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EPA Urges the Public to Weigh In on Proposal to Ban the Dumping of Sewage from Boats into Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and Seneca River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that a “no discharge zone” can be established for Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and the Seneca River. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation petitioned the EPA to prohibit boats from discharging sewage into these waters by establishing a “no discharge ...

Colorado River Sewer System Joint Venture to Upgrade Wastewater System

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Today, the Colorado River Sewer System Joint Venture, located in Parker, Ariz. entered into an agreement with the EPA to upgrade their wastewater treatment system to meet stringent water quality standards. The cost of the upgrade is approximately $100,000. The upgrades include the design and construction of a new artificial wetlands treatment ...

Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the World Water Forum

by Wetlands International  (Apr. 9, 2015)

On Tuesday 14 April 17:00 - 19:00 we are co-hosting an event with WBCSD on scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea. Come explore the benefits of natural infrastructure-based solutions with business, government and civil society. Our aim is to get the importance of wetlands for natural ...

Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 13, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Miss. Under ...

Water crisis pushes Brazil towards solar power at last

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 7, 2015)

Brazil’s devastating drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously. The combination of an imminent energy crisis, as reservoir levels fall too low to generate power, and the appointment of a more ...

Urban Waters Federal Partnership Initiates San Antonio River Basin Project

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are celebrating the start of the Urban Waters Project. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Christopher Columbus Hall, ...

Water and Environmental Groups Applaud Udall, Edwards for Reintroduction of Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Legislation

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Apr. 15, 2015)

Yesterday, April 14, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) re-introduced legislation to provide critical support to innovative stormwater strategies, improving our ability to effectively manage polluted runoff and sewage overflows while relieving pressure on aging infrastructure. ...

EPA Applauds SCDHEC, Farmers and Landowners for Improving Water Quality in the Enoree River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 4, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commends the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), farmers, and landowners for improving water quality in the Enoree River watershed. Two out of six places in the river and its tributaries are now meeting the state’s bacteria water quality ...

Cold water could heat one million homes

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 25, 2015)

At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed. The innovative and interactive online map has revealed the secret energy in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals and coastal sites across the country that together could ...

The water man of India wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Mar. 20, 2015)

Rajendra Singh of India is named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. Mr Singh, born 1959, lives and works in the arid Indian state ...

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