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EnviroCert Enters Licensing Agreement with ESCA Canada

Thu, 2015-02-26 11:12
Source:  EnviroCert Intl. Inc. Deck: 

The agreement was signed after a two-year negotiation

EnviroCert Intl. Inc.’s (ECI) board of directors announced that ECI has completed a two-year negotiation and entered into a licensing agreement with Erosion Sediment Control Assn. of Canada (ESCAC).

Image:  canada.jpg Publication Date:  February 26, 2015

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Washington Department of Ecology Proposes 165 Clean Water Projects

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:34
Source:  Washington Department of Ecology Deck: 

The proposed grants & loans are valued at approximately $229 million

Grants and loans valued at approximately $229 million are proposed for 165 clean water projects across Washington. The money would go to communities all over the state to help fund infrastructure projects and help protect water and the environment.

Image:  spokane.jpg Publication Date:  February 25, 2015

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New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for LEED Green Building Program

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:25
Source:  U.S. Green Building Council Deck: 

Support increases with knowledge of LEED’s positive impact on job creation & cost savings

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll. The nationwide poll found that 79% of Republicans and 89% of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings. 

The poll also found that a strong majority supports the criteria LEED uses to determine a building’s sustainability, including saving money through energy and water efficiency and creating jobs.

Image:  solar.jpg Publication Date:  February 25, 2015

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Storm Water Monitoring Contract Issued for Port of Long Beach

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:32
Source:  Alta Water Resources Deck: 

The storm water monitoring program will be implemented at 22 sites throughout the California port complex

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has awarded a multi-year, $1,010,000 contract to Alta Environmental. Under this contract, Alta will help the port and port tenants comply with the new California Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) by implementing a storm water monitoring program at 22 sites throughout the port complex. Alta will also provide strategic consulting, design and implementation, and an analysis of its findings, as part of the contract.

Image:  longbeach.jpg Publication Date:  February 24, 2015

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AbTech Receives Notice to Proceed on Nassau County Storm Water Site

Tue, 2015-02-24 10:26
Source:  AbTech Deck: 

Work under the $12 million contract will begin immediately

Abtech Holdings Inc. has received from the commissioner of public works of Nassau County, N.Y., a notice to proceed with completion of the engineering design services for the first county-owned storm water site to be outfitted with a storm water treatment device under the $12 million NTE (not-to-exceed) storm water management contract (Number S8201002D) awarded to AbTech by Nassau County in October 2013. Work will commence immediately on the site located beneath Marjorie Lane, East Rockaway in Bay Park Long Island, N.Y.

Image:  918518_48853181.jpg Company Reference:  AbTech Industries Publication Date:  February 24, 2015

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FEMA Awards Technical Services Contract to Joint Venture

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:29
Source:  Michael Baker Intl. Deck: 

The contract is valued at $30.1 million

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded North Wind Resource Partners JV (NWRP), comprised of North Wind Resource Consulting LLC and Michael Baker, Jr. Inc., (a Michael Baker Intl. company) a technical services contract in support of FEMA’s National MT-1 Processing Services project. NWRP is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified small business joint venture that qualifies for small business status through the special provisions of the SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé agreement between the SBA, North Wind Resource Consulting and Michael Baker.

Image:  contract.jpg Publication Date:  February 23, 2015

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Nilex Acquires Geosynthetics Distributor

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:15
Source:  Nilex Deck: 

The acquisition expands the company's footprint to the Utah, Idaho & Nevada markets

Nilex Inc. has acquired Salt Lake City, Utah-based geosynthetics distributor GeoDynamics. With this deal, Nilex, an Executive Council member of the Geosynthetics Materials Assn., gains a foothold in the Utah, Idaho and Nevada markets. The company already has U.S. operations in Denver, which serves Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming and Montana.

Image:  soil2.jpg Publication Date:  February 23, 2015

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Propex Names Director of Marketing for Geosolutions

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:52
Source:  Propex Operating Co. LLC Deck: 

Andy Durham, P.E., has more than 16 years of experience in consulting, technical sales & product management

Global geosynthetic and erosion control solutions company Propex Operating Co. LLC announced the appointment of Andy Durham, P.E., as director of marketing for geosolutions. Durham is a registered professional engineer with more than 16 years of experience in consulting, technical sales and product management in solutions for civil and geotechnical engineering applications.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Company Reference:  Propex Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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Michael Baker Intl. Acquires Pacific Municipal Consultants

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:44
Source:  Michael Baker Intl. Deck: 

The acquisition expands the firm's California presence

Michael Baker Intl., a global provider of engineering and consulting services, will further expand its West Coast operations with the acquisition of Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC). A  provider of planning, environmental and municipal services, PMC has expertise in environmental services and customized development projects. The firm has a diverse client base, 140 employees and seven offices in key California markets.

Image:  california.jpg Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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Patti Eng. Completes Texas Infrastructure Automation Project

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:44
Source:  Patti Eng. Deck: 

Engineering team made improvements to allow central control & remote equipment management, as well as save energy & reduce operating costs

Patti Eng. Inc. announced details of a project it completed for Siemens Industry’s Infrastructure & Cities Sector. Siemens hired Patti Eng. in 2014 to support its Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas water and wastewater infrastructure project. Fair Oaks Ranch had antiquated nearly obsolete equipment which required labor intensive monitoring and was energy inefficient and difficult to maintain.

