Monthly Archives: June 2014

NACWA Finance Dialogue Opens Pipeline between Public and Private Sectors

NACWA hosted a vibrant Clean Water Finance Dialogue in New York City this week of approximately 40 representatives from private investment firms, public clean water agencies, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a focus on how private capital can be invested in public clean water projects. The issue of privatization was not on […]

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This Hurricane Season, Water Utilities’ Resilience is Critical

The U.S Global Change Research Program recently released its Third National Climate Assessment, confirming that climate change is “affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the U.S. economy and society.” Across the country, clean water agencies are increasingly facing daily challenges related to climate change and are focusing resources on improving infrastructure […]

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You Wash Your Face With What???

Illinois has become the first state to ban the sale of products containing plastic microbeads, which are commonly found in personal care products such as facial scrubs, soaps, and toothpaste.  Plastic microbeads are an environmental problem because they pass through wastewater treatment plants and are discharged into receiving waters, where they attract toxins and can […]

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RCPP Ushers In New Era of Collaborative Conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) last week which encourages partnerships between agricultural producers and municipal entities, such as water and wastewater utilities, to help farmers tackle various conservation and environmental issues on a regional scale.  Almost $400 million will be available in the first full year to […]

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