EPA Amends Emergency Order on Flint Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced an amendment to update its January 2016 Safe Drinking Water Act emergency order to the state of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Flint. EPA’s amended order provides additional details for system upgrades necessary to provide safe and reliable drinking water to Flint residents. All other requirements in the January 2016 order remain in effect.





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Wastewater research may help protect aquatic life
New wastewater system design guidelines developed at UBC can help municipal governments better protect aquatic life and save millions of dollars a year.

In a recent study, engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus developed guidelines that can tailor the design of specialized filters, called fluidized bed reactors, to local conditions and help prevent phosphorous deposits from forming in wastewater systems.

The guidelines also help ensure the fluidized bed reactors avoid the release of phosphorus into the environment. As phosphorus promotes oxygen-depleting algae blooms, its release can suffocate aquatic life.

Wastewater research may help protect aquatic life November 21, 2016 New wastewater system design guidelines developed at UBC can help municipal governments better protect aquatic life and save millions of dollars a year.

In a recent study, engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus developed guidelines that can tailor the design of specialized filters, called fluidized bed reactors, to local conditions and help prevent phosphorous deposits from forming in wastewater systems.

The guidelines also help ensure the fluidized bed reactors avoid the release of phosphorus into the environment. As phosphorus promotes oxygen-depleting algae blooms, its release can suffocate aquatic life.





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2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo Opens Call for Presentation Ideas
Potential Speakers Can Submit Abstracts for One of Four Tracks

BBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Deadline to submit presentation ideas is Friday, December 2, 2016.

Presentation ideas may be submitted in one of four tracks: Pellets & Densified Biomass; Biomass Power & Thermal; Biogas & Landfill Gas; Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals. Each presentation idea will be reviewed by a steering committee of qualified industry professionals by December 12, 2016. The agenda for the 2017 International Biomass Conference will be posted online the week of December 26, 2016.





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AWWA Encourages Collaboration in Letter to Trump Transition Team
In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week urged the new Administration to make water infrastructure investment a key priority in the coming years.

The letter also elevated the issues of cybersecurity, source water protection, the energy-water nexus, affordability and the importance of sound science to guide regulatory actions.

Specifically, AWWA recommended the following:
  • making water infrastructure a top priority while continuing strong support for the state revolving loans (SRFs) and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). AWWA encouraged the Trump Administration to remove red tape from WIFIA and enable to program to fully realize its capacity to make $3.35 billion in loans available with just a $50 million investment;




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    In-Situ Announces New Water Level Meters
    The Water Level Meter 100 & 200 are accurate, durable water level tapes designed for every project and budget. Static and drawdown modes allow the same meter to be used for level readings and drawdown during low-flow/pump tests. IP68-rated submersible probe is pressure rated up to 500 psi. Sensitivity dial compensates for cascading water, and sensor design provides accurate measurements with almost zero displacement. Integrated well hanger and roller bar save time and money by both protecting the tape and speeding deployment. 5-year warranty included. Offered in lengths from 30 m (100 ft) to 600 m (2,000 ft). Available for purchase or rent.



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    EPA Releases National Assessment of Strategies to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports
    An EPA report finds that air pollutionat the nation's ports can be reached significantly at all port types and sizes through a variety of strategies and cleaner technologies. Implementing these approaches. The report finds, would reduce greenhouse gas and other harmful emissions from diesel powered ships, trucks and other port equipment.



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    ASCE’s new book, Sustainable Solid Waste Management, examines all aspects of solid waste management from the basic principles to recent advances.
    This 22-chapter collection analyzes the critical issues to be considered during the various stages of a solid waste management program. Leading experts examine waste minimization, waste as a resource, appropriate disposal, and efficient systems by fostering public policy.



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    EPA Releases Final Phosphorus Limits for Vermont Segments of Lake Champlain
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the final Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the twelve Vermont segments of Lake Champlain.



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    EPA Awards $4.5 Million to Advance Air Monitoring Technology
    On August 9th 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grants to six research organizations to develop and use low-cost air pollution sensor technology, while engaging communities to learn about their local air quality.



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    EPA requires Mid Pac Petroleum to install air pollution controls at Big Island facility
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on September 7th 2016 announced a settlement valued at more than $600,000 with Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC, resolving federal Clean Air Act violations at the company’s Kawaihae facility on the Island of Hawaii



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    Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) February 22-25, 2017
    Education is a key aspect of the WWETT Show. You can choose from an unparalleled collection of sessions that cover a wide variety of water and wastewater topics. There are over 110 sessions spanning three days, and all are included with a full education package



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