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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As water resources become scarcer, municipalities across the country are looking for ways to conserve water and reduce pollution. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) got the community involved by introducing rain barrels, an inexpensive method that manages pollution by reusing rainwater.
Rain barrels are a cost-effective way to help the environment
What do you know about rainwater harvesting? This is a question you will start hearing soon from your customers.
As water conservation generates a higher profile in the media, more and more consumers, like the residents of Milwaukee, are interested in embarking on do-it-yourself conservation and reuse projects. Our cover story, “Simple Water Savings," details the success that the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has found with their thriving rain barrel program.