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Oct 20 2020
President Trump recently signed an Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure.”  This ensures…
Sep 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced a proposal aimed at helping communities plan for water infrastructure improvements, particularly in communities with low…
Jun 19 2020
In this episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen discuss virtual events in the…
May 18 2020
The House of Representatives authorized the latest approximate $3 trillion COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief package.  This is one of four separate…
May 13 2020
The House of Representatives introduced a new stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the "HEROES Act,"…
May 8 2020
A major water infrastructure package advanced in the Senate, approved by votes of 21-0.  The committee approved legislation authorizing approximately…
May 5 2020
Both chambers of Congress are moving ahead on water infrastructure legislation. The bills reauthorize legislation on water resource development and…
Jul 29 2019
New legislation may help boost funding for the Great Lakes. According to Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition press release, Sens. Debbie…
Jul 17 2019
The state of Texas is revamping its current state water plan. According to Pacific Standard, the plan is a “wishlist” of projects with a goal of…
Jul 4 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion state construction bill Friday, June 28.  The state’s capital plan entitled Rebuild Illinois will…
May 3 2019
The town of Minot, N.D., have accessed $82.5 million for flood control and $100 million for the Northwest Water Supply Project for the next two years…
Green roofs will now be required on new buildings in New York City as The Climate Mobilization Act passes
Green roofs will now be required on new buildings in New York City as The Climate Mobilization Act passes.
Apr 26 2019
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced that the New York City Council has passed a suite of measures to reduce greenhouse gases released from…
The Howell Township in New Jersey tables resolution opposing permitted storm water utility
The Howell Township in New Jersey tables resolution opposing permitted storm water utility.
Apr 10 2019
In Howell Township, N.J., council members tabled a resolution stating their opposition to legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. According…
Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Feb 13 2019
The Value of Water Campaign released a three-year progress report. The campaign is a collaboration between water industry leaders and policy groups…
EPA increases investment in aging water infrastructure
EPA increases investment in aging water infrastructure
Feb 11 2019
The U.S. EPA announced it is accelerating investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure in support of President Donald J. Trump’s…
Jan 28 2019
A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-awaited rule replacing the definitions used to determine what waterbodies are subject to federal…
Jan 28 2019
It has been a big month for water legislation. New revisions have been proposed for the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition. The proposal would…
President Trump has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
President Trump has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
Jan 16 2019
On Jan. 14, President Donald J. Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. The bill codifies the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Planning…
Water groups write to Congress requesting water infrastructure and storm water funds
Water groups write to Congress requesting water infrastructure and storm water funds
Jan 14 2019
On Jan. 10, a coalition of 91 national, state and local water organizations sent a letter to Congress urging water infrastructure funding. The letter…
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
Dec 12 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed amendments, repeals and new rules to the state’s storm water management rules, N…
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