Pittsburgh sewer system overhaul receives $30M contract
  • 22/05/18

A massive, $2 billion upgrade is kicking off with a $30 million contract.  ...

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Utility partnerships key to water innovation: BlueTech CEO
  • 22/05/18

Paul O’Callaghan says partnerships between utilities and academic institutions and technology companies are the way forward in tackling global water challenges.  ...

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Wasco Treatment Plant announces plans to double capacity
  • 22/05/18

Facility uses artificial intelligence and breakthrough membrane technology based on Nobel Prize winning chemistry. ...

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Los Angeles area plastics manufacturers remedy Clean Water Act violations
  • 22/05/18

Companies required to prevent plastic and other materials from discharging into the Los Angeles River. ...

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Two U.S. Water facilities win Minnesota Governor's Safety Award
  • 22/05/18

Cambridge and Plymouth locations recognized for workplace safety and health. ...

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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 21 May 2018
  • 21/05/18
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Elaine reports T-storms in Reno. Sunshine today in Corvallis. This week we have Geography Day at Oregon State University. We will have student presentations all day (8:15 AM - 4:15 PM) 24 May in Strand Agriculture Hall in Room 361. Here is a campus ...

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NASA: uitputting grondwater in droge gebieden
  • 21/05/18

Wereldwijd worden droge gebieden droger en natte gebieden natter, waarbij in de droge regio's op meerdere plekken sprake is van uitputting van grondwater. Dat stelt de Amerikaanse ruimtevaartorganisatie NASA, op basis van satellietmetingen van 2002 ...

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Deep in cattle country, graziers go against the flow to help the Great Barrier Reef
  • 20/05/18

Conservationists hope remediating landowners’ sunken gullies could lead to a significant improvement in reef water quality • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Strathalbyn station is cattle country, about 34,000 ...

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Paper: 'Applying Place-Based Social-Ecological Research to Address Water Scarcity: Insights for Future Research'
  • 20/05/18
  • Aquadoc

Antonio J. Castro of Idaho State University led an interantional team of authors in producing this report: Applying Place-Based Social-Ecological Research to Address Water Scarcity for Future Research, Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1516; ...

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Noorderzijlvest wil huishoudens groter deel van de kosten laten betalen
  • 20/05/18

Waterschap Noorderzijlvest wil met ingang van 2019 de verdeling van de kosten onder de belanghebbenden in het beheergbied aanpassen. Huishoudens moeten een groter deel van de kosten voor het waterbeheer gaan betalen. Nu is dat aandeel nog 25 procent, ...

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Groundwater Gamers and Others Take Note! Paper: 'A Review of Water-related Serious Games to Specify Use in Environmental Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis'
  • 19/05/18
  • Aquadoc

Alice H. Aubert kindly sent this paper to Todd Jarvis who forwarded it to me. She was one of the participants in Todd's webinar on 16 May 2018 (click here for my blog post). Here it is: Aubert, Alice H., René Bauer and Judit Lienert (2018), A Review ...

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Uitvoering plannen zoetwateropslag stap dichterbij
  • 19/05/18

De plannen om in Zuid-Holland zoetwater tijdelijk op te slaan in een diepere ondergrond voor later hergebruik zijn een stap dichterbij praktische uitvoering gekomen. Waterschappen, drinkwaterbedrijven, kennisinstituten, Arcadis, Provincie ...

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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 12 - 18 May 2018
  • 18/05/18
  • Aquadoc

Tied up in Baltimore helping to plan the 2018 AWRA Annual Conference so I will get this out promptly. This week's book is by Martin Doyle: The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its River. The blurb: In this fresh and powerful work of ...

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Delfland overweegt productie groen gas uit te breiden
  • 18/05/18

Delfland onderzoekt of het op meer zuiveringsinstallaties groen gas kan gaan produceren. Ook denkt het waterschap erover om de CO2 die nu vrijkomt bij de groengasproductie op de rwzi De Groote Lucht vloeibaar te maken voor verder gebruik.  ...

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Chilean villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry
  • 17/05/18

UK demand for fruit increased by 27% last year alone, prompting accusations that growers are illegally diverting rivers and leaving locals without waterBritish supermarkets are selling thousands of tonnes of avocados produced in a Chilean region ...

