EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

August 6, 2013 | Agriculture, Treatment, Wastewater

E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to dataWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of…

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Join EPA on Twitter on April 8 to discuss climate change

April 5, 2013 | Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA

During Earth Month, EPA will focus on climate change during a series of environmental Twitter chats. On Monday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, the Twitter chat will focus on the impacts of climate change on water. EPA will also…

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2013 is the U.N. International Year of Water Cooperation

January 7, 2013 | Administration, Agriculture, USDA

In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day, which will take place on March 22, also will…

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Join FEMA’s National Disaster-Preparedness Coalition

October 11, 2012 | Agriculture, Infrastructure, Rural

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites you to  join its National Preparedness Coalition.The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community is where FEMA connects and collaborates on emergency preparedness. Use it to empower yourself to prepare and to coordinate preparedness activities…

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American Water Summit 2012

September 6, 2012 | Agriculture, Funding, Jobs, Loans, Rural, Rural Development, USDA, Water

American Water SummitTheme: Business Models For The FutureChicagoNov. 14-15, 2012Sponsored by: American Water Intelligence and Global Water IntelligenceIn today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing…

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NYTimes op-ed: ‘Don’t Waste the Drought’

August 20, 2012 | Agriculture, Congress, Farm Bill, Jobs, Rural

An Aug. 16 editorial in The New York Times calls us to not let the opportunity pass us by in the current drought to address water problems and consider how we use and think about water.The editorial begins:"We're in the…

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EPA updates online water-quality standards guidance

May 15, 2012 | Agriculture, Jobs, Rural Development, USDA

EPA has updated the online version of its water-quality standards handbook to make it more user-friendly and improve transparency by providing links to EPA’s most recent policy documents. The handbook is a compilation of EPA's guidance on the water-quality standards…

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Washington Post: New EPA water infrastructure policy seeks to encourage smart growth

May 5, 2010 | Agriculture, EPA, Pollution, Septic, Water

By Alec MacGillisWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, May 5, 2010If you build it, they will come. And, if you don't, they won't.Such is the thinking behind a policy released late last month by the Environmental Protection Agency that instructs states to…

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