Moderator Charles Fishman has written books, articles about the future of water
The 2016 Water Summit, "Establishing a Water Resilient City," moves away from the traditional “breakout” conference approach and will roll out a new, dynamic program combining brief, provocative presentations followed by engaging conversations between Charles Fishman, award-winning journalist and a reporter on water innovation, and global leaders from all corners of the world of water.Image: unnamed(1).jpg Publication Date: March 03, 2016
Center is the company's fourth in the state of Florida
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), a manufacturer of water management products and solutions, has opened a new distribution center in Panama City Beach, Fla. The Panama City Beach location is the company’s fourth in the state and will increase the local supply of the company’s products and improve customer service.
Having recently undertaken several major construction projects, the Panhandle of Florida is a rapidly growing area. This new location is an example of the company’s commitment to servicing customers’ water management needs with local inventory.Image: IMG_0224 (1).jpg Publication Date: March 03, 2016
Froelich recognized for tribal contracts and construction of rural water system
Stacy Ann Froelich, P.E., is the Bureau of Reclamation's Engineer of the Year for 2016. Froelich, a civil engineer, is being recognized for her contribution toward overseeing and supporting several rural water contracts including tribal construction and operation and maintenance contracts with the Oglala, Rosebud and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes, plus construction of the non-tribal rural water system, West River/Lyman-Jones.Image: badlands-layers-1554181.jpg Publication Date: March 02, 2016
AWF developed project in response to shoreline erosion, saltwater intrusion in Louisiana
The America's Wetland Foundation (AWF) provided a tour of the foundation's Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project for representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Image: unnamed(1).jpg Publication Date: March 02, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
America's Wetland Foundation Provides Tour of Shoreline Stabilization, Restoration Project
Veolia, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation instituted competition to advance sustainability, resiliency in water industry
Invisible bubbles to help the oil and gas industry recycle water. Growing a valuable mineral from wastewater to help feed the world. Giving food waste a second life to remove contaminants from water. These were the winning ideas that captured the judges' attention in the first-ever "Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water" competition.Image: awards.jpg Publication Date: March 01, 2016
Money will help agricultural producers in watersheds apply conservation measures
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of $25 million targeted to help agricultural producers improve water quality in high-priority streams and rivers across the country. Through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will help agricultural producers in 187 priority watersheds apply conservation measures that contribute to cleaner water downstream.Image: the-river-1536071.jpg Publication Date: March 01, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
USDA Invests $25 Million in High-Priority Watersheds
Groundwater makes up an estimated 99% of all freshwater in the world
March 6 to 12, 2016, is National Groundwater Awareness Week, and the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is urging everyone to appreciate groundwater’s importance.
“National Groundwater Awareness Week is a time to take stock of this most important natural resource,” said NGWA Director of General Public Outreach Cliff Treyens.
Hydro-Logic was founded in 1985 by its current managing director, Rod Hawnt
Hydro Intl., a provider of solutions to water management challenges, announced that it has entered into conditional agreements to acquire Hydro-Logic Limited and the business of Hydro-Logic Services LLP (collectively Hydro-Logic).Image: money-1588321.jpg Publication Date: February 29, 2016
City must develop plan to eliminate unlawful sewer overflows
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with the city of Leavenworth, Kan., that requires the city to develop a plan to eliminate unlawful sewer overflows and to resolve municipal storm water violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the city is also required to pay a cash penalty of $46,200, and implement a Supplemental Environmental Project.Image: sewer-grate-1564372.jpg Publication Date: February 29, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
EPA Reaches Settlement with Leavenworth, Kan., on Storm Water Violations
Americans are willing to support efforts to invest in, modernize water infrastructure
The Value of Water Coalition has released the results of a new national poll on public attitudes and concerns about water. The Water Environment Federation (WEF), along with 30 other public and private water agencies, business and community leaders and national organizations, is a member of this national coalition that has come together to advance positive solutions to America's pressing water challenges.Image: people-1432658.jpg Publication Date: February 26, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
95% of Americans Want Public Officials to Invest in Water Systems, New Poll Finds
Rainwater/graywater harvesting top trend in sustainable design
Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The top trend—rainwater/graywater harvesting—reflects a growing consumer demand for residential landscapes that also save water.
Landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements in 2016. The survey was fielded Feb. 4 through Feb. 18, 2016, with 803 responding.Image: 335976.jpg Publication Date: February 26, 2016
10-week program provides training in green roof design, installation
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American green roof and wall industry association, is pleased to present online Green Roof Professional (GRP) training from Feb. 29 to May 8, 2016. This 10-week program provides detailed information on green (vegetated) roof design, installation and maintenance and supports the accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP) designation.Image: unnamed.gif Publication Date: February 26, 2016
Reducing phosphorus by 40% could help improve Lake Erie's water quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Canada and the U.S. have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40%. The targets announced will minimize the extent of low oxygen “dead zones” in the central basin of Lake Erie; maintain algae growth at a level consistent with healthy aquatic ecosystems; and maintain algae biomass at levels that do not produce toxins that pose a threat to human or ecosystem health.
U.S., Canadian Governments Announce Phosphorus Reduction Targets
Project team overcame high connection point for storm sewer
Recently, construction began on Vicksburg Marketplace, a new retail development on the corner of Highway 55 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, Minn. This new shopping center will include a 29,000 sq ft Fresh Thyme grocery store, a 20,600 sq ft Goodwill store and a 2,080 sq ft Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-through. Located adjacent to one of the city’s busiest intersections, the engineering team was faced with stringent city regulations for the development of this previously vacant area.Image: image3.JPG Company Reference: CULTEC Inc. Publication Date: February 24, 2016
Gruver has nearly 15 years of experience, including time with the Ohio EPA
Gresham, Smith and Partners, a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment, announced Kathryn Gruver has joined the firm’s Environmental Services market in Cincinnati as an environmental engineer. Gruver has nearly 15 years of experience, including time with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Working with local and state clients including the Ohio Department of Transportation, Gruver will grow the firm’s hydraulic design and water quality design services for storm water management.Image: cincinnati-skyline-1519518.jpg Publication Date: February 24, 2016
Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference Will Gather Scholars to Discuss Economic Challenges
Conference will include conversations examining economic, ethical, political challenges surrounding climate change
Loyola University Chicago will host its third annual conference on climate change from Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. This year’s conference, “Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions,” will include conversations that examine the economic, ethical and political challenges surrounding climate change. The three-day event is co-sponsored by Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, along with the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund.Image: lake-michigan-1-1510456.jpg Publication Date: February 24, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference Will Gather Scholars to Discuss Economic Challenges
Most investment will target new seawater desalination and wastewater treatment plants
Many countries are facing a perfect storm of financing constraints and water infrastructure shortfalls. Dramatic declines in oil and commodity prices, low water tariffs, groundwater overdrafts and untreated wastewater discharges are prompting governments to tap the private sector through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes.Image: unnamed.png Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Proliferation of invasive species harmful to U.S. ecosystems, the economy and human health
In response to the harmful impacts invasive species have on the nation’s natural and cultural resources, the Department of the Interior has released an interdepartmental report, “Safeguarding America’s Lands and Waters from Invasive Species: A National Framework for Early Detection and Rapid Response.” The report proposes to stop their spread through early detection and rapid response (EDRR) actions—a coordinated set of actions to find and eradicate potential invasive species before they spread and cause harm.Image: mosquito-on-my-hand-1385575.jpg Publication Date: February 19, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Interior Department Announces Framework to Stop Spread of Invasive Species
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., developed tools to help the San Antonio River Authority with storm water management
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. of Houston has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) Water Quality Modeling Tool Development project in San Antonio, Texas.Image: graduation-diploma-1240310.jpg Publication Date: February 22, 2016
Locations include East Coast, West Coast and Midwest
StormChamber announced that it now has three manufacturing locations.
StormChambers are now manufactured on the East Coast, West Coast and in the Midwest to better serve domestic and international customers. Manufacturing locations include California, New York and Michigan.
StormChamber storm water chambers are open bottom, high-density polyethylene infiltration chambers, which function in both permeable and nonpermeable soils for subsurface retention or detention of storm water runoff.Image: storm-1186455.jpg Company Reference: StormChamber Publication Date: February 18, 2016