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The Alliance for Water Stewardship to base North America Regional Initiative in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Water Council and The Nature Conservancy launched the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s North America Regional Initiative. The initiative is part of the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global effort to advance freshwater stewardship by helping develop sustainability standards for water use and management.

Through the Regional Initiative, water experts in the United States and Canada will gather in Milwaukee during the next three years to develop voluntary water certification standards for North America and contribute to the development of a new international water stewardship program.

ECTC releases specification and application chart for hydraulic erosion control products
ST. PAUL, MINN. — After two years of work and deliberation, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) recently approved and published a comprehensive specification and application chart for hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs). This specification is the product of consensus among the leading manufacturers of HECPs and is designed to satisfy the needs of engineers, designers, hydro-seeding contractors, and other end-users of these products. Formatted to be used in its entirety or easily modified as necessary by the end user, this specification provides expert guidance from product classification and selection to product mixing and installation.

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CH2M HILL Technology Fellow earns WEF award
DENVER — CH2M HILL Technology Fellow emeritus C.P Leslie Grady Jr., Ph.D., P.E., DEE, received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), held Oct. 2-6 in New Orleans.

The award recognizes and honors an individual who has made substantial and measurable engineering, scientific, and/or operations contributions to the management or treatment of industrial wastes related to the improvement of water quality.

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