Climate Change Adaptation Across the U.S.

Article Source: Stormwater Report Droughts are intensifying disputes on water claims in the western United States while other parts of the nation face the devastating effects of flooding. The Mississippi River is among the few rivers that may see fewer floods due to climate change, according to a recent research […]

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Financing Urban Retrofits via a Public–Private Partnership

Article Source: Stormwater Report In early July, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hosted a meeting on Financing the Water Infrastructure of the Future. The meeting focused on innovative financing mechanisms, particularly tapping into the resources of the private sector through public–private partnerships (P3s). “Local government is limited in […]

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Check it out: Canadian Product Evaluation Group Releases LID Cost Tool

Article Source: Stormwater Report The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), a multi-agency initiative led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, evaluates products and practices to increase the implementation of sustainable technologies in Canada. The group recently released a low impact development (LID) costing tool. Data behind the tool is […]

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Changing Times in Residuals and Biosolids Management

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By George Martin   As the 503 regulations turn 20 years old, we face many new challenges with the same question asked in our industry for years: “What method do we use to reuse or manage our community’s residuals or biosolids?” According to a recent WEF […]

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WEF Prepares Robust Program for Stormwater Congress Attendees

Article Source: Stormwater Report Andrew Reese, vice president at AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc., will keynote the Stormwater Congress luncheon. Reese will address the ways stormwater and wastewater management differ, especially as these fields address topics associated with financial and asset management issues. He will discuss the rise of the […]

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RE.invest Initiative Announces Partnership with Eight Cities to Build More Resilient Stormwater Systems

Article Source: Rockefeller Foundation RE.invest, with Corporate Partners, Will Help Cities Develop Options for Financing and Building Better Systems; As Severe Weather Events Increase in Intensity, More Cities Need Improvements to Water Systems WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the RE.invest Initiative today announced it has […]

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World Bank Report Calls for Green Infrastructure To Improve Disaster Resiliency

Article Source : Stormwater Report Pacific Island nations are among the countries most affected by natural disasters, according to a report released by the World Bank in June. In the first 9 months of 2011 — the costliest year on record in terms of natural disasters — losses in the […]

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Energy Risk: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking

Article resource: The Energy Collective This double repost excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States” (subs. req’d). The second is a review article, “Injection-Induced Earthquakes” (subs. req’d) by U.S. Geological […]

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On the Road toward the Utility of the Future

Article Source:  Water Environment  Federation By Matt Ries July 11, 2013   Excerpts from Ries’ welcoming remarks at the WEF Activated Sludge Forum at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., last month   Just over a year ago WEF released its new strategic plan, the result of a yearlong process with input […]

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Connecting the Drops

Article Source: Stormwater Report In downtown Burlington, Vt., people stop to examine a blue rain barrel decorated with a metal submarine. It is one of 19 barrels transformed by local artists to tell the story of a raindrop and how it affects local water quality. The rain barrels line Burlington’s downtown […]

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