Satellite data helps volunteer group build rainwater systems for Middle-East schools
  • 19/09/18

In the Middle East and North Africa, the World Bank estimates that as much as 85% of the region’s water supplies is used to irrigate crops. This irrigation combined with groundwater depletion and the effects of climate change leads much of the region ...

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Modified sand treats stormwater, protects groundwater
  • 19/09/18

A research team from the University of California–Berkeley (UCB) is exploring how alternative water sources, such as stormwater, could be repurposed to help keep aquifers brimming. Joseph Charbonnet, a UCB graduate student and the lead author of a ...

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EPA backs Maryland plan to improve water quality
  • 19/09/18

Nearly $93M awarded to prevent sewer overflows in Baltimore City, county among projects ...

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Pennsylvania American Water to acquire Pike County Wastewater System
  • 19/09/18

The wastewater system serves approximately 40 customers, and the transaction is valued at $61,700. ...

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National Academies Report: 'Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine'
  • 19/09/18
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New report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine: Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. You can download a free PDF, purchase an e-book or a hard ...

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Water Reclamation employees sue over Chicago water plant explosion
  • 19/09/18

Two workers filed a lawsuit claiming the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District was negligent following the event.   ...

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Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe accident
  • 19/09/18

Officials say a sewer director died after drowning. ...

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WEF names award-winners for operational design, excellence
  • 19/09/18

Full list of 2018 WEF Awards recipients announced. ...

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U.S. EPA seeks input on regulatory approach for managing excess flows
  • 19/09/18

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host three public listening sessions to seek input on a rulemaking effort aimed at providing certainty surrounding the management of peak wet weather flows at certain municipal wastewater treatment ...

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Josh's Water Jobs and More - Over 200! 18 September 2018 (Updated: 19 September 2018)
  • 18/09/18
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From Josh: You know I’ve been doing this too long when each list has a different feel to it :) This is a pretty good one. I agree with Josh! The cartoon is from Nature - click on it to enlarge. For the full list of Josh's active water jobs,... ...

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Adani coalmine: full environmental statement not required to expand dam 450%
  • 18/09/18

Green groups say the federal government decision amounts to ‘preferential treatment’ The federal government has ruled the Indian mining company Adani does not have to complete a full environmental impact statement for its application to drastically ...

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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 17 September 2018
  • 17/09/18
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Elaine reports there was generally good weather for the Reno Air Races, which ended yesterday. Classes start here on September 20. I am teaching three, all on T & Th. Seemed like a good idea on the time! Let me repeat what I posted on14 September: ...

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Lindsey Aldaco-Manner et al. Paper: 'Analysis of Four Governance Factors on Efforts of Water Governing Agencies to Increase Water Reuse in the San Antonio Region'
  • 16/09/18
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Lindsey Aldaco-Manner is someone I know well. I tried to get her to come to Oregon State University but she went to Texas A&M instead, where she thrived. After receiving her Master's degree and doing a bunch of other stuff at TAMU she went on to ...

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Four CRS Reports on Floods, Insurance, Disasters, Emergencies, Relief, Transportation and More!
  • 15/09/18
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Each of these CRS reports has been published/updated in the last few weeks; three have been published or updated in the past week. What timing - just when Hurricane Florence is crawling through the Carolinas. 1) The National Flood Insurance Program ...

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Techno fest in ship graveyard aims to revive vanished Aral Sea
  • 14/09/18

Uzbek electronica jamboree seeks to lure waters back to parched sea bedThey’ve tried dams, dykes and dialogue over the years in vain attempts to reverse one of the world’s most stunning environmental disasters – the near-total disappearance of a sea ...

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Tetra Tech bags $60 million LA contract
  • 12/09/18

Tetra Tech has won a $60 million contract from Los Angeles County, US, for planning and technical support across its Water Resource Core Services Area projects, including water reuse. ...

