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Webinar: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Water Resources Reform and Development Act

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of listening sessions (via webinar) for public input regarding the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). Each of the listening sessions will … Continue reading

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Building the Canal to Save Chicago Book talk and Stormwater from the Ground Up

Southeast Environmental Task Force Presents: Richard Lanyon, retired Executive Director of MWRD, will discuss his recent book, BUILDING THE CANAL TO SAVE CHICAGO, a historical account of the 1890′s project that enabled reversal of the flow of the Chicago River … Continue reading

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AWE Exemplary Program Webinar on Innovative Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Water Efficiency Programs

The second webinar in the Exemplary Programs series will feature the Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional programs of City West Water in Melbourne, Australia. During Australia’s epic 10-year drought, water suppliers in southeastern Australia needed to get deep reductions in their … Continue reading

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Northwest Water Planning Alliance Ready to Work

By Kaitlyn McClain The Northwest Water Planning Alliance, a consortium of roughly 80 groundwater and surface water communities in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties,  took a big step forward on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, when the Executive Committee … Continue reading

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Financing for the future: How water utilities can tackle capital costs

By Kaitlyn McClain The Columbia Water Center, a water management think-tank at Columbia University in New York, recently released a white paper that analyzed factors influencing water utility operating expenses, debt, rate-setting and financial stability. One of the key findings … Continue reading

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Making sure the price is right: Addressing aging infrastructure through full-cost water pricing

By Kaitlyn McClain The Village of Westmont, Ill., like many communities that use Lake Michigan as a source of drinking water, is not located on the lake. Westmont’s water is purchased by and delivered through the DuPage Water Commission. The … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules on water resource fights

  By Marcella Bondie, LEED AP Recently, a number of court cases about water resources have made the news. Oklahoma and Texas battled over a river; two Tribal Nations made territorial claims to water rights; and a Florida landowner chafed … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere? DuPage Water Commission leads efforts to better manage Lake Michigan water

By Marcella Bondie, LEED AP Standing on Lake Michigan’s beaches, it’s easy to think that we—those of us lucky enough to live within piping distance of a Great Lake—have an endless supply of water. However, as I discovered on May … Continue reading

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Rainwater Cities of the (Near) Future

By Shannon Madden In a highly urban environment like northeast Illinois, we’re used to managing stormwater by sending it down the drain as fast as possible with gutters, pipes, and pavement. But since we pay to capture, convey, and treat … Continue reading

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Water solidarity

When people talk about water scarcity and availability and helping communities get access to clean water, they often envision people in developing countries having to walk miles to get clean water. They don’t usually think about the problems we in … Continue reading

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