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Water and Energy Nexus in Disasters Webinar Series

  • 10 March 2014
  • networx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1-2 PM ET

 EPA will be hosting its second of four Water and Energy Nexus in Disasters webinars on April 2, 2014. The webinar will feature two speakers from electric utilities and one speaker from a water utility who will share their experiences and recommendations for increasing coordination and communication between the two types of utilities. They will also share their lessons learned from significant storm events that impacted their utilities, including Superstorm Sandy.

Happy Retirement Susan Thew

  • 10 March 2014
  • networx

The staff here at the NYRWA would like to extend our congratulations to Susan Thew from the Clinton County Health Department who will be retiring on Friday March 14, 2014.  Susan has worked for the health department for 26 years.  We appreciate her dedicated service to the water systems, as well as her continued support of the NYRWA.

            All of us here wish Susan a very happy and healthy retirement.  Best Wishes Susan !

USGS Studies Methane Occurrence in NY Groundwater

  • 28 February 2014
  • networx

 The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently published the findings of a survey to better understand the occurrence of methane in groundwater across south-central New York. This region is across the border from northeastern Pennsylvania where extensive shale-gas resource development has occurred. This study, which can be accessed on the web, found that methane in groundwater is common across the region.

Booths for the 35th NYRWA Annual Technical Conference SOLD OUT

  • 21 February 2014
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We are so excited about the 35th NYRWA Annual Technical Conference coming up in April and are happy to report that all of our booth space is sold out.  So please make plans to join us at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY April 14-17, 2014, and come shop with our vendors, attend great training classes, network with your peers from across the state and win some prizes.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon.  Be sure to register for this event.

Military Occupational Specialties and the Water Sector

  • 17 February 2014
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Upcoming FREE webinar from M.O.S. to J-O-B:  A Guide for applying Military Occupational Specialities (MOS) to Civilian Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations.  Learn about EPA’s guide that translates military equivalent work experience to civilian drinking water and wastewater operations.  This presentation will highlight how to use the guide to apply these jobs to water utilities.

EPA & USDA Conduct First Train-the-Trainer Webinar for Small and Rural Water & Wastewater Systems Professionals

  • 6 February 2014
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On January 14, EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the first of five planned “train-the-trainer” webinars to train small and rural water and wastewater system professionals to assess their system operations and make improvements in priority areas using the agencies’ Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management and Workshop in a Box tools. More than 320 participants from 47 states participated in the webinar.

EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies

  • 29 January 2014
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule to create a consistent national framework ensuring the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies.

 

CCS technologies allow carbon dioxide to be captured at stationary sources – like coal-fired power plants and large industrial operations – and injected underground for long-term storage in a process called geologic sequestration.

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