The Great Lakes Commission is addressing harmful runoff through $900,000 in grants to be divided among seven local organizations. Efforts will focus on methods for curbing soil erosion and ways to keep fertilizer in fields and out of waterways.
Residents of Long Island's East Hampton Town who benefit most from expensive sand replenishment would be required to pay for it under a proposed multimillion-dollar Montauk erosion control tax district. Replenishment work this year has cost nearly $1 million after a nor'easter hit in March.
The Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service are looking to protect Virginia's Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve from storms and erosion with an approximately 1,500-foot breakwater. Work is underway on the structure, which the park service says is necessary to restore the marsh.
A number of issues between Pease Development Authority and the Conservation Law Foundation have been resolved, but the two sides are now seeking mediation of a $100 million lawsuit. CLF alleges that Pease failed to obtain a state storm sewer system permit for toxic pollution discharges in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary.
Three coal-fired power plants dumping toxic metals into the Potomac and Patuxent rivers will be required under Maryland law to curb those discharges effective in 2020. The new water discharge permits replace 1980s standards as the state acts to curb the pollution amid doubts that the federal government will intervene.
A Chinese study analyzed human activities and changing weather patterns and their effects on runoff and sediment loads in the Xihe River Basin from 1969 through 2015. Drawing on measures of weather and runoff trends, researchers noted that human interventions more than offset the harm of changing weather patterns.
Online registration is now open for the IECA Seattle Regional Event: Wet Weather Prep Begins with Project Design on Sept. 18, 2018 in SeaTac, Wash. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the project designs in wet weather climates. This one day event is worth 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Register now, space is limited!
Please take a moment to review the candidates running for this year's IECA Region One Board of Directors Election and share your input on the new tagline for IECA. The online voting platform will allow you to review the candidates' bios and statements to run in addition to the tagline options voted on from our tagline contest. To enter the platform use your member ID as the username and IECAVote18 for the password. Voting will close Sept. 14, 2018. Vote Now!
PAL Aerospace is hiring maintenance and other support personnel to deliver service support for a new Royal Canadian Air Force fleet. The company is seeking to staff four search and rescue operating bases and a central maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Winnipeg.
Advances in artificial intelligence have made predictive maintenance accessible to more industrial users by reducing the cost of analyzing machine data. "Any organization that is already gathering data from their machines for the purposes of incident logging or historical analysis can very quickly deploy automated predictive maintenance analysis across all of their monitored machines by connecting to advanced analytics tools," writes Senseye CEO Simon Kampa.
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