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  1. US Water Alliance announces 2016 US Water Prize Winners

      Washington, DC April 6, 2016 -- The US Water Alliance today announced that three organizations have been named as winners of the 2016 US Water Prize: DC Water, for its Walter F. Bailey Bioenergy Facility; Dow, for its Minimal Liquid Discharge technology; and, Emory University, for its WaterHub campus-scale water reclamation project. Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, said: "While the challenges facing the water sector are great, our capacity of innovation and positive solutions is greater. That's why the US Water Alliance created the US Water Prize -- the first of its kind recognition program that celebrates outstanding achievement in driving toward a sustainable water future. We congratulate our 2016 US Water Prize Winners -- DC Water, Dow, and Emory University. They are true visionaries in the one water movement." George Hawkins, general manager and CEO of DC Water, said: "DC Water is honored to be recognized by the US Water Alliance's 2016 US Water Prize for the Walter F. Bailey Bioenergy Facility. The project is a crowning achievement for DC Water and exemplifies a shift from treating used water as waste to leveraging it as a resource . This innovative facility is one water at work -- generating renewable power, producing exceptional quality biosolids, reducing our carbon footprint, increasing plant efficiency, and ultimately saving ratepayer dollars.  This is an award dedicated to extraordinary people -- the members of our team who transformed innovative ideas into reality, and a Board of Directors that after years of careful oversight and review, had the courage to make an extraordinary investment in the future." Snehal Desai, global business director of Dow Water & Process Solutions , said: "Winning the US Water Prize is a true honor. Dow has a company-wide commitment to the circular economy model -- one that emphasizes the need to reduce, reuse, and reclaim our limited water resources. Dow, together with our partners and collaborators, are proud to be recognized by the US Water Alliance for bringing our collaborative spirit, innovations, and practical technologies to help address the global water challenge." Matthew Early, Emory's vice president for Campus Services, said: "We are gratified for this recognition from the US Water Alliance for the WaterHub at Emory. Through this project, we've shown how universities can play an important role in advancing sustainability nationwide. Not only has the WaterHub had tremendous impact on how we think about water and how it is utilized on campus, it has also become a national model for those seeking innovative technology to address the global need for water conservation and sustainable solutions." Jim Clark, senior vice president at Black & Veatch and chair of the US Water Alliance's recognition committee, which selects the US Water Prize winners, said: "Congratulations to all of our winners--this is a truly remarkable group of one water leaders. DC Water is utilizing novel technologies to change biosolids into energy. Dow is creating breakthrough technology to reuse water. And Emory is showing us what is possible when major anchor institutions, like universities, invest in water reuse. Our three 2016 winners are nothing short of incredible."  The US Water Alliance thanks our esteemed Independent Review Panel for their time, expertise, and guidance through the process: Paul Bowen, Director of Sustainable Operations, The Coca-Cola Company; Robert Glennon, Regents' Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Arizona; Bill Reilly, Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency; and Dave White, President of Ecosystem Services Exchange and former Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service at USDA-NRCS. The 2016 US Water Prize will be awarded to the winning organizations at the One Water Summit in Atlanta, GA, during an awards ceremony that will take place on the evening of Wednesday, June 8, 2016.     RELATED ARTICLES Washington, D.C. diversion sewer named in national engineering competition US Water Alliance & San Francisco Public Utilities Commission announce commitment at White House Water Summit Americans 'Deeply Concerned' About Water Infrastructure  

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    Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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    News from around America concerning the water industry.

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2016

  3. EPA announces $3.3 Million in funding for water reuse and conservation research

    Research will measure health and ecological impacts of water conservation practices.

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    Sun, 27 Mar 2016

  4. Illinois American Water to transmit water meter data through ComEd’s smart grid network

    Collaboration will leverage ComEd’s existing digital smart grid network to help Illinois American Water better manage water data, unlocking potential new value for customers from ComEd’s smart grid investments.

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    Thu, 24 Mar 2016

  1. Joan Rose, water quality champion, wins 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

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    Tue, 22 Mar 2016

  2. Water Innovation Accelerator showcases promising startups

    Imagine H2O's 7th annual program highlights growth opportunities for water data businesses.

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    Thu, 17 Mar 2016

  3. Funding Streams for Water, Wastewater: Some Old, Some New

    When it comes to funding for water and wastewater projects, many of the tried and true sources are barely holding steady.

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    Tue, 1 Mar 2016

  4. Wastewater treatment plants significant source of microplastics in rivers

    New research shows millions of tiny pieces of plastic are escaping wastewater treatment plant filters and winding up in rivers where they could potentially contaminate drinking water supplies.  

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    Fri, 26 Feb 2016

  5. Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water names winners in water-related innovation contest

    Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) selected winners that best support the competition's mission of advancing new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean-tech industries.

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    Thu, 25 Feb 2016

  6. Smart Utility Systems celebrates new HQ, partnership with Planet Water Foundation

    Initiatives bring 200 new jobs to Orange County aim to address water scarcity at local and global levels.  

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    Thu, 21 Jan 2016

  7. Calif. Dept. of Water Resources funding 26 regional water projects

    Approximately $232 million in grant funding of 26 Integrated Regional Water Management projects will leverage hundreds of millions of dollars in additional local and federal dollars.

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    Thu, 14 Jan 2016

  8. SoCal water board adopts long-term regional plan

    Water Tomorrow plan looks to stabilize imported supplies, meet future demands through conservation, new local supplies, water transfers/exchanges.

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    Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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