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U.S. and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canada‚Äôs Minister of the Environment Peter Kent signed the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. First signed in 1972 and last amended in 1987, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is a model of binational cooperation to protect […]

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24 Billion Dollar Proposal for California Delta Restoration, Twin Tunnel System

Gov. Jerry Brown, Interior Secty. Ken Salazar and NOAA Asst. Administrator Eric Schwaab announced plans to simultaneously provide for restoration of the fragile California Delta, while also providing water for agriculture and drinking water. Citing population growth, habitat loss, levee stability and water supply as issues, the proposed solution aims to provide parallel remedies. “A […]

EPA Announces $950,000 for Green Infrastructure Projects

Since 2007, EPA has actively engaged with public and private partners to promote the implementation of sustainable stormwater infrastructure. EPA renewed its commitment to green infrastructure in April of 2011 with the release of an updated Strategic Agenda and the initiation of 10 community partnerships. EPA recognizes local practitioners as the leaders in the implementation of multi-functional green infrastructure and seeks to foster continued innovation through information exchange and the removal of key barriers.

WERF Offers $1M for Research on Water Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Public-Private partnership between Water Environment Research Foundation & U.S. EPA seeks to fund research projects based on cost management and operational efficacy. Partnerships with wastewater and/or stormwater utilities explicitly encouraged.