Minn.

His many groundwater industry achievements include:

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  November 04, 2016

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EPA Launches Guide for Long-Term Storm Water Planning

Thu, 2016-11-03 07:24
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Agency names five pilot communities

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing storm water pollution. EPA’s tools promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments and help compliance with environmental requirements.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 03, 2016

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First Prototype of ‘French Dam’ Successfully Assembled

Wed, 2016-11-02 06:59
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FDE, Oldcastle Precast, GEI partner for modular precast impoudment

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French Development Enterprises LLC (FDE) of North Billerica, Mass.; Oldcastle Precast of Littleton, Colo.; and GEI Consultants of Woburn, Mass., announced the successful construction and assembly of the first prototype “French Dam,” a modular precast impoundment for the construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses. 

Source:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  November 02, 2016

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EPA Awards $14.6 Million to Protect Louisiana’s Waters

Tue, 2016-11-01 09:26
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Grant provided to state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality a grant of more than $14.6 million to fund clean-water projects in the state. The grant goes to the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 01, 2016

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Project to Restore Oyster Habitat in East Bay Enters Design Phase

Mon, 2016-10-31 07:28
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The Nature Conservancy selects CH2M for design

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The Nature Conservancy selected CH2M to manage the monitoring, permitting and design of a 6.5-mile restoration project, which will help restore a healthy, functioning oyster habitat in East Bay near Pensacola, Fla. The Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project is the first phase in a multi-year effort to restore this critical estuarine habitat system that has been significantly reduced from its former range across the Gulf's bays and estuaries.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  October 31, 2016

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EPA Approves Pala Band of Mission Indians’ Right to Develop Water Quality Standards

Mon, 2016-10-31 07:22
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The Pala Tribe is the seventh tribe in California to gain the authority

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ application for “treatment in a similar manner as a state” under the federal Clean Water Act. Tomás Torres, EPA water division director for the Pacific Southwest, presented the signed Certificate of Achievement to Tribal Water Resources Specialist Heidi Brow in a ceremony at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee meeting in San Francisco.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 31, 2016

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Nominations Open for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Fri, 2016-10-28 09:19
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Submissions due to EPA by Dec. 31, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product helping to protect public health and the environment.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 28, 2016

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New Scholarship Program Offers Opportunities for Utility Personnel

Thu, 2016-10-27 08:16
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WE&RF, WEF & NACWA sponsor program

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The Water Environment & Research Foundation (WE&RF), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) have partnered to form a new scholarship opportunity for utilities.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  October 27, 2016

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Arthur Becker Wins 2016 Standard Bearer Award, Fellow Designation

Wed, 2016-10-26 07:21
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Becker served as NGWA president & on many boards, committees & task groups

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Arthur E. Becker, MGWC, CPG, owner of Drilling and Safety Consultants LLC in Manahawkin, N.J., has received the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) 2016 Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative processm, as well as its new Fellow designation given as recognition for outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Becker is among the first of five chosen to receive the new NGWA Fellow designation.

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  October 26, 2016

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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Wed, 2016-10-26 06:49
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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Transaction expected to close in mid to late November 2016

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Contech Engineered Solutions LLC announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement in which QUIKRETE Holdings Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Contech common stock.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in mid to late November 2016.

Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions LLC Publication Date:  October 26, 2016

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Study Determines Common Insecticide Is Harmful to Ecosystems

Tue, 2016-10-25 08:14
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Bifenthrin detected at harmful levels in Midwestern streams

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new survey determining that a common insecticide used in urban and agricultural areas, bifenthrin, is harmful to aquatic ecosystems at levels that were previously considered safe. The insecticide was measured in several streams in the Midwest at levels that caused harm to artificial aquatic ecosystems.

Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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First Aquatech Mexico Sells Out

Tue, 2016-10-25 06:39
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Event to be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City

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Aquatech Mexico announced that its show floor is completely filled. Organized by RAI Amsterdam, the first edition of Aquatech Mexico will be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Aquatech Mexico offers a platform for water technology companies from around the world to explore business opportunities in Mexico. The show enables the establishment of partnerships, creation of alliances, and sharing of best practices between local and international businesses.

Source:  Aquatech Mexico Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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WEFTEC 2016 Places in Top Five Conferences

Mon, 2016-10-24 07:23
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WEFTEC 2016 Places in Top Five Conferences

More than 20,000 attended the 89th annual conference and exhibition

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An impressive turnout of 20,113 registrants and 1,006 exhibitors using 301,900 net sq ft of space placed WEFTEC 2016 within the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 89th annual technical exhibition and conference was held Sept. 24 to 28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

WEFTEC has long been the springboard for new and innovative products, ideas and initiatives, and WEFTEC 2016 was no exception.

Notable highlights include:

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  October 24, 2016

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The Water Council Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer

Mon, 2016-10-24 07:20
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David Garman to lead ICE Institute

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the Water Council announced David Garman is the new chief technology officer for the Water Council. Garman will specifically lead the Water Council’s new initiative, the ICE (Innovation Commercialization Exchange) Institute, while continuing his role as the associate vice chancellor for water technology, research and development for UWM.

Source:  The Water Council Publication Date:  October 24, 2016

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EPA Awards $1.3 Million to Urban Waters Projects

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:51
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Twenty-two organizations in 18 states support community revitalization

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $1.3 million to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters and to support community revitalization and other local priorities. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 21, 2016

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International Water Assn. Launches Principles for Water-Wise Cities

Thu, 2016-10-20 09:18
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Categories include regenerative water services, water sensitive urban design & more

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To overcome the problems that are leading to pressure on water resources in urban areas and an increasing number of drought and flooding crises, the International Water Assn. (IWA) launched the Principles for Water-Wise Cities.

Source:  International Water Assn. Publication Date:  October 20, 2016

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Dewberry to Provide Support Services to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Wed, 2016-10-19 07:54
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Firm to analyze emerging management trends

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Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected to provide water resources analytical and professional support services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources as a subcontractor to ABT Associates.

Source:  Dewberry Publication Date:  October 19, 2016

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Yellowstone National Park Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement in Walkways

Wed, 2016-10-19 07:45
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Yellowstone National Park Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement in Walkways

Project protects geyser basin & eco-system around Old Faithful

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Yellowstone National Park has completed the second phase of its initiative to install more eco-friendly walkways in the world’s largest concentration of geysers and thermal features. With help from the Michelin Corporate Foundation, Yellowstone National Park recently finished replacing 4,160 sq ft of crumbling asphalt paths with walkways made from eco-friendly paving material that is manufactured in part from recycled tires.

Source:  Michelin North America Publication Date:  October 19, 2016

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ADS to Open New Manufacturing Facility

Tue, 2016-10-18 08:17
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Missouri-based facility is 62nd in company

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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) began construction on its new manufacturing facility in Harrisonville, Mo. This will be the company’s 62nd manufacturing plant and its first in Missouri.

Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Publication Date:  October 18, 2016

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