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Contract Submitted to Bring Irrigation Water to Odessa Aquifer

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:28
Source:  Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Deck: 

Odessa Aquifer deep well irrigators will privately fund/finance and build a lateral pipeline

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Assn. (CSRIA) submitted a water service contract to the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District for System 1 of CSRIA's Privately Funded/Financed Project in which Odessa Aquifer deep well irrigators would privately fund/finance and build a lateral pipeline (System 1) east from the East Low Canal to bring surface water to the Odessa Subarea east of the Moses Lake area in Washington.

Image:  CSRIA Irrigation Water Odessa Aquifer.jpg Publication Date:  June 20, 2014

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Storm Water Quality Unit Granted Indianapolis Approval

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:59
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

First Defense vortex separator meets the regulatory design requirements

Hydro Intl.’s First Defense vortex separator has received approval from the city of Indianapolis for use as a storm water quality unit, demonstrating its ability to meet the regulatory design requirements.  

Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

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Collaboration Uses Big Data to Manage Complex Watersheds

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:12
Source:  IBM Deck: 

Flooding, fresh-water stewardship along Ontario’s Grand River to be studied

A new data integration platform for watershed management built by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) in collaboration with IBM is helping researchers, urban planners and others develop more sophisticated tools to predict floods, safeguard the drinking water supply and forecast the impact of growth and urbanization on vital ecosystems.

Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

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Human Activities Increase Salt in U.S. Streams, USGS Study Says

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:01
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Study provides a picture of where dissolved-solids concentrations are likely to be of concern

Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the nation’s streams as a result of human activities, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on agricultural, domestic, municipal and industrial water users.

Image:  USGS Study Salt in Streams.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2014

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Investigation Finds Health Concerns at Duke Energy Power Plant

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:20
Source:  WaterKeeper Alliance Deck: 

Toxic heavy metals found in drinking water wells next to coal ash dump in North Carolina

Waterkeeper Alliance released the results of a water testing investigation, first reported by this Associated Press Big Story, including video. The AP story highlighted serious health issues among people living near three large coal ash disposal pits at Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station, a retired coal-fired power plant on the Yadkin River in Rowan County, N.C. The health issues include a long history of cancer diagnoses and other serious ailments, such as birth defects.

Image:  Orange colored drinking water samples. Photo credit Donna Lisenby Waterkeeper Alliance. Publication Date:  June 18, 2014

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California Could Save 14 Million Acre-ft of Water, Report Says

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:37
Source:  NRDC, Pacific Institute Deck: 

NRDC, Pacific Institute reveal available savings of California’s water supply

California could be saving up to 14 million acre-feet of untapped water—providing more than the amount of water used in all of California’s cities in one year—with an aggressive statewide effort to use water-saving practices, reuse water and capture lost storm water, according to a new analysis released by the Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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California Could Save 14 Million Acre-feet of Water, Report Says

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Releases Industry Directory

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:16
Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Deck: 

Green Pages will be available at upcoming GRHC conferences

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the non-profit membership-based industry association working to promote the green roof and wall industry in North America has released a brand new resource—The Green Pages: 2014 Green Roof & Wall Industry Directory.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

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Report Shows Water is Undervalued Asset for Investors

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:10
Source:  TerraVerde Capital Management LLC Deck: 

The report provides analysis of global water supply & demand dynamics, climate trends & aging infrastructure to identify investment opportunities

TerraVerde Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm focused on sustainable infrastructure, clean tech and renewable energy announced a report titled, “Water Scarcity and Opportunity: Investing in a Thirsty Planet.”  

Image:  water1.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

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Poll Reveals Californians Support Desalination Investment

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:03
Source:  Poseidon Water Deck: 

According to the poll, 89% of Californians believe the drought is a major problem or crisis & 75% support investment in desalination of ocean water

A new poll released by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times found that an overwhelming percentage of Californians support desalination as a response to the state’s perpetual drought cycle.

As part of larger poll on water issues—which found 89 percent believe the drought is a major problem or crisis—75 percent of the respondents believe the state needs to invest in desalination of ocean water to make it suitable for household use. The support was consistent across demographics with 48 percent strongly in favor and 26 percent somewhat in favor.

Image:  survey.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2014

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EPA to Host Roadway Design, Maintenance Webinar

Mon, 2014-06-16 10:46
Source:  NPDES Deck: 

Webcast will discuss cost-effective ways to incorporate green infrastructure into roadway projects

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elinination System (NPDES) Permit Program will host a webinar on, “Roadway Design and Maintenance of Post-Construction Stormwater Controls,” Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT.

