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  • Water restoration funding available

    Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a local and national level, has provided over ...

  • Cache Water Restoration Project

    IEI has been awarded the contract to design and install a SCADA type system for the Cache Water Resoration Project in Logan Utah.  The system will include multiple sites that measure and report flow data, as well as, a few sites that will require the control of gates and valves.  We will be installing the Campbell Scientific micro control system with a 900 MHz radio as the telemetry ...

  • The European Centre for River Restoration

    Guide Syndicate become a networking member of the ECRR. ECRR’s mission is to enhance and promote river restoration and sustainable river management throughout Europe, disseminating river restoration information and fostering the establishment of national river restoration networks in as many European countries as possible. It shares the same goals of many River Restoration national centres, but ...


  • UN Help Sought To Restore Detroit Water Service

    Several groups concerned about Detroit residents who had their water shut off for nonpayment have taken the unusual step of appealing to the United Nations for support in an effort to force the restoration of service. The organizations sent a letter last week to the U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner saying mass water shutoffs are leaving poor people and families at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Everglades restoration continues despite water scarcity

    South Florida experienced a severe water shortage during Water Year 2007, more than a foot below historic averages for the region. From May 1, 2006 to April 31, 2007, low rainfall reduced flows across the entire region, according the annual report released Tuesday by Florida state agencies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and South Florida Water Management District report ...

  • Pakistan: Harvesting rain, restoring dignity

    Tharparker District in Sindh Province, southern Pakistan, is among the most arid regions in the country. Limited rainfall, brackish underground water and the private ownership of wells by an elite minority have made access to potable water very difficult for much of the district’s 900,000 mostly rural inhabitants. However, an innovative project by local NGO Thardeep Rural Development Programme ...


    By IRIN

  • EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges threaten water quality and damage habitats. As part of ...

  • Wetland plants involved in marsh restoration

    Differences in the way wetland plants accumulate pollutants are helping researchers understand how vegetation can be used to help restore contaminated marshes. In a study by Belgian researchers, certain plants, including bulrushes, were identified as being potentially useful for locking away metal contaminants below the surface, thereby helping to reduce spread of these pollutants through food ...

  • Golden State Water Company Restores Water Service to Western Half of Barstow

    BARSTOW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The California Department of Public Health has allowed Golden State Water Company (GSWC) to lift its Do Not Drink Water Alert to the western half of its Barstow water system Sunday based on data that confirmed this portion of the system is no longer impacted by the contamination. The alert remains in effect for all other ...


    By Golden State Water Company

  • Japanese water leader to address water restoration efforts at ACE11

    In a keynote address opening the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE11) in Washington, D.C. in June, the leader of Japan’s largest water association will describe his organization’s extraordinary efforts to provide relief and restore safe water following the recent earthquake and tsunami. Mr. Yoshihiko Misono, executive director of the Japan ...

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable tributary to Cato Springs, evaluate water intake dams, and ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Chesapeake Bay restoration accountability tool

    The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has launched ChesapeakeStat, a management and accountability tool. Esri and CBP developed the geographic information system (GIS)-enabled Web site that provides the public, decision makers, and restoration stakeholders with up-to-date information about the progress of government-funded restoration and conservation projects for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Built ...

  • Groups Hail Progress On Gulf Restoration

    Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups lauded the inclusion of the RESTORE Act in today's House-passed Surface Transportation Extension Act. Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the RESTORE Act, which would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • FedEx and NFWF target urban restoration

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and FedEx have announced nine grant awards that will enable urban residents across the country to take action on local environmental challenges. The Five Star Restoration Program ...

  • Fire and Water Restoration Projects Help People Rebuild Their Lives

    June 1st is the official start of the hurricane season in the U.S., but this spring has already brought a historic level of natural disasters to the country.  Flooding along the Mississippi River and elsewhere, record tornados across the Midwest and South, and huge fires in Arizona, Texas and elsewhere.    Thousands of homes and businesses have been impacted with damage ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Key groups urge house to restore funding to clean & safe water programs

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, ...

  • EPA complies with court decision and directs Florida to restore water quality in the everglades

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directed the state of Florida to take specific measures to restore water quality to levels that protect the Everglades. This action, known as an “Amended Determination,” complies with a decision by Judge Alan Gold of the U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida following lawsuits by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the ...

  • ADB, Manila Water to conduct study to restore pasig river to full health

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Manila Water Company Inc. are funding an assessment of the wastewater and sanitation needs along the eastern side of the Pasig River, Manila's polluted main waterway. ADB is considering providing Manila Water with a private-sector project loan to fund implementation of a wastewater treatment system once the study is completed. The 27-kilometer-long Pasig ...


    By Asian Development Bank

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