Results indicate that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050
According to a global study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Veolia, the world is on a path toward rapidly deteriorating water quality in many countries. The study indicates that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050 from increased amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous.Image: water36.jpg Publication Date: April 17, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Study Shows Global Decline of Water Quality
William Harris has been active in the environmental industry for more than 25 years
Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. & Modular Wetland Systems Inc. announced that William Harris has joined the teams as national sales manager.
Harris has been active in the environmental industry for more than 25 years with a background in storm water management and treatment technologies. Harris has introduced a variety of storm water treatment systems and products for use in private, public and industrial sector markets throughout the U.S. In addition, Harris has knowledge in regulatory compliance measures including low impact development principles and practices.Image: William-Harris.jpg Company Reference: Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. Publication Date: April 16, 2015
The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act is designed to create jobs, boost local economies and help control flooding
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote innovative ways to prevent flooding and water pollution created when rain or melted snow picks up toxic chemicals and sediment as it flows over roads, parking lots, roofs and lawns and into rivers and streams.Image: 1100487_86471013.jpg Publication Date: April 16, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Legislators Introduce Storm Water Infrastructure Bill
Commissioners met with the Illinois governor and other leaders to discuss legislative initiatives
Commissioners from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) held their first private meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and met with legislative leaders during their annual visit to the state capitol in Springfield last month.
President Mariyana Spyropoulos, Vice President Barbara McGowan, Chairman of Finance Frank Avila and Commissioners Debra Shore, Kari Steele and Cynthia Santos discussed MWRD biosolids and other initiatives.Image: MWRD Commissioners pause in front of the state capitol in Springfield, Ill., before meeting with legislative leaders last month. Publication Date: April 16, 2015
This year's peak snowpack came earlier than the usual April 1 date
West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
"Almost all of the West Coast continues to have record low snowpack," said NRCS Hydrologist David Garen. "March was warm and dry in most of the West; as a result, snow is melting earlier than usual."Image: snow.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The $3.6 million research project uses satellites to detect algal blooms
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined with NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.Image: unnamed (1)_1.jpg Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The new website features succinct copy, large images and simple navigation
The National Precast Concrete Assn. (NPCA) launched a redesigned website designed to simplify learning about the precast concrete industry and finding industry manufacturers and suppliers.
The website, www.precast.org, is part of NPCA’s effort to raise awareness of the precast industry. It ranks high in a range of key search results and reached nearly 750,000 pageviews in 2014.Image: NPCA-Website.jpg Company Reference: National Precast Concrete Assn. Publication Date: April 15, 2015
The regions will sign a Sister Waters partnership aimed at addressing global water issues
Mayors from the Great Lakes region and the Middle East will sign a pioneering agreement this month that links their cities through a “Sister Waters” partnership aimed at addressing critical global water issues.Image: handshake.jpg Publication Date: April 14, 2015
The lecture explores how the practice of hydrology depends on computer models and discusses new methods for characterizing and monitoring the subsurface
Ty Ferré, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
The upgrades ensure the plant will remain operational after an earthquake
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) together with San Mateo Board of Supervisors Dave Pine and Peninsula water agencies stood on top of a new 11-million-gal treated water reservoir to celebrate the completion of a $278 million project improving the seismic and operational reliability of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant located in San Bruno, Calif. The 43-year-old treatment plant is responsible for treating the drinking water for more than 1 million customers in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.Image: The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and partners celebrating the completion of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Publication Date: April 13, 2015
The classroom and garden were part of the city’s prize for winning the 2014 National Mayor’s Challenge
Population growth, extreme weather patterns, drought and infrastructure all threaten access to a steady, sustainable water supply in the United States. On April 9, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Wyland and Toyota North America participated in an event to celebrate sustainability and talk to students about the importance protecting clean water. The event took place at Cochran Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.Image: texas.jpg Publication Date: April 10, 2015
The company added sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions
HaloSource, parent company of the HaloKlear brand of environmental water treatment products, has expanded its sales team and added two new regional sales managers for the Northeast and Central regions of the U.S.Image: Bob Lawlor Marc Edwards Company Reference: HaloKlear Publication Date: April 10, 2015