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California Professor Will Share Israeli Technology and Experience to Combat Drought

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:36
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California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister uphold Memorandum of Understanding

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sharing of technology and enhancing economic interests between California and Israel.

Image:  (Left to Right) Israel Counsel General Andy David, Professor Eilon Adar and Curt Schmutte Publication Date:  October 31, 2014

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Removal of Two Toxic Hotspots on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:17
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Two Great Lakes basins, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots targeted for cleanup 

Two U.S. Areas of Concern, Deer Lake in the Lake Superior basin and White Lake in the Lake Michigan basin, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots that were targeted for cleanup in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

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Two Great Lakes Basins Removed from the Binational List of Toxic Hotspots targeted for Cleanup 

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Green Infrastructure Report Helps Revitalize Urban Communities

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:32
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Green infrastructure report released and community summit held in Cleveland

EPA has released a new report, Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure, to help communities develop a vision and a plan for green infrastructure that can transform their neighborhoods and bring multiple benefits.

Image:  clevelandpark.gif Publication Date:  October 30, 2014

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Permit Tackles Storm Water Management Issues

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:59
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The Chesapeake Bay will have cleaner upstream waters in one Susquehanna River tributary

The Chesapeake Bay will benefit from cleaner upstream waters in one Susquehanna River tributary.

The Lancaster County Conservation District and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have authorized a permit for an innovative post-construction storm water management plan for Rock Lititz, the $100 million rehearsal campus catering to the rock-concert industry.

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Works With Lancaster Conservation District to Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay

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Storm Water Seminar Addresses North Carolina Codes, Regulations

Wed, 2014-10-29 13:09
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Storm water seminar offers education, opportunity to earn PDH credits

For the third-straight year, the National Precast Concrete Assn. will offer a one-day storm water seminar addressing local storm water issues and solutions. This year’s event, Taking Raleigh by Storm(water), will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Image:  photo_18679_20100815.jpg Company Reference:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Publication Date:  October 29, 2014

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Boulder Team Wins International Water Prize

Wed, 2014-10-29 09:07
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Boulder scientists has been recognized for innovations related to water resources

The research team from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has worked for the past five years to develop a way to use GPS technology to measure soil moisture, snow depth and vegetation water content.

Image:  Creativity Prize Recipients Publication Date:  October 29, 2014

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EPA Finalizes List of Polluted Water Bodies in New Jersey

Wed, 2014-10-29 08:54
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PCBs, arsenic and phosphorus are the most common pollutants found in New Jersey water bodies

From Raritan Bay to the Maurice River in Cumberland County, New Jersey continues to struggle with meeting federal water standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the 2012 list of waters in New Jersey that are considered either impaired or threatened by pollutants.

Image:  New Jersey's Maurice River Publication Date:  October 29, 2014

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EPA Awards 105 Fellowship Grants

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:58
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Graduate students will receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results fellowship grants 

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants are given to U.S. graduate students to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change and public health to water quality and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the environmental science field. The 105 STAR fellows will receive a maximum funding of $42,000 for one year for master’s students and up to two years for doctoral students.

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Lake Ontario Undertakes North America's Largest Green Building Project

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:46
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The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­attended Greenbuild 2014 to attract green technology talent 

The $4.4 billion, 1,977-acre, 40,000-residence Toronto waterfront revitalization project is intended to position the city and province of Ontario as a world leader in creating sustainable communities, with buildings and neighborhoods that aim to be among the greenest on the planet.

Image:  3690467195_12d14f8a2e_z.jpg Publication Date:  October 28, 2014

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Clarke Prize Conference Speakers Focus on Water Sustainability

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:33
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The 2014 Clarke Prize Conference will feature talks by water resources experts 

The 2014 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California. The event will feature talks by water resources experts from various academic institutions and water management agencies. 

The three main speakers include:

Urs von Gunten, Ph.D.: Deputy Head of the Department for Water Resources and Drinking Water in Eawag, Switzerland

Image:  clarkeprize.jpeg Publication Date:  October 27, 2014

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Stormwater Filter Approved for Use in Virginia

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:04
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The filtration media device meets Virginia Department of Environmental Quality requirements 

Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions’ “Perk Filter”, a stormwater media filtration device, received approval for use by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ).

