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The U.S. Water Alliance’s NewsWaves is a monthly e-newsletter that delivers updates on Alliance activities and interesting clean water news stories right to your inbox.  With periodic authors contributing articles every month, NewsWaves will help you discover and better understand the critical water issues affecting America.

 

April 2014

Register Now for 2014 OWL Summit

Register Now for 2014 OWL Summit

  AGENDA & REGISTRATION:  http://bit.ly/2014OWLS Early Bird Registration for this year’s One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit is open with reduced rates!  Join the 5thannual event September 15 – 17, in Kansas City, MO.  Keynotes include: The [...]

Federal Stormwater Regulation Webinar

Federal Stormwater Regulation Webinar

On July 17th, Bloomberg/ BNA will host the webinar, “After the Storm: What to Expect without a New Federal Stormwater Regulation.” Alliance members may sign up for the discounted rate of $149 (reduced from $224). Stormwater regulation under the Cl[...]

Carlsbad Desalination Plant to be Nation’s Largest

Carlsbad Desalination Plant to be Nation’s Largest

Construction has begun in Carlsbad, California, on the nation’s largest ocean desalination plant. The $1 billion project plans to provide 50 million gallons of drinking water a day for San Diego County when it opens in 2016. But desalination remains [...]

Water Requirements of Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Water Requirements of Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Concentrated solar power (CSP) plants which use solar thermal technology are on the rise in the Mojave Desert. The California Energy Commission is close to final decisions on the first five solar thermal plants. The Bureau of Land Management is revie[...]

Drought Increases Groundwater Pumping in California

Drought Increases Groundwater Pumping in California

In the midst of a major drought, California is pumping more groundwater than ever. The state’s aquifers supply 40 percent of the state’s water in normal years, but in this drought year it is closer to 65 percent. That makes groundwater the state’s bi[...]

EPA’s New Rule for Cooling Water Intakes

EPA’s New Rule for Cooling Water Intakes

The EPA has finalized standards to protect billions of fish and other aquatic life drawn each year into cooling water systems at large power plants and factories. An estimated 2.1 billion fish, crabs, and shrimp are killed annually by these cooling w[...]

President Obama Signs WRRDA, the First Water Bill since 2007

President Obama Signs WRRDA, the First Water Bill since 2007

President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) on June 10, 2014. WRRDA is the nation’s first water bill in seven years. It identifies more than $12 billion worth of new water infrastructure projects and authorizes fundi[...]

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