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Sweeper Summit 2014 to Be Held in Chicago

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:49
Source:  1-800-SWEEPER Deck: 

The summit will display innovation for the sweeping industry

The Sweeper Summit is an executive level retreat and workshop for key persons in the Sweeping Industry and will be hosted on Nov. 10 to 12, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Lakefront in downtown Chicago. Participants will engage in benchmarking, networking and best practices workshops designed to enhance and broaden understanding of the sweeping industry and their businesses.

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EPA Announces Winning Student Projects Solving Environmental Issues

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:49
Source:  The Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The EPA awarded up to $15,000 for each student teams as part their People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded up to $15,000 for each of 37 winning teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program.

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Regional San Receives WERF's Award for Excellence in Innovation

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:35
Source:  The Water Development Research Foundation Deck: 

Sacramento Sanitation District honored for improvements in wastewater and storm water collection

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) honored Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) with its Award for Excellence in Innovation

Image:  WERFAward.jpg Publication Date:  October 16, 2014

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U.S. DOI, Water Suppliers Implement Landmark Collaborative Agreement

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:10
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Bureau of Reclamation, Basin municipalities, federal government help protect Colorado River

Faced with the increasing probability of shortage on the Colorado River, municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado, and the Bureau of Reclamation are implementing a landmark Colorado River System Conservation program.

Beginning, Reclamation is soliciting water conservation project proposals from Colorado River entitlement holders in Arizona, California and Nevada. At a later date, water users in the Upper Basin will be invited to participate in this agreement.

Image:  Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River.jpg Publication Date:  October 16, 2014

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NPCA to Host Storm Water and Environmental Seminar

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:31
Source:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Deck: 

Seminar covers current and up-and-coming topics directly affecting storm water management

The National Precast Concrete Assn. is sponsoring the “Taking Raleigh by Storm(water) Stormwater and Environmental Seminar,” Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Featuring expert speakers addressing local issues, this storm water and environmental seminar covers current and up-and-coming storm water regulations, technologies, research and development projects and other topics directly affecting storm water management.

Publication Date:  October 15, 2014

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WEF Announces its 2014-2015 Board of Trustees

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:24
Source:  WEF Deck: 

Ed McCormick, a seasoned water leader from Oakland, Calif., assumes WEF leadership

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the members of its 2014-2015 Board of Trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2014—WEF’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference—last week in New Orleans.

Image:  Incoming President Ed McCormic. Photo courtsey of WEF Publication Date:  October 15, 2014

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WEF Announces 2014 Student Design Competition Winners

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:18
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

The winning teams are from the University of South Florida and the University of British Columbia

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced students from the University of South Florida and the University of British Columbia as winners of the 2014 WEF Student Design Competition. The thirteenth annual competition took place earlier this month as part of WEFTEC 2014, WEF's 87th annual technical exhibition and conference.

Image:  WEF Student Competition Winners.jpg Publication Date:  October 15, 2014

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Leaders Address Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:29
Source:  National Wildlife Federation Deck: 

Progress noted but experts say more action needed

With the two year anniversary of Sandy just weeks away, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Collin O'Mara addressed more than 350 environmentalists, policy makers, scientists and business leaders at the Northeast Risk & Resilience Leadership Forum in Stamford, Conn., and cautioned that coastal communities along the east coast remain highly vulnerable to sea level rise and other climate impacts.

Image:  Hurricane Sandy Lessons.jpg Publication Date:  October 14, 2014

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GIS Professionals Play Key Role Managing World’s Water Resources

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:13
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GIS helps monitor water resources and usage patterns

Water scarcity is a serious issue with nearly 1.2 billion people, approximately one-fifth of the world’s population living in areas where water is insufficient, according to the United States Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) 2006 Human Development Report. Geographic information systems (GIS) is a critical tool for establishing water resource solutions, which include assessing water quality and management.

Image:  GIS Software.jpg Publication Date:  October 14, 2014

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U.S. Water Alliance Calls for 2015 Water Prize Nominations

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:19
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The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2014

The U.S. Water Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Water Prize. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2014.

