Environmental Protection


FOIA Lawsuit Targets DOE for Failing to Release Congressionally Ordered Water Energy Roadmap

A report ordered by Congress in 2005 on the connection between U.S. energy production and demands on water supplies is the target of a Freedom of Information Action lawsuit filed by Civil Society Institute against the U.S. Department of Energy.

Researchers: Virtual Water Not a Solution to Water Inequality

Virtual water – the amount of water it takes to produce goods or a service – has been suggested as a possible solution to this growing problem by using virtual water values to inform international trade deals. But researchers say that the existing amount of virtual water is not large enough to overcome the existing inequalities.

N.J. American Water Pres.: All the Cheap Water Has Been Found

New Jersey’s demand for water challenges an already strained water supply, requiring new sources and those likely will be expensive, said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water.

CEO: Signs that U.S. is Using Less Water Are Everywhere

Klaus Reichardt, CEO of Waterless Co., said his conclusion is based on a new book, "The Big Thirst," by Charles Fishman.

Athletes Scale Peaks, Swim Seas to Raise Funds for Clean Oceans, Water

Mitigating damage from environmental problems is a daunting task, especially considering the scope of the project. Despite the great size of the problems facing the environment, the sheer size of these issues can leave those in a position to do a little something about it feeling paralyzed. But for those used to taking on the Earth’s biggest challenges – literally oceans and mountains – pursuing relief after such disasters is all in a day’s work.

Budweiser Asks Guys to Help Save a Million Gallons of Water by Not Shaving

Budweiser is asking adult men across America to help save one million gallons of water by not shaving in the days and weeks leading up to World Environment Day on June 5.

Consolidated Water Co. Chooses ERI’s Pumps and Devices for Bahamas Desalination Plant Expansion

CWCO selected the devices and pumps based on its experience with them in two previous SWRO projects.

Japanese Water Leader to Address Disaster Efforts at ACE11

Yoshihiko Misono, executive director, will tell how the Japan Water Works Association has marshaled utilities to deliver treated drinking water and restore water service to more than 2 million impacted households.

California Lawmakers Seek Statewide Approach to Water Supply

This season will be the first time since 2008 that salmon fishermen will be able to work.

Western Leaders Consider Water Sharing Recommendations

The Colorado Water Institute has studied what has been working in water transfers and offered some ground rules.

The Delaware River. National Park Service photo.

NYC to Adjust Reservoir Releases for Downriver States

The new plan should control the Delaware River's salt line and thereby protect aquatic life and drinking water supply that is shared with New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

Russell City Energy Center to Use ZLD Technology

GE's zero liquid discharge wastewater recycling system will be installed at the first U.S. power plant to be built with stricter federal, state emissions limits.

Cashman Dredging & Marine to Work on Upper Hudson River Project

GE is selecting additional contractors to operate its sediment processing facility and railyard, conduct bathymetric surveys, perform monitoring activities, and habitat reconstruction work.

Fisher Sand & Gravel to Pay Fine, Implement EMS in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality settled air and water quality violations with the company at a cost of $312,000, part of which will pay for the company's environmental management system.

Connecticut Offers Training for Invasive Species Monitoring

The state's environmental agency and Candlewood Lake Authority are seeking volunteers to help identify and detect zebra mussels and invasive plants.

Association of California Water Agencies Report

WRD Endorses ACWA's Groundwater Management

The Association of California Water Agencies' policy framework asks agencies to implement plans to meet sustainability objectives.

Montana Ranch to Restore Wetlands, Pay Penalty

During construction activities, Bar-1 Ranch allegedly destroyed 13.9 acres of wetlands along Ninemile Creek in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Agency Releases Memo on State Reporting and Listing Decisions

Recognizing economic hardships, EPA says states and regions still need to continue "best efforts" on reporting impaired waters data.

A worker collects samples using a push core sampler.

EPA Plans Confined Aquatic Disposal Cell for New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The agency expects this strategy will save money and speed up PCB remediation effort that has been going on for 29 years.

Court Denies Rehearing; Water Districts to Be Compensated

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered less water to the districts than the government promised to provide, according to the lawsuit.

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