Think Blue Maine collaboration works to reduce runoff pollution
Rubber ducks aren’t just for bath time anymore. A yellow rubber duck and red devil duck take center stage for stormwater educational messaging distributed throughout Maine. A total of 30 nonprofits, state agencies, and municipalities have joined together through the Think Blue Maine campaign to educate state residents about polluted runoff.
Water sector leader presents a vision for the future at WEF headquarters
The future requires that wastewater treatment processes move into uncharted waters. Julian Sandino, a vice president at CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), presented his vision of the sector’s future during a luncheon at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters on Feb. 28. The U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (USAIDIS; Arlington, Va.) hosted the event.
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel the country and engage groups of utility managers in a discussion of pressing issues. More than 100 of these professionals from around the United States participated in “views from the lunchroom” discussions. Despite differences in utility size or location, I saw a remarkable consistency in what keeps managers up at night, and it is not the technical problems of managing water resource recovery facilities.
Oysters may soon be making a comeback in New York waterways. And local students are getting their hands wet to help the oysters’ ecological return.
UN-Water website provides tools to renew worldwide efforts
The Drive to 2015 website is part of the United Nations (UN; New York)-Water campaign to meet the UN’s Millennium Development Goals of reducing the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to a UN-Water news release.
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