Peter Gleick provides fascinating facts about water

May 10, 2013 | Infrastructure, Investment

For World Water Day on March 22, Dr. Peter Gleick provided a long list of facts about uses of water that was published on Science Blogs. Gleick is president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute and is renowned as an…

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EPA updates rule for pathogens in drinking water, sets limit for E. Coli

December 21, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Investment, Loans, Rural Development, USDA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health.The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000…

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Bloomberg News: Water should be more valued to reflect worth, Nestle chief says

September 7, 2012 | Assistance, Development, EPA, Investment, Quality, Stormwater, Water

An Aug. 30 report by Bloomberg news begins:Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company.“If something isn’t given a value,…

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New information about harmful algal blooms online

August 17, 2012 | Conservation, Investment, Water

EPA has published a new web page on harmful algal blooms to help inform states, tribal and local governments, other federal agencies, and the public about key issues regarding cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, blooms in recreational waters and drinking water.Harmful…

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EPA announces the Healthy Watersheds Initiative National Framework and Action Plan 2011

September 27, 2011 | Blog, EPA, Infrastructure, Investment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the release of the Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI) National Framework and Action Plan. The HWI is intended to protect the nation’s remaining healthy watersheds, prevent them from becoming impaired, and accelerate restoration…

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Free water sector interdependencies training

March 9, 2010 | Infrastructure, Investment, Wastewater, Water

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announces a series of general awareness trainings on water sector interdependencies. The training is offered at no cost to eligible…

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