water protection Articles

  • Los Angeles River and Ballona Creek Stakeholder-Led Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL): A Comprehensive Collaboration for Water Quality Improvements and Beyond

    In response to the 1999 Consent Decree resulting from Heal the Bay, et al. vs. United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for water bodies in the greater Los Angeles (LA) basin were required to be developed on an aggressive schedule. The first one, the Trash TMDL, was developed in the absence of a collaborative stakeholder involvement effort and was ...

  • How to Plan Stormwater Management for Urban Areas

    Water is a vital commodity in our lives, but it is possible to have too much water all at once in our lives, especially following violent storms or snow melt. This excess water, lying on the ground, swelling rivers, canals and drains to over-capacity is known as stormwater. In order to make the best use of this water, local authorities need to safely contain stormwater while any ...


    By Liquivault

  • Case study - Algae control in fire reservoir

    In July 2011, a fire reservoir in Uhy, Czech Republic, was treated with two LG Sonic e-line devices. The water surface was covered by mats of filamentous algae. The Challenge: Control Filamentous Algae Located in Uhy, near Prague (Czech Republic), the 3000 m³ water reservoir for fire extinguishing and bathing purposes was completely covered with filamentous algae. For ...


    By LG Sonic

  • THE ISSUE: An Overlooked & Underlying Source of

    According to and as of the 2000 U.S. Census, there are 105 million 'occupied' households in the United States. Each household is disposing of Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) and other Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW), as the EPA refers to them, at the approximate rate of One (1) gallon per month through various methods; some legal and some not. The currently mandated methods and policies ...


  • Stormwater Management for Urban Environments

    IntroductionElmhurst College, a hundred-thirty-five year old private learning institution, is proceeding with a campus redevelopment project that will include a one hundred seventy bed residence hall. In addition, the college continues to be a role model for sustainable site design and an educational resource for both students and the community.The need for additional housing, due to ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Talking Trash: The world`s waste management problem

    Trash is a pervasive but unnoticed part of our lives. The great irony of waste management is that even the most efficient and well-run waste collection programs remain out of sight, ignored by the public that they serve. Only with failure does the omnipresence of trash really come to light. Today, many nations face a looming waste management crisis, as their landfills reach capacity and continue ...

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