Tag Archives: Water

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

(Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) co-invests with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching and forest operations; local economies; and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area. Applications due April 21. Learn more and apply... Read more

How Cities Are Tackling Aging Water Systems

Crews repair a leak in the Delaware Aqueduct in Wappinger, New York, last year. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Flint, Michigan, has shone a spotlight on the decrepit state and lack of investment in the U.S.’s water infrastructure, but the city isn’t alone in facing these challenges. A new policy brief from the Brookings Institute breaks down how cities with large drinking water utilities are financing their water systems, and what challenges they’re facing. Read more... Read more

Water Infrastructure Investments: Strategies to Improve Your County’s Resilience

In this October 2012 photo, Jim Davis kayaks through waters flooding Bowen's Wharf after Superstorm Sandy in historic Newport, R.I. With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. A multidisciplinary conference is scheduled to convene in Newport this week to discuss preserving those structures and neighborhoods that could be threatened by rising seas. (Dave Hansen/Newport Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) on this interactive webinar to learn how counties are innovating to improve the resilience of their county infrastructure, both by building new and retrofitting old. County officials and professional staff will discuss the strategies and tools they are using to prepare their counties for future disasters and every day wear and tear. This discussion will give county elected officials and staff members an idea of next steps they can take to make their... Read more

Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

(Credit: Environmental Protection Agency)
In this report, the Federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup is reaffirming the importance of continuing to improve the nation’s resilience to extreme weather events and other impacts of a changing climate when managing our freshwater resources. The report focuses on three areas: Data and Research; Planning and Decision Support; and Training and Outreach. Read more... Read more

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Student Volunteers Restore a Beach as part of the Deadman's Island Restoration Project. (Credit: NFWF)
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Priority will be given to projects in urban, suburban and/or rural areas that advance water quality goals in environmental justice communities such as neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority and low-income populations. Proposals due January 31,... Read more

WaterSMART: Water Recycling and Reuse Research

American River (Credit: US Bureau of Reclamation)
Water reclamation and reuse research helps states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges. WaterSMART supports the implementation of water reclamation and reuse projects under development to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply, while also promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Applications due February 6, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

District Energy+Water Academy

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While interest in the role that district energy and water systems can play in sustainable city design has grown, city leaders, developers, utilities and community stakeholders lack knowledge and practical expertise to scale solutions beyond the building. The inaugural District Energy+Water Academy will bring project teams together to address core challenges in district-scale project feasibility, financing, policy regulations and marketability through an intensive executive level peer-learning experience. Register now... Read more
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