New public service media project: Water Blues Green Solutions

June 4, 2013 | Development, Environment, EPA, Report, Stormwater

Water is a limited resource, essential for life. Just as we recognize the value of water, so must we recognize the value of natural systems to store, clean, and maintain clean and fresh water.Americans often underestimate - or simply ignore…

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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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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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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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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 water-security resources from EPA

April 12, 2011 | Discharge, EPA, Stormwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently released two new water-security products:Webinar - Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness: Lessons Learned for the Water Sector A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. In a severe pandemic, absenteeism will increase from illness,…

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