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Conference on Water Resources Legislation Described as Headed Toward April 30 Finish

by Bloomberg BNA  (Mar. 18, 2014)

The House-Senate conference working to reconcile two water infrastructure bills appears headed toward a windup of the work at the end of April, according to Michael Toohey, president of the Waterways Council, a coalition supportive of waterborne shipping. The details of the compromises developed by lawmakers and staff are being kept confidential ...

Giant in Global Water Management Wins 2014 Stockholm Water Prize

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Mar. 21, 2014)

John Briscoe currently lives and works in the United States, where he is a popular teacher at Harvard University. Upon receiving the news, Professor Briscoe said he was “Very surprised and honored. I am delighted for the recognition this gives to thinking practitioners, of which I consider myself one." In its citation, the Stockholm ...

Water infrastructure, supply top list of concerns in 2014 AWWA State of the Water Industry Report

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Apr. 8, 2014)

The state of water and wastewater infrastructure is the top current issue facing water professionals and those they serve, according to the American Water Works Association’s 2014 State of the Water Industry Report, with long-term water supply second on the list. The AWWA State of the Water Industry Report captures the most pressing water ...

Water leaders urge passage of infrastructure legislation on Capitol Hill

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Apr. 1, 2014)

With pivotal water infrastructure legislation in the balance, more than 130 water utility leaders from 46 states traveled to Capitol Hill today to advocate for the creation of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority during the American Water Works Association’s Water Matters! Fly In. The fly in event comes as AWWA releases ...

Farm Bureau on Water Quality Trading: It’s Complicated

by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)  (Mar. 25, 2014)

Managing nutrients is complicated and any water quality trading system must take this into consideration, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Although Farm Bureau supports the concept of water quality trading, such programs should remain under state management rather than federal government control.  “There are ...

Xylem to join U.S. water industry groups at Water Week 2014 in Washington, D.C.

by Xylem, Inc.  (Apr. 7, 2014)

Xylem Inc. will join prominent U.S. water organizations at the inaugural Water Week in Washington, D.C. from April 7-11. Water Week 2014 provides an opportunity for Xylem and other water technology leaders to advocate for clean water policies and initiatives, showcase innovative approaches to sustainable water management, and inform our ...

The Environmental Resource Tool Box

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Sep. 15, 2013)

The WastewaterWizard Presents: The Environmental Resource Tool Box: Containing; Tools for Measuring Environmental Compliance! The Four Tools for Measuring Environmental Compliance are as follows: 1.) Permitting ...

Forest resources in the EU

by European Commission, Agriculture and Rural Development DG  (Sep. 20, 2013)

A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today, which underlines the importance of forest resources in the EU. The EU currently contains 5 % of the world's forests and EU forests have continuously expanded for over 60 years, although recently ...

World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week, and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore to drive innovation, co-creation, and sharing of solutions across urban development, water, and waste management in June

by Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd  (Apr. 21, 2014)

Singapore is once again taking the lead to encourage governments and industry to come together to share and co-create solutions with an integrated approach to urban sustainability. They will converge at the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore that will be jointly held from 1 to 5 June ...

EPA Approves Buffalo Sewer Authority’s Plan to Reduce Sewage and Water Pollution in Niagara River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 14, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have approved the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s plan to reduce the amount of sewage and stormwater run-off that flow from the city of Buffalo’s combined sewer system. Combined sewer systems, which carry sewage from buildings and ...

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