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IECA, WEF Announce Memorandum of Understanding

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:15
Source:  IECA, WEF Deck: 

Organizations will work together to advance their mutual interests, missions and objectives

The Intl. Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced their new memorandum of understanding.

Image:  IECA WEF MOW.jpg Company Reference:  IECA Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  May 30, 2014

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Filterra Technology Receives NJCAT, NJDEP Certification

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:54

Filterra Bioretention Systems is now approved as a stand-alone treatment device in New Jersey

Filterra Bioretention Systems successfully completed the new Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Device Verification Program from New Jersey Corp. for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) and was certified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The new laboratory based testing protocol, verification procedure, and certification process was developed in partnership with the regulated industry, NJCAT and NJDEP and finalized in January 2013.

Company Reference:  Filterra Bioretention Systems Publication Date:  May 30, 2014

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USDA Launches Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:42
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

NACWA urges clean water utilities to take advantage of the program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which makes municipal water and wastewater authorities eligible to play an increasingly significant role in helping agricultural producers achieve better water quality outcomes. The RCPP encourages partnerships between agricultural producers and municipal entities to help farmers manage nutrients and improve water quality on a regional scale more effectively.

Image:  USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program.jpg Publication Date:  May 29, 2014

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WEF, IWA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:36
Source:  WEF, IWA Deck: 

New memorandum pledges mutual support, facilitates continued collaboration

Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Intl. Water Assn.

Image:  WEF IWA MOU.jpg Company Reference:  International Water Association/Match Plus Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  May 29, 2014

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XP Solutions Releases Software Updates

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:31
Source:  XP Solutions Deck: 

XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2014 features workflow improvements and new features

XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2014. These hydrodynamic software models that simulate sanitary sewer systems, storm water systems, rivers, floodplains and water quality are used every day around the world for master planning, floodplain mapping, flood hazard mitigation and sustainable storm water control simulation.

Image:  XP Software Updates.jpg Company Reference:  XP Solutions Publication Date:  May 29, 2014

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Field Study Supports Viability of Spray-applied Geopolymer Liner

Wed, 2014-05-28 11:07
Source:  Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Deck: 

A 60-in. diameter pipe relined with EcoCast GeoSpray material was completely restored

Three years ago Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), in conjunction with Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, developed the EcoCast Advanced Geopolymer Relining System to provide a more cost-effective sewer infrastructure repair and rehabilitation solution. According to the American Society of Civil engineers, capital investment needs for the nation's wastewater and storm water systems are estimated to total $298 billion over the two decades.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Publication Date:  May 28, 2014

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Study Reveals ‘Golden Rules’ of Strategic Flood Management

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:53
Source:  Taylor & Francis Group Deck: 

The study provides an overview of emerging good practice in SFM

With many families across the UK still dealing with the consequences of last winter’s flooding, the International Journal of River Basin Management has just published 10 ‘golden rules’ for strategic flood management (SFM).

Image:  Golden Rules for Flood Management.jpg Publication Date:  May 28, 2014

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IBISWorld Identifies Ways to Cut Energy Use, Costs

Tue, 2014-05-27 08:37
Source:  IBISWorld Inc. Deck: 

Rising energy prices encourage investment in sustainable energy practices

Businesses and consumers alike are feeling the heat from rising utility costs, but commercial buildings in particular, such as hospitals, shopping centers and offices, have been taking a significant hit considering they account for about one-fifth of domestic energy consumption. While the utilities price index, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has increased in line with the improving economy, commercial building energy consumption has also been on a steady upward trend.

Image:  IBISWorld Report Energy Efficiency.jpg Publication Date:  May 27, 2014

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Messe München to Expand Trade Fair Portfolio in South Africa

Tue, 2014-05-27 08:26
Source:  Messe München International Deck: 

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum is taking place for the first time in 2015

Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event in South Africa: The “IFAT Environmental Technology Forum—Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling—Solutions for the Mining and Construction Industry” will take place for the first time from Sept. 15 to 18, 2015 co-located with Bauma Conexpo Africa. Messe München Intl. and its subsidiary MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd. are organizing the event.

Image:  IFAT South Africa.jpg Publication Date:  May 27, 2014

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EPA Publishes 2013 Highlights of Progress Report

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:24
Source:  EPA Deck: 

This report provides a roadmap to guide future programmatic planning

In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the "National Water Program 2012 Strategy." This document describes long-term goals for the management of sustainable water resources in light of climate change and provides a roadmap to guide future programmatic planning.

Image:  EPA Response to Climate Change Report.jpg Publication Date:  May 23, 2014

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Hydro Launches Online Sizing Calculator

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:13
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

Downstream Defender Sizing Calculator takes users through the selection and sizing process

Designing in high-performance, low headloss storm water treatment is now simpler and quicker for drainage design consultants with the launch of an online sizing tool for the Downstream Defender from Hydro Intl.

