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Contech Rainwater Harvesting Tank Certified to Uniform Plumbing Code

Fri, 2016-10-07 06:50
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International Assn. of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials promotes public health, safety

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Contech Engineered Solutions announced that its UrbanGreen Steel Reinforced Polyethylene Rainwater Harvesting Tank has been certified to be in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) by the International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Research and Testing. Contech is one of two companies that have received IAPMO/UPC certification for rainwater harvesting tanks.

Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Publication Date:  October 07, 2016

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Hydrologist Analyzes New England Drought

Thu, 2016-10-06 07:06
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Isotope research can show source of moisture

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst, hydrologist David Boutt analyzed the current severe drought in parts of New England. According to Boutt, the drought is notable, but not extreme in historical terms, and it is nowhere near the depth of dry conditions observed in the acute five-year drought years experienced in 1962 to 1967, when the water level in the Quabbin Reservoir was 20 ft lower than it is today.

Source:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst Publication Date:  October 06, 2016

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NGWA Offers Advice on Protecting Water Wells From Hurricane Flooding

Thu, 2016-10-06 07:02
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NGWA Emphasizes Protecting Water Wells From Hurricane Flooding

Areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew should address possible threats

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The National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) shared steps for homeowners to protect water wells during hurricane flooding. Those in areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality.

If a well has been flooded:

Source:  National Groundwater Assn. Publication Date:  October 06, 2016

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San Francisco to Be First City to Require Green Roofs

Wed, 2016-10-05 08:32
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Legislation seeking final approving vote by end of year

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced that San Francisco will be the first city in the U.S. to require green roofs and/or solar panels on new construction projects. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation that builds on the city’s existing solar roof mandate, and the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved it.

Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Publication Date:  October 05, 2016

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Registration Opens for 2017 Environmental Connection

Wed, 2016-10-05 08:09
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The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. organizes the world’s largest soil & water event

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The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. announced the details of its annual conference, Environmental Connection, Feb. 21 to 24, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The conference features training courses, topic-focused technical sessions and a large expo. This year, the conference will gather approximately 2,000 industry professionals representing more than 25 different countries.

Source:  Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date:  October 05, 2016

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Surfrider Foundation Launches Long Live the Beach Campaign

Tue, 2016-10-04 10:04
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Campaign engages younger generations in coastal protection

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The Surfrider Foundation launched its nationwide Long Live the Beach campaign to engage the next generation of coastal defenders to ensure our coasts are protected for the future.

"Long Live The Beach is a rallying call to protect our ocean, waves, and beaches for today, tomorrow and the future," said Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation. "The campaign celebrates the protection and enjoyment of our coast and ocean, gives a salute to those who are making a difference every day, and encourages every one of us who love the beach to get involved and make a difference."

Source:  Surfrider Foundation Publication Date:  October 04, 2016

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U.S. Forest Service, Coca-Cola Restore 1 Billion Liters of Water

Tue, 2016-10-04 09:14
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U.S. Forest Service, Coca-Cola Restore 1 Billion Liters of Water

Partnership works to restore & protect 13 areas on national forest land

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas announced that their partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national forests achieved a milestone of 1 billion liters of water restored, and the partnership will commit to double that outcome through 2018. The 13 restoration areas are located on national forest land, which provides drinking water to more than 60 million Americans, and they ensure future generations will have access to fresh water.

Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Publication Date:  October 04, 2016

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U.S. EPA Awards $4.8 Million to Six Universities for Water Quality Research

Mon, 2016-10-03 07:02
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U.S. EPA Awards $4.8 Million to Six Universities for Water Quality Research

Research links water quality science & monetary value of healthy waterways

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced funding to six universities to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality. The total funding amounts to $4.8 million.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 03, 2016

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Imagine H2O Launches 2017 Water Data Challenge

Mon, 2016-10-03 06:57
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Applications are due by Nov. 7

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Imagine H2O (IH2O) launched its 2017 Water Data Challenge. The program will identify and engage promising startups delivering data and analytics solutions to drive smarter water resource management in industrial, municipal and agricultural markets. Winning teams will participate in IH2O's flagship business accelerator, benefiting from cash awards, mentorship, industry exposure, and introductions to customers and investors.

Source:  Imagine H2O Publication Date:  October 03, 2016

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Space to Grow Program Recognized for Green Infrastructure Efforts

Fri, 2016-09-30 08:09
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National Assn. of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies Honors program

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The collaborative Space to Grow program received the National Assn. of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies' (NAFSMA) first place Green Infrastructure award Aug. 25 in Portland, Ore.

The program was developed by Openlands, the Healthy Schools Campaign, the Met­ropolitan Water Reclamation District of Great­er Chicago (MWRD), the Chicago Department of Water Management and Chicago Public Schools. 

Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date:  September 30, 2016

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