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  • Become a Water Expert for Absolutely No Cost

    Anyone anywhere can earn a Watershed Management Training Certificate at any time, for free, by successfully completing 15 modules. Free archived webcasts in this rich online resource include case studies on lowering wastewater treatment plant nutrient levels and USDA's Conservation Effects...

  • Dam or Filter: What's Better for Water Quality?

    Not all best management practices (BMPs) for controlling sediment are created equal. This article explains how to select the most appropriate methodology for your agency's needs.

  • EVERY Week Should Be Public Works Week

    Happy National Public Works Week! The American Public Works Association launched this annual celebration in 1960. Not to be outdone, a coalition of business, labor, and policy-makers has launched Infrastructure Week. If infrastructure’s so important, why don’t more elected officials commit to...

  • Terex compact track loader forestry models

    Featuring a 120-hp., turbocharged Tier 4 final Cummins QSF3.8 diesel engine, the new Terex Generation 2 (GEN2) R350T and R350T Forestry compact track loaders offer operators powerful productivity and quick cycle times. Boasting 360 ft-lb of peak engine torque, high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, a...

  • Commercial-grade waste containers

    Toter, a Wastequip brand, manufacturer of products used in the collection of waste, recycling, and organics, has introduced a redesigned line of commercial-grade Atlas stationary waste containers built to withstand tough jobsite abuse.

  • John Deere backhoe

    The 710L joins the popular L-Series lineup of backhoe loaders and offers a robust 17-foot 3-inch dig depth, the largest in the John Deere portfolio, and it is ideal for loading trucks, placing pipe, digging trenches, breaking up concrete or asphalt and moving materials.

  • New wheel loader from Komatsu

    Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA320-8 wheel loader is the latest addition to the wheel loader family, it combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.

  • Was Their Budget for Signage THAT Bad?!

    A New York mayor is accused of stealing more than 100 yield, stop, and other traffic signs from the state DOT and giving them to his city's street department.

  • Swamp School: Education for Future Wetland Managers

    Not Swamp Thing, but 'Wetland Entrepreneurial Training' on EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer rules, wetland delineation, and plant identification for current and future swamp managers.

  • The Skinny on EPA's Proposed Phase II Stormwater Rule

    A lawsuit settled late last year requires EPA to rethink and issue a final MS4 Phase II rule by Nov. 17. In addition to providing everything you need to know about what's happening and why, this webpage explains why water experts support a state choice (or hybrid) approach.

  • Comment on Stormwater Discharge Rule Changes by May 26

    EPA wants to make six major changes to the 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) regulatory program and may propose six more changes. This article describes all 12.

  • NBC Surveyed 20 Biggest Cities to See How Schools Handle Lead Testing

    Lead in water is still a very serious topic nationwide and an NBC News survey reveals that very few school districts have actually met suggested standards.

  • Only 18% of Outdoor Workers Always Wear Sunscreen at Work

    Despite the highly prevalent dangers of skins cancer, Deb Group survey shows that majority of outdoor workers do not always wear sunscreen at work.

  • PennDOT Awards Contract for Lanes Mills Bridge to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will complete final design of new Lanes Mill Bridge and provide consulting services during the construction of the project. 

  • APWA Awards Selects Three Agencies for 2016 Snow and Ice Control Awards

    Through their Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards, the APWA looks to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works snow and ice operations.

  • DOT's Three-Year Plan to Lower Stormwater Pollution

    "Protect Every Drop" supplements the successful "Don't Trash California" public awareness campaign by focusing on sediment, metals from tire and brake wear, fluid leaks, and debris from unsecured vehicle loads.

  • Peracetic acid analyzer

    Process and plant engineers responsible for maintaining sanitary product, process and equipment environments will find the new panel mounted PA80 Peracetic Analyzer simplifies process monitoring to ensure disinfection without the need for potentially harmful disinfection byproducts.

  • Airport Pavement Design, Rehabilitation Best Practices

    Three-day American Concrete Pavement Association workshop includes a visit to Detroit Airport’s reconstructed runway 4L/22R. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDHs).

  • FREE Online Calculator

    Some states have lost 90% of their wetlands since the 1950s and, of the ones that are left, many are degraded. The Floristic Quality Assessment Index (FQI) saves time and improves wetland monitoring strategies — assuming you know how to use it.

  • July 20: Intro to Erosion, Sediment Control

    Even if you're not an International Erosion Control Association member, this webinar is a bargain at $65. One certificate issued per registrant.


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