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2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Honored

Tue, 2016-09-13 10:38
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Award recognizes students’ outstanding water-related projects

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The Stockholm Intl. Water Institute honored the winners of the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP): Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla of Thailand. H. R. H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the award at World Water Week.

Triphetprapa, Phianchat and Komkla earned the award for their project, Natural Innovative Water Retention Mimicry Bromeliad (Aechmea aculeotospala). The winners received the top prize of $15,000 and a prize sculpture. Their school will receive a $5,000 grant.

Source:  Xylem Inc. Publication Date:  September 13, 2016

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D.C. Clean Rivers Project Uses Tsurumi Pumps

Tue, 2016-09-13 10:13
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Infrastructure project to capture combined sewer overflows in tunnel system

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Tsurumi Pump contributed several pumps to the D.C. Clean Rivers Project in Washington, an infrastructure project that will capture the combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that are hurting the region’s waterways. The project involves the construction of four tunnels that will divert the CSOs for wastewater treatment before they reach the city’s rivers.

Source:  Tsurumi Pump Publication Date:  September 13, 2016

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Tacoma Flood Protection Project Named 2016 Public Works Project of the Year

Mon, 2016-09-12 10:40
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APWA recognizes Tacoma Central Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) has selected the Tacoma, Wash., Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CTP) Flood Protection Project for one of its 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Awards in the Disaster/Emergency Preparedness category. Presented at the APWA Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Aug. 29 in Minneapolis, the award recognizes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  September 12, 2016

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Besser Co. Establishes $2,500 College Scholarship

Fri, 2016-09-09 09:43
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Besser Co. Establishes $2,500 College Scholarship

Scholarship to be awarded to student studying concrete-pipe-related subject

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In recognition of the American Concrete Pipe Assn.’s (ACPA) annual National Concrete Pipe Week Aug. 14 to 20, 2016, the employee-owners of Besser Co. established a scholarship with the ACPA Foundation. The $2,500 college scholarship will be awarded to a student whose course of study is related to concrete pipe production, application/installation, or research.

“We’re excited to be taking the lead in addressing the ongoing need for providing a steady stream of young talent to our industry by offering this scholarship,” said Kevin Curtis, Besser Co. president and CEO.

Source:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date:  September 09, 2016

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Aqua-Aerobic Systems Partners with Metawater Co. Ltd.

Thu, 2016-09-08 07:57
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Aqua ElectrOzone Ozone Generation System now available for Aqua-Aerobic clients

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Aqua-Aerobic Systems announced its new partnership with Metawater Co. Ltd., an ozone provider and developer of MicroGap glass-lined, dielectric core technology with more than 800 installed systems worldwide. This partnership allows Aqua-Aerobic Systems to build on the company’s experience in ozone treatment, while providing its customers with another product solution, the Aqua ElectrOzone Ozone Generation System.

Source:  Aqua-Aerobic Systems Publication Date:  September 08, 2016

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NACWA Raises National Water Issues With Presidential Candidates

Wed, 2016-09-07 07:50
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Letters to campaigns highlight clean water priorities

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The National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) forwarded letters to the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign outlining key municipal clean water issues the association would like the candidates to discuss in the current election season.   

Source:  National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies Publication Date:  September 07, 2016

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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Updates Comprehensive Plan

Wed, 2016-09-07 07:36
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Draft includes strategic guidance on Gulf of Mexico projects

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The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The draft provides important, additional strategic guidance for the council to follow as it makes decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico.

The draft Comprehensive Plan Update is intended to improve Council decisions by:

Source:  Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Publication Date:  September 07, 2016

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New Project Evaluates Reuse, Reclamation Strategies in Potomac Watershed

Tue, 2016-09-06 10:23
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WE&RF awards contract to Virginia Tech

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) awarded Virginia Tech a contract to evaluate the health of the Potomac Watershed. The project is titled Improving Water Reuse for a Much Healthier Potomac Watershed, to Assess the Impact and Outcomes of Reuse and Conservation Measures on Ecological and Human Health on the Potomac River Watershed. 

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  September 06, 2016

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Survey Indicates Lack of Concern, Awareness About Georgia Water

Tue, 2016-09-06 08:04
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Aging state water infrastructure causes major water losses annually

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FluksAqua published a statewide survey detailing Georgia residents’ lack of concern or awareness about the state’s aging water infrastructure. The state loses nearly 78,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water every year, and the majority of Georgia respondents are either unaware or unconcerned about the state’s severe water loss and are unwilling to pay to prevent water wastage.

The key findings of the survey include:

Source:  FluksAqua Publication Date:  September 06, 2016

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EPA Addresses Central Missouri AGRIService Clean Water Act Violations

Fri, 2016-09-02 12:39
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Proposed settlement includes civil penalty of $166,914

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has reached a proposed settlement with Central Missouri AGRIService LLC concerning alleged Clean Water Act violations associated with construction of a railroad loop track and grain loading facility in Marshall, Mo. As part of the settlement, Central Missouri AGRIService has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $166,914 to the U.S.

