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USDA Awards $8.5 Million to Improve Communities' Water Sources

Thu, 2016-03-24 09:40
Source:  USDA Deck: 

Ten universities will use grants to help communities improve water quality, quantity

In celebration of World Water Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $8.5 million in grants that 10 universities will use to help communities improve water resource quality and quantity. In addition, the Department was tapped to serve as permanent co-chair of the National Drought Resilience Partnership, with the other co-chair rotating between six other agencies every two years; the Department of Commerce will serve as co-chair for the partnership's first two years.

Image:  17123251389_9f5db13fec_o.jpg Publication Date:  March 24, 2016

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Porous Pave Inc. Changes Size Range of Surfacing Material

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:59
Source:  Porous Pave Inc. Deck: 

Smaller chips provide smoother surface

In response to customer preferences, Porous Pave Inc. has changed the standard size range of the recycled rubber chips in its surfacing material from ¼ to 3/8-in. to 1/8- to ¼-in.  The smaller, fine-cut rubber chips provide a more refined, smoother paved surface. An eco-friendly green building material made in the U.S., Porous Pave is a porous, durable, and flexible pour-in-place permeable paving product. The XL formulation consists of 50% rubber chips and 50% stone aggregate with a moisture-cured, liquid binder. The XLS formulation is made with 100% rubber chips.

Image:  ruler-1513914.jpg Publication Date:  March 23, 2016

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WEF Announces Commitments at White House Water Summit

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:52
Source:  WEF Deck: 

Commitments include national green infrastructure certification program, innovation forum for technology focus area on water reuse

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) participated in the White House Water Summit on March 22. The summit raised awareness of the national importance of water, and highlighted new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future.

Image:  White_House_02.jpg Publication Date:  March 23, 2016

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Milwaukee Pledges to Advance Water Innovation at White House Water Summit

Wed, 2016-03-23 09:45
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

City vows to attract water focused entrepreneurs, train students and more

As part of the first White House Water Summit held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, Milwaukee announced five measurable commitments to help advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship–North America and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet, highlighting the commitments made by over 150 organizations from across the United States. 

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Milwaukee Pledges to Advance Water Innovation at White House Water Summit

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Public-Private Research Collaboration to Tackle Effects of Drought

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:27
Source:  USGS Deck: 

USGS, Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) will conduct assessment of ecological impacts

A new public-private research collaboration supported by the U.S. Geological Survey will tackle how to best cope with the increasing droughts of the future.

Image:  drought-1205260.jpg Publication Date:  March 22, 2016

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Vermeer Rocky Mountain Joins FINN Corp.

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:20
Source:  FINN Corp. Deck: 

Agreement will provide coverage to Montana, Idaho, Utah and eastern Washington

FINN Corp., an erosion control and landscape equipment manufacturer, has entered into a dealer agreement with Vermeer Rocky Mountain, setting up coverage in Montana, Idaho, Utah and eastern Washington. The dealer agreement recognizes them as a full-line equipment sales and rental, parts stocking and service dealer for FINN hydroseeders, straw blowers and bark and mulch blowers. The agreement goes into effect immediately.

Image:  13903385550_62b8ac45c4_o.jpg Publication Date:  March 22, 2016

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Watly Prepares Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Technology

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:14
Source:  Watly Deck: 

Company's thermodynamic computers sanitize water, generate electricity

Today, on UN’s World Water Day, clean tech company Watly is preparing to open an Indiegogo campaign to fund their solar technology. The Watly 3.0 thermodynamic computer uses solar energy to sanitize over 5000 liters of water a day, as well as generating electricity and connectivity. The development of Watly 3.0 follows the successful trial of a smaller machine, Watly 2.0, in Abenta Village, Ghana.

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Profile Products Recognizes Distributors at Awards Ceremony

Mon, 2016-03-21 09:35
Source:  Profile Products Deck: 

Profile Products distributed awards during International Erosion Control Assn. Conference on Feb. 18

Profile Products honored the work of several of its distributors at its awards banquet Feb. 18, held during the annual International Erosion Control Assn. Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

“Our group of distributors is always on the forefront of innovative projects and business solutions, and we’re honored to be a part of their successes and recognize their accomplishments,” said Wally Butman, vice president of sales for Profile Products. 

Image:  winners-trophy-1317181.jpg Publication Date:  March 21, 2016

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Thornton Composite Reservoir to Receive Project of the Year Award from APWA

Fri, 2016-03-18 09:33
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

Reservoir took in first water on Nov. 26, 2015

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD's Thornton Composite Reservoir will receive the "Project of the Year" award from the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) on March 18 at the Medinah Banquet Hall in Addison, Ill.

