New organization strengthens offerings, distribution and innovation
LSC Environmental Products LLC announced the partnering of two companies in the spray-applied environmental coatings markets. On March 11, 2016, LSC Environmental Products LLC, and Terra Novo, Inc., joined forces to address the growing environmental and regulatory challenges associated with industrial erosion, odor, land reclamation, waste cover, storm water,and dust.Image: LCS acquires Terra Novo.jpg Publication Date: April 19, 2016
$22,000 will be used to beautify vacant lots, educate residents about urban gardens
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $22,000 environmental justice grant to the Parks and People Foundation in Baltimore to help educate residents about safe ways to create urban gardens on vacant properties throughout the city.Image: EPA vacant lots.jpg Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Awards for safety, rehab projects, retention/detention projects among the recognitions
The 2016 National Corrugated Steel Pipe Assn.’s (NCSPA) Annual Meeting was held April 9 to 12, 2016 in Bonita Springs, Fla. NCSPA presented its fourth annual Project of the Year awards on the final day of the conference.Image: Winners of the NCSPA Project of the Year awards Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Hydrodynamic manufactured treatment solves flow-related issues
FreshCreek Technologies announced it successfully completed the verification program with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) for its storm water treatment system, SiteSaver.
Following the verification, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) certified the device as an approved hydrodynamic manufactured treatment device.Image: Device receives certification.jpg Company Reference: StormTrap LLC Publication Date: April 18, 2016
The Nature Conservancy’s first China Urban Water Blueprint quantifies water pollution reduction, cost savings potential of catchment conservation
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be pivotal to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzed the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan. It found 73% watersheds face significant pollution, impacting the water quality for millions of people.Image: Chinese Water Study.jpg Publication Date: April 18, 2016
Four BMP products available; made from recycled rubber
RubbErosion Inc., a nationwide provider of molded products made out of recycled tire rubber released a product line dedicated to storm water management.
“RubbErosion raises the bar for BMP products when it comes to reusable storm water BMPs,” said Rick Welle, RubbErosion vice president. “Installers can reduce overall costs by reusing these products on job site after job site. Ensuring the storm water that enters our waterway(s) clean is a top priority for local and national governments. Our products make it possible over and over again.”Image: RubbErosion Releases Products.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Available exhibitor spaces waning; attendee registration open
Shasta College will host its third Erosion Control BMP Summit May 3 and 4, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shasta College Erosion Control Training Facility (ECTF) and Farm.
The ECTF’s 5-acre site mimics a construction site and is also the training ground for the heavy equipment operations classes at Shasta College.Image: Mt. Shasta Company Reference: Allmand Bros., Inc. Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Report developed since 2007 in collaboration with U.S. EPA
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and seven influential water associations, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the release of the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Report at the National Water Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.
The American Water Works Assn.; Assn. of Metropolitan Water Agencies; National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies; National Assn. of Water Companies; Assn. of Clean Water Agencies; Assn. of State Drinking Water Administrators; and Water Environment Federation contributed to the report.Image: EUM Report.jpg Company Reference: American Public Works Association Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Drainage system consists of 600 custom-made culverts, diverts storm water from runways
Commissioned by Versar Inc., lead contractor for Dover Air Force Base’s $98.3 million runway repair project, Oldcastle Precast supplied 600 custom-made, precast concrete box culverts to rebuild the storm water drainage system at runway 01/19. The culverts will better handle storm events, through a larger, stronger storm water conveyance system.Image: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Duhon Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Chicago Public Schools, city of Chicago, Healthy Schools, MWRD, Openlands partnership earns honors from Center for Green Schools
A public-private partnership involving the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has been named one of 11 award winners representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country. The partnership, called Space to Grow, has been transforming Chicago schoolyards into vibrant green spaces.Image: Space to Grow Project Manager Meg Kelly and Space to Grow School Planning Coordinator Breana Winters, of Openlands Publication Date: April 13, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities & Pueblo County announce $460 million for projects through 2035
A tentative intergovernmental agreement for storm water projects in Colorado was reached after around on year of negotiations, according to a report from The Gazette.
In audits of Colorado Springs’ storm water program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noted upgrades were necessary for compliance, and according to the newspaper report, the EPA would have likely sued the city for failure to meet standards.Image: Colorado Springs Agreement.jpg Publication Date: April 13, 2016
Two major October conferences anchor week's activities in Toronto
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) announced it will host Ontario Water Innovation Week in Toronto from October 17 to 21.
The week includes two major anchor events. Water Innovation in Action 2.0 (October 18) is a one-day event focused on bringing together Ontario's water sector stakeholders to measure progress and plan for the future.
The fourth annual World Water-Tech North America 2016 (October 19 to 20), hosted by WaterTAP and Rethink Events, will bring global leaders to Toronto to discuss water innovation and investment.Image: WaterTAP hosts events.jpg Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Seats are limited for opportunity to learn from and network with world's leading storm water experts
Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has joined the line-up of high-level speakers for Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action.
Scheduled for May 10 to 11 at the Mid-America Club in Chicago, this latest installment of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Great Water Cities dialogue series connects storm water practitioners with some of the world’s leading storm water experts.Image: Great Water Cities NOAA.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: April 12, 2016
More than 500 entries received; winner gets free flight to wetland of choice
Mevish Purmaissur is the winner of the World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest, for his photo judged to aptly capture the contest’s theme “Wetlands are essential for sustainable livelihoods.”
The 17-year-old wins a trip to visit a wetland of his choice anywhere in the world courtesy of Star Alliance Biosphere Connections. There are currently more than 2,200 Wetlands of International Importance, known as Ramsar Sites, around the world.Image: Mevish Purmaissur's winning photo Publication Date: April 11, 2016
Three standard guidelines are up for public comment
ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines.
Discussions will center on design of storm water impoundments, installation of storm water impoundments, and operation and maintenance of storm water impoundments. The public comment period will be held from April 6 to May 21.Image: ASCE pub comments.jpg Publication Date: April 11, 2016
$15 million is available for eligible conservation partners on private, tribal agricultural land
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection and improvements on private and tribal agricultural land nationwide.Image: USDA wetland proposals.jpg Publication Date: April 08, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
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Public-private wastewater partnership among longest in nation; produces savings, revenue
The city of Poughkeepsie in New York has renewed an agreement with Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, to continue managing and operating its wastewater system under a 10-year contract.Image: Veolia partnership.jpg Publication Date: April 08, 2016
Annual Conference and Exposition exhibit-only registration is exclusive to water and wastewater utilities, municipalities
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced it will offer complimentary exhibits-only registrations exclusively to water and wastewater utilities and municipalities to attend its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16) June 19 to 22 in Chicago.
Water professionals who pre-register can receive a discount, and additional registration options and discounts are available for public officials, operators, students and smaller-utilities.Image: chicago.jpg Company Reference: American Water Works Association Publication Date: April 07, 2016
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaims April 29 Concrete Day, imparts industry importance
April 29, 2016 has been proclaimed as Concrete Day in the state of Colorado.Image: concretepipe.jpg Company Reference: American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date: April 07, 2016