Publication Date:  September 02, 2016

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Nationwide Movement Raises Awareness About U.S. Water Infrastructure

Fri, 2016-09-02 11:47
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Imagine a Day Without Water involves organizations, communities, government

Imagine a Day Without Water involves organizations, communities, government

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The Value of Water Coalition organized a nationwide day of education and action regarding the U.S. water infrastructure crisis. On Sept. 15, 2016, local utilities, research institutions, schools, restaurants and more are collaborating for Imagine a Day Without Water.

More than 200 organizations have signed up for the movement. These organizations will raise awareness about the value of water and the need for investment in water infrastructure. 

Source:  Value of Water Coalition Publication Date:  September 02, 2016

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George Mason University Penalized for Water, Soil Contamination

Fri, 2016-09-02 07:02
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EPA cited university for discharging fuel oil into Potomac River

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that George Mason University will pay a $20,964 penalty to settle alleged violations related to the discharge of fuel oil from a storage facility in Fairfax, Va., into a waterway that flows into the Potomac River.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  September 02, 2016

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New Chesapeake Bay Improvement Plan Targets Agriculture

Thu, 2016-09-01 06:59
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State seeks reduction in nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment loads in watersheds

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Pennsylvania developed a plan to improve the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality. The improvement plan includes the Chesapeake Bay model and highlights the need for the state to reduce its nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loads in its watersheds.

“Pennsylvania is making incredible progress in meeting goals,” said Michael Langland, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). “Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has the highest loads in the watershed.”

Source:  Lancaster Farming Publication Date:  September 01, 2016

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Regional Storm Water Conference to be Held Oct. 19 to 21

Wed, 2016-08-31 09:20
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Regional Storm Water Conference to be Held Oct. 19 to 21

Southeast Storm Water Assn. event focuses on EPA Region 4

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The Southeast Storm Water Assn. (SESWA) shared the details of the 11th annual Regional Storm Water Conference. It will be held Oct. 19 to 21, 2016, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Ala.

The conference will feature a storm-water-focused agenda with two tracks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 regulatory updates, an exhibition hall, and networking opportunities with regional storm water professionals. 

Source:  Southeast Storm Water Assn. Publication Date:  August 31, 2016

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Peter McCornick to Deliver Keynote at Groundwater Week, Irrigation Show

Wed, 2016-08-31 09:06
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Address explores water-for-food security challenges, solutions

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The National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) announced that Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, will deliver a joint keynote address at the co-located 2016 NGWA Groundwater Week and Irrigation Assn. (IA) Irrigation Show and Education Conference. McCornick’s address is titled “Water for Food Security: Solutions for the Context.”

Source:  National Groundwater Assn. Publication Date:  August 31, 2016

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Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 Program Begins Second Phase

Wed, 2016-08-31 07:45
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Environment Agency selected CH2M as delivery partner

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CH2M agreed to its second annual program of work with the Environment Agency on the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 program (TEAM2100), the Environment Agency's largest single flood risk management contract.

The scope of work in the second year consists of engineering investigations, appraisals, detailed designs and construction across the Thames Estuary, including work on the largest program of improvement on the major barriers that protect London and Kent, England, from tidal flooding.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  August 31, 2016

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EPA & Colombia, Mo., Reach Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations

Tue, 2016-08-30 10:30
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City to pay civil penalty, construct wetland area

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached a proposed settlement of Clean Water Act violations by the city of Columbia, Mo., involving pollutant discharges from the Columbia Landfill and Yard Waste Composting Facility. As part of the settlement, the city agreed to pay a civil penalty of $54,396 and perform a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) involving the construction of a wetland area at a cost of no less than $475,000.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 30, 2016

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WEF Announces 2016 Fellows

Tue, 2016-08-30 06:58
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Fifteen distinguished members to be recognized at WEFTEC

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) named 15 distinguished members the 2016 WEF Fellows. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession. 

"WEF Fellows have made significant professional accomplishments toward protecting public health and the environment through sustainable water management," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. "The federation is pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding professionals for their positive impact and contributions to clean water."

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  August 30, 2016

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WEF Announces 2016 Fellows

Tue, 2016-08-30 06:58
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Fifteen distinguished members to be recognized at WEFTEC

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) named 15 distinguished members the 2016 WEF Fellows. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession. 

"WEF Fellows have made significant professional accomplishments toward protecting public health and the environment through sustainable water management," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. "The federation is pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding professionals for their positive impact and contributions to clean water."

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U.S. EPA Proposes Groundwater Cleanup Plan in Vestal, N.Y.

Mon, 2016-08-29 08:46
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Public meeting to be held Aug. 30 to explain cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan to thermally treat, move, and capture volatile organic compounds that are contaminating soil and are a source of groundwater contamination at the Vestal Water Supply Well 1-1 Superfund site in Vestal, N.Y. Soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will also be excavated from an area of the site. The cost of this cleanup will be approximately $14.5 million.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 29, 2016

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