Panel Discussion: The Environmental Impact of Our Next President

The President-elect, Donald J. Trump, will have a large impact on Environmental regulations, policy, laws, litigation and enforcement over the next four years.

The local Austin chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) in conjunction with AAEES has assembled a knowledgeable and distinguished panel of environmental policy experts to discuss the probable direction that our new President will take. The panel:

  • David Eaton, Professor-Natural Resources Policy Studies, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin
  • Asher Price, Environmental Reporter, Austin-American Statesman
  • Steve Minick, Vice President-Government Affairs, Texas Association of Business
  • Brian Flynn, Moderator, Board Certified Environmental Engineer

This one hour panel discussion was held at the University of Texas at Austin on November 17, 2016. It consists of statements by each of the three panelists, followed by questions from the audience. The panelists answers are very interesting and illuminating.

This video is a must-see item for every environmental professional who is curious about the direction of environmental policy in the next four years in the United States.

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New Canadian Hydropower and Dam Operations Leader

Dec 7, 2016

MWH, now part of Stantec, has hired David Rupay to lead the company's Canadian hydropower and dam operations. Rupay will serve as the client service manager - Canada with a specialized focus on Western Canada, building on the nearly 100 years of MWH hydropower experience within the country.

"David's leadership and engineering prowess will play an important role in our efforts to deliver renewable, reliable energy solutions that meet the needs of Canada's growing economy," said Mario Finis, leader of the global waterpower and dams group for MWH. "Canada has proven itself to be a global leader in renewable energy and has had a steadfast commitment to the advancement of hydropower. MWH and Stantec have deep roots within the nation, having worked on dams and hydropower projects dating back to 1921."

http://www.mwhglobal.com/news-room/new-canadian-hydropower-and-dam-operations-leader/

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Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Result in Major Reduction of Intersex Fish

Date: January 10, 2017
Source: University of Waterloo
Summary: Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop of fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers.

Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The 10-year study, published in Environmental Science and Technology found that the microorganisms used to remove ammonia in the wastewater treatment process also reduced the levels of endocrine disrupters in the water, which caused the intersex occurrences in fish to dramatically decline.

"Having long-term data of the fish population, before and after the wastewater treatment upgrades makes this a truly unique study," said Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection in Waterloo's Department of Biology. "The changes to Kitchener's wastewater treatment system have had a much larger positive impact then we had anticipated."

In 2007, Servos started tracking the number of intersex male rainbow darter fish in the Grand River. Intersex fish are a result of exposure to natural and synthetic hormones in the ...click here to continue.

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