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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:08
Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Deck: 

USGS created the interactive website as part of the government's Open Water Data Initiative

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources

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The Interactive California Drought Visualization Website Aims to Provide the Public With State-Wide Drought Coverage and a Timeline of its Impacts on Water Resources

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Storm Water Detention & Sand Filter System Installed at Townhome Development in North Carolina

Mon, 2014-12-08 09:50
Source:  Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Deck: 

The 17,000 cu ft detention and filter system was installed to control and treat rainwater runoff

Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Group supplied a 17,000 cu ft storm water detention and sand filter system at the new Cottages on Providence development in Charlotte, N.C., an upscale townhome development by Wendy Field Consulting.

Image:  Photo: Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Company Reference:  Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions Publication Date:  December 08, 2014

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Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Partners With Skanska

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:43
Source:  Skanska Deck: 

The partnership delivers heavy infrastructure civil projects to promote social, economic and environmental sustainability for communities

With the partnership, Skanska has committed to aligning the delivery of heavy infrastructure civil projects with efforts to ensure the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the communities where they are built.

Image:  handshakemeeting.jpg Publication Date:  December 05, 2014

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27 NGOs Pledge Support for Urban Waters Federal Partnership

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:24
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

NGOs will align resources, funding and expertise with federal efforts to restore urban waters and parks

A coalition of 27 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have pledged to support the Urban Waters Federal Partnership as it works to restore waterways and revitalize communities across the country. The NGOs will align resources, funding, and expertise with federal efforts to restore urban waters and parks, increase outdoor recreation, and engage residents and youth.

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WERF Awards Contract to Study Nutrient Removal from Urban Runoff

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:56
Source:  The Water Environment Research Foundation Deck: 

WERF awards UC Berkeley and Stanford University with the contract funded by National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management

WERF is launching its third project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management by awarding the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University with a contract to research extractive nutrient recovery technologies.

Image:  8411759985_40007c2a85_z.jpg Publication Date:  December 04, 2014

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Storm Water Solutions, Water & Wastes Digest Partner with Smart H20 Summit

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:33
Source:  Smart H2O Summit Deck: 

Inaugural event aims to educate, inform key water stewards about innovative ways to solve critical water infrastructure challenges

Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD), “The Solutions Source Of The Water & Wastewater Industry,” has become an Endorsing Media Sponsor of the Smart H20 Summit that will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis from Aug. 17 to 19, 2015.

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Storm Water Solutions, Water & Wastes Digest Partner With Smart H20 Summit to Educate and Help Key Water Stewards Solve Critical Water Infrastructure Challenges

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U.S. Geological Survey Models the Response of Imperiled Freshwater Mussels to Climate Change

Wed, 2014-12-03 09:34
Source:  National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Deck: 

Studies aim to develop climate change adaptation strategies to protect and preserve the mussels

Freshwater mussels are in serious global decline and need protection and conservation. Declines in the abundance and diversity of North American mussels have been attributed to human activities that cause pollution, water-quality degradation and habitat destruction. 

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SSSA Celebrating 2015 International Year of Soils

Wed, 2014-12-03 09:22
Source:  Soil Science Society of America Deck: 

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will educate the public about the importance of soil

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. In celebration, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout 2015 to educate the public about the importance of soil as a natural resource.

Image:  7351444318_432303272f_z.jpg Publication Date:  December 03, 2014

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NACWA Testifies at Senate Hearing on Water Resources Utility of the Future

Tue, 2014-12-02 09:57
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

Hearing addressed advances in, challenges of water sector

The Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the innovative advances being made in the clean water arena as well as the challenges faced by clean water agencies that are seeking to embrace the concept of the Water Resources Utility of the Future (UOTF).

Image:  8232235839_4bbb53d01c_m.jpg Publication Date:  December 02, 2014

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Storm Water Attenuation, Flood Prevention Projects Completed in Saudi Arabi

Tue, 2014-12-02 09:49
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

The project secures high-capacity flood prevention, a priority for the Saudi government

A storm water attenuation and underground storage project has been completed as part of the Al Haramain Mecca to Medina rail project, securing high-capacity flood prevention for the new stations being constructed in one of Saudi Arabia’s expansive infrastructure projects.

