Research focuses on solutions for reclamation water and power managers, customers and stakeholders
Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the west are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need for information, Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projectsImage: bor2.png Publication Date: November 20, 2014
North America held the largest share in 2013. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow 38% by 2019.
The geosynthetics market size in terms of value is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.99% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $15,403.7 million by 2019. North America held the largest share in 2013, in terms of value.
The geosynthetics market in North America region is growing fast, mainly due to evolving environmental regulations and standards, for example, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated all coal ash containment sites to use geosynthetics liners.Image: geosynthetics.jpg Publication Date: November 20, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
The geosynthetics market size is projected to grow 10.99% over the next five years, reaching $15,403.7 million by 2019
The plans respond to President Obama's Executive Order about U.S. climate change preparation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its agency-wide Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the seventeen Climate Change Adaptation implementation plans produced by the Program and Regional Offices. The Plans were developed in response to President Obama's Executive Order 13653 - Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.Image: 12221665853_05597dd6ec_z.jpg Publication Date: November 19, 2014
Indrajett Chaubey, Ph.D., receives the Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Soil and Water Engineering Award
Indrajett Chaubey, Ph.D., of Purdue University has been named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2014 Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) Soil and Water Engineering Award. Sponsored by ADS, this ASABE award recognizes Chaubey's accomplishments and contributions to improve watershed management.
Chaubey heads up the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue.Image: ASABE ADS Chaubey.jpg Publication Date: November 19, 2014
Aim is to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year
The Nature Conservancy and Method Products entered a partnership with the goal of protecting water in the Great Lakes watershed and improve water quality throughout the area with a program that offers incentives to farmers to increase groundwater recharge.
The Nature Conservancy's programs help ensure clean freshwater systems across Michigan and the Great Lakes. Through this water recharge program, Method Product's goal is to replenish groundwater in equal amounts to the water used in its factory, targeting 30 million gallons of groundwater recharge over five years.Image: Lake_Huron_frm_Presque_Isle_Light_(Presque_Isle_Mich).jpg Publication Date: November 18, 2014
EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the U.S.
The first existing multifamily housing properties earns the Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country for leading the industry in reducing energy use, increasing affordability, protecting public health, and combating climate change.Image: Energy_Star_logo.svg_.png Publication Date: November 18, 2014
The Center meets strict standards, which require a "net zero" impact on the environment
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center completed construction in Virginia Beach, VA.
Designed by SmithGroupJJR and constructed by Hourigan Construction, the Center is an international model for energy and water efficiency and climate change resiliency.Image: brock_environmental_center_001.jpg Publication Date: November 17, 2014
The Small Business Innovation Research Program brings green technology and research to the marketplace
Nine awards in eight states for small businesses will help bring innovative green technologies to the marketplace. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced almost $3 million in funding to nine small businesses through the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.Image: SBIR.jpg Publication Date: November 17, 2014
The grant program provides funding to develop community capacity to sustain natural resources
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), FedEx, Southern Company, Bank of America and PG&E are accepting applications for the 2015 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program which is managed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
The grant program is offered in conjunction with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership which gives priority to projects located in underserved, environmentally overburdened communities.Image: beachcleanup.jpg Publication Date: November 14, 2014
A USGS report revealed about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn in 2010, a 13% reduction since 2005
Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.
This represents a 13% reduction of water use from 2005 when about 410 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970.Image: watertower.jpg Publication Date: November 14, 2014
Cloud, a member of the Foundation Board since 2010, succeeds Barry Fleck of A.L. Patterson Inc. as president.
Darryl Cloud, national sales manager for Concrete Sealants Inc. based in Tipp City, Ohio, has been elected as the president of the National Precast Concrete Association Foundation. The NPCAF provides college scholarships for students in engineering, architecture and construction-related disciplines and develops workforce initiatives for the precast concrete industry.Image: darryl cloud_npca_foundation.jpg Publication Date: November 13, 2014
WaterTAP and BlueTech collaborate to create preferential access for water tech startups
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and BlueTech will work together to create preferential access for Ontario-based water tech companies to the BlueTech Research membership Insight Service. The BlueTech membership Insight Service will provide water technology companies with access to market intelligence and competitive landscape mapping resources via the online BlueTech 7.0 Intelligence Platform, as well as direct access to water technology market experts.Image: agreement-303221_1280.png Company Reference: Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) Publication Date: November 13, 2014
The New Jersey Institute, Drexel University and Rowan University sign MOU
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality.Image: njit_only_logo.JPG Publication Date: November 12, 2014
The awards honor the work of projects aimed at improving the world’s infrastructure
Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London, United Kingdom. This conference featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.Image: Award.jpg Company Reference: Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date: November 12, 2014
Nitrate runoff from agricultural land and other sources in Mississippi flow into the Gulf of Mexico
A new USGS report describes how advanced optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to accurately track the nitrate pulse to the Gulf of Mexico.Publication Date: November 11, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
A new USGS report describes how advanced optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to accurately track the nitrate pulse to the Gulf of Mexico
The winning project validates efficiency of Biological Denitrification in groundwater recovery
The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognized the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and Los Angeles County Public Works—Waterworks as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Sustainability Project of the Year award. The award was presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles and recognizes projects that advance the field of civil engineering and display of ASCE values.Image: ASCE_logo.jpg Publication Date: November 11, 2014
The Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a framework to develop a more reliable water supply in a changing climate
Bureau of Reclamation’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López has released the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Reclamation. In line with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the strategy provides a framework in which Reclamation managers can develop and adopt innovative solutions that provide a more reliable water supply in a changing climate.
"Reclamation’s work provides reliable and affordable water and power to agriculture, cities and the environment. With our stakeholders, we contribute some $64 billion and 403,241 jobs to the nation’s economy."Image: bor2.png Publication Date: November 10, 2014
The below ground storage tank will hold excessive sanitary sewer flows during rain events
The Village of Wilmette, Illinois held a groundbreaking ceremony at the end of September for the new 5.5 million gallon West Park Sanitary Storage Project. The below ground storage tank will hold excessive sanitary sewer flows during rain events.Image: image002.jpg Publication Date: November 07, 2014
The WIFIA program is authorized to receive $25 million in FY16 for water infrastructure projects
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and other water organizations sent letters to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan and the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting that Congress and the Administration provide full funding to the newly authorized Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as well as include it in EPA’s FY15 and FY16 budgets.