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$50 Million in Funding Awarded to Improve Water Efficiency, Conservation in the West

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:32
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The funding will provide for water and energy efficiency programs in 12 Western states, as well as other water reclamation and reuse projects in California and Texas

As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other Western states.

Image:  funding for california water projects Publication Date:  May 21, 2015

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Report Shows Drought Driving Greater Reliance on Wastewater Reuse in California

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:38
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Todau, one-third of the state's treatment plants provide reused wastewater for industrial, agricultural or municipal use

After four years of drought and mixed results from efforts to roll back water use, the scale of California’s water crisis has brought the state to the brink of massive investments in water supply, including desalination, water diversion and water treatment. One solution certain to receive significant new funding in the years ahead, according to a new study from Bluefield Research, is wastewater reuse.

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USGS Streamgages Measure Major Flooding in South Dakota

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:28
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Recent snow and rain have led to higher than normal streamflows

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gages are recording major flooding on the White River and Cheyenne River as the result of recent snow and rain. Field crews are measuring streamflow on the White River and the Cheyenne River and minor flooding at various sites throughout western South Dakota.

Image:  Road overflow at White River near Oglala Publication Date:  May 20, 2015

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USDA to Expand Investment in Drought-Stricken States

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:17
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Targeted funding builds on substantial drought relief efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought.

Image:  farm.jpg Publication Date:  May 19, 2015

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Soil Remediation to Begin at Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass.

Mon, 2015-05-18 10:44
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Over the next two months, workers will tear up pavement, excavate contaminated soil and replace it with clean fill

Work to excavate and remove contaminated soil at the Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass., began last week, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The soil remediation is focused on South Street on the east side properties, where the former Cosmec building sits.

Image:  soil2.jpg Publication Date:  May 18, 2015

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USDA Invests $6.5 Million in Ogallala Aquifer Region

Mon, 2015-05-18 10:21
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The investment will help farmers and ranchers conserve water and improve water quality

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region in 2015 to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality. Funding will be targeted to seven priority areas to support their primary water source and strengthen rural economies.

Image:  plains.jpg Publication Date:  May 18, 2015

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LAN Engineer Receives Pipeline Engineering Award

Fri, 2015-05-15 09:26
Source:  Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. Deck: 

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by a member of ASCE who has advanced the art, science and technology of pipeline engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam’s (LAN) chief pipe engineer Robert J. Card, P.E., M.ASCE, as the 2015 recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award.

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by a member of ASCE who, through research, planning, design or construction, has advanced the art, science and technology of pipeline engineering. The award will be presented during the ASCE Pipelines Conference in August in Baltimore.

Image:  unnamed-4.png Publication Date:  May 15, 2015

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Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

Fri, 2015-05-15 09:17
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The companies will pay a fine and conduct community service and wetlands mitigation

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp., the largest utility in the U.S., pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

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EPA Region 3 Releases Integrated Green Storm Water Infrastructure Guide

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:08
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This guide is the result of a multi-year effort by EPA Region 3 and its partners to identify tools to help Mid-Atlantic communities address water quality challenges

On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 released a publication titled, Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments.

Image:  report3.jpg Publication Date:  May 14, 2015

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Water Council Hires North American Director of Alliance for Water Stewardship

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:52
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

Matt Howard will assume his new role June 8

The Water Council announced that Matt Howard has been hired as the first director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America. Last June, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global collaboration of leaders in sustainable water resource management, announced The Water Council as the North American headquarters of AWS.

Image:  lake3.jpg Publication Date:  May 14, 2015

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Study Shows Variation in Waters Produced from Fracking

Wed, 2015-05-13 10:12
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The variations followed no discernible spatial or geological pattern but may be linked to the time a well was in production

In a study of 13 hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in north-central Pennsylvania, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers found that the microbiology and organic chemistry of the produced waters varied widely from well to well.

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Study Shows Variation in Waters Produced from Fracking

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Washington, D.C., Tops List of Most Green Roofs Installed in 2014

Wed, 2015-05-13 09:03
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Toronto ranked second among North American cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the green roof and wall industry association, announced Washington, D.C. as the No. 1 region for green roof installations according to its 2014 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey.

Image:  water29.jpg Publication Date:  May 13, 2015

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Opti to Provide Active Floodproofing to New York City Businesses

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:39
Source:  OptiRTC Deck: 

The competition awarded up to $30 million in grants

New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) announced that OptiRTC Inc. and Geosyntec Consultants won a competitive grant to provide flood-proofing technologies to small businesses in New York City. The project's mission is to enhance the resiliency of small businesses to large storm events.

Image:  nyc2.jpg Publication Date:  May 12, 2015

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Organizations Launch Toolkit to Reduce Marine Debris

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:10
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The toolkit is designed to help college campuses and other institutions cut their plastic waste to help reduce marine debris and coastal pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Product Stewardship Institute, and the University of California (UC) announced the launch of a new Marine Debris Campus Toolkit designed to help college campuses and other institutions cut their plastic waste to help reduce marine debris and coastal pollution.

Image:  plastic.jpg Publication Date:  May 12, 2015

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