Tag Archive for: Drinking Water

Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America’s Federal Water Resources

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Linking to a new report by Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School, and Jill Jamieson, Jones Lang LaSalle, titled Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America’s Federal Water Resources.  The report looks at a host of water infrastructure, including navigation, flood management, hydropower, irrigation, drinking water and wastewater treatment....

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Community Wins $22M Against Shell Oil for Contaminated Water Supply

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A jury awarded $22M to a community near Fresno, California for a chemical contaminant found in its public drinking water wells.  The contaminant, known as TCP (1,2,3-trichloropropane), was an impurity found in a soil fumigant manufactured by Shell used to control soil nematodes.  The contamination effected water wells in...

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Four More Criminally Charged in Flint Water Crisis, Including Flint’s Public Utilities Director

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Four more state and City employees were criminally indicted today in the ongoing criminal investigation into the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis.  The fall-out will continue to reverberate across the country.  This from CNN: CNN Report Four officials in charge of Flint’s water, including two who reported directly to...

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David LaFrance of AWWA Talks Getting the Lead out of our Water

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The Path from Flint By:  David B. LaFrance  “The tragedy in this Michigan city demonstrates the need for vigilance in protecting families from lead in drinking water. There will be no better moment to develop workable solutions for getting the heavy metal out, protecting public health, and renewing faith...

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Public-Private Partnerships – Helping to Close the Growing Water Crisis

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The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a new report this week titled, Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize U.S. Infrastructure, highlighting the needs and opportunities for public-private partnerships to help address the growing water crisis in many communities around the country.  Here is the forward by Susan...

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Don’t Miss Out on Water Week 2016 – Register Now

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Registration is open at www.waterweek.us for the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo (April 11-13, 2016) in Washington D.C.  The event is presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Association. This...

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U.S. EPA’s New Policy in Response to Flint Michigan – When in Doubt, Elevate Critical Public Health Issues

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Many who have followed the crisis and debacle in Flint, Michigan, recognize that part of the failure is being blamed on the U.S. EPA for acting too slowly.  As a former senior EPA water regulator, I am sympathetic to the argument that EPA should as a matter of good...

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