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DRINKING WATER FAIR

Twenty Third Annual SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS DRINKING WATER FAIR JUNE 21, 2018 MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY BUZZARDS BAY, MA   Click here to download registration form: Drinking Water Fair Register online at www.masswaterworks.org Training Contact Hours (TCHs) for Large and Small Public Water System Operators PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM TECHNICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITY (Earn up to 5 TCHs) TO OBTAIN […]

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Job Posting – Engineering Project Manager Sought

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects, GZA’s experts provide a range of inter-related services. Position Description: GZA is seeking a Project Manager Level Civil/Water Resources Engineer […]

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Break rates for almost half of U.S. water mains up more than 40% in 6 years: Study

From Waterworld.com LOGAN, UTAH, MARCH 8, 2018 — Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a second comprehensive study on break rates of the most commonly used water pipe materials titled, “Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.” The Buried Structures Laboratory has a large scale testing facility […]

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Funding Opportunity: $5 Million in Climate Vulnerability Preparedness Funding

from Mass.gov Funding and Newly Released Climate Change Data to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change. Continuing its commitment to working with communities and local partners to prevent and prepare for climate change, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5 million in supplemental funding for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The deadline for MVP Planning […]

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US House Farm Bill Includes Language for Water Infrastructure

• Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 • The legislation also extends programs offering grants and loans to small water utilities to upgrade their drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities; • These programs had been eliminated (under the Rural Utilities Service) in the President’s […]

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EPA released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the WIFIA program

• Earlier this month, EPA released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the WIFIA program, after it received $63 million in funding from the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill; • This funding, which can be used to leverage private capital and other funding sources, could support up to $11 billion in water infrastructure investment; […]

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APWA Supports Water Goals

from APWA.net The American Public Works Association Participates in Water Week • Last week, APWA Mid-Atlantic chapter members joined with water professionals from around the nation to participate in Water Week; • Joining with a dozen other national organizations, APWA met with Congressional offices to advocate for elevating water as a national priority; • APWA […]

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Homeland Security Releases CERRA Emergency Preparedness Guide

• In March, 2018, The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) team released an updated guide on emergency preparedness access and implementation; • The CERRA guide aims to assist government, commercial, and nongovernment organizations to effectively coordinate, react, respond, with emergency management and law enforcement before, during, and following […]

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NIST Releases Version 1.1 of its Cybersecurity Framework

from Commerce.gov The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, more widely known as the Cybersecurity Framework. “Cybersecurity is critical for national and economic security,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The voluntary NIST Cybersecurity Framework should be every […]

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