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House, Senate Agree to Fund WIFIA

Wed, 2016-12-14 08:33
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House, Senate Agree to Fund WIFIA

Program paves way for water infrastructure loans

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The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators agreed to provide $20 million for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) in 2017, paving the way for up to $1.2 billion in loans to support critical water infrastructure projects if approved by Congress.

Source:  American Water Works Assn. Publication Date:  December 14, 2016

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USDA Invests $33 Million in High-Priority Watersheds

Tue, 2016-12-13 10:27
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Investment to help improve water quality

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Publication Date:  December 13, 2016

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Common Ground Relief Improves Wetlands in Louisiana

Mon, 2016-12-12 12:01
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EPA Gulf of Mexico Program provides funding

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Common Ground Relief Inc. received a $29,998 cooperative agreement to improve wetlands in Bayou Sauvage, La., and teach area youth about their local environment. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  December 12, 2016

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EPA Funds Water Conservation, Pollution Control Projects

Fri, 2016-12-09 10:49
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Three New Jersey organizations receive grants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $399,358 to organizations in New Jersey to fund projects that will help businesses reduce chemical pollution and conserve water. These grants, which were awarded to Rowan University, the College of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, are part of the approximately $5 million in grants the EPA awards each year to prevent pollution across the nation.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  December 09, 2016

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IECA Announces Keynote Speakers for Environmental Connection

Thu, 2016-12-08 12:45
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Jim Cantore, Craig Zeller to present opening, closing remarks

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The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced its keynote speakers for Environmental Connection 2017—IECA’s annual conference and educational event for the erosion, sediment control and storm water industry. The event will take place Feb. 21 to 24, 2017, in Atlanta.

Source:  Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date:  December 08, 2016

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NRG Dickerson Plant Found to Be Source of Potomac River Sheen

Wed, 2016-12-07 08:39
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Company agrees to join Unified Command to remedy the situation

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The Unified Command, led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has identified the NRG Dickerson Power Plant in Maryland as the source of the sheen that showed up on the Potomac River. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  December 07, 2016

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T&M Associates Opens Office in Detroit

Wed, 2016-12-07 08:37
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Company offers nearly 20 U.S. locations

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T&M Associates announced the opening of a full-service office in Detroit. The new office, located in the downtown Renaissance Center, will link with T&M’s office in nearby Novi, Mich., to provide new and existing clients with consulting and technical expertise to meet their development and operational needs spurred by the region’s economic resurgence. From this regional hub, T&M will provide their full portfolio of services covering water resources, environmental, green infrastructure, health and safety, site development and solid waste.

Source:  T&M Associates Publication Date:  December 07, 2016

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Study Offers Flood-Mitigation Suggestions for Coney Island Creek

Tue, 2016-12-06 10:50
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Arcadis commissioned to publish study

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Arcadis published a study of Coney Island Creek and its surrounding areas to develop recommendations for improved flood protection that minimizes environmental impact, improves water quality, and enhances community recreation. In anticipation of climate change events, the New York City Economic Development Corp., in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, commissioned Arcadis to prepare the study.

Arcadis’ proposed flood mitigation measures include:

Source:  Arcadis Publication Date:  December 06, 2016

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NACWA Recognizes Cities With 100% Compliance

Mon, 2016-12-05 08:42
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Gresham, New Orleans, Milwaukee earn Peak Performance Awards

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The National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) awarded the cities of Gresham, Ore.; New Orleans; and Milwaukee Peak Performance Awards for achieving 100% compliance at their wastewater facilities. This honor recognizes Veolia's operations at each of these cities and its expertise and commitment to protecting the environment.

Source:  National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies Publication Date:  December 05, 2016

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