The Downstream Defender Sizing Calculator empowers designers to select and specify the most appropriate Downstream Defender model size needed with the option to generate product drawings, save project designs and submit projects for design reviews and price estimates.

Image:  Hydro Intl Storm Sizing Calculator.jpg Company Reference:  Hydro International - Stormwater Publication Date:  May 23, 2014

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Underground Storm Water Detention System Constructed at National Cemetery

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:25
Source:  Oldcastle Precast Deck: 

Designers use Oldcastle’s Storm Capture at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia

Oldcastle Precast provided Storm Capture as a solution for the underground storm water detention system at the new administration building site at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. The new administration building expansion, just inside the cemetery’s entrance gates on Joplin Road in Triangle, includes about 4,500 sq ft of office and administrative space and a covered portico of about 2,500 sq ft.  

Image:  Photo courtesy of Oldcastle Precast Company Reference:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  May 22, 2014

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Hypoxia Task Force Furthers Water Pollution Reduction Goals

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:13
Source:  EPA Deck: 

University partnership will help support state-level strategies to curb water pollution

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force announced a partnership with 12 land grant universities to support state-level strategies and actions to curb water pollution. The agreement is the first for the task force with non-governmental entities.

Image:  Hypoxia Task Force University Partnership.jpg Publication Date:  May 22, 2014

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U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize State Winners Announced

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:22
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

The state winners will attend the national competition June 13 to 14 in Herndon, Va.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2014 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)—the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project (see complete list below). WEF Member Associations (MAs) selected and will sponsor state winners and their science teachers to attend the national competition that will be held June 13 to 14 in Herndon, Va.

Image:  US SJWP State Winners.jpg Company Reference:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  May 21, 2014

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NYC DEP Releases 2013 Green Infrastructure Report

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:08
Source:  NYC Department of Environmental Protection Deck: 

The report documents the progress the DEP has made in managing storm water runoff

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Green Infrastructure, (DEP) released the 2013 Green Infrastructure Annual Report.

Image:  NYC DEP Green Infrastructure Report.jpg Publication Date:  May 21, 2014

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Plastic Pipes Conference to Highlight Best Presentation

Tue, 2014-05-20 10:36
Source:  Plastic Pipes XVII Deck: 

PPXVII will feature, for the first time, an award for the best presentation

According to event organizers, a preview of papers submitted for Plastic Pipes XVII (PPXVII) points to presentations focused on significant trends and ideas in the field of plastic pipe technology. In support of that, and for the first time, there will be an award for the best presentation. Nominations will be judged from the 130 presentations delivered during the event at Chicago’s Swissôtel, Sept. 22 to 24, 2014.

Image:  Plastic Pipes Conference.jpg Publication Date:  May 20, 2014

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EPA Finalizes Cooling Water Intake Standards

Tue, 2014-05-20 10:16
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The rule establishes requirements under the Clean Water Act to address site-specific challenges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards to protect billions of fish and other aquatic life drawn each year into cooling water systems at large power plants and factories. This final rule is required by the Clean Water Act to address site-specific challenges, and establishes a common sense framework, putting a premium on public input and flexibility for facilities to comply.

Image:  EPA Cooling Water Intake Standards.jpg Publication Date:  May 20, 2014

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CA-NV Section of AWWA Hosts Whole Water Conference

Mon, 2014-05-19 08:42
Source:  CA-NV AWWA Deck: 

Noted expert on “Perfect Drought” will keynote the conference in Monterey, Calif.

Dr. Glen MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and an international expert on drought, will deliver the opening keynote to the Whole Water Conference, June 24 in Monterey, Calif.

Image:  Whole Water Conference CA NV AWWA.jpg Publication Date:  May 19, 2014

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AWWA Releases 2014 Water Shortage Preparedness Report

Mon, 2014-05-19 08:31
Source:  American Water Works Assn. Deck: 

The report is based on the results of AWWA’s Water Shortage Preparedness Survey

The American Water Work Assn.’s (AWWA) report on the results of its Water Shortage Preparedness Survey is now available for download. The final report reflects analysis of 485 water utility responses to questions about utility practices and policies for water shortage planning and implementation.

Image:  AWWA Water Shortage Report.jpg Company Reference:  American Water Works Association Publication Date:  May 19, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

AWWA Releases 2014 Water Shortage Preparedness Report

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EPA Announces Technical Assistance for Integrated Planning

Fri, 2014-05-16 09:59
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA anticipates providing assistance to five communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management announced the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities seeking technical support to develop an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and storm water management.

Image:  EPA Technical Assistance.jpg Publication Date:  May 16, 2014

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