The Time to Invest in America’s Water Infrastructure is Now

Very interesting article from The EPA Blog, Our Planet, Our Home: https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/the-time-to-invest-in-americas-water-infrastructure-is-now By Jim Gebhardt, CFA Communities across the country are facing the immediate challenges of aging and inadequate drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Most of our country’s underground water infrastructure was built 50 or more years ago, and in some older […]

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Coal company to improve wastewater systems

Article Source at : American Water Works Association In a Clean Water Act settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, one of the nation’s largest coal companies will spend an esitmated $200 million to control discharges from 79 mines and 25 processing plants in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. […]

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Sharing Plans and a Vision

Article Source at: Water Environment Federation By Dr. Eileen O’Neill   We have an exciting and visionary strategic direction that has focused WEF on water-sector innovation, awareness of the value of water, and the expertise of global water professionals. This strategic direction was developed by our Board of Trustees and senior […]

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China Announces Water Resource Protection Programs

Article Source: Stormwater Report On Jan. 14, China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced two programs intended to reduce nutrients and improve drinking water quality in the Yangtze River Delta near Shanghai. The first program focuses on the country’s largest man-made reservoir, Qiandao Reservoir in Zhejiang Province, and the upstream […]

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Federal Agencies Pledge $34 Million for Agriculture Conservation Efforts in Drought-Stricken California

Article Source at:  Stormwater Report California is in its worst drought in the state’s 160 years of recordkeeping, and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a Drought State of Emergency on Jan. 17. In response, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced funding for water delivery […]

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Study Assesses Flood Risks in Cities Worldwide

Article Source: Stormwater Report Damages caused by flooding could cost cities an annual $1 trillion worldwide if mitigation efforts are not taken, according to the article, “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities,” in Nature: Climate Change. New Orleans, Boston, New York City, and two Florida cities (Miami and Tampa-St. Petersburg) […]

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Australian Stormwater Controls Must Combat Droughts and Floods

Article Source: Stormwater Report Australia is a country of droughts and flooding, and new initiatives are helping the country tackle both problems. In Melbourne, local government schools and homeowners recently achieved the region’s goal of building 10,000 rain gardens. The Melbourne Water 10,000 Raingarden Program, started in 2008, focused on […]

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WEF and the Value of Water Coalition Initiate New Public Awareness Campaign

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By Sandra Ralston It was such a thrill to see all the learning and networking going on at WEFTEC this week! Everything from the workshops, facility tours, and outstanding opening session to the incredible technical programs and exhibit floor signaled the fact that this is […]

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Where Is the Public Anger About Water?

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By Linda Hanifin Bonner Major headlines appeared recently throughout national media about the potential for Prince Georges County, Md., residents and businesses to be without water for five days while the local utility repaired a major water main. Newspapers and TV news anchors initially reported this […]

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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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