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Minister: Nederland op schema met doelen waterkwaliteit
  • 17/05/18

Nederland loopt in de pas met de gestelde doelen om de waterkwaliteit te verbeteren en ons land te beschermen tegen hoogwater. Dat schrijft minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructuur en Waterstaat) aan de Tweede Kamer naar aanleiding van de ...

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Todd Jarvis on Serious Gaming, Mediation and Conflict Management in Water Resources
  • 17/05/18
  • Aquadoc

Yesterday my colleague and friend Todd Jarvis, Director of OSU's Institute for Water and Watersheds and Pro Tem Instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law, gave an excellent AWRA Webinar on Water Conflict Management Through Serious Gaming. ...

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A low-priced water reuse process that also delivers renewable energy in rural areas
  • 16/05/18

What do Yucatan (Mexico), Michoacan (Mexico), Karur (India), and Jan Kempdorp (South Africa) have in common? These are all places with successful stories of implementing Anaerobic Digestion (AD) for wastewater treatment. But what is AD? What are the ...

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Water shortages to be key environmental challenge of the century, Nasa warns
  • 16/05/18

Freshwater supplies have already seriously declined in 19 global hotspots – from China to the Caspian Sea – due to overuse, groundbreaking study showsWater shortages are likely to be the key environmental challenge of this century, scientists from ...

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Port of Corpus Christi kicks off permitting process for desalination plant
  • 16/05/18

The Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, has applied for a permit to develop a desalination plant on its land, reports Caller Times. ...

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Israeli private investors eye Namibia desalination project
  • 16/05/18

Officials from the Erongo region in Namibia and Israeli private investors are in advance stage talks over a second desalination plant in the county, reports New Era. ...

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Gujarat industry wants distribution for desalinated water
  • 16/05/18

Industrial and commercial operators in Kutch district, India, are calling on Gujarat State government to allow them to use their local water distribution network to bring in supplies of desalinated water, reports Business World. ...

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Top 20 water-stressed countries with solar potential
  • 16/05/18

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has named the world's top 20 most water-stressed countries which have the most solar energy potential. ...

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Hitachi and Toray target 20 per cent RO energy reduction in Saudi demo
  • 16/05/18

Hitachi and Toray are to demonstrate a low energy seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) system in Saudi Arabia, in a project that will draw lessons from the Mega-ton Water System. ...

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'The river is dead': what is polluting the water of Brazil's Xikrin tribe? | Naira Hofmeister and José Cícero da Silva
  • 15/05/18

Federal courts are battling to shut down a nickel mining plant said to be contaminating the Cateté river – a charge the company deniesThe Xikrin, who have lived alongside the Cateté river in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil for centuries, ...

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California, battered by global warming’s weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it | Dana Nuccitelli
  • 14/05/18

Hit by record droughts and rainfall and wildfires, California leads the way in tackling global warmingIn 1988 – the same year Nasa’s James Hansen warned Congress about the threats posed by human-caused global warming – water expert Peter Gleick wrote ...

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Becoming part of a mainstream movement – blended finance in water and sanitation
  • 10/05/18

Persuasion does not always involve an epiphany. Often, attitudes are formed and opinions are shaped by the steady accumulation of evidence and examples. And so, it has been for me when it comes to blended finance.   While anecdotes of transformation ...

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Blended Finance: a key to achieve universal access to water supply and sanitation by 2030
  • 07/05/18

What does it take to finance sustainable water supply and sanitation? The World Bank Group takes this question very seriously indeed. That’s why during the recent Global Water Summit, the World Bank Group partnered with the organizer, Global Water ...

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From 400 to 41 water supply and sanitation utilities in 4 Years: Lessons from Hungary’s experience with aggregation
  • 02/05/18

This story forms part of World Bank’s Toolkit on the Aggregation of Water Supply and Sanitation Utilities Aggregation that includes a series of case studies (including Hungary). The toolkit is based on the findings of the new World Bank global study ...

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Tell SWI about your MS4 needs
  • 02/05/18

The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (SWI) needs your help to identify the information and resources municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittees need to run an effective and efficient MS4 stormwater program. This ...

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Urban flood mitigation in Quebec City
  • 01/05/18

Quebec City has deployed a real-time decision-support system that uses modeling, monitoring, and other measures to regulate flooding conditions for a 100-year storm event. Authors Diana Qing Tao and Martin Pleau of Tetra Tech and Denis Brisson and ...