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Samsung wins $470 million power and desal contract in Abu Dhabi
  • 12/09/18

Samsung Engineering has won a KRW 526.6 billion ($470 million) contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company to build a 230-megawatt power station and desalination plant of 62,400 m3/d. ...

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Water Corporation begins feasibility studies for new desalination plant
  • 12/09/18

The Water Corporation of Western Australia is poised to begin feasibility studies for a seawater desalination plant off the coast of Alkimos, north of Perth. ...

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Investor HICL disposes 9.7 per cent stake in AquaSure VDP
  • 12/09/18

HICL Infrastructure has sold its 9.7 per cent stake in AquaSure Victorian Desalination Plant public-private partnership project, for around $114 million. ...

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Bidding shapes up for Shuqaiq 3 desal plant
  • 12/09/18

Five consortia have bid for Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant project in Saudi Arabia, a public-private partnership expected to include a 25-year concession. ...

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Solving for water security at the source
  • 11/09/18

Aerial view looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico down the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana. Photo © Carlton Ward Jr.   New York City faced a challenge in the 1990s: the city needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. ...

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The enemy of irrigated agriculture isn't 'greenies', Matt Canavan, it's reality | John Quiggin
  • 11/09/18

The idea that irrigation is the solution to the problems of agriculture in Australia has been thoroughly debunkedIn a recent opinion piece, the minister for resources and northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, blamed opposition to massive ...

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Digital stormwater management puts valuable information in the cloud
  • 05/09/18

Starting in early 2017, citizens curious about how Chicago’s bioswales and porous asphalt handled storms could log on and watch real-time data upload to their screens. Though the portal is no longer being updated, the test project it represented was ...

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University of Arizona researchers take a fresh look at an age-old agricultural myth
  • 05/09/18

A theory in debate since the mid-1800s holds that disturbing the soil in dry regions through agriculture allows rain to seep into the ground, raising moisture in the area and eventually coaxing more rain to fall. In other words, according to the ...

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Detroit public school district shuts down water supply at all schools amid lead fears
  • 04/09/18

Students will be offered bottled water and coolers after testing raised concern at dozens of schoolsThe 50,000 students returning to public school classrooms in Detroit on Tuesday following the summer break will find drinking fountains dry, after ...

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English water firms vow to cut bills by up to 10.5% and tackle leaks
  • 03/09/18

Pledge by Severn Trent and United Utilities as Thames Water eyes £11.7bn upgradeThames Water and three other big UK water companies have announced plans to hold down or cut bills while reducing leaks after a political and regulatory backlash against ...

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Is shared sanitation the answer to Maputo’s sanitation challenge?
  • 30/08/18

  Sanitation Blocks in Charmanculo Poor sanitation is the all too familiar story in many expanding African cities and Mozambique’s capital city Maputo is no exception. In fact, over half of the country’s urban population lack access to even ...

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How many people can share a toilet?
  • 23/08/18

An Introduction to Shared Sanitation Co-authors:Rachel CardoneMartin Gambrill How many people can share a toilet? This question might sound like the start of a joke but it’s actually a serious issue for many across the world. That’s because an ...

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Half the world away? Fecal sludge and septage treatment in low and middle income countries
  • 20/08/18

Co-authors: Jan Willem Rosenboom, Sr. Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Rebecca Gilsdorf, Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, the World BankRuth Kennedy-Walker, Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, the World Bank  An ...

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Tackling a crisis of too much, too little, too polluted
  • 20/08/18

The world’s water problems have regularly made the news in 2018. And the scale of the crisis behind the headlines is stark. It is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. Too much because the devastating impacts of floods, exacerbated by ...

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What’s the Problem with Groundhogs in Stormwater Facilities?
  • 02/02/15

The purpose of stormwater ponds is to collect polluted stormwater that would otherwise flow into a natural body of water during an event of precipitation.  In order to do this correctly, there needs to be a stable embankment, or dam, … Continue ...

