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SAWS Seeks Innovative Water Supply Project Ideas

Following the request for information, the San Antonio Water System will release a request for proposals on water supply diversification.

World Water Monitoring Day Debuts Data Map before Sept. 18

The Outpost Central designed map will allow participants to easily view data; upload photos, qualitative feedback and more.

Climate Ready Water Utilities Group to Finalize Report

The group will review and discuss in a public meeting final changes to its report.

IBM Works with Nature Conservancy on Sustaining Watersheds Program

The team will establish a Website for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions.

Landowner and Excavator Failed to Contact Corps of Engineers for Dam

The landowner and the company he hired to perform excavation to create an earthen dam will pay a $30,000 civil penalty.

SWASH+ to Bring Water and Sanitation to 150 Schools in Central America

Inter-American Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Foundation have provided for funds for the program's expansion.

Debris free plateau glacier in Bhutan

Scientific Collaboration Reports Glaciers Retreating in Asia

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, glaciers in the Himalaya are a major source of fresh water and supply meltwater to all of the rivers in northern India.

Fish and Wildlife Targets Spread of Invasive Mussels in the West

Invasive mussels can clog water intake and delivery pipes and dam intake gates, among other thiings.



Chemtura OKs $26M Bankruptcy Settlement for CERCLA Liabilities

The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.

West Basin Grants Will Help Local Businesses Install HETs

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded nearly $300,000 to the California district to help conserve water by using high efficiency toilets.

USDA: A Bucket of Live Bait Can Carry Deadly Disease

The U.S. Department of Agriculture warns fishing enthusiasts that transporting baitfish from one lake to another can also carry viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus into the water.

Researchers Learn More about How Plants Deal with Water Stress

University of Wisconsin professor says these small steps in understanding plant dehydration effects may eventually help in the development of crops that can withstand this type of stress.

Precision Antibody to Develop Monoclonal Antibodies for Parasite Detection

The company will develop antibodies to two species of cryptosporidium for EPA.

Forest fires affect the organic content of soil.

Studies to Investigate Fire Effects, Mercury and Water Links

"We're trying to learn how biochemical molecules that microorganisms produce can attack mercury that is bound to natural organic matter and minerals, and release it back to the water," explained Kathryn Nagy, a University of Illinois professor.

Agency Seeks Comments on Total Coliform Rule Guidance Manual

The manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies guidance on implementing the assessment and corrective action requirements of the proposed revised total coliform rule.

How Should EPA Improve Drinking Water Protection?

A Web-based discussion forum is open for business as the agency implements its new drinking water strategy.

Kansas Home to 1,387 Bodies of ‘Impaired’ Water: EPA

"The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s extensive monitoring system helps locate waters in need of our attention. We now must take action to clean them up,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks.

Ryerson Model Predicts Water-Sector Company Success

Using stock market data and advanced system modeling, a graduate of Ryerson University found a distinct difference between companies that focus on people and the planet as well as profits and those that were likely to "die."

EPA Proposes Sediment Limits for Chesapeake Bay

The agency expects the six watershed states and the District of Columbia to use the limits for developing Watershed Implementation Plans.

City and County of Honolulu to Start Wastewater Rehab and Replacement

The city will pay a total fine of $1.6 million to be split between the federal government and the state of Hawaii to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the state of Hawaii’s water pollution law.

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