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New NGICP director aims to guide job-training program to national recognition
  • 01/05/18

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), the first standardized job-training program in the U.S. for professionals working in green infrastructure construction, maintenance, and monitoring, is now open nationwide to partners, ...

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U.S. EPA to change rule-making process for wastewater blending
  • 01/05/18

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in April that it will work with states, municipalities, and subject-matter experts to set public health and safety standards for wastewater blending. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; ...

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China embarks on massive stormwater projects to plan for future water risks
  • 01/05/18

China is midway through its decades-long South—North Water Transfer Project, a massive system of aqueducts intended to convey 44.8 billion m3 (11.8 trillion gal) of fresh water each year from China’s rural, rainy south to its drier and more urbanized ...

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Thirsty Energy: A five-year journey to address water-energy nexus challenges
  • 30/04/18

Download the full infographic  About 5 years ago we embarked on a global initiative titled “Thirsty Energy” to respond to water-energy nexus challenges around the world. The initiative, a joint effort of the Water and the Energy Global Practices at ...

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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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The dependence of chlorine decay and DBP formation kinetics on pipe flow properties in drinking water distribution
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 September 2018 Source:Water Research, Volume 141 Author(s): Yingying Zhao, Y. Jeffrey Yang, Yu Shao, Jill Neal, Tuqiao Zhang Simultaneous chlorine decay and disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation have ...

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Occurrence, characterisation and fate of (nano)particulate Ti and Ag in two Norwegian wastewater treatment plants
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 September 2018 Source:Water Research, Volume 141 Author(s): Fabio Polesel, Julia Farkas, Marianne Kjos, Patricia Almeida Carvalho, Xavier Flores-Alsina, Krist V. Gernaey, Steffen Foss Hansen, ...

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Potential risks from UV/H2O2 oxidation and UV photocatalysis: A review of toxic, assimilable, and sensory-unpleasant transformation products
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 September 2018 Source:Water Research, Volume 141 Author(s): Wen-Long Wang, Qian-Yuan Wu, Nan Huang, Zi-Bin Xu, Min-Yong Lee, Hong-Ying Hu UV based advanced oxidation processes (UV-AOPs) that ...

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Denitrifying sulfur conversion-associated EBPR: Effects of temperature and carbon source on anaerobic metabolism and performance
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 September 2018 Source:Water Research, Volume 141 Author(s): Gang Guo, Di Wu, George A. Ekama, Tianwei Hao, Hamish Robert Mackey, Guanghao Chen The recently developed Denitrifying Sulfur ...

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Occurrence, genotyping, and health risk of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in recreational lakes in Tianjin, China
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 September 2018 Source:Water Research, Volume 141 Author(s): Shumin Xiao, Pengna Yin, Yan Zhang, Xiaoyun Zhao, Liping Sun, Hongying Yuan, Jingfang Lu, Sike Hu Cryptosporidium and Giardia are ...

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Kinetic performance of hydrogen generation enhanced by AlCl3 via hydrolysis of MgH2 prepared by hydriding combustion synthesis
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 31 May 2018 Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 22 Author(s): Deyu Gan, Yana Liu, Jiguang Zhang, Yao Zhang, Chuntao Cao, Yunfeng Zhu, Liquan Li Magnesium hydride (MgH2) is ...

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Supercritical cryo-compressed hydrogen storage for fuel cell electric buses
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 31 May 2018 Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 22 Author(s): R.K. Ahluwalia, J.K. Peng, H.S. Roh, T.Q. Hua, C. Houchins, B.D. James Liquid hydrogen (LH2) truck delivery and ...

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A survey of Finnish energy engineering students' knowledge and perception of hydrogen technology
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 31 May 2018 Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 22 Author(s): Kari Alanne This paper presents the results of a survey of university students' knowledge and perception of hydrogen ...

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Pulsed current water splitting electrochemical cycle for hydrogen production
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 31 May 2018 Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 22 Author(s): Immanuel Vincent, Bokkyu Choi, Masateru Nakoji, Masanori Ishizuka, Kaduo Tsutsumi, Atsushi Tsutsumi A pulsed ...

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Editorial Board
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 31 May 2018 Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 43, Issue 22 ...

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