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  • Infrastructure Bill

    The Infrastructure Bill would provide a £2.6 billion boost to the economy over the next 10 years by: improving the funding and management of our major roads streamlining the planning process for major projects protecting our infrastructure from invasive plants and animals supporting house building making it easier and cheaper to register land and ...

  • EPA, national and environmental groups launch `Green Infrastructure` plan

    Today, EPA, with state and national partners, released a comprehensive plan to reduce runoff and increase environmental and economic benefits for communities. The strategy will help reduce stormwater runoff and sewer overflows by promoting “green infrastructure” approaches, such as green roofs, trees and tree boxes, rain gardens, and porous pavements. Green infrastructure techniques, ...

  • Cook Islands infrastructure development plan to include climate proofing projects

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the governments of Japan and New Zealand are helping Cook Islands prepare an infrastructure development plan that will include climate proofing projects to mitigate the impact of severe weather events. Islands in the Pacific are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Extreme climatic events in Cook Islands such as cyclones have had a ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • James Strayer joins Black & Veatch as Director of Infrastructure Planning

    James Strayer, P.E., has joined Black & Veatch’s global water business as Director of Infrastructure Planning. In this role, he will be responsible for developing and supporting Black & Veatch’s services across the United States to agencies for water, wastewater and reclaimed/recycled water master planning. Strayer will also support Black & Veatch’s initiatives in water reuse, wet-weather control ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

    A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development. Costs, financing, siting, policies and safety education are cited as the keys, and sometimes barriers, to greater fueling station deployment. Recent reports estimate that in California alone ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Environmental benefits of green infrastructure

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce storm water runoff which pollutes the nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and preventing polluted storm water entering sewer ...


  • City of Santa Maria receives technical assistance from the U.S. EPA for green infrastructure and water quality planning

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing $67,000 in technical assistance to the City of Santa Maria, Calif. to help it plan for water quality management. EPA is providing similar assistance to four other communities nationwide to support integrated planning for municipal wastewater and stormwater management under the federal Clean Water Act. “EPA is ...

  • Aurecon develops water infrastructure engineering skills

    Leading engineering, management and technical services company, Aurecon, has recently partnered with the Department of Water and ...

  • APWA Urges Congress to Pass Water Infrastructure Legislation

    The American Public Works Association (APWA) and other key water groups are urging Congress to include water infrastructure provisions as part of a final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill this year. The 12 water organizations support a bipartisan compromise of the WRDA bill with measures to invest in our nation’s water infrastructure, and to help communities meet their safe and ...

  • The Benefits of Green Infrastructure

    Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to discuss the benefits of Green Infrastructure for Europe's regions and cities, the role that different actors can play at all levels to deploy nature-based solutions across the EU, and how we can work together to make it happen. However, let me first thank the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social ...

  • Water Infrastructure Financing Focus of ACWA Conference

    Financing much-needed water infrastructure improvements will be the focus of the Association of California Water Agencies' (ACWA) 2011 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Themed "Financing Our Future," the event is expected to draw nearly 1,700 local water leaders around the state to the Anaheim Marriott hotel. Newly retired U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger will ...


    By ACWA Services Ltd

  • EIB supports water and road infrastructure in Lebanon

    Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, has just completed a two-day visit to Lebanon. Invited by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, he inaugurated the Tripoli wastewater treatment plant which benefited from an EIB loan, and today signed a loan of 70 million euros to support new water treatment facilities in the Kesrwan region. He also took part in the laying down of ...

  • Uganda Selects IBM and Waterfund to Benchmark Water Infrastructure

    KAMPALA, Republic of Uganda, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfund LLC and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that they have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Tribal wastewater infrastructure project

    US EPA joined the Indian Health Service last week at a groundbreaking ceremony on the Tule River Reservation for the largest-funded stimulus Tribal wastewater infrastructure project nationwide. EPA is contributing USD6.3 million to the project through the Clean Water Indian Set Aside program; the Indian Health Service is providing an additional USD1.8 million. "This sewage ...

  • Pennsylvania looks to its own water infrastructure funding

    By executive order, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has established a high-level task force that will evaluate what is needed to ensure Pennsylvania maintains a sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure in view of continued budget cuts from the federal government in recent years. A federal Clean Water Needs Survey found that Pennsylvania is facing nearly $11 billion in unmet drinking ...

  • Water infrastructure bill to top $1 trillion

    The cost of repairing and expanding U.S. drinking water infrastructure will top $1 trillion in the next 25 years, an expense that likely will be met primarily through higher water bills and local fees, a groundbreaking study by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) shows. ...

  • Huge infrastructure project to ease water shortages in Nepal

    A delayed water-supply project in Nepal that includes tunneling 26 kilometers through a mountain to ease chronic water shortages in Kathmandu looks set to proceed, after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to new terms for the project for which it is the lead financier.  ADB initially agreed to support the Melamchi Water Supply Project in 2000, but changes since then have seen the cost ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • New Web-Video on Water Infrastructure Designed for Public Officials and Water Managers

    Bridging the Gap is a ground-breaking on-line video designed to help elected officials and water and wastewater managers make smart choices as they address water and wastewater infrastructure issues.  The video outlines the key steps to developing an asset management plan for both novice and experienced professionals. The hosting website provides an on-line learning experience with an ...

  • Global Water Technologies discusses infrastructure at Water Summit 2012

    Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) will participate in Water Summit 2012 this week in Milwaukee, an event that draws national and international leaders on innovative approaches to sustainable water solutions. Global Water Technologies announced this summer that it is introducing a new system from Europethat uses multi-parameter sensors and software to reduce water loss in drinking water ...

  • Plans to help households with water bills

    Water bills will be cut for the most vulnerable households under plans announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today. The consultation published today builds on the findings and recommendations of Anna Walker’s independent review of charging for household water and sewerage services and further analysis by Ofwat on options for tackling high water bills in the South West. ...

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