Image:  water.jpg Publication Date:  February 19, 2015

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SBA Approves Environmental Consulting Mentor‑Protégé Agreement

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:14
Source:  SCS Eng. Deck: 

SCS Eng. will provide management, technical and federal contracting expertise, along with general and administrative assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the Harris Environmental Group and SCS Eng. The SBA Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program (8(a) SDB) is designed to enable larger firms to provide business development assistance to 8(a) SDB Program participants.

Image:  1446045_27336929.jpg Publication Date:  February 19, 2015

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Funding Secured for Chicago Storm Water Diversion Tunnel

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:03
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Construction on the mile-long tunnel to divert storm water from the North Branch of the Chicago River will break ground this summer

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rep. Mike Quigley, 39th Ward Alderman Margaret Laurino and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) announced the city of Chicago has secured the remaining funds needed to build the Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel through a federal Community Development Block Grant. The storm water diversion tunnel will reduce the danger of floods that have plagued the northwest side neighborhood in recent years.

Image:  unnamed.jpg Publication Date:  February 20, 2015

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Hydro Filter Receives New Jersey Field Certification

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:43
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

The Final Field Certification supersedes & improves upon the Interim Certification first issued by the NJDEP in December 2009

After a year of storm water field-testing, the Hydro Up-Flo filters have received Final Field Certification from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The filter demonstrated pollutant removal that met or exceeded the requirements of the Technology Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership (TARP) field-testing protocol.

Image:  Hydro Up-Flo Filter Vault Configuration .jpg Company Reference:  Hydro International - Stormwater Publication Date:  February 18, 2015

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R.S. Technical Services Names New President

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:21
Source:  R.S. Technical Services Deck: 

Founder's son takes leadership control of the company

Following the loss of founder and CEO Rod Sutliff, R.S. Technical Services Inc. (RST) is moving ahead under the leadership of the founder’s son, Mike Sutliff. RST is a manufacturer of closed circuit television remote inspection and monitoring cameras and accessories for water and wastewater collection and conveyance systems.

Image:  water8.jpg Company Reference:  R.S. Technical Services Inc. Publication Date:  February 18, 2015

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States Develop Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Levels in Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:12
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The task force extended the target date for shrinking the Gulf of Mexico dead zone from 2015 to 2035

The 12 states of the Hypoxia Task Force have devised new strategies to speed up reduction of nutrient levels in waterways in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin. High nutrients levels are a key contributor each summer to the large area of low oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico known as a dead zone.

Image:  water20.jpg Publication Date:  February 17, 2015

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EPA Releases Storm Water Climate Change Tool

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:02
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Stormwater Management Model tool helps communities prepare for climate change impacts

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Virtual Climate Resilience Toolkit, the U.S.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Publication Date:  February 17, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

EPA Releases Storm Water Climate Change Tool

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2 Massachusetts Communities to Receive EPA Technical Assistance

Fri, 2015-02-13 11:23
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The communities will receive assistance through EPA's "Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities" program

Newburyport and Scituate, Mass. are among 22 towns and cities nationwide chosen to receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The two Massachusetts communities will receive assistance in identifying approaches they can take to become more resilient to flooding. Also in New England, Damariscotta, Maine will receive help on identifying sustainable strategies for meeting housing needs for different ages and incomes.

Image:  buildingblocks.jpg Publication Date:  February 13, 2015

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Water Institute, US Business Council Form Strategic Alliance

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:47
Source:  The Water Institute Deck: 

The two organizations will collaborate on applied research aimed at finding solutions to global & regional water challenges

Nearly a decade after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ravaged the Louisiana coastline, two groups that have separately tackled a number of issues involving the protective role played by the region’s eroding wetlands and the importance of Louisiana’s water resources are now joining forces.

Image:  handshakemeeting.jpg Publication Date:  February 13, 2015

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NRDC Releases Report on Philadelphia's Green Infrastructure

Thu, 2015-02-12 11:04
Source:  Natural Resources Defense Council Deck: 

The report shows how Philadelphia's Retrofit Program drives low-cost green infrastructure on private property

A new Issue Brief released by the Natural Resources Defense Council,  Wanted: Green Acres, provides a case study of Philadelphia’s innovative approach to sourcing cost-effective green infrastructure retrofit opportunities on private land through the Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP). 

Image:  greenbuilding.png Publication Date:  February 12, 2015

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6th Grade Student Wins Science Fair With Soil Erosion Project

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:50
Source:  Science Society of America Deck: 

Project on soil erosion of beaches beats out competition

Connor Luong, a 6th grader from Brookfield School in Sacramento, Calif., was awarded a $1,000 prize by the Soil Science Society (SSSA).

Luong participated in the Dig It! Science Fair, sponsored by SSSA and The California (CA) Museum. SSSA is also the sponsor of the Dig It! exhibit at the CA Museum.

Image:  unnamed.jpg Publication Date:  February 12, 2015

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