Image:  NPDES Webinar.jpg Publication Date:  June 16, 2014

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APWA Merges Sustainability Conference, Public Works Expo

Mon, 2014-06-16 10:35
Source:  APWA Deck: 

New sustainability track will educate attendees on the efficient delivery of infrastructure projects

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) annual Sustainability in Public Works Conference has merged with the 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition taking place in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 17 to 20, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Image:  Sustainability Public Works Conference.jpg Company Reference:  American Public Works Association Publication Date:  June 16, 2014

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Elgin Sweeper to Host 100th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:25
Source:  Elgin Sweeper Co. Deck: 

The company will host a special media event Saturday, June 21

Elgin Sweeper Co. will host a special media event Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., to celebrate the company’s first 100 years of innovation and industry leadership. The celebration will be held at 1300 W. Bartlett Rd, Elgin, Ill., and follow-up interview opportunities will be available upon request.

The event will include:

Image:  Elgin 100th Anniversary Celebration.jpg Publication Date:  June 13, 2014

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Chambers Provide Increased Storage in Connecticut

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:15
Source:  Cultec Deck: 

Community beach uses Cultec chambers to upgrade a septic tank system

Sandy Beach, a community beach at Lake Morris in Bantam, Conn., was undergoing a major renovation that would include new bathrooms, a bath station and a snack bar with a grease trap. Since the previous septic system was originally installed in the 1950s, it required an upgrade to provide enough storage to accommodate the new features.

Image:  Photo courtesy of Cultec Publication Date:  June 13, 2014

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Northeastern City Deploys Water Level Monitoring Solution

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:16
Source:  DataLoggers Deck: 

DataLoggers’ Frog RX data loggers forprovides a rugged, remote monitoring solution

Recently CAS DataLoggers was contracted by a Northeastern city’s council to supply and install water level monitoring and flood warning systems at eight key river sites across the city and at a reservoir. All these monitoring sites were at distant locations where flooding has been a recurring problem over the last several years. The project’s objective was to deliver vital and timely alarm messages of rising water levels to warn users of potential flooding and allow time to enact preventative measures.

Image:  DataLoggers' Remote Water Level Monitoring.png Publication Date:  June 12, 2014

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President Obama Signs Water Resources Bill

Thu, 2014-06-12 07:57
Source:  NACWA, APWA Deck: 

Bill includes important overhaul of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program

President Obama signed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law.

The $12.3 billion package reauthorizes flood control projects around the country and includes a major overhaul to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. The new law also funds needed projects for flood control, water navigation, storm damage reduction, beach nourishment, ecological restoration, water supply and dam and levee safety.

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President Obama Signs Water Resources Bill

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Itron, OSIsoft to Advance Real-time Analytics for Water Utilities

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:26
Source:  Itron Inc. Deck: 

Companies to increase system visibility, operational intelligence and efficiency

Itron Inc. will collaborate with OSIsoft LLC to expand the value of analytics for water utilities to improve insights and decisions. The companies are working together to enable data sharing between their solutions by integrating OSIsoft’s PI System, a real-time infrastructure for streaming data and events, with Itron Analytics, an analytics application providing business intelligence. The integration is designed to enable water utilities to analyze performance of the distribution network in real-time.

Image:  Itron, OSIsoft Collaboration.jpg Publication Date:  June 11, 2014

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Finn Hires Distribution Sales Manager for Southeast Territory

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:15
Source:  Finn Corp. Deck: 

Melissa Miller joins Finn as a southeastern sales representative for its dealers and direct territory

Finn Corp. hired Melissa Miller as its distribution sales manager (DSM) covering the Southeastern U.S. Miller will manage three FINN full service dealers plus the open territories in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. She begins her new duties immediately.

Company Reference:  Finn Corp Publication Date:  June 11, 2014

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Altamonte Springs, Fla., Announces Water Preservation Initiative

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:56
Source:  Sara Brady Public Relations Inc. Deck: 

City’s new water reclamation system has regional environmental benefits and cost savings

The city of Altamonte Springs, Fla., will host a groundbreaking event to introduce A-FIRST, its water preservation initiative that is expected to help the region reuse reclaimed water more efficiently and save the state an estimated $15 million.

Image:  Altamonte Springs Water Reuse.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2014

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Wetland Foundation Calls for Coastal Restoration Funding

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:02
Source:  America's WETLAND Foundation Deck: 

AWF outlines innovative solutions to help expand and expedite coastal restoration efforts

In a presentation to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) outlined innovative solutions to help expand and expedite coastal restoration efforts, in concert with Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan.

Image:  Wetland Foundation Coastal Resoration.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2014

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WERF Study to Identify Barriers, Solutions to Energy Efficiency

Mon, 2014-06-09 10:57
Source:  Water Environment Research Federation Deck: 

WERF expands energy efficiency research efforts through a project with Brown & Caldwell

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is expanding research efforts into energy efficiency at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Brown & Caldwell will lead work on this latest energy project entitled Identification of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery at WRRFs and Solutions to Promote These Practices (ENER7C13).

The objectives of this study are to:

Image:  WERF Energy Efficiency Study.jpg Publication Date:  June 09, 2014

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