Emergency water-supply planning guide for hospitals and health care facilities

June 30, 2011 | EPA, Water Quality

In order to maintain daily operations and patient-care services, health care facilities need to develop an emergency water-supply plan (EWSP) to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facilities’ normal water supply. Water-supply…

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Guidance on how to develop a multi-year training and exercise plan

June 30, 2011 | EPA, Pollution

The EPA's Water Security Division just released a new document to assist drinking water and wastewater utilities in developing multi-year training and exercise plans. T & E plans are useful for tracking progress and increasing preparedness capabilities at water utilities.…

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Sustainable Communities Healthy Watersheds” 2010 annual report available online “””

June 30, 2011 | Wastewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW) has released its 2010 annual report titled “Sustainable Communities, Healthy Watersheds.” Sustainable communities and healthy watersheds are two major themes for EPA's national water program.The report contains…

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On the radio on Thursday (June 30): Talk about water and wastewater operations professions

June 29, 2011 | General RCAP News

Residents of Boulder and Denver, Colo., can tune in to KGNU 88.5 FM or 1390 AM on Thursday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time for a 30-minute segment related to water and wastewater certification. Residents of other parts of…

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NPR: How Much Water Is There On Earth? Magellan Would Be Shocked

June 24, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

Here's a fun science piece from NPR's "sciency blog":It begins:"Water feels good when we're thirsty, cools us when we're hot, looks great in a pond, a lake, a cloud. Because we ourselves are two-thirds water, we like the stuff, we're…

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EPA identifies case studies for hydraulic fracturing study

June 24, 2011 | Water

Agency to conduct field work in various regions of the country starting this summerWASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the administration’s focus to ensure that the agency leverages domestic resources safely and responsibly,…

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Washington Post: EPA budget cuts put states in bind

June 23, 2011 | EPA, Training, Water Quality

The June 20 Washington Post carried this article that begins:"When congressional Republicans cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget 16 percent as part of a deal with President Obama in April to keep the government running, they hailed it as a…

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Kopocis to be nominated to head EPA’s Office of Water

June 21, 2011 | General RCAP News

On June 10, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Ken Kopocis to the position of Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).RCAP receives an annual grant from EPA, which makes up part…

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Washington Post: Brief profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

June 20, 2011 | Emergency, Guide, Planning

The June 12, 2011, Washington Post Magazine featured a brief personal profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. She explains in her own words in the magazine's weekly "First Person Singular" column how she developed her affinity for science and the…

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Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program” webcast by EPA”””

June 16, 2011 | EPA

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a webcast titled “Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program,” on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The webcast is designed to provide a brief overview of the…

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