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The Freshwater Lab Summit will address clean water issues & promote equal access to freshwaterwater9.jpg
Recognizing that those most affected by environmental issues offer the most valuable perspective in the search for lasting solutions, The Freshwater Lab Summit 2017 will bring together a range of community leaders, government officials, and researchers from the U.S. and Canada in Chicago May 10 and 11, 2017 to tackle lead poisoning, oil pipelines, budget cuts and other threats to the Great Lakes region.Source: The Freshwater Lab Publication Date: April 12, 2017
Pre-proposals are due by June 1, 2017microscope-275984_1280.jpg
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking pre-proposals for funding consideration under the 2017 Subscriber Priority Research Program. The Subscriber Priority Program is designed to encourage research collaborations among WE&RF subscribers on research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, storm water and seawater, including water, nutrients, energy and biosolids.Source: Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date: April 12, 2017
Sherwin-Williams will pay $14 million to clean up the site and pay the U.S. EPA’s expenses in overseeing the workcolor-651875_1280.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a legal agreement with the Sherwin-Williams Co. to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The site is near a former paint manufacturing plant and was used as a paint waste dump. The Route 561 Dump site includes businesses, a vacant lot, White Sand Branch creek, and wetlands. Sherwin-Williams will pay an estimated $14 million to clean up the site, and pay the EPA’s expenses in overseeing the work.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: April 11, 2017
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Dr. John Hartig, refuge manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, will deliver the keynote speech at the Ohio Stormwater Conference, held May 10 to 12, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio.
Hartig is trained as a limnologist with 30 years of experience in Great Lakes science. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award from the John Muir Association and the 2013 Conservation Advocate of the Year Award from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.Publication Date: April 10, 2017
A portion of the funds will be used to enhance sustainable operations at area hotelscash-money-1520773-1280x960.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $962,275 to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ (CNMI) Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) to strengthen its capacity to protect human health and the environment.
“BECQ has been a great partner in environmental protection,” said Alexis Strauss, EPA’s Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “We are pleased to support their efforts to ensure a better environment for the residents of CNMI.”Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: April 10, 2017
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The International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced winners for the environmental achievement, outstanding professional of the year and sustained contributor at the 2017 Environmental Connections Conference.
The Texas A & M Transportation Institute’s Sediment and Erosion Control Laboratory (SEC Lab) Project received the environmental excellence award. Adam Dibble, CESSWI, was named the outstanding professional of the year and Daniel Salsinger, CPESC, was the 2017 sustained contributor recipient.Source: International Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date: April 10, 2017
State & agency clean or test 381 abandoned storage tanks4.6california-1751455_1280.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have successfully cleaned up abandoned and potentially leaking underground petroleum storage tanks throughout California. Since 2013, actions taken at 381 tanks located on 157 properties have prevented contamination and paved the way for redevelopment.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: April 07, 2017
Webinar part of Water Quality Monitoring Workgroup series4.5notebook-871056_1280.png
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water quality regulators. The webinars are focused on modeling as it applies to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) standards and water quality permitting programs, but they are applicable to a range of audiences.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: April 06, 2017
GE Water & Process Technologies addresses potential for water recycling & reuse solutions4.5beach-1853147_1280.jpg
GE Water & Process Technologies issued a white paper on “Addressing Water Scarcity through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policymakers/Perspective on Latin America, Brazil and Mexico.” The paper underscores the potential for countries throughout Latin America—particularly Brazil and Mexico—to increase the use of water recyclinSource: GE Water & Process Technologies Publication Date: April 05, 2017
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Derek Berg elected as president4.4business-894846_1280.jpg Company Reference: Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association
The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (SWEMA) announced a new Board of Directors for 2017 to 2018.
SWEMA Members have elected Derek Berg as president (Contech Engineered Solutions), Fred Kraekel as vice president (Hydro Intl.), and Dan Fajman as treasurer (Fresh Creek Technologies). The at-large board members are Ernie Carrasco (OldCastle Precast Inc.), John Moll (CrystalStream Technologies), Will Harris (Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc.) and Jeff A. Hite (Rinker Materials).Source: Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. Publication Date: April 04, 2017
Initiative to be held at various locations across the globe3.31volunteer-2055010_1280.png Company Reference: Xylem
Xylem Inc. launched a month-long volunteer challenge for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues. From March 22 (World Water Day) to April 22 (Earth Day), the Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge will take place. It is an initiative of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship program.Source: Xylem Inc. Publication Date: March 31, 2017
Russell Tripp to succeed Matt Childs3.30Tripp cropped.jpg Company Reference: American Concrete Pipe Assn.
The American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) announced that Russell Tripp, P.E., will succeed Matt Childs, P.E., as president, effective April 1. Tripp has served as the ACPA’s Georgia, California and Florida engineer, working with local concrete pipe producer members to strengthen their state associations since 2010.Source: American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date: March 30, 2017
Investment in water infrastructure can positively affect economic growth, employment3.28american-flag-1869767_1280.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation
A new report found that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: March 29, 2017
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Storm Water Solutions (SWS) has released the 2017 Digital Buyer’s/Specifier’s Catalog.Source: Storm Water Solutions Publication Date: March 29, 2017
AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In event highlights importance of investment in water infrastructure3.27washington-dc-1624419_1280.jpg Company Reference: American Water Works Association
More than 140 water utility leaders from throughout the U.S. embarked on 352 meetings with members of Congress the week of March 20, 2017, to elevate the importance of investing in water infrastructure.Source: American Water Works Assn. Publication Date: March 28, 2017
McCaffrey recognized for scholarship, negotiations in international water law3.24McCaffrey.jpg
Stephen McCaffrey was named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law.
McCaffrey, professor of law for the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, Calif., is a respected authority on international water law. His work influences scholars, legal practitioners and policy-makers, and contributes to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters.Source: Stockholm International Water Institute Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Greenough Greenway project recognized for sustainable infrastructure3.27leaf-910532_1280.jpg
The Greenough Greenway project in Watertown, Mass., received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Bronze award. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts. The Greenough Greenway project is the first in Massachusetts to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award.Source: Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Publication Date: March 27, 2017
EWRI event to be held Nov. 6 to 9, 20173.27denver-790472_1280.jpg
The Environmental & Waster Resources Institute (EWRI) issued a call for abstracts for its Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures conference. The event will be held Nov. 6 to 9, 2017, in Denver.
Attendees will interact with scholars, engineers, planners, public works staff, consultants, and regulators on the topics of green and gray storm water control measures. Some of the conference tracks include asset management, reporting, funding and more.Source: Environmental & Water Resources Institute Publication Date: March 27, 2017