Image:  Photo: Hydro International Company Reference:  Hydro International - Stormwater Publication Date:  December 02, 2014

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Settlement Improves Pennsylvania Storm Water Management

Mon, 2014-12-01 09:41
Source:  PennFuture Deck: 

The settlement outlines improvements to Pennsylvania's municipal storm water permitting system

PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed a Stipulation of Settlement outlining improvements to Pennsylvania's municipal storm water permitting system.

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Early Bird Registration for IECA Is Open

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:28
Source:  International Erosion Control Association Deck: 

Register early and save over $200.

Registration for Environmental Connection and the Industrial Fabrics Association International's (IFAI) Geosynthetics 2015 will be held as a co-located event in Portland, Oregon February 15-18, 2015. Register early and save over $200.

Image:  SWS- 300x250 - early reg-01.jpg Publication Date:  November 26, 2014

ISS Management Showcases Philadelphia Storm Water Project

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:02
Source:  ISS Management LLC Deck: 

The project is for the Philadelphia Water Deparment's Green City, Clean Waters Plan

ISS Management, LLC secured an $8.1 million Green Acre Retrofit Program Grant (GARP) from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation for storm water remediation. ISS, in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), has completed a series of projects for the City of Philadelphia.  ISS will showcase one of the completed job sites, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, at a ribbon-cutting event on Monday December 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Dependable Distribution Inc., 2001 N.

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Tensar Appoints Executive Vice President for the Americas

Tue, 2014-11-25 09:43
Source:  Tensar International Corporation Deck: 

Former Johns Manville executive brings over 30 years of construction experience to the role

Tensar International appoints Mike Lawrence as executive vice president of the Americas. Lawrence will spearhead strategic leadership support in the United States, Canada and Latin American regions and drive growth in these emerging markets. Lawrence will oversee the sales and marketing teams within Tensar’s Roadway and Grade Separation Solution product lines.

Image:  tensargeosynthetics.png Company Reference:  Tensar International Corporation Publication Date:  November 25, 2014

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WRF Develops Tool to Fight Utility Leakage Losses

Tue, 2014-11-25 09:33
Source:  The Water Research Foundation Deck: 

The tool helps water utilities develop an effective and proactive leakage reduction strategy

The Water Research Foundation is helping water utilities better understand and control leakage in a cost-effective manner through recently completed research and the development of a new leakage analysis tool. Water Audits and Real Loss Component Analysis project (#4372) provides water utilities with information about the sources of their losses from leakage throughout the water distribution system and helps analyze the economic impact of various intervention strategies.

Image:  Water_spigot.jpg Publication Date:  November 25, 2014

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EPA Calls for Nominations for 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:06
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The award honors a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment.

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Smart H2O Summit Partners With The Water Innovation Project

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:53
Source:  Smart H2O Summit Deck: 

The partnership facilitates the development of conference content and exhibition opportunities for IT companies

Smart H2O Summit will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis from August 17-19, 2015, a will partner with The Water Innovation Project, an idea lab and leadership hub that is currently developing a road map for the connected utility.

Image:  ConferenceRoom.jpg Publication Date:  November 24, 2014

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EPA Ensures Climate Resilience for U.S. Water Utilities

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:51
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The EPA will provide communities with technical assistance to bolster climate change readiness 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.

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The EPA's Climate Ready Water (CRWU) Initiative Assists the Water Sector With Climate Change Impacts

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U.S. Water Alliance Accepting Water Prize Nominations

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:27
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

Past winners include Alliance for Water Efficiency, The Freshwater Trust and PepsiCo Frito-Lay

The U.S. Water Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2015 Water Prize until December 1, 2014. The prize is given to individuals, institutions and organizations that have made contributions to the advancement of sustainable solutions to the nation's water challenges. 

To make a nomination visit the U.S. Water Alliance. Nominations can be sent as either a hard or electonic copy. 

Image:  USWP.jpg Publication Date:  November 21, 2014

Chi-Cal Rivers Funds $1.1 million in Grants

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:13
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The partnership funds five projects to improve storm water management in Chicago/Calumet region

Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners selected five projects to receive $1.1 million in grant funding that will help improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago and Calumet region. With a focus on reducing stormwater runoff, enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, and improving public-use opportunities, this investment will support community-driven projects that benefit the people and wildlife of the region. Grant recipients will match the new grant funding with an additional $2.5 million, for a total on-the-ground impact of $3.6 million.

Image:  Chicago_River.jpg Publication Date:  November 20, 2014

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