WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017
A transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for May 8, 2017.
ASCE publishes new stormwater guidelines; 'Living Map' compiles water financing ideas; Diamond wastewater technology strikes gold at Edison Awards; Water data available from Bureau of Reclamation for download, use

The following is a transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for May 8, 2017.

Hi, I'm Angela Godwin for WaterWorld magazine, bringing you water and wastewater news headlines for the week of May 8. Coming up...

ASCE publishes new stormwater guidelines
'Living Map' compiles water financing ideas
Diamond wastewater technology strikes gold at Edison Awards
Water data available from Bureau of Reclamation for download, use

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released three new standards that provide updated guidelines for urban stormwater systems.

Gathered into a single volume -- Standard Guidelines for the Design, Installation, and Operation and Maintenance of Urban Stormwater Systems-- the new standards offer comprehensive guidance for the collection and conveyance of surface stormwater.

In this new edition, which supersedes the 2005 standards, numerous technical details have been added, drawn from original, practical research, particularly in the areas of hydrology, hydraulic design, and structural design.

Airport, road, and other transportation systems engineers, planners, and owners working with urban stormwater systems will find these new standards to be a valuable resource.

To learn more, visit the ASCE Bookstore at ascelibrary.org.

Finding the money to carry out much-needed water infrastructure projects can be difficult. But researchers from Stanford believe they can help.

The Stanford team has created a “Living Map” of innovative ways to finance water projects in the United States.

The map shows case studies of successful water financing efforts around the country designed to be implemented at various scales.

The case studies feature a wide variety of mechanisms -- some are market-based systems like credit and permit trading, others use grant funding, bonds, end-user fees, or a combination of all of the above.

To learn more, visit Stanford's Water in the West program online at waterinthewest.stanford.edu.

An innovative synthetic diamond electrochemical treatment solution for wastewater received top honors in the Edison Awards, earning the gold prize in the environmental quality category.

Designed to treat highly contaminated industrial wastewater, DIAMOX wastewater treatment technology from Element Six is an electrochemical cell that utilizes synthetic industrial diamond electrodes to mineralize dissolved pollutants in the water -- without the use of additional UV or chemicals.

The single-step process can treat difficult water -- such as pharmaceutical wastewater, textile dye house wastewater, and refinery spent caustics -- to a degree that it is safe to put back into the environment.

To learn more, visit e6.com.

The Bureau of Reclamation is making its water data publicly available and easily accessible through a new open data pilot project.

The Reclamation Water Information System consolidates and publishes water and related data from throughout Reclamation, providing a "one-stop shop" for tracking past and present streamflows, reservoir water releases, canal flows and other types of water data.

RWIS also features a web service that allows data retrieval to be programmed and automated for use in models and applications.

To check it out, visit water.usbr.gov.

For WaterWorld magazine, I'm Angela Godwin. Thanks for watching.