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Officials Say Mapping Harrisburg Infrastructure Could Cost $8-$10M

March 1, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

The Harrisburg Authority’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday night to authorize $639,500 worth of engineering work to start digitally mapping the city’s water and sewer systems. That step, however, is just one entailed in a four-year process expected…

Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow

February 27, 2013 - in Modeling, Water

For the first time, anyone can find out the current conditions on thousands of rivers and streams across the country, right from their phone, using USGS'…

New Water Map Sheds Light on Availability

February 20, 2013 - in Water

For the first time, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States –…

New Map Pinpoints Cities to Avoid as Sea Levels Rise

February 9, 2013 - in Water

Climate change causes global mean sea level to rise due to thermal expansion of seawater and loss of land ice from mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets. Locally, sea level can strongly deviate from the global mean rise due to changes in wind and ocean…

New Report Looks at the Economic Value of Wetlands for their Services

February 8, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Flood control, storm resistance, carbon sequestration, water filtration and biodiversity conservation are just a few of the ecosystem services wetlands provide to people. These wetlands are inextricably linked to human health and world economies as our drinking…

Ohio Sewer Survey Maps 1,824 Manholes

February 6, 2013 - in Corporate, Water

KS Associates, a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has completed a major assignment for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). KS Associates performed a significant role in the completion of the Interceptor Surveying…

Trimble Introduces WaterWell Monitoring Solution for Complete and Accurate Water Level Data

February 3, 2013 - in Water

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its WaterWell Monitor solution for the collection of groundwater level data to support environmental managers and consultants, landfill owners/operators and site operators. The solution provides increased efficiency in…

The Campus RainWorks Challenge Unites Groups for Infrastructure Design Competition

February 3, 2013 - in Water

On December 12 ASCE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of Water within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and with the Water Environment Federation and the American Society of Landscape Architects to jointly hold a “green”…

New Mapping Tool to Assess Water Risk

January 30, 2013 - in Water

The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available. Companies, investors, and governments can use the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to see how water…

Smart Communities will Build Green Infrastructure

January 23, 2013 - in Stormwater, Water

The communities of the future will be smarter about their use of resources.  That seems inevitable. More investment is flowing to technologies such as upgraded power grids with smart meters that allow users to better manage their consumption of electricity,…