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- EPA Sued Over Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up Enforcement (9/28/2020) - Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and D.C. have jointly filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and other local waterways. The jurisdictions say that the EPA has failed to hold up the terms of a multi-state agreement to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Primarily, these jurisdictions say that New York and Pennsylvania have failed to uphold their end of the bargain, and that the EPA has failed to follow-up with enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure,” said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. “Restoring the health of the Bay… [...]
- Report Details Nationwide Shortfall for Infrastructure Funding (9/28/2020) - According to the new report released last week by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water Campaign, the United States is underinvesting in its drinking water and wastewater systems, putting American households and the economy at risk. The report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure: How a Failure to Act Would Affect the U.S. Economy Recovery,” finds that as water infrastructure deteriorates and service disruptions increase, annual costs to American households due to water and wastewater failures will be seven times higher in 20 years than they are today —from $2 billion in 2019… [...]
- University Institute Launched in Texas to Explore Water Issues (9/28/2020) - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has recently launched the Institute for Water Research, Sustainability and Policy. The institute brings together faculty across UTSA to collaborate in the areas of water quality, water quantity, flood control and water policy. The research will focus on the effects of climate change on water resources in the local San Antonio area, the South Texas region, and the I-10 Corridor. Eventually, the research and studies will expand to include national and international water issues and solutions. “An institute based on water research is absolutely needed, based on the part of Texas where… [...]