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Advancing Water Sector Resilience through Collaboration: NACWA and AMWA Release Summit Report

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Jul. 11, 2014)

NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps white paper. NACWA and AMWA co-hosted the Water ...

U.S. EPA Awards $115,000 for Revitalization and Education Projects in the Los Angeles River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is awarding nearly $115,000 to two Southern California projects that will help improve water quality, educate local youth, and support community revitalization within the Los Angeles River watershed. The funding comes from EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities ...

LimnoTech Participates in UofM SWAT Workshop

by LimnoTech Inc.  (Jun. 11, 2014)

LimnoTech is featured in a recent University of Michigan Water Center newsletter for our participation in a SWAT workshop. SWAT, the Soil Water Assessment Tool, is a powerful model that allows users to determine the impacts of land management practices on water, sediment, and nutrient yields in agricultural watersheds. Throughout the ...

4 in 10 Higher Risk Wells Aren`t Inspected By Feds

by Associated Press  (Jun. 15, 2014)

Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks. Roughly half or ...

Water Woes Force Big Brewers to Tighten the Tap

by Associated Press  (Jun. 11, 2014)

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. No independent group tracks beer-makers' water usage, but MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch both say they have made reductions. MillerCoors released a sustainability ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including three in the Anacostia River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations nationwide to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Three of the organizations announced today for funding include Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including University of Baltimore work in the Patapsco Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations, among them the University of Baltimore, to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The University of Baltimore will use its $59,827 EPA grant to help clean up the Patapsco ...

Whole Water Conference in Monterey, Ca.

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (May 22, 2014)

California-Nevada Section will be hosting the Whole Water Conference, (W2C) June 24th through June 26th, at the Portola Hotel in Monterey, Ca. W2C is a new project being presented in partnership with California American Water Company. Topics presented at Conference include issues and solutions regarding the environment, the severe drought, water ...

Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

by Ministry of Environmental Protection of The People`s Republic of China  (Apr. 28, 2014)

MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil ...

Flood cleanup & indoor air quality issues discussed in new video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 6, 2014)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses cleanup efforts after a flood and indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns. During flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in a home, office or other type of building may appear to be the least of ...

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