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I left the lights on, so the faucet must be dripping! « Water-Wise

I left the lights on, so the faucet must be dripping! « Water-Wise.

If you draw a bath or water the yard, that’s the same as running the A/C. If the toilet continues to run due to a worn flapper, that’s the same as leaving all the lights and TVs on in the house. We need to pay closer attention to these analogies.

Olympic Park | Blogs | Stormwater

Olympic Park | Blogs | Stormwater.

Two groves of rare wet woodlands are kept moist by low earthen embankments that overtop during high tide.

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.

New Rules for Nitrates | Blogs | Stormwater

New Rules for Nitrates
By: Kaspersen, Janice: Stormwater Editor Comments
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:20 AM

Nitrate pollution is getting a lot of attention in California. Even as other states—notably Florida—enact TMDLs for nutrients, California’s Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board recently adopted new rules for agriculture, requiring ag operations to reduce nitrate and pesticide pollution.

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With Funding Tight, Cities are Turning to Green Infrastructure by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

With Funding Tight, Cities are Turning to Green Infrastructure by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360.

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.

At 10.4-acres, the roof atop the Ford Dearborn Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan is the world's largest green roof.

How £11bn pledged for water sanitation aid never arrived – World Politics – World – The Independent

How £11bn pledged for water sanitation aid never arrivedTens of millions denied access to clean water as cash for projects is not paid out

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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.
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