The United States has many different climate zones and topographic and geographic features. Each state and even areas within states differ in their ability to support different plant species without the need for supplemental water and fertilizers. The following plant lists will help you identify plants appropriate for your location. When designing your landscape for water-efficiency, be sure to choose plants that are defined as low water use or drought tolerant for your area. These plant species will be able to survive in your climate with minimal, if any, need for supplemental watering. See these simple tips for water-efficient landscaping for more ideas on lowering water use in your yard.
Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Glennon visited MSU for a distinguished lecture series on water.
Source: U.S. Water Alliance
The Clean Water America Alliance has changed its name to the U.S. Water Alliance
The Clean Water America Alliance announced a name change to the U.S. Water Alliance, and the formation of a One Water Management network, both reflecting the organization’s core mission.
“We’re changing our name but not our game,” explains Alliance President Ben Grumbles. “The Alliance’s mission—uniting people and policy for ‘one water’ sustainability—remains the same. Our new name is easier to remember and more closely aligned with the integrated ‘one water’ vision we’re working towards in watersheds and communities across the U.S. “
Living Machine Systems, L3C (http://www.livingmachines.com/), the leader in ecological wastewater treatment and reuse technology, today announced that Living Machine® technology is actively treating and recycling all wastewater at Western Wayne County School District’s new Evergreen Elementary School in Wayne County, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the largest on-site wastewater reuse system permitted in the state of Pennsylvania.
If, like many of us, you’ve been watching the Olympics, you’ve been hearing the stories and profiles of many of the athletes. Here’s a back story you might not be familiar with, although in the last few days you’ve probably seen plenty of photos of the star: Olympic Park.
Four years ago the one-square-mile park, which now houses Olympic Stadium, the Aquatic Center, the Basketball and Water Polo Arenas, and other venues, as well as Olympic Village where the athletes are housed, was a contaminated brownfield site.
A 2012 studyby American Rivers, ECONorthwest, and other groups examined 479 projects around the country. About a quarter of the projects were more expensive, they concluded, and 31 percent cost the same; more than 44 percent brought the costs down, in some cases substantially. New York City, for example, expects to save $1.5 billion over the next 20 years by using green infrastructure.
Posted August 15, 2012
This week I had the pleasure to serve on a panel of distinguished Clean Water Act experts at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) to discuss “The CWA’s Next 40 Years: Achieving the Statute’s Goals — and Results for All Americans.” The discussion was moderated by Ron Poltak, Co-Chair, ACWA Funding Task Force & Executive Director, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. My co-panelists were LaJuana Wilcher, Partner, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, G. Tracy Mehan, Principal, Drinking Water & Water Quality Group, Cadmus Group, Inc., and Ken Kirk, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Water Agencies.