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MWRD Receives Excellence in Management Award

Wed, 2014-07-30 11:01
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

Award honors agencies with successful programs that address management challenges

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Executive Director David St. Pierre accepted the highest award level offered by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) on behalf of the MWRD during NACWA’s summer conference and 44th annual meeting in Portland, Ore.

Image:  MWRD Management Award.jpg Publication Date:  July 30, 2014

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Hong Kong Drainage Tunnel Provides Flood Protection

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:54
Source:  Ham Baker Adams Ltd. Deck: 

Ham Baker Adams completes supply of largest stoplogs ever to be installed in Hong Kong

Working with partners Biwater Man Lee, with whom it has established an unparalleled track record in Hong Kong for more than three decades, Ham Baker Adams supplied Coplastix stoplogs and weir penstocks to Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department (DSD) whose four-year high profile tunnel project now provides vital flood protection for northwest Kowloon.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Ham Baker Adams Ltd. Publication Date:  July 30, 2014

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Mobile Water Treatment Systems Supplied for Nuclear Energy Industry

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:38
Source:  RWL Water Deck: 

RWL Water to supply 16 skid-mounted mobile water treatment systems for Pooled Equipment Inventory Co.

Pooled Equipment Inventory Co. (PEICo), a company dedicated to resolving common equipment and inventory-related problems in the nuclear electric utility industry, hired RWL Water to supply 16 skid-mounted mobile water treatment systems.

Publication Date:  July 29, 2014

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‘Nuisance Flooding’ an Increasing Problem as Coastal Sea Levels Rise

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:28
Source:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deck: 

NOAA study looks at more than 60 years of coastal water level and local elevation data changes

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding," which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, are on the East Coast, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) technical report. 

This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925% since the 1960s.

Image:  Annapolis, Md., pictured here in 2012, saw the greatest increase in nuisance flooding in NOAA study. (Credit: Amy McGovern) Publication Date:  July 29, 2014

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MWRD Honors Organizations at Sustainability Summit

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:20
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Four organizations received awards for their sustainable efforts

During the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD's) second annual Sustainability Summit held July 2 at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, four organizations received awards for their sustainable efforts.

Evanston High School and the Chicago Park District received the 2014 Biosolids Beneficial Reuse awards. Both organizations have used biosolids to improve their properties. Biosolids are a low-cost, sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizer and is developed through the wastewater treatment process.

Image:  Photo courtesy of MWRD Publication Date:  July 28, 2014

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Professors Receive Funding to Study Water Quality in New York

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:15
Source:  Stevens Institute of Technology Deck: 

$700,000 was designated as part of funding awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

For most people, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call that something needs to be done to adapt urban coasts to the threat of coastal flooding, which is only expected to worsen due to sea level rise and climate change. A recent MarketWatch report said the value of homes vulnerable to coastal flooding in New York City metropolitan area alone was estimated to be $250 billion.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Stevens Institute of Technology Publication Date:  July 28, 2014

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North America Smart Water Management Market Expected to Reach $3.64 Billion in 2018

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:20
Source:  MicroMarket Monitor Deck: 

This market is predicted to grow at a percentage of 15.4% on an annual basis & eventually reach $3.64 billion by the end of 2018

The climate has been changing across all geographies. Also, increase in urbanization and growth of infrastructure is leading to the depletion of various essential resources, especially water. Hence, there is an exponential rise in the need to conserve water and deploy advanced technological solutions to effectively utilize and manage it. This has resulted in the demand for smart water management services, which is at an all-time high, and this trend will continue in the near future.

Image:  world1.jpg Publication Date:  July 25, 2014

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EPA Launches Third-Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:08
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The contest encourages college students to develop innovative approaches to storm water management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce storm water pollution and build resilience to climate change.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  July 25, 2014

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House to Hold Hearing on Clean Water Affordability, Integrated Planning Framework

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:29
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

Stephen Meyer, director of environmental services for Springfield, Mo., will testify on NACWA’s behalf

The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment will hold a hearing on July 24, 2014 to examine the status of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Planning Framework and legislative efforts being made to supplement the approach and promote clean water affordability issues.