Image:  2015 U.S. Water Prize Nominations.jpg Publication Date:  October 13, 2014

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EPA, CEQ Launch Green Infrastructure Collaborative

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:07
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Collaborative will leverage efforts to support water quality and community development goals

On Oct. 8, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Infrastructure Program and the White House Council on Environmental Quality launched a broad collaborative of external stakeholders to advance green infrastructure implementation.

Image:  EPA White House Council Collaborative.jpg Publication Date:  October 13, 2014

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EPA Provides Technical Assistance for Storm Water, Wastewater Projects

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:54
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Five communities will receive $335,000 for integrated wastewater and storm water management planning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities to help them develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and storm water management.   

Publication Date:  October 13, 2014

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EPA’s WaterSense Honors 2014 Partners of the Year

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:27
Source:  EPA Deck: 

WaterSense Partners of the Year were honored for efficiency efforts to protect nation’s water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country, during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas.

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EPA’s WaterSense Honors 2014 Partners of the Year

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Chicago Elementary School to Unveil New Schoolyard

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:10
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

New grounds are part of a pilot initiative, Space to Grow: Greening Chicago Schoolyards

After more than a year of community planning and several months of construction, Morrill Elementary School in Chicago will unveil its brand new schoolyard, Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.

Image:  MWRD Playground Unveiling.jpg Publication Date:  October 10, 2014

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Bentley Announces Be Inspired Awards Competition Finalists

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:08
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

Winners will be presented with their awards at The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference

Bentley Systems Inc. announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. Nine independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the 54 finalists from nominations submitted by organizations in 49 countries.

Image:  ACPA QCast Wards.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  October 09, 2014

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EPA Funding to Restore Hurricane Sandy Damage

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:02
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA awards $569 million to New York and New Jersey to restore wastewater and drinking water facilities

The U.S.

Image:  U.S. DOT TIGER Grants.jpg Publication Date:  October 09, 2014

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Net Zero Water Training Boot Camp to Launch at CitiesAlive

Wed, 2014-10-08 08:33
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

Training will discuss how net zero water may be achieved in different circumstances

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities announced the launch of the two-day intensive Net Zero Water Boot Camp professional training at CitiesAlive in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 11 to 12 at the Civic Design Center. The Net Zero Water Boot Camp is the curriculum associated with designing integrated water systems that work towards the goal of freeing a facility from the need to connect to the municipal water and wastewater system.

Image:  Net Zer Boot Camp.jpg Publication Date:  October 08, 2014

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Tensar Takes Legal ActionAgainst Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics

Wed, 2014-10-08 08:21
Source:  Tensar International Deck: 

Tensar filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Canada for infringement of its TriAx Geogrid Patent

Tensar International has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Canada against Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics Ltd., a reseller of geogrid manufactured in China by Taian Modern Plastics Co. Ltd. (TMP). The Canada lawsuit is pending in Federal Court, which is the national trial court in Ottawa.

Publication Date:  October 08, 2014

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IECA’s Environmental Connection 2015 Gets Bigger

Tue, 2014-10-07 10:43
Source:  IECA Deck: 

Environmental Connection 2015 will be a co-located event with Geosynthetics 2015

Environmental Connection is the Intl. Erosion Control Assn.'s (IECA) premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and storm water industry. The event combines intense, full and half-day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind. Environmental Connection 2015 will be a co-located event with the Industrial Fabrics Association Intl.'s Geosynthetics 2015.

Company Reference:  IECA Publication Date:  October 07, 2014

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Colorado Lining Intl., CDI/Watersaver Announce Factory Fabrication Agreement

Tue, 2014-10-07 08:04
Source:  Colorado Lining Intl. Deck: 

CLI purchases CDI/Watersaver’s automated factory equipment

Colorado Lining Intl. (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver announced a factory fabrication agreement. CLI has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s automated factory equipment and will install this equipment in CLI’s Parker, Colorado facility.

Publication Date:  October 07, 2014

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