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Water Council, German Water Partnership Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tue, 2016-10-18 08:11
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Companies to collaborate on business development, research

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Top executives from the Water Council and the German Water Partnership, located in Berlin, signed a memorandum of understanding. The companies committed to cooperation aimed at promoting economic development and providing assistance to companies seeking to establish and expand their presence in each others’ markets.

The memorandum of understanding outlines a framework in which the two bodies will collaborate on business development and scientific and institutional research, while promoting interpersonal, professional and cultural exchanges.

Source:  The Water Council Publication Date:  October 18, 2016

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Wastewater Contaminates Tributary of Rio Culebrinas in Puerto Rico

Mon, 2016-10-17 10:20
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EPA directs local dairy farm to stop contamination from entering creek

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order directing the Vaquería La Josefina Dairy Farm to stop wastewater from flowing from a manure storage lagoon on the farm into a nearby creek that is a tributary of the Río Culebrinas in Puerto Rico. A recent investigation by EPA revealed that the company had violated the Clean Water Act when it discharged wastewater from its facilities. The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority operates two drinking water intakes downstream from the Vaquería La Josefina Dairy Farm.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 17, 2016

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Nation’s First Environmental Impact Bond Funds Green Infrastructure Project

Mon, 2016-10-17 08:17
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Nation’s First Environmental Impact Bond Funds Green Infrastructure Project

DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project to control storm water runoff, improve water quality

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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued the nation's first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion program to control storm water runoff and improve the district's water quality. This deal offers a new type of financial instrument to fund environmental capital projects.  

Source:  DC Water Publication Date:  October 17, 2016

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StormCon 2017 Dates, Location Announced

Fri, 2016-10-14 10:40
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Convention be held in Seattle, Aug. 27 to 31

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The nation's largest stormwater convention, StormCon, will be held in Seattle next year, Aug. 27 to 31, 2017. Most recently, the convention was held in Indianapolis and co-located with WasteCon.

Aside from sharing and learning about new storm water management techniques, StormCon is an opportunity for storm water manufacturers and surface water quality professionals to learn about regulatory agencies.

Source:  StormCon Publication Date:  October 14, 2016

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Southern Maine Resort Owners to Restore, Preserve Wetlands

Thu, 2016-10-13 09:44
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EPA, DOJ reach agreement on Clean Water Act violations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement with FKT Resort Management LLC, FKT Bayley Family Limited Partnership, Bayley’s Camping Resort Inc., Bayley Hill Deer and Trout Farm Inc., and related individuals, resolving violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to wetlands.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 13, 2016

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