The two organizations will collaborate on applied research aimed at finding solutions to global & regional water challenges
Nearly a decade after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ravaged the Louisiana coastline, two groups that have separately tackled a number of issues involving the protective role played by the region’s eroding wetlands and the importance of Louisiana’s water resources are now joining forces.Image: handshakemeeting.jpg Publication Date: February 13, 2015
The report shows how Philadelphia's Retrofit Program drives low-cost green infrastructure on private property
A new Issue Brief released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Wanted: Green Acres, provides a case study of Philadelphia’s innovative approach to sourcing cost-effective green infrastructure retrofit opportunities on private land through the Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP).Image: greenbuilding.png Publication Date: February 12, 2015
Project on soil erosion of beaches beats out competition
Connor Luong, a 6th grader from Brookfield School in Sacramento, Calif., was awarded a $1,000 prize by the Soil Science Society (SSSA).
Luong participated in the Dig It! Science Fair, sponsored by SSSA and The California (CA) Museum. SSSA is also the sponsor of the Dig It! exhibit at the CA Museum.Image: unnamed.jpg Publication Date: February 12, 2015
Supervalu Holdings, Inc. agrees to settle EPA violations & protect local waters from storm water pollution
As part of federal efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with Supervalu Holdings, Inc., a Minneapolis based national wholesale grocery distributor, for federal storm water pollution violations. The violations stem from EPA inspections at three Supervalu facilities (two in Tacoma, one in Auburn) in 2013, which documented several Clean Water Act violations at each facility. Supervalu has also agreed to pay a $120,000 penalty.Image: PugetSound-NASA.jpg Publication Date: February 11, 2015
The company kicks off anniversary celebration by launching redesigned website
Michael Baker International is planning a year of events and celebrations in 2015 to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.
Michael Baker International started as an engineering and surveying consulting firm in 1940. It has now become a global provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions. Michael Baker International’s more than 5,000 professionals are located at more than 90 offices worldwide and have successfully completed projects in more than 150 countries.Image: 75.jpg Publication Date: February 11, 2015
Register for the 2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference (May 6-8) & receive early bird pricing
Register now for the 2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference, which takes place May 6-8, 2015 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Early-Bird Registration ends April 15, 2015Image: ohio-stormwater-conference-logo-2015.png Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference Registration Open
The forecast is based on data from the second 2015 forecast by USDA's National Water & Climate Center
An unusually warm, dry January slowed snowpack accumulation in much of the West, according to data from the second 2015 forecast by the U.S.Image: Drought-soil.jpg Publication Date: February 10, 2015
The funding aims to drive solar technology innovation & help communities boost deployment
In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today. The department is making $45 million in funding available to quickly move innovative solar manufacturing technologies to market, and is also awarding more than $14 million for 15 new projects to help communities develop multi-year solar deployment plans to install solar electricity in homes, businesses and communities.Image: Giant_photovoltaic_array.jpg Publication Date: February 09, 2015
The call to action, "A Recommitment to Assessing and Protecting Sources of Drinking Water", was issued in late December
Changes to water quality and quantity challenge the U.S. to redouble its efforts to protect its water resources, according to the Source Water Collaborative (SWC) in its recent call to action, A Recommitment to Assessing and Protecting Sources of Drinking Water.
Precast concrete City Drains provide streamlined drainage & fast installation for hard-surface applications
Hanson Pipe & Precast has reached an agreement with Betonwerk US to manufacture and distribute City Drains in Florida. The drains provide a streamlined, unobtrusive surface drain and underground pipe system for commercial and residential applications.Image: city_drain_100_key.jpg Company Reference: Hanson Pipe & Precast, Inc. Publication Date: February 06, 2015
The documents by EPA's National Estuary Program aid municipalities with planning for green infrastructure
Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, Finance Options and Resources for Local Decision-Makers summarizes various funding sources that can be used to support storm water management programs or finance individual projects. Each type of funding source is illustrated by several municipal programs and contains a list of additional resources.Image: folder.jpg Publication Date: February 06, 2015
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded accreditation status to IECA
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded accreditation status to the International Erosion Control Association. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.Image: image001.jpg Publication Date: February 05, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
IECA Accredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
The WER study exposes need for flexible discharge limits based on overall loads from diverse sources
The open access article for the February 2015 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) monitors the sources and influences of total phosphorus concentrations and loads along the Cache la Poudre River in northern Colorado. The study evaluates the sources and influences of total phosphorus under different hydrologic conditions.Image: Cache_la_Poudre_River_in_Poudre_Canyon.JPG Publication Date: February 05, 2015
The white paper includes nine municipal-agricultural collaborations that address water quality issues
A white paper entitled Collaborating for Healthy Watersheds, highlighting nine successful municipal-agricultural collaborations that address water quality issues at the watershed level, was released by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), AGree and the U.S. Water Alliance.Image: report-icon.jpg Publication Date: February 04, 2015
U.S. Green Building Council releases list of top 10 states for LEED certified projects in 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual ranking of the Top 10 States in the nation for LEED, the widely used and recognized green building rating system, with the state of Illinois placing first.Image: Aon Center located in Chicago, LEED Silver Publication Date: February 04, 2015
Tracy Mehan joins the U.S. Water Alliance as interim president and replaces Ben Grumbles
G. Tracy Mehan, III, has joined the U.S. Water Alliance as interim president. Mehan replaces Ben Grumbles, who served as alliance president from 2010 to 2015, when he accepted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s designation as secretary of the environment. Mehan was recruited by the U.S. Water Alliance Board of Directors, on which he served since the start of the organization.Image: handshake.png Publication Date: February 03, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image:
The proposed $8.6 billion budget delivers environmental and health protections to U.S. communities
The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget lays out a plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that all Americans benefit from recent economic recovery. The proposed EPA FY 2016 budget of $8.6 billion provides resources vital to that overarching vision and the request is $452 million above the agency’s enacted level for FY 2015.
Fiscal Year 2016 budget highlights include:Image: budgetpiechart.jpg Publication Date: February 03, 2015
WERF accepts applications for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Innovation & Paul L. Busch Award
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is accepting applications for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Innovation and Paul L. Busch Award. The awards will be presented at the annual WERF Subscriber Recognition Luncheon in Chicago at the Water Environment Federation’s WEFTEC event.Image: award-winning.png Publication Date: February 02, 2015
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago finishes green roof construction at Racine Avenue Pumping Station
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently completed the construction of a green roof at the Racine Avenue Pumping Station (RAPS).Image: Photo: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Publication Date: February 02, 2015
Precast concrete device from Hydroworks helps keep non-point source pollution from reaching waterways
Hanson Pipe & Precast has reached an agreement with Hydroworks to manufacture and distribute the Hydroguard hydrodynamic separator in Florida, California and Texas.
Installed underneath parking lots, gas stations, roads and other hard-surface environments, the precast concrete device removes suspended solids, oil and trash from storm water runoff, preventing it from reaching creeks and rivers.
With separate treatment areas for low and high flows, the device helps minimize scour and resuspension of previously captured fine debris.Image: warehouse.jpg Company Reference: Hanson Pipe & Precast, Inc. Publication Date: January 30, 2015