Peter Gleick: Water Wars? Here in the United States?

May 10, 2013 | Assistance, Federal, Population, Rural

Dr. Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute and a renowned expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues, asks the question about water wars occuring in the United States.Read Gleick's article

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Former Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar on the Clean Water Act

October 16, 2012 | Energy, Federal, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

Although he spent 35 years as a Congressman representing northeastern Minnesota, former Representative Jim Oberstar points to something he helped achieve before being elected to Congress as one of his proudest legislative accomplishments. In late 1971, while on the staff…

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Missouri newspaper: ‘Clean water is as much a job creator as any’

August 20, 2012 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Federal, Regulations, Water

The HazlewoodPatch, a local newspaper in Hazlewood, Mo., has an Aug. 16 article with the headline "In Tough Economy, Midwest Businesses Say Jobs Depend on Clean Water."The article begins:"As the largest watershed in the United States, the Mississippi River Basin…

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Nutrient pollution educational materials online

July 12, 2012 | Development, Environment, EPA, Federal, Guide, Infrastructure, Resources, USDA

 To help raise awareness about nutrient pollution, which is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water, EPA has developed new educational materials, including:Community Outreach Toolkit—designed to assist watershed groups, NGOs, states, and federal partners with messaging…

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EPA webinar: Innovative energy-conservation measures at wastewater treatment facilities

April 17, 2012 | Federal, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, Oil

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, EPA will host a webinar on innovative energy-conservation measures at wastewater treatment facilities. Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing challenge for water-sector utilities. While energy costs often represent…

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EPA’s Greenversations blog: Bring Back the Water Fountain

February 22, 2012 | EPA, Federal

Nancy Stoner, acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, blogs about water fountains in public places in a recent posting. In the blog, Stoner discusses the benefits in services provided to people in cities in access to clean drinking…

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