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WEFTEC recognizes Woolpert for video documenting 2015 S.C. flooding

Just one week shy of the anniversary of a catastrophic “thousand-year” rain in South Carolina, Woolpert’s video on its groundbreaking disaster relief efforts employed immediately following that event was recognized. The video details the actions Woolpert took in the wake of the flooding in which 36 dams failed, 19 people were killed and 20,000 people displaced. The firm collected perishable orthoimagery and lidar and was able to share that information on a website and app within two days of the disaster.

122 new curbside rain gardens completed in Bronx

The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced that work has been completed on construction of 122 rain gardens in the Bronx neighborhoods of Wakefield, Edenwald, and Eastchester. Each rain garden has been specially designed to collect and absorb up to 2,500 gallons of stormwater each time it rains.

Water Systems Council hails U.S. Senate passage of Water Resources Development Act of 2016

The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 — legislation containing the Water Systems Council's (WSC) top federal priority, The Water Supply Cost Savings Act — on a vote of 95 to 3. The Savings Act aims to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems.

CH2M joins Value of Water Coalition for Imagine a Day Without Water

CH2M joined the Value of Water Coalition and hundreds of water agencies, businesses, elected officials, schools and community organizations from across the United States for Imagine a Day Without Water, a national campaign taking place September 15, 2016 aimed to educate and raise awareness about how water is essential, invaluable and needs investment.

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