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.
The captured water will be used for irrigation as well as supplying water for a fountain
Water Reclamation Solutions LLC of Blacksburg, Va., has been chosen to supply the rainwater storage tank for the “Greening of Virginia’s Capitol” by the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS).
The captured water will be used to supply irrigation for the Capitol Square Green Renovation project as well as supplying water for the existing Bell Tower fountain. This “SuperTank” will be an 8,000-gal subsurface cistern designed to collect water from the Capitol Square surface runoff and underdrain flow from the newly installed rain gardens.
Drinking Water Week 2012 began May 7
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) kicked off Drinking Water Week 2012 on May 7 with a call to “Celebrate the Essential” throughout North America.
Throughout the week, AWWA and its partners will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention to water infrastructure, the economy and careers in the water profession.
May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.
It is a problem not limited to the desert Southwest but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA's WaterSense program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs.
The preview will be available May 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has announced that it will broadcast a complimentary online event to anyone with an AWWA login account on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a preview of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition’s (ACE12) online exhibit hall, and participants will learn about ACE12 session highlights.
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.
Changes will allow units in multi-family homes to become certified
Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.