Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

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Registration is open through Oct. 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to storm water management.

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September 10, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

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Market Watch
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Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants, landscaping and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

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June 19, 2012
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Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

$9.7 Million Awarded for Water Stewardship

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Market Watch
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The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas

The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.

The water stewardship grants will benefit:

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June 18, 2012

Canadian Towns Selected to Participate in Rain Barrel Study

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Wingham, ON, and Stratford, PE, have been selected to participate in a rain barrel initiative later this year

Following the release of the first rain barrel study by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and Wingham, ON, the next participating town has been selected. Stratford, PE, with a population of 8,500, will begin the rain barrel initiative later this year.

The goal of the study is to measure how the collective use of rain barrels can help reduce stress on storm water and sewer systems and help keep basements dry during intense rainstorms.  

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June 6, 2012

William Peace University Launches Rainwater Harvesting System Project on Campus

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Water conservation program will include new showerheads, sink aerators, more efficient toilets

William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C., announced that it launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campus-wide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern, which is projected to supply the campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.

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June 5, 2012

Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training Now Available

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American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.
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ARCSA offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals worldwide

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions. 

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May 17, 2012

Coca-Cola Donates 1,000 Rain Barrels for Earth Day

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Program now helping conserve 60 million gal of water per year

In celebration of Earth Month, Coca-Cola is partnering with River Network to donate more than 1,000 syrup drums to be reused as rain barrels in communities across the country.

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April 18, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting Program Aims to Train Youth in Collection Techniques

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Program was selected as a project to support during Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week is an annual weeklong celebration coinciding with World Water Day, celebrated this year March 22. Small Change Fund’s national advisers specially selected five inspiring grassroots projects that Canadians could support during the week. One of the chosen projects was the Urban Youth Catching Rain project, which hopes to train 20 Toronto youths in urban rainwater collection techniques this summer.

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March 27, 2012
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Canadian Environmental Group Kicks Off Rain Barrel Challenge

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CNW
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Submissions for decorated rain barrels will be accepted through March 26

Rain barrels are often seen as characterless and boring. Paint a Picture for Water Conservation aims to transform this usually drab outdoor feature into a masterpiece for the garden. Artists and students are asked to submit ideas for an artistic rain barrel design.

The challenge is to create a beautiful rain barrel design that would fit into any garden setting. Applications are due March 26.

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March 22, 2012
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Water Management Systems

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Aquanomix systems are engineered to manage harvested rainwater, storm water, graywater, process water and foundation water for reuse. A control system performs input/output commands, runs onboard diagnostics and integrates with most building automation systems. A standard system includes a centrifugal separator and bag filter for suspended solids removal, a UV disinfection system and more.

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