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Product Review: The Snout
  • 13/01/15

Our vac truck and hard working crew were recently featured on the cover in the January 2015 issue of The Municipal about the Snout.  And our president, Jennifer Rauhofer, PE, was quoted in the companion article.  Invented by T.J. Mullen, president of ...

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[Infographic] How Can Water Conservation Benefit Your Business?
  • 06/01/15

Water conservation in the workplace will help your business save money now and in the future.  Here are four many reasons use this valuable resource wisely. ...

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Top 10 Blog Stats for 2014
  • 02/01/15

1. Sustainable Stormwater Management had about 23,000 visitors in 2014. 2. Our visitors came from 134 countries. 3. The most viewed blog post this year that was written in 2014 was entitled, “Environmental Site Design Workshop at The Engineer’s ...

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How to Use Social Media as a Quick Research Tool
  • 16/12/14

People often log in to social media sites when they are, well, socializing.  We view our newsfeeds and update our statuses during our breaks at work or when we get off work.  But what about using social media at work … Continue reading → ...

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Exact analysis of hydrogen induced stress in metal solid sphere
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 20 September 2018Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 38Author(s): D. Yarımpabuç, K. Celebi, A. Çalık, M.S. HorpanAbstractThe effect of hydrogen in metals requires a detailed study involving an analysis ...

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Hydrogen addition to tea seed oil biodiesel: Performance and emission characteristics
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 20 September 2018Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 38Author(s): Hasan Serin, Şafak YıldızhanAbstractCompression ignition engines are the dominant tools of the modern human life especially in the ...

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Emission and engine performance analysis of a diesel engine using hydrogen enriched pomegranate seed oil biodiesel
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 20 September 2018Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 38Author(s): Gökhan Tüccar, Erinç UludamarAbstractThe aim of this study is to determine the availability of pomegranate seed oil biodiesel (POB) as ...

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Thermodynamic analysis of a Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 20 September 2018Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 38Author(s): Tayfun Özgür, Ali Cem YakaryilmazAbstractIn this study, energy and exergy analyses of a 1 kW Horizon H-1000 XP Proton Exchange Membrane ...

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Successful restoration of a tropical shallow eutrophic lake: Strong bottom-up but weak top-down effects recorded
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 146Author(s): Zhengwen Liu, Jinrun Hu, Ping Zhong, Xiufeng Zhang, Jiajia Ning, Søren E. Larsen, Deyuan Chen, Yiming Gao, Hu He, Erik JeppesenAbstractFish manipulation has been used to ...

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Nanofiltration performances after membrane bioreactor for hospital wastewater treatment: Fouling mechanisms and the quantitative link between stable fluxes and the water matrix
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 146Author(s): Yandi Lan, Karine Groenen-Serrano, Clémence Coetsier, Christel CausserandAbstractTreatment combining membrane bioreactors (MBR) and nanofiltration (NF) is becoming an ...

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The relative roles of sorption and biodegradation in the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in GAC-sand biofilters
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 146Author(s): Ben Ma, William A. Arnold, Raymond M. HozalskiAbstractThe removal and fate of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in water treatment systems is of interest given the ...

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New nano-biomaterials for the removal of malachite green from aqueous solution via a response surface methodology
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 146Author(s): Beibei Li, Li Gan, Gary Owens, Zuliang ChenAbstractThe development of new biomaterials for the remove of organic contaminants from wastewater has attracted much attention ...

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A comprehensive laboratory assessment of the effects of sewer-dosed iron salts on wastewater treatment processes
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 146Author(s): Mario Rebosura, Sirajus Salehin, Ilje Pikaar, Xiaoyan Sun, Jürg Keller, Keshab Sharma, Zhiguo YuanAbstractThe effect of iron-dosing in the sewer system, on wastewater ...

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Trimetallic PdRuNi nanocomposites decorated on graphene oxide: A superior catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 20 September 2018Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 38Author(s): Betul Sen, Buse Demirkan, Aysun Şavk, Senem Karahan Gülbay, Fatih SenAbstractIn this work, we report an improved catalyst which is ...

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