PFAS regulations update: It’s forever and it’s everywhere; Now what?

By MACIE J. H. CODINA andRALPH A. DEMEO, Esq.,Guilday Law Firm EPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: An MCL is an enforceable regulatory level for public drinking water systems established as close as is feasible to the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG), taking costs into consideration. On March 14, 2023, the EPA issued a Notice of […]

State purchases easements to protect working ag lands

Florida Governor and Cabinet’s recent approval secures 18,279 acres of agricultural land through conservation easements, safeguarding the state’s food and economic security. This is a significant milestone in the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program’s mission to protect working agricultural lands.

Zero waste practices and the role of structural engineers

Leo Cannyn

Discover the critical role structural engineers play in implementing zero-waste practices in construction. From forward-thinking design to resource efficiency, they are key in reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability.

Floating solar panels creating energy, saving water

Floating solar panels technology

Discover the innovative technology of floating solar panels and their dual role in energy generation and water conservation. From cooling effects to land preservation, this technology is transforming renewable energy.

LEED-certified buildings ensure more resilient future

How LEED-certified buildings, evaluated by the US Green Building Council, lead the way in reducing energy consumption, improving indoor air quality, and promoting sustainability. Explore the certification process and its positive impacts on our environment and economy.

Navigating Florida land use, cover with FLUCCS codes

Florida Land Use and FLUCCS Codes

By Victoria Colangelo The Florida Land Use and FLUCCS Codes (Cover Classification System) is a comprehensive and standardized system for classifying and mapping the land use and cover of the state of Florida. Developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), FLUCCS provides a framework for understanding the distribution and patterns of land use […]

A.I. will transform Infrastructure Design & Engineering

AI, like the Transcend Design Generator (TDG), is revolutionizing infrastructure design by generating innovative ideas, saving time, and involving a broader range of stakeholders. This collaboration between AI and engineers meets growing infrastructure demands.

Ultrasonic buoys tackle Hillsborough River’s algae issues

Ultrasonic Buoys Hillsborough River Algae

By Staff Reports The city of Tampa recently has adopted an innovative approach to control algae in the Hillsborough River by installing two cutting-edge LG Sonic MPC-Buoys(ultrasonic buoys). These advanced buoys have been specifically designed to curb the growth of blue-green algae by employing ultrasonic sound waves. By blocking algae’s access to sunlight and nutrients, […]

Otter Springs Park welcomes new veterans’ facilities

By Staff Reports Dignitaries, elected officials, and local stakeholders alike recently gathered for a ribbon cutting celebrating a new Distributed Wastewater Treatment (DWT) installation. While the innovative technology is significant for its positive environmental impact, an even greater result may be how it transforms the lives of our veterans. On May 17, OnSyte Performance unveiled […]

Governor Signs Historic Environmental Legislation Into Law

By Staff Reports On May 30, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 1379 into law. This legislation is of great importance, as it provides enhanced protections for the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), expands the current wastewater grant program, strengthens Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), improves local government long-term comprehensive planning, and creates dedicated […]

Gainesville to expand food waste composting program

By TOM STRICKLAND, Recycling Coordinator, City of Gainesville The city of Gainesville is taking significant steps toward achieving its zero waste goals by expanding its residential food waste composting program. The city aims to more than double the number of program participants by the end of June 2023, with a target of enrolling 200 to […]

$700 million available for charging, fueling infrastructure

By BLANCHE HARDY, PG The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is pending for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program). This is a new competitive grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The CFI Program will make available $700 million. The funding is proposed to assist in the creation of publicly […]

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