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House to Hold Hearing on Clean Water Affordability, Integrated Planning Framework

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Illinois Governor Signs Resource Recovery Legislation

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:10
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

The legislation will allow MWRD to recover phosphorus, support cleaner water & provide a return on investment for customers

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to recover valuable resources in used water.

Image:  wwd_chicago1.jpg Publication Date:  July 24, 2014

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EPA Releases Proposal to Protect Bristol Bay Fisheries

Tue, 2014-07-22 15:43
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA seeks public comment on proposal to protect fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is issuing a proposal to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. Science has shown that development of this mine, which is backed by Northern Dynasty Minerals and the Pebble Limited Partnership, would be one of the largest open pit copper mines in the world and would threaten one of the world’s most productive salmon fisheries.

Image:  water12.jpg Publication Date:  July 23, 2014

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Water Replenishment District Hosts 2014 State of the District

Tue, 2014-07-22 15:41
Source:  Water Replenishment District of Southern California Deck: 

Director Sergio Calderon was installed as board president

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) hosted its annual State of the District on July 17, 2014. The event featured guest speaker State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon. Members of the water and environmental communities, local elected officials, and others attended the event.

Image:  california.jpg Publication Date:  July 23, 2014

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EPA Awards Funding to 21 Small Businesses

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:28
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The Small Business Innovation Research program is providing $2 million in funds to businesses in 15 states

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 21 small businesses in 15 states are receiving funding from the EPA to develop and commercialize sustainable technologies to address current environmental issues. The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is providing $2 million in funds to advance these products and research.

Image:  money3.jpg Publication Date:  July 22, 2014

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Grants to Four Midwest States

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:20
Source:  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Deck: 

The grants support recreational boating & clean water

A total of $16.6 million in grants will be awarded to 21 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More than $700,000 was awarded to four states in the Midwest Region including Illinois ($100,000), Indiana ($362,140), Michigan ($200,000) and Missouri ($50,000).

Image:  boat.jpg Publication Date:  July 22, 2014

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EPA, Groundwork New Orleans Partner on Community Project

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:05
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The project aims to improve water quality and support community revitalization and other local priorities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Groundwork New Orleans (NOLA) are conducting neighborhood workshops that introduce citizens to cost-effective, do-it-yourself practices for storm water management in the New Orleans area. Groundwork New Orleans will receive $60,000 to work with local partners to design, train and teach building skills in New Orleans. The project aims to improve water quality, support community revitalization and other local priorities.

Image:  rain1.jpg Publication Date:  July 21, 2014

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Rain for Rent Partners with HaloSource

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:20
Source:  HaloSource Deck: 

The partnership is designed to help customers meet environmental regulatory requirements

HaloSource and Rain for Rent have signed a strategic partnership to provide customers with enhanced water filtration solutions. This alliance delivers customers a single-source solution that meets water discharge standards on their jobsites in an environmentally responsible way.

Image:  St.Croix-1.jpg Company Reference:  Rain for Rent Publication Date:  July 21, 2014

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Report Forecasts North American Water Storage Systems Market Growth

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:29
Source:  MicroMarket Monitor Deck: 

North American Water Storage Systems Market predicted to reach $5.45 billion by 2018

The North American water storage systems market is estimated to grow from $2.1 billion in 2013 to $5.45 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 21.0%, from 2013 to 2018.

Image:  North American Water Storage Systems Growth.jpg Publication Date:  July 18, 2014

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EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:25
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Thirty-seven organizations will receive grants to help protect and restore urban waters

July 18, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities.

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EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

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EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Collaborative

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:16
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA and six government agencies release letter of support for green infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Green Infrastructure Collaborative with the support of six other government agencies at the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Interior, U.S.

Image:  EPA Green Infrastructure Collaborative.jpg Publication Date:  July 17, 2014

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Registration Open for Bentley’s Infrastructure Conference

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:04
Source:  Bentley Systems Inc. Deck: 

The conference will take place in London, Nov. 4 to 6

Registration is now open for Bentley Systems Inc.’s The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, being held Nov. 4 to 6 at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K.

Image:  Bentley Year in INfrastructure Conference.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  July 17, 2014

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