EPA National Water Program publishes 2012 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change

April 5, 2013 | EPA, Management

EPA has released a 2012 Highlights of Progress report, which provides a summary of the major climate change-related accomplishments of EPA's national and regional water programs in 2012. This is the fourth climate change progress report for the National Water…

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Today is World Water Day!

March 22, 2013 | Climate Change, EPA

Today is World Water Day, a day to mark the importance of water in our lives. To RCAP, however, every day is a day to be concerned about water, and our mission is to assist small, rural communities in particular…

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EPA provides tools for sustainable communities

February 12, 2013 | Assistance, Economy, Environment, EPA, Stormwater, Technical

Smart-growth policies can help achieve environmental justice goalsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a first-of-its kind report showing how low-income, minority and tribal communities can apply smart-growth land-use and development strategies to create healthy communities, spur…

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Low-impact development fact sheets available online

February 11, 2013 | EPA, Webinar

EPA has released a fact-sheet series on the benefits of low-impact development (LID) and addressing obstacles to wider adoption of LID. Low-impact development is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close…

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Updated Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Available for download

January 31, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An updated version of EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) is now available for download. The tool assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in identifying climate-change threats, assessing potential consequences, and evaluating adaptation options.  Increasing climate readiness…

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Message from Mexico: U.S. Is polluting water it may someday need to drink

January 29, 2013 | EPA

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Jan. 25, 2013Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: that water…

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NY TImes: Regulations on fracking are revised

January 23, 2013 | Development, EPA, Stormwater

Jan. 18, 2013By JOHN BRODERThe Interior Department will issue revised rules on the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas on public lands, officials said Friday. The rules will replace a proposal released last May that was…

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Mark Fix a Leak Week – March 18 to 24

January 18, 2013 | Conservation, EPA

Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes…

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Proposals invited from rural communities facing design challenges

January 18, 2013 | EPA, Pollution, Stormwater, Webinar

Partnership of federal agencies and national organizations offers workshop funding, technical assistance, and additional resourcesThe Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is issuing a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops in 2013. Successful applicants…

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PBS News Hour explores wastewater treatment

January 16, 2013 | Contaminants, Environment, EPA, Report, Water

The Jan. 3 PBS News Hour featured science correspondent Miles O'Brien plunging into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing country's sewage system.Here's a written account of his story of what happened underground.The webpage included…

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