Water + Stormwater

Water and stormwater news including rainwater harvesting, wastewater, sewage plans, city planning, dams, and pipe systems.

 

AEC TECH NEWS: SwRI’s pipeline inspection technology detects coating defects using magnetic field variations

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) patented a new technology to inspect coatings of pipelines installed through horizontal directional drilling.

Michigan releases draft plan to improve Lake Erie water quality

State leaders shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie — a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms.

USACE Mobile District reselects CH2M to deliver inland design and coastal solutions

The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reselected CH2M to provide planning and design services for their civil works program.

Utah Water Research Lab team constructs scale model of Oroville Spillway

Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.

STEM partnership builds student-designed stormwater garden

Local high school students installed a rainwater management garden on the grounds of W.B. Saul High School as part of an innovative STEM education partnership between CH2M and The Nature Conservancy's Nature Works Everywhere program.

Purdue researchers propose solar solution to ‘full earth’ scenario

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight’s spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.

EPA releases Green Infrastructure in Parks guide

EPA produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands. 

Arcadis: Water utility innovation is pathway to sustainability

More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new Arcadis report.

Surge in hydraulic fracturing drives water management spend toward $12 billion

A new wave of drilling activity in the hydraulic fracturing sector has kick-started demand for water management solutions in a sector that was lagging less than a year ago.
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