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  • EPA plans scientific assessment of Bristol Bay watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed to better understand how future large-scale development projects may affect water quality and Bristol Bay’s salmon fishery, an extraordinary salmon resource for the United States. EPA initiated this assessment in response to concerns from federally-recognized tribes and others who ...

  • Watershed forum call for papers

    The Saint-Francois Watershed Steering Committee (COGESAF) with their two major partners, University of Sherbrooke and the City of Sherbrooke, are inviting stormwater management professionals from Quebec, Canada, and all around the world to submit for the call for speakers and posters. This call for papers is available on the Forum web site until 8th April 2011. This Forum will take place ...

  • Texas watershed cancer link

    A study in the Journal of Water and Health examines a possible link between an increased risk of childhood cancer and the geographic location of the mother at birth. This increased risk was estimated for each watershed in Texas. Although rare in terms of absolute numbers, cancer is the most common fatal disease among US children. The foetus has reduced resistance to toxic injury and is ...

  • IBM launchs program for sustaining watersheds

    The Nature Conservancy and IBM today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs The online application will provide easy access to data and computer models to help watershed managers assess how land use affects ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Watershed Research Calls for research proposals

    The Canadian Water Network is requesting research proposals, to be funded for a maximum of three years (2012-15), to develop a watershed-scale research platform that will support the Tobacco Creek Model Watershed research consortium node in establishing a regional monitoring framework to support cumulative effects assessments, including cumulative effects monitoring of agri-ecosystem ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA seeks scientist nominations for Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment peer review panel

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites the public to nominate qualified scientists to be considered for an external peer review panel that will evaluate EPA’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. EPA is conducting an assessment to examine if large-scale mining development is likely to have adverse effects on salmon and resident fish populations in the Kvichak and Nushagak ...

  • Boles Publishes Article on Watershed Modeling with Tile Drains

    LimnoTech’s Chelsie Boles has authored an article titled “Tile Drainage Simulation in SWAT2012: Parameterization and Evaluation in an Indiana Watershed” in the journal Transactions of the ASABE (published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers). The article reviews and tests the newest method available for ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • The Nature Conservancy and IBM launch program for sustaining watersheds

    The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free website this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs. The online application will provide easy access to data and computer models to help watershed managers assess how land ...

  • New EPA Tool to Accelerate Watershed Planning

    (Washington, D.C.) The Environmental Protection Agency has released the Watershed Plan Builder, an interactive, Web-based tool to improve efforts by states and local communities in protecting and restoring local water resources. The tool will help local watershed organizations develop integrated watershed plans to meet state and EPA requirements and promote water quality improvements. ...

  • Track soil particles moving through watershed

    Soil erosion of croplands, rangelands, and urban areas is one of the most common problems that negatively affects the environment. Soil particles carried by rainwater along slopes may transport a variety of harmful agricultural and industrial chemicals, cause the soil to lose fertility, and inundate streams. Quantifying the movement of soil through watersheds is a complex task, which requires ...

  • The Nature Conservancy and IBM Launch Program for Sustaining Watersheds

    To establish Web site for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions ARMONK, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va. - The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Eco-Compensation in China: opportunities for payments for watershed services

    Water supply and availability could be the most pressing problem restricting China’s economic growth in the next 10-15 years, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank. Not only are water resources limited (only about 30 percent of total water resources are available for ...

  • EPA releases for public comment draft scientific study of Bristol Bay Watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released for public comment a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay watershed and its natural resources. EPA’s report responds to growing interest in large-scale mining in the watershed from a number of stakeholders and local communities with a range of views and will lead to a better understanding of potential environmental impacts of ...

  • Cadmus Continues Support for Protecting and Restoring U.S. Watersheds and Water Bodies

    The Cadmus Group, Inc., recently won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW). Cadmus provides support to OWOW in advancing the protection and restoration of the nation’s watersheds and water bodies. Under this contract, Cadmus will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage ...


    By The Cadmus Group, Inc.

  • Watershed resources registry one of several new tools for planners

    Managers, planners, and regulators are looking for new ways to coordinate and improve their efforts to protect entire watersheds. The May-June issue of the National Wetlands Newsletter features two articles that feature new watershed tools. The National Wetlands Inventory has new descriptors to help wetland professionals formulate conservation strategies and assess watershed health, while the ...

  • EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

    The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the Mystic River Watershed Association ...

  • EPA designates center of excellence for watershed management at University of Florida

    The University of Florida’s Water Institute has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the second such institution in the state. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help communities identify ...

  • Innovyze Releases SWMMLive: Real-Time Stormwater, Wastewater and Watershed Modeling

    Redrawing the boundaries of collection system modeling, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of SWMMLive for real-time operational forecasting and management of urban drainage ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Debuts InfoWorks ICM Suite Edition, Powering Comprehensive Watershed Management

    Planning, designing, operating, optimizing and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems just got faster, easier and more accurate, thanks to the expanded suite and advanced functionality of industry-leading InfoWorks ICM. The new InfoWorks ICM Suite for comprehensive integrated catchment management is now available via three targeted products: ...


    By Innovyze

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $108 Million Contract to Support EPA’s Watershed Protection Program

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $108 million contract to provide technical support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water. Tetra Tech will assist the EPA Office of Water’s Assessment and Watershed Protection Division in its efforts to assess and monitor water quality conditions, implement point and nonpoint source ...


    By Tetra Tech

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