Image:  VADEQ.jpg Company Reference:  Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Publication Date:  October 27, 2014

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Apply for Sustainable Community Development Assistance

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:21
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The EPA invites communities to apply for assistance to pursue revitalization

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. The EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country — including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas — to adopt sustainable growth strategies.  

Image:  9841992245_aa2b2af6ab_z.jpg Publication Date:  October 24, 2014

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AMWA Awards 15 Drinking Water Utilities

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:56
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The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies honored 15 public drinking water systems 

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 15 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards Oct. 20 at its 2014 Executive Management Conference in Newport Beach, California.

Sustainability Award Winners:

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Hybrid Polymer Approved for Use in Washington

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:34
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HaloKlear receives approval of its hybrid water treatment technology

HaloSource Inc., the clean water technology company that develops and manufactures HaloKlear water clarification products for the construction, mining, and industrial applications, has received the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) General Use Level Designation (GULD) for its HaloKlear BHR-P50 hybrid polymer used in conjunction with Chitosan Enhanced Sand Filtration (CESF) system.

Image:  Photo: HaloKlear Company Reference:  HaloKlear Publication Date:  October 24, 2014

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Washington, D.C. Water Treatment Project Launches

Thu, 2014-10-23 09:37
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GWWT contracted to provide services for billion-dollar construction project 

Ground/Water Treatment and Technology LLC (GWTT), based in Wharton, N.J., was contracted in September to provide a 1,500 gpm rental treatment system in support of dewatering operations at one of the largest waterfront development projects in Washington, D.C.

The project kicked off after several years of up front design, tracking and coordination work between the company's owner, general contractor and dewatering contractor. In 2012, the company treated 16.4 billion gallons of water throughout project sites in North America -- an average of 45 mgpd or 31,000 gpm.

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Green Building Survey Releases Results

Thu, 2014-10-23 08:38
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Turner’s Green Market survey reveals rising importance of occupant wellbeing and water efficiency 

Key findings of Turner’s 2014 Green Building Market Barometer show that companies remain committed to constructing green buildings and value the financial benefits they provide building owners and occupants. Of increasing importance among survey respondents are the benefits that green buildings provide for employee health and wellbeing, and for hiring and retention of employees.

Image:  TurnerConstruction.jpeg Company Reference:  Turner Designs Publication Date:  October 23, 2014

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EPA to Regulate Strontium in Drinking Water

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:21
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Agency will move forward with a final determination following a 60-day public feedback period

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in the nation's drinking water. Strontium is a naturally occurring element that, at elevated levels, can impact bone strength in people who do not consume enough calcium.

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EPA to Regulate Strontium in Drinking Water

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Conference to Discuss Tennessee's Green Roof and Wall Industry

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:03
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The CitiesAlive conference will tackle state storm water management issues

The 12th Annual CitiesAlive: Green Roof and Wall Conference will take place Nov. 12-15, 2014 at the OMNI Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of the green roof and wall industry, will bring together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from across Tennessee that will discuss how to kick start the development of the green roof and wall industry across the state.

Guest panelists include:

Image:  GRHC.jpg Publication Date:  October 22, 2014

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RFP Out for Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:03
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The U.S. EPA will select a grantee to manage the Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals for the management of the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant. The purpose of the grant is to accelerate and expand the strategic protection of healthy freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds across the country. EPA expects to issue a cooperative agreement to fund a single grantee to manage the Healthy Watersheds Consortium grant program and issue subawards on a competitive basis.

Image:  healthwatersheds.jpg Publication Date:  October 22, 2014

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Padre Dam Fights Drought With New Water Project

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:21
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Padre Dam begins work on its Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

With California’s ongoing drought and the rising cost of imported water, Padre Dam Municipal Water District broke ground on its new Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project. The project, funded through a $3 million Proposition 50 grant from the Department of Water Resources, will use advanced water purification technologies to potentially diversify East County’s water supply.  It will provide a new source of water that is safe, reliable, locally controlled and drought-proof. The project is scheduled to begin operation in March 2015. 

Image:  California_Drought_Dry_Riverbed_2009.jpg Publication Date:  October 21, 2014

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