Archive | December, 2012

WERF Releases Report Assessing the Effects of Low DO on Fish

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently released a study on The Effect of Wet Weather Driven Dissolved Oxygen Sags on Fish in Urban Systems. In this study, researchers mounted dissolved-oxygen (DO) transmitters on fish to determine their response to wet weather combined sewer overflow events and low DO in the Chicago Area Waterway System. [...]

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WERF Releases Sustainable Integrated Water Management RFP

The Water Environment Research Foundation recently released a request for proposals (RFP) supporting the Sustainable Integrated Water Management program, which seeks to move utilities toward a “One Water Paradigm.” This RFP focuses on institutional issues and governance structures affecting established drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities. The RFP also calls for ways of adopting the [...]

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USGS Samples Waterbodies Affected by Superstorm Sandy

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected data during and after Superstorm Sandy to determine its impacts on water quality and streamflow. Sampling afterward has included more in-depth testing for nutrients, pesticides, and bacteria. Results can be found online. New Jersey sampling sites include the Delaware River near Trenton and the Raritan River near Queens Bridge. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court May Refuse Logging Road Stormwater Case in Light of U.S. EPA Rule

On Dec. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an Oregon logging road pollution case that has been litigated since 2006. The court agreed to review the 9th Circuit Court’s decision to consider stormwater runoff channeled from logging roads as a point source requiring a Clean Water Act permit.  However, the U.S. Environmental [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Controversial Case on Stormwater

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case — L.A. County Flood Control District vs. National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) — focusing on stormwater discharges in the Los Angeles area. During oral arguments, all parties in the case agreed that the transfer of water through concrete-lined sections of the Los Angeles and San [...]

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Superstorm Sandy Affects Water and Wastewater Utilities

On Oct. 29, Superstorm Sandy made landfall over southern New Jersey. According to news sources, the 1290-km-wide (800-mi-wide) storm is responsible for 125 U.S. deaths and $62 billion in damage, primarily in New York and New Jersey. Sandy also affected more than 100 water and wastewater facilities — disrupting treatment, pump stations, and distribution due [...]

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WEF Co-Hosts Water Quality Trading Workshop

On Nov. 28 and 29, the Water Environment Federation, World Resources Institute, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held two workshops on water quality trading in Washington, D.C. The event was broadcast at no charge to nearly 800 attendees, and the recording and presentations will be archived online. The first day, hosted by EPA, focused [...]

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Sediment Fluxes During Large Storms

In 2011, Tropical Storm Lee dropped 102 to 178 mm (4 to 7 in.) of rain on the Susquehanna River Basin in 4 days, creating a plume of 17 million megagrams (19 million tons) of sediment that extended 161 km (100 mi) into Chesapeake Bay. Based on initial forecasts, Superstorm Sandy, which hit the U.S. [...]

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World Water: Stormwater Management

Read the latest online issue of World Water: Stormwater Management, a new magazine by WEF Publishing UK Ltd.

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