Community-based water resiliency (CBWR) electronic tool now available for download

June 16, 2011 | EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Community-Based Water Resiliency electronic tool. The CBWR electronic tool is an easy way to assess your current resiliency to water service interruptions and learn about tools and resources to enhance resiliency…

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EPA-supported Water Purification Eco-Center demonstration project to launch this month

June 9, 2011 | Certification, Jobs, Operator

On June 16, the Rodale Institute will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Water Purification Eco-Center located on its research farm in Kutztown, Penn. The center, supported in part through a $695,000 grant from the…

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Obama administration establishes White House Rural Council to strengthen rural communities

June 9, 2011 | Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council.  While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential.  To address these challenges, build on the administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve…

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The Hill: Vilsack sows seeds of change

June 8, 2011 | EPA, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

The Hill newspaper on June 3 ran a feature article on U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. It begins:Tom Vilsack thought he knew a lot about the Agriculture Department from his days as a farm-state governor, but he found…

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New York Times: Rural legislators’ power ebbs as populations shift

June 7, 2011 | EPA

In a June 2 article, The New York Times reported:"The people who remain in rural parts of the country are used to seeing declining enrollment at schools and shuttered businesses on Main Street, as well as weakening political muscle in…

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Notice of public meeting: Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for the Third Contaminant Candidate List

June 2, 2011 | EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public stakeholder meeting on June 16, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern daylight time) in Washington, D.C., to discuss the agency’s Regulatory Determinations for the third Contaminant Candidate List,…

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New York Times: Groundwater depletion is detected from space

June 1, 2011 | EPA

A May 30 New York Times article reads, in part:Scientists have been using small variations in the Earth’s gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater, one of the planet’s main sources…

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