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New water project funding released for coastal California
New water project funding released for coastal California

It was recently announced that the Coastal Conservancy will award project grants to protect and enhance California’s coastal resources.

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Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism
Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism

The President’s 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appears to bode well for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

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Addressing food industry’s rising costs for water and wastewater
Addressing food industry’s rising costs for water and wastewater

The food and dairy industry continues to be challenged on how to best improve water and wastewater systems efficiency to reduce costs.

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Funds to get water-wastewater projects rolling
Funds to get water-wastewater projects rolling

If you oversee a small community, you may have challenges obtaining funding for your water and sewer projects.

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Diversifying the engineering profession takes continued support
Diversifying the engineering profession takes continued support

This week we celebrate National Engineers Week, which made me curious about the number of women currently in engineering.

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Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer
Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer

Why am I active in professional organizations when my job doesn’t require it and I am so busy?

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Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat
Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat

NMFS concluded that implementation of NFIP is likely to jeopardize the existence of 16 species protected by the ESA in Oregon due to impacts to critical habitat.

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Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released
Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released

The California State Water Resources Control Board recently released updates to the Intended Use Plans that impact the funding of water projects.

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The plan for a temporary wastewater facility during construction
The plan for a temporary wastewater facility during construction

During a wastewater treatment solids handling facility construction project, your wastewater solids must continue to be dewatered and conditioned for safe land application or sending to the landfill.

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Four environment and infrastructure stories to watch in 2017
Four environment and infrastructure stories to watch in 2017

With a new president and newly consolidated power among Republicans nationally and in many states, 2017 should be an interesting year for the environment and infrastructure challenges we work to address.

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