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Space to Grow Earns National Award

Wed, 2016-04-13 11:30
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

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

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Colorado Springs Agrees on Major Storm Water Project Funding

Wed, 2016-04-13 10:53
Source:  The Gazette Deck: 

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

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WaterTAP Hosts Ontario Water Innovation Week

Tue, 2016-04-12 09:42
Source:  Water Technology Acceleration Project Deck: 

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

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NOAA Chief Scientist Speaks at Great Water CIties

Tue, 2016-04-12 09:34
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

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

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Mauritius Student Wins Youth Photo Contest

Mon, 2016-04-11 10:44
Source:  Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Deck: 

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

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ASCE Seeks Public Comments

Mon, 2016-04-11 10:33
Source:  ASCE Deck: 

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

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