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EPA Calls for Nominations for 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:06
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The award honors a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment.

Image:  Greentech.jpg Publication Date:  November 24, 2014

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Smart H2O Summit Partners With The Water Innovation Project

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:53
Source:  Smart H2O Summit Deck: 

The partnership facilitates the development of conference content and exhibition opportunities for IT companies

Smart H2O Summit will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis from August 17-19, 2015, a will partner with The Water Innovation Project, an idea lab and leadership hub that is currently developing a road map for the connected utility.

Image:  ConferenceRoom.jpg Publication Date:  November 24, 2014

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EPA Ensures Climate Resilience for U.S. Water Utilities

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:51
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The EPA will provide communities with technical assistance to bolster climate change readiness 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.

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The EPA's Climate Ready Water (CRWU) Initiative Assists the Water Sector With Climate Change Impacts

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U.S. Water Alliance Accepting Water Prize Nominations

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:27
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

Past winners include Alliance for Water Efficiency, The Freshwater Trust and PepsiCo Frito-Lay

The U.S. Water Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2015 Water Prize until December 1, 2014. The prize is given to individuals, institutions and organizations that have made contributions to the advancement of sustainable solutions to the nation's water challenges. 

To make a nomination visit the U.S. Water Alliance. Nominations can be sent as either a hard or electonic copy. 

Image:  USWP.jpg Publication Date:  November 21, 2014

Chi-Cal Rivers Funds $1.1 million in Grants

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:13
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

The partnership funds five projects to improve storm water management in Chicago/Calumet region

Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners selected five projects to receive $1.1 million in grant funding that will help improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago and Calumet region. With a focus on reducing stormwater runoff, enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, and improving public-use opportunities, this investment will support community-driven projects that benefit the people and wildlife of the region. Grant recipients will match the new grant funding with an additional $2.5 million, for a total on-the-ground impact of $3.6 million.

Image:  Chicago_River.jpg Publication Date:  November 20, 2014

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Bureau of Reclamation Invests $9.2 million in Water Research

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:22
Source:  The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Research focuses on solutions for reclamation water and power managers, customers and stakeholders

Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the west are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need for information, Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects

Image:  bor2.png Publication Date:  November 20, 2014

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Geosynthetic Market Projected at Over $15 Million by 2019

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:42
Source:  Virtual Strategy Deck: 

North America held the largest share in 2013. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow 38% by 2019. 
 

The geosynthetics market size in terms of value is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.99% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $15,403.7 million by 2019. North America held the largest share in 2013, in terms of value.

The geosynthetics market in North America region is growing fast, mainly due to evolving environmental regulations and standards, for example, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated all coal ash containment sites to use geosynthetics liners.

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The geosynthetics market size is projected to grow 10.99% over the next five years, reaching $15,403.7 million by 2019

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Final Version of the Climate Change Adaption Plan Released

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:17
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The plans respond to President Obama's Executive Order about U.S. climate change preparation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its agency-wide Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the seventeen Climate Change Adaptation implementation plans produced by the Program and Regional Offices. The Plans were developed in response to President Obama's Executive Order 13653 - Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.

Image:  12221665853_05597dd6ec_z.jpg Publication Date:  November 19, 2014

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Purdue Professor Receives ADS Achievement Award

Wed, 2014-11-19 09:49
Source:  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Deck: 

Indrajett Chaubey, Ph.D., receives the Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Soil and Water Engineering Award

Indrajett Chaubey, Ph.D., of Purdue University has been named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2014 Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) Soil and Water Engineering Award.  Sponsored by ADS, this ASABE award recognizes Chaubey's accomplishments and contributions to improve watershed management.

Chaubey heads up the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue.

Image:  ASABE ADS Chaubey.jpg Publication Date:  November 19, 2014

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Watershed Management Project to Protect Great Lakes

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:43
Source:  Method Products PBC Deck: 

Aim is to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year 

The Nature Conservancy and Method Products entered a partnership with the goal of protecting water in the Great Lakes watershed and improve water quality throughout the area with a program that offers incentives to farmers to increase groundwater recharge.

