The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service has announced that more than $4 billion in Direct Loan funds and $1 billion in grant funding is available for rural water and wastewater system improvements — marking a nearly threefold increase in the normal annual obligation.
Friday, July 27 is the deadline to apply for funding to purchase conservation easements or parcels of land to protect one or more active public surface water drinking water supplies or one or more active public groundwater drinking water wells. This funding is through the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program, a competitive, statewide reimbursement grant program open to local governments and not-for-profit corporations. For source water protection land acquisition, this grant program requires
Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg
Like much of the world, Patrick Decker has been engrossed in the saga of 12 boys and their soccer coach who became trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Unlike most, Decker is in a position to do something about it.
Report on Water Workforce Provides New Data on Challenges, Opportunities
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new report from the Brookings Institution provides a detailed and data-driven look at careers in the water sector, finding that while there are looming shortages and a need for diversity in the workforce, water jobs are a tremendous economic opportunity for the American worker.
How Wildfires Contaminate Drinking Water Sources
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions.
Why On Earth Would You Put SCADA On The Internet?
By Chris Little
Miss Ainsworth of the Old Louisville Student Conservation Association was teaching an environmental science lesson to some elementary students this weekend, and while they were researching, they found the NYRWA webpage (http://nyruralwater.org/links/links).