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UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Chair Earns National Wetlands Award

May 11, 2016 - in Awards, People, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—For his 40 years of groundbreaking work on nutrient cycling in wetlands aquatic systems, the chairman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences soil and water sciences department has been named a winner of…

America’s Wetland Foundation Comments on the Proposed BSEE Well Control Rule

April 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Planning, Water

In response to the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Federal Government and specific agencies of government acted to ensure that Gulf Coast…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

April 6, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners…

New Technique Tracks ‘Heartbeat’ of Hundreds of Wetlands

March 17, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

For two University of Washington researchers, the real test came as they walked across a barren-looking field. They were on the Columbia Plateau with two state wetland ecologists, searching for a 1-acre body of water identified and mapped for the first time…

Ramsar Acting Secretary General Ania Grobicki celebrates World Wetlands Day in Iran

February 2, 2016 - in Announcement, Corporate, Water

45 years ago in Iran, in the city of Ramsar, the Convention on Wetlands came into being. Today, Ramsar Acting Secretary General Ania Grobicki celebrated World Wetlands Day  alongside ministers, ambassadors, and representatives of universities and NGOs in…

Wetlands Worth their Weight

January 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

Monitoring, Managing and Protecting Ecological Powerhouses “Wetland” is a generic term covering a wide variety of habitats that are wet for at least some period of time each year, have vegetation, and have soils that are saturated long enough during the…

Iron-Sand Filters Prove Effective in Stormwater Filtration

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Ten years ago, Andy Erickson was struggling with the challenge of how to protect lakes and rivers from stormwater pollution. When it rains, water hits rooftops, parking lots and streets, picking up dirt, nutrients, heavy metals and other pollutants along the…

Drainage of Prairie Pothole Wetlands Can Increase Flooding and Degrade Ecosystems

July 16, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

July 15, 2015—The drainage of small wetlands can decrease wildlife habitat and may contribute to flooding in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR), according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. USGS scientists analyzed data on 141 large PPR wetlands in…

EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

January 28, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater, Water

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal…

America’s WETLAND Foundation Report Says Private Investment Can Restore Coast

December 17, 2014 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

New Orleans, La., Dec. 17, 2014—The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today released findings from its recent convening of diverse costal leaders, calling for cooperation within the science community on setting ecosystem values along the Gulf Coast and…