The Nature Conservancy's programs help ensure clean freshwater systems across Michigan and the Great Lakes. Through this water recharge program, Method Product's goal is to replenish groundwater in equal amounts to the water used in its factory, targeting 30 million gallons of groundwater recharge over five years.

Image:  Lake_Huron_frm_Presque_Isle_Light_(Presque_Isle_Mich).jpg Publication Date:  November 18, 2014

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EPA Recognizes the First Buildings with Energy Star Certification

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:33
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the U.S.

The first existing multifamily housing properties earns the Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country for leading the industry in reducing energy use, increasing affordability, protecting public health, and combating climate change.

Image:  Energy_Star_logo.svg_.png Publication Date:  November 18, 2014

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Brock Environmental Center Construction Complete

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:48
Source:  Hourigan Construction Deck: 

The Center meets strict standards, which require a "net zero" impact on the environment

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center completed construction in Virginia Beach, VA.

Designed by SmithGroupJJR and constructed by Hourigan Construction, the Center is an international model for energy and water efficiency and climate change resiliency.

Image:  brock_environmental_center_001.jpg Publication Date:  November 17, 2014

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EPA Supports Small Businesses

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:57
Source:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

The Small Business Innovation Research Program brings green technology and research to the marketplace

Nine awards in eight states for small businesses will help bring innovative green technologies to the marketplace. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced almost $3 million in funding to nine small businesses through the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Image:  SBIR.jpg Publication Date:  November 17, 2014

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Apply for 2015 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:24
Source:  EPA's Urban Waters Team Deck: 

The grant program provides funding to develop community capacity to sustain natural resources 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), FedEx, Southern Company, Bank of America and PG&E are accepting applications for the 2015 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program which is managed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). 

The grant program is offered in conjunction with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership which gives priority to projects located in underserved, environmentally overburdened communities.

Image:  beachcleanup.jpg Publication Date:  November 14, 2014

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National Water Use Hits 45-Year Low

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:07
Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Deck: 

A USGS report revealed about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn in 2010, a 13% reduction since 2005

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gpd were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

This represents a 13% reduction of water use from 2005 when about 410 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970.

Image:  watertower.jpg Publication Date:  November 14, 2014

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Darryl Cloud Elected President of NPCA Foundation

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:43
Source:  NPCA Foundation Deck: 

Cloud, a member of the Foundation Board since 2010, succeeds Barry Fleck of A.L. Patterson Inc. as president.

Darryl Cloud, national sales manager for Concrete Sealants Inc. based in Tipp City, Ohio, has been elected as the president of the National Precast Concrete Association Foundation. The NPCAF provides college scholarships for students in engineering, architecture and construction-related disciplines and develops workforce initiatives for the precast concrete industry.

Image:  darryl cloud_npca_foundation.jpg Publication Date:  November 13, 2014

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Ontario Water Tech Companies Gain Market Insight

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:22
Source:  The Water Technology Acceleration Project Deck: 

WaterTAP and BlueTech collaborate to create preferential access for water tech startups

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and BlueTech will work together to create preferential access for Ontario-based water tech companies to the BlueTech Research membership Insight Service. The BlueTech membership Insight Service will provide water technology companies with access to market intelligence and competitive landscape mapping resources via the online BlueTech 7.0 Intelligence Platform, as well as direct access to water technology market experts.

Image:  agreement-303221_1280.png Company Reference:  Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) Publication Date:  November 13, 2014

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Memorandum of Understanding Aims to Improve Water Quality

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:19
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The New Jersey Institute, Drexel University and Rowan University sign MOU

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality.

Image:  njit_only_logo.JPG Publication Date:  November 12, 2014

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2014 'Be Inspired Awards' Honors 18 Winners

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:26
Source:  Bentley Systems Deck: 

The awards honor the work of projects aimed at improving the world’s infrastructure

Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London, United Kingdom. This conference featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

Image:  Award.jpg Company Reference:  Bentley Systems Inc. Publication Date:  November 12, 2014

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