Archive | October, 2014

EWRI Releases Report on Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems

On Oct. 1, the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute released a new report entitled “Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, elevated fecal indicator bacteria are the most common cause of water quality impairment in the U.S. Fecal indicator bacteria are used as a surrogate […]

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WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress Call for Abstracts is Now Open

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual technical exhibition and conference, is the biggest event of its kind and offers water professionals from around the world the best quality education and training available today. For the third consecutive year, WEFTEC also will include the Stormwater Congress, to take place in Chicago, Sept. 26–30, 2015. Be […]

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WEF Joins Green Infrastructure Collaborative

On Oct. 8, at a meeting attended by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Obama Administration announced new executive actions, its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda, and a series of private- and public-sector commitments to support investments in green infrastructure and improve natural resources management in the context of a changing climate. The actions […]

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Reviewers Sought for Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Control Publication

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Technical Practice Committee is looking for individuals willing to serve as reviewers for a new WEF special publication titled Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Control. This book will be an update to Control of Infiltration and Inflow in Private Building Sewer Connections, which was published in 1999. The effort will […]

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HUD Launches National Disaster Resilience Competition

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

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A demonstration of turbulent flow using a Plexiglas flume. Image credit: CDOT

Ramping Up Erosion Control Training for Transportation Projects

Colorado Department of Transportation’s new erosion control training is complimented by a newly renovated facility for hands-on learning.

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Stormwater Congress Roundup

From Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 20,385 water professionals from nearly 100 countries assembled in New Orleans for WEF’s 87th WEFTEC and 2nd annual Stormwater Congress.

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WEF Volunteers Reduce Flooding in New Orleans Neighborhood

Volunteers from across the country met in New Orleans September 27 to participate in the 7th Annual Water Environment Federation Community Service Project.

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Queensland Repeals Wild Rivers Act

In August, the Queensland Government in Australia repealed the territory’s 2005 Wild Rivers Act, which protected natural rivers from strip mining, agriculture, and in-stream dams. These development restrictions in the Wild Rivers Act were declared invalid during a federal court case in June. The area no longer protected by the act includes four basins: Archer, […]

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Large Urban Wetland Approved for East London Upper Lee Valley

…. The East London Upper Lee Valley will house Europe’s largest urban wetland by 2017, as plans are underway to create a chain of wetlands over 200 ha (500 ac) – a size three times greater than New York’s Central Park. The Walthamstow Wetlands project was approved earlier this summer and will cost about $13.5 […]

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