Congress should permanently invest in Land and Water Conservation Fund

Congress should permanently invest in Land and Water Conservation Fund

Photo: Katharine Egli

Like so many American children, I looked forward to Christmas all year. I loved hearing my mother’s beautiful voice singing “O Holy Night” during Christmas Eve service. I treasured the bustle of warmth and love that filled our home as friends and family gathered to celebrate together. That countdown to Christmas morning started with finding the perfect Christmas tree.

My father preferred white pines, “very full” with … [more…]

A legal loss in Florida’s water war | Editorial

A legal loss in Florida’s water war | Editorial

A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court has said that Florida – not Georgia – is to blame for decimating the oyster industry in Apalachicola. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times)

A hearing officer has dealt Florida the nearest thing to a fatal blow in its long-running water war with Georgia. In a report last week, the special master, Senior U.S. Circuit Court Judge Paul J. Kelly Jr., found … [more…]

Wamego, Kansas Water Tank, 2019 Tank of the Year Winner

Wamego, Kansas Water Tank People’s Choice, 2019 Tank of the Year Winner

A municipal water tank in Wamego, Kansas, is this year’s winner of the Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc.

The pedestal water tank was selected by a panel of water tank enthusiasts based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project. The tank was also designated the People’s Choice winner based on online voting … [more…]

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Toward safe and reliable drinking water for all Californians; Coalition in Mendocino County forming to acquire Potter Valley Project; Endangered frog species blocking Camp Fire cleanup; Are Santa Clara Valley farmers paying too little for precious water?

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Why American Businesses Need Modern Water Infrastructure

photo: Why American Businesses Need Modern Water Infrastructure

Photo: Waves off Anna Maria Island, FL. Photo credit: Brett Meliti on Unsplash.

Last month, we celebrated World Water Day with the global theme “leave no one behind.” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler marked the occasion by highlighting water as “the largest and most immediate environmental and public health issues affecting the world right now.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Business Task Force on Water Policy because we agree.… [more…]