Water Regulations News

  • What’s Next for ´Waters of the U.S ´ (WOTUS)?

    President Trump’s February 28, 2017, Executive Order (E.O.) directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to rescind and replace the Clean ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AWWA urges budget that addresses water infrastructure needs

    In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Management and Budget, the American Water Works Association is urging that water infrastructure needs be addressed in the federal budget for fiscal year 2018.  “Water infrastructure is vital to our nation’s well-being,” wrote Tracy Mehan, AWWA executive director of government affairs, in the Feb. 27 ...

  • New dimensioning guidelines and new worksheet DWA-A 131

    In June 2016, a new directive for the design of wastewater treatment plants with activated sludge systems was published. Currently, the design software has to fulfil the conditions of this worksheet if the result uses to be according to german or european conditions. This also affects other worksheets. AQUA DESIGNER was adapted to the new conditions as one of the first applications and ...


    By BITControl GmbH

  • NuScale submits first SMR application to U.S. regulators

    NuScale Power has submitted its small modular reactor (SMR) design to U.S. regulators, the first design certification application for any SMR in the country. The company submitted its 12,000 page application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week. The NuScale SMR design consists of integrated pressurized water reactor modules capable of generating up to 50 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • Water-Enery Nexus 2017 to Focus on Tech Advances and Strategies for Optimizing Efficiencies and Sustainability

    The Water-Energy Nexus Conference, February 28-March 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California zeros in on the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, has been published recently by the Nationla Groundwater Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart Smith and Allen Comeskey, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 entitled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. ...


  • EnviroChemie introduces integrated management system

    EnviroChemie has had a certified quality management system in place in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 for a good 20 years now. At the end of 2015, EnviroChemie’s senior management decided to introduce an integrated management system (IMS) to regulate quality, environment, energy, and health and safety based on current international standards. This IMS was tested during a comprehensive ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • CH2M wins Performance Audit Group commission from Transport Scotland

    Transport Scotland, the agency responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure projects and for overseeing the operation of the Scottish transport networks, has awarded CH2M the Performance Audit Group (PAG) commission. As the holder of the commission, CH2M will remain responsible for auditing, monitoring and reporting on the financial, technical ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Ballast Water Market gets set to sail

    A surge of investment in ballast water treatment is expected in 2015, due to the imminent ratification of global environmental legislation. Spending is expected to explode with more than 65,000 systems set to account for $45.6 billion investment over the next five years. A new report by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) outlines the opportunities on offer for water technologies. In line ...

  • South East Water on the block as funds seek exit

    The Canadian pension fund manager that controls a 50% interest in South East Water – the UK’s largest water-only company – is selling its stake. Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec has hired RBC to advise it, and the bank will seek non-binding offers before Christmas. Analysts believe bids will reflect a premium of up to 30% over SEW’s current ...

  • EPA Issues Final 2016 NPDES Pesticide General Permit

    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal Register, which regulates discharges to waters of the United States ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Market digests impact of Brookfield’s Brazilian buy

    Brookfield’s $768 million acquisition of Brazilian water concessionaire Odebrecht Ambiental – announced late last week – marks a paradigm shift in the way international investors engage with the Brazilian water market. While it is the first time that a major non-domestic player has taken exposure to an established portfolio of Brazilian water concessions, the deal also marks the ...

  • Ontario needs better groundwater data

    Ontario’s environmental commissioner is urging the Liberal government to get better information about the province’s groundwater as it reviews permits for bottled water companies.Premier Kathleen Wynne recently imposed a two-year moratorium on any new or expanded bottled water operations in the province while the government reviews the rules and comes up with a new pricing scheme. ...

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports American River Pipeline Conveyance Project Dedication

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), Conceived in 2011, the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project (Project) is an example of regional partners coming together to solve water supply reliability issues at a local level.  The Project was developed to provide a replacement water supply for Golden State Water Company’s (Golden State Water) ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • Xylem Inc. announces closing of offering of $900 million of senior notes

    Xylem Inc. a leading global water technology company, today announced that it has closed its offering of $500 million of 3.250% senior notes due 2026 and $400 million of 4.375% senior notes due 2046. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the transaction, together with cash on hand, proceeds from issuances under the Company’s existing commercial paper program and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • IECA Mountain States Chapter Annual Conference Denver, CO

    Are you involved in stormwater management, sediment and erosion control, reclamation, restoration, design, engineering, water quality, regulations, and inspections? If so than you should join Nilex at this year's IECA Mountain States Chapter Annual Conference on November 10th featuring Barry Fagan presenting on Green, Gray or Purple, It’s all Infrastructure; Thomas Parker presenting on ...


    By Nilex

  • World Water Council leads the way towards increasing climate resilience through water solutions

    A deeply uncertain world calls for new approaches, advocates World Water Council, calling on governments to include water in global climate agenda. On the road to COP22, the World Water Council in collaboration with Conagua and ANEAS launch a new evidence-based book to provide decision makers with solutions for adaptation plans to increase resilience and improve disaster ...


    By World Water Council

  • CH2M`s Samuel Jeyanayagam named Water Environment Federation Fellow

    CH2M is pleased to announce that Dr. Samuel Jeyanayagam, CH2M vice president and senior principal technologist, has been recognized as a 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Fellow for his distinguished accomplishments and contributions to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

    World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them. For the first time, Heads of State  ...

  • Water/Municipal Sector Applauds Senate Passage of WRDA

    A diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, recently congratulated the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bipartisan vote of 95 to 3. This strong vote reflects the wide-spread support among Members of Congress and the ...


    By WateReuse

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