An Expert Look at the CWA by: Amanda Waters Government Affairs Counsel for the Water Environment Federation

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.
http://www.wef.org/blogs/blog.aspx?id=8589935198&blogid=17296

5 Ways to Engage More Students in STEM | EdLab Group Blog

5 Ways to Engage More Students in STEM | EdLab Group Blog.

This past Wednesday the #BackToSTEM Tweet Chat explored strategies, ideas and resources that promote STEM learning throughout the summer and school year. Based on comments, questions, and insights from Tweet chat participants, we devised the list below. 

Share your thoughts and ideas about this list, promote and share your opportunities! We’d love to hear about strategies, resources, recruitment materials, particularly in regard to how you’ve engaged girls in STEM.

Singapore Gardens an Environmental Sustainability Showcase | Water & Wastes Digest magazine – Water and Wastewater Treatment

Singapore Gardens an Environmental Sustainability Showcase | Water & Wastes Digest magazine – Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Opened in spring 2012, Gardens by the Bay features an aquatic ecosystem with sustainable water cycles

Singapore government officials’ vision to become a “city in a garden” came to fruition by redeveloping Marina Bay and boldly allocating prime land and a hefty budget for that purpose. Years of construction later, the Gardens by the Bay officially opened in the spring of 2012, incorporating an environmentally sustainable system that encompasses a lake system in which aeration assists in the ecological process.

Summary of Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction; A Report by the Pacific Institute | HydrateLife

Summary of Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction; A Report by the Pacific Institute | HydrateLife.

Today I wanted to give a summary of a report put out by the Pacific Institute titled Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction.  The Pacific Institute, which has been around for 25 years, released the paper which was written by Heather Cooley and Kristina Donnely in June of this year.  For this report they conducted extensive interviews with experts from state and federal agencies, academia, industry, environmental groups, and community based organizations from throughout the U.S.  If you are not familiar with what fracking is you can read an earlier article I wrote on fracking here:  What the Frack?

3 Great Low Cost (self-funded) Water Conservation Campaigns that your Utility can run with today | LinkedIn

3 Great Low Cost (self-funded) Water Conservation Campaigns that your Utility can run with today | LinkedIn.

3 Great Low Cost (self-funded) Water Conservation Campaigns that your Utility can run with today

If your water utility needs to conserve water then you are probably considering your options.
In Urban Australia the three most effective ways to create quick wins for utility companies who faced 7 consecutive years of severe drought and plunging water storages are loosely described below

Intro to Decentralized Packaged Wastwater Treatment

Intro to Decentralized Packaged Wastwater Treatment.

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