Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Portland schools gear up to remove lead from water

District Chief of Modernization Jerry Vincent led the tour through the remodeled Franklin High School. 

 LAURA KLINKNER

OPB

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon’s largest school district has begun planning how to complete $790 million worth of construction work, funded by the Portland bond measure approved in May. Portland’s bond campaign focused on addressing lead in school drinking water. Portland Public Schools’ head of facilities, David Hobbs, told the school board he wasn’t sure how many schools would have lead-free water by next school year.

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Idaho's managed recharge program exceeds goal

Times-News

Last winter’s abundant snowpack has melted into a record year for managed recharge efforts across southern Idaho. The final numbers haven’t been tabulated yet — thanks, in part, to continued recharge from the Big Wood River — but Idaho has recharged 316,000 acre-feet into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer since late 2016.

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Professor says B.C. can be water tech leader

CBC News

According to Majid Bahrami, professor at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia is well poised to become a leader in the emerging low-carbon economy. He says B.C. is particularly well-suited for creating water technology. "Fresh water can be a major issue for anything we do, and here in B.C., we have several breakthrough technologies that can have a major impact," he said.

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