Tag Archives: Waterways

Students from Singapore Take Top Prize at International SJWP Competition

September 23, 2018

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SIWI - 2018 SJWP Winners Featured

A team from Singapore won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). In August, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu received the top prize, a sculpture and $15,000, from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Their school, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, also will receive a $5000 grant, according to a Stockholm […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Embarks on Mission: Heavy Metal Remediation

July 30, 2018

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U.S. SJWP Winner 2018 Featured

Oklahoma high school student takes metal-removing system to Stockholm Braden Milford had a mission: develop a system that could remove heavy metals from waterways. The Tulsa, Okla., high school student successfully accomplished this mission using alginate beads. For his project, Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. In August, he will […]

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The Art of the Sewer

January 24, 2018

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Sewer Art Featured

Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while another in Taiwan is inspired by the unusual […]

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WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

November 29, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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Women in Water Pledge To Help Others at WEFTEC

September 27, 2016

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Debra Shore, comissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, gives the keynote speech at the first annual breakfast. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Debra Shore, Speaker at the WEFTEC 2015 Women in Water Breakfast Debra Shore, the keynote speaker at the Women in Water Breakfast held during WEFTEC 2015, is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. As an advocate for resource recovery and cleaning Chicago’s waterways, she received […]

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Baltimore Students Discover Chesapeake Bay on Kayak Expeditions

September 14, 2016

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To conclude a week of kayaking and camping, students have the opportunity to reflect alone on their personal experience. Photo courtesy of Kevin Neff, Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School.

To preserve the quality of our most vital waterways, an outdoor educational program is working to pique the younger generation’s interest in environmental stewardship. On top of school, work, sports, and countless other activities vying for the attention of urban high school students, finding time to experience nature becomes a challenge. For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay […]

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High School Students Spend a Year Studying the Bronx River

June 21, 2016

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Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization based in the South Bronx of New York City, offers water-based educational programs for underserved students and provides real-world experiences and engagement that goes beyond traditional classrooms. Programs include opportunities for youth to learn boat building, practice sailing, conduct environmental research, and participate in environmental restoration. The organization’s […]

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Proposed 2017 USGS Budget Incorporates Increased Water Resources Research

March 27, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to maintain core USGS science programs as well as to advance priorities set by the USGS Science Strategy Plans. These priorities include informing water management for the 21st century, according to a USGS news release. The FY […]

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