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February 5, 2013

1) EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Webinar: Stormwater Overview & Lessons Learned
2) Gulf Coast Multi-Sector Infrastructure Protection and Crisis Response Workshop, February 20-21
3) Show Us Your Water-Smart Landscapes!
4) Low Impact Development Fact Sheets Available Online
5) Updates on Sector-Specific Listservs


1) EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Webinar: Stormwater Overview & Lessons Learned
On February 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, EPA will hold a webinar for municipalities, counties, departments of transportation, universities, and other newcomers to the municipal stormwater program to provide an overview of the program. Local governments who are already developing and implementing their programs will share their experiences and lessons learned, and there will be time to answer participant questions. Participants must register in advance for the webinar. To register, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/301716584.

2) Gulf Coast Multi-Sector Infrastructure Protection and Crisis Response Workshop, February 20-21
On February 20-21, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., EPA will co-host the Gulf Coast Multi-Sector Infrastructure Protection and Crisis Response Workshop in Biloxi, Mississippi. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for drinking water and wastewater utilities to better understand cross-sector assets, threats, and response capabilities as well as to network with other local and state officials. Workshop topics include: water sector threats and vulnerabilities, cyber security, community-based water resiliency, emergency response capabilities, and information sharing. When registering, drinking water and wastewater utilities can select "other" and then type "water utility" into the blank box under the applicant work information section of the form. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please email Wisniewski.Lauren@epa.gov.

3) Show Us Your Water-Smart Landscapes!
Are you a green thumb with a knack for saving blue? If so, Facebook and Instagram aren't the only places where you can show off your water-saving landscape projects. WaterSense's Water-Smart Landscape Photo Contest invites home and business owners, landscape designers, irrigation professionals, and anyone else committed to saving water to submit snapshots of landscapes from any time of the year-including past years-that demonstrate how water-smart practices can be both beautiful and efficient. Participation is easy and open to the public, and multiple entries are welcomed. WaterSense will share some of the best water-efficient and aesthetically pleasing landscape photos on its Facebook page. The photos earning the most votes will be featured in WaterSense outdoor water-saving outreach efforts in 2013. Photos will be collected until February 15, 2013. Think your yard has what it takes? Learn more about how to enter WaterSense's Water-Smart Landscape Photo Contest.

4) Low Impact Development Fact Sheets Available Online
EPA has just released a fact sheet series on the benefits of low impact development (LID) and addressing obstacles to wider adoption of LID. Low impact development is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. It employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features, minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treat stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. This seven-part series of fact sheets is primarily intended for state and local decision makers who are considering adoption of LID, but have concerns. The fact sheets explain the benefits of LID in clear terms and through examples, and directly address specific concerns that have been raised about adopting LID, thereby busting barriers. The fact sheets are available at http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/green/bbfs.cfm.

5) Updates on Sector-Specific Listservs
EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Listserv: EPA's green infrastructure program has launched a green infrastructure listserv, called GreenStream, to share training opportunities, newsletters, and publications. To join, please send an e-mail to the following address: join-greenstream@lists.epa.gov. For more information on EPA's green infrastructure program, please visit: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/index.cfm
Monthly National Listing of Fish Advisories newsletter: EPA is publishing a monthly online National Listing of Fish Advisories newsletter that provides news and information about the science, communication, and health issues related to fish advisories. If you would like to announce an upcoming meeting, conference, or submit an article relevant to fish consumption advisories, please send an email to the newsletter manager at: fish_advisory@epa.gov.

 


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