Image:  unnamed(1).jpg Publication Date:  March 18, 2016

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FluksAqua Q&A Forum Launches

Fri, 2016-03-18 09:17
Source:  FluksAqua Deck: 

Forum allows operators of treatment plants to answer questions from water professionals

FluksAqua, a free, practical and moderated Q&A forum specifically designed for operators of drinking water distribution, water and wastewater treatment plants, is online and actively answering peer-to-peer technical questions from water professionals.

Image:  splatter-question-1171359.jpg Publication Date:  March 18, 2016

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Study

Thu, 2016-03-17 09:37
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Study finds climate change will cause earlier runoff, refill reservoirs earlier in year

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Study, which found climate change will cause earlier runoff and refill reservoirs earlier in the year, potentially affecting reservoir operations and water storage.

Image:  gI_132096_Sacramento_SanJoaquin_SUMMARY.png Publication Date:  March 17, 2016

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Oldcastle Precast Acquires Colorado Precast

Thu, 2016-03-17 09:32
Source:  Oldcastle Precast Deck: 

Acquisition will strengthen company's position in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana markets

Oldcastle Precast Inc., a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, composite and plastic building products, announced that it has acquired the assets of Colorado Precast Inc. with a manufacturing location in Loveland, Colo. 

This acquisition will strengthen the Oldcastle Precast position in the Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana markets while adding to its position in the growing Denver metropolitan area.

Image:  piggy-bank-1428097.jpg Publication Date:  March 17, 2016

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Water Sector Groups Announce Water Week 2016

Wed, 2016-03-16 10:14
Source:  WateReuse Deck: 

Annual event is scheduled for April 10 to 16

A diverse group of U.S. water sector organizations will join forces next month in Washington, DC for Water Week 2016. Scheduled for April 10 to 16, this annual event provides an opportunity for water professionals to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy sustainable environment. The goal is to inform and inspire state and national policymakers about important water-related issues while communicating the value of water to environmental protection, economic development and job creation.

Image:  index.png Publication Date:  March 16, 2016

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USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Wed, 2016-03-16 10:07
Source:  USDA Deck: 

Applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds.

Image:  texas-cattle-at-sunset-1203087.jpg Publication Date:  March 16, 2016

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Fertilizer Applied to Fields Today Will Pollute Water for Decades

Tue, 2016-03-15 09:45
Source:  University of Waterloo Deck: 

Nitrogen could be leaching into waterways more than 30 years after it is no longer being applied to fields, new study finds

Dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water could persist for decades, increasing the risk for blue baby syndrome and other serious health concerns, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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Fertilizer Applied to Fields Today Will Pollute Water for Decades

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New Survey Reveals Californians' Support for Recycled Water

Mon, 2016-03-14 10:11
Source:  Xylem, Inc. Deck: 

Eighty-eight percent of residents say state should continue to invest in recycled water, even after drought ends

The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future.  California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem, Inc. The survey found that 76% of respondents believe recycled water should be used as a long-term solution for managing water resources, regardless of whether or not a water shortage continues.

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New Survey Reveals Californians' Support for Recycled Water

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WEF Accepting Applications for Municipal Storm Water and Green Infrastructure Awards Program

Fri, 2016-03-11 11:51
Source:  WEF Deck: 

Winners will be recognized at WEFTEC 2016

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Storm Water and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15, 2016.

Image:  Golden_Award_with_a_Blue_Ribbon.svg_.png Publication Date:  March 11, 2016

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APWA Selects Scott Grayson for Executive Director

Fri, 2016-03-11 11:41
Source:  APWA Deck: 

Grayson will report to the APWA board and 29,000 members across North America

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and Canadian Public Works Assn. (CPWA) named Scott D. Grayson executive director. Selected by the Board of Directors, Grayson will lead the organization and reports to the APWA Board, as well as over 29,000 members across North America. Grayson will take the helm on April 14, 2016, from Interim Executive Director Larry W. Frevert, P.E., PWLF, of Kansas City, Mo.

Image:  Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 9.33.59 AM.png Publication Date:  March 11, 2016

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Earn Professional Development Hours at the Spring 2016 SWS Virtual Expo

Thu, 2016-03-10 15:21
Source:  SWS Deck: 

The spring 2016 Virtual Expo will be held April 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Storm Water Solutions & Stormwater ONE will present the 2016 Virtual Expo Spring Edition on April 13 from 10 a.m.

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Earn Professional Development Hours at the Spring 2016 SWS Virtual Expo

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U.S. Water Alliance Elects New Board of Directors

Thu, 2016-03-10 12:32
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

Restructured board will expand organization

The U.S. Water Alliance, a national organization advancing a sustainable water future, has announced that several individuals will join its restructured Board of Directors.

Image:  board-room-1223326.jpg Publication Date:  March 10, 2016

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