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Naples Bay restoration earns national recognition for sustainable infrastructure

The Naples Bay Restoration and Water Quality Improvements at the Cove Project in Florida has received the Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure, designated by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Onsite stormwater filtration

Contaminated New Jersey landfill is transformed into a commercial office complex. The landfill on Harrison Avenue in Kearny, N.J., is gone and in its place...

Specify – February 2019

Hollow-core retaining wall blocks Redi-Rock International’s Redi-Rock XL Hollow-Core Retaining blocks are twice the height of standard Redi-Rock blocks and available in widths of 52,...

EPA recognizes excellence and innovation in clean water infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)...

Plastic waste alliance expected to benefit infrastructure

The recent announcement about the formation of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste was welcomed news to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI). Of the 30 companies involved in the formation of the Alliance, 12 are PPI members.

Washington infrastructure earns overall GPA of ‘C’ from ASCE

The Inland Empire, Seattle and Tacoma-Olympia Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2019 Washington Infrastructure Report Card, giving nine categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C,” which is the same grade Washington State (State) received in 2013.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California invests in development of local water supplies

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved $3.5 million for 15 pilot projects and technical studies aimed at reducing the technical and regulatory barriers for seawater desalination and groundwater enhancement as well as stormwater and recycled water.

Connected vehicles’ windshield wipers could help prevent flooding

Utilizing a test fleet of connected vehicles, University of Michigan researchers tracked when wipers were being used and matched it with video from on-board cameras to document rainfall, providing faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems.

Boston unveils plan for resilient harbor

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the city's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change.
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