The agency requested $8.267 billion for its projects.
The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget announced for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that steady progress is made in addressing known environmental problems and ensuring the agency and its partners in environmental protection, states and tribes, are positioned to meet the challenges of the future. EPA’s FY 2017 budget request of $8.267 billion provides resources vital to that overarching vision. The request is $127 million above the agency’s enacted level for FY 2016.Image: nature-around-the-lake-5-1399056.jpg Publication Date: February 11, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
EPA's 2017 Budget Request Aims to Protect Nation's Waters, Other Resources
Program will promote skilled green infrastructure workforce, support job creation
DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have signed an agreement to develop a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program aimed at promoting skilled individuals who will install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure (GI) systems. In addition, the program will help support community-based job creation in U.S. cities, and establish national standards for professionals seeking to work on GI projects.Image: dc-4-1527880.jpg Publication Date: February 10, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
DC Water, Water Environment Federation Launch Green Infrastructure Certification Program
Program helps producers voluntarily improve health and productivity of working lands
Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s largest conservation program, by acres impacted, that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of CSP during fiscal year 2016.Image: lang-ranch-1273757.jpg Publication Date: February 09, 2016
MWRD receives Project of Year award for Lemont Water Reclamation Plant
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) accepted two awards from the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) during its annual awards ceremony, including recognition as "Public Body of the Year."Image: unnamed(1).jpg Publication Date: February 09, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
CISCO awards Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Loveland will resolve unauthorized discharges and storm water violations under Clean Water Act
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has reached a proposed administrative settlement with Loveland Products, Inc., to resolve unauthorized discharges and industrial storm water violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its facility in Fairbury, Neb. Under the settlement, Loveland will pay a civil penalty of $145,000.
Water Investment Trust Fund will provide protected source of revenue for states
Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D–OR), John Duncan (R–TN) and Richard Hanna (R–NY) have introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, legislation that will provide a small, deficit-neutral, protected source of revenue to help states replace, repair and rehabilitate critical clean and drinking water facilities by creating a voluntary labeling and contributory system to which businesses that rely on a clean water source could opt in.Image: water-pipe-2-1474797.jpg Publication Date: February 08, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Representatives Introduce Legislation to Aid States' Drinking Water Facilities
Rarer weather patterns indicate that region is sliding into drier climate state
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern U.S. are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, according to a new study.
"A normal year in the Southwest is now drier than it once was," said Andreas Prein, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) who led the study. "If you have a drought nowadays, it will be more severe because our base state is drier."Image: cactus-1384019.jpg Publication Date: February 05, 2016
Visit will help U.S. companies launch or increase business in India
Xylem, a water technology company dedicated to solving water issues, announced that it has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India, taking place from Feb. 8 to 12, 2016. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will lead this mission, accompanied by representatives from 18 companies. Lee Zak, director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Ray Ellis, vice president of global business development at the Export-Import Bank, will also participate in the mission.Image: india-globe-1452101.jpg Company Reference: Xylem Publication Date: February 05, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Xylem to Participate in Smart Cities Business Development Mission to India
Award recognizes excellence in implementing storm water green infrastructure practices
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the Rain Catcher Awards for excellence in implementation of storm water green infrastructure projects during the past year. Award categories are available for municipal, commercial, tribal, and neighborhood/community levels.
Nominations are due to the agency by March 18, 2016. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. on May 17, 2016.Image: rain-1488491.jpg Publication Date: February 04, 2016
State grant will provide funding for future tenants
The rapid fulfillment of leasing opportunities in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center since the building’s completion in 2013 has led to the purchase of a second, nearby building to house additional companies seeking to tap the growing network of industry resources located in Milwaukee’s burgeoning Water Technology District.Image: milwakee-skyline-1224193.jpg Publication Date: February 04, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Milwaukee's Global Water Center to Expand
Salt Lake County agrees to improve its storm water program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the state of Utah have reached an agreement with Salt Lake County to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations associated with the county’s storm water management program. This agreement, lodged today as a consent decree in the U.S.Image: map-of-salt-lake-city-1493011.jpg Publication Date: February 03, 2016