Water Quality

April 11, 2014--EPA strategic plan charts direction for next four years (Water Online)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan recently, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country.

CSU Receives $2.2M for Water Quality Efforts

Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

March 1, 2014--Less snowpack will harm ecosystem, study shows (Science Daily)

A new Boston University study shows that the consequences of milder winters -- a smaller snowpack leaving the ground to freeze harder and longer -- can have a negative impact on trees and water quality of nearby aquatic ecosystems far into the warmer growing season. In a paper in the journal Global Change Biology, BU biology Prof.

February 6, 2014--New Farm Bill spurs partnership between agriculture, clean water agencies (Water World)

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) praised the Senate's passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) on Monday, Feb. 4, following passage by the House last week. This landmark five-year legislation includes key provisions to strengthen the links between the nation's working agricultural lands and its quality of waters.

January 1, 2014--Online water resources tool sheds light on U.S. waterway conditions (Water World)

A new online fact sheet published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides one-stop information on the organization's data sources for waterways across the United States. The database comprises information on the nation's streams, groundwater and water-quality.

December 23, 2013--EPA's top 10 technology needs for water (Water Online)

The water sector faces a host of complex difficulties. According to the EPA, over 55 percent of the tested waters in the United States are impaired, primarily due to nutrients, sediment, and bacteria.

December 11, 2013--Government study: Unregulated chemicals seeping into water supply (Water Online)

A new government study says that chemicals are slipping into tap water through water treatment plants across the country. According to the Vancouver Free Press, "Traces of unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S.

December 10, 2013--Cyber attacks up by 60 percent at water utilities (Water Online)

Water and wastewater utilities are experiencing a growing number of cyber attacks. That's according to data collected by the Repository for Industrial Security Incidents (RISI), an industry-wide organization devoted to tracking cyber crime. They published the data in the 2013 Report On Control System Cyber Security Incidents.

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