News

ASWM has been a valuable source for wetland-related news for over 10 years. It publishes the monthly "Wetland Breaking News," which is widely read as a national publication. News items are also posted under major topic categories, for example, climate change, Gulf oil spill, state wetland program news and job postings. These can be found in the drop-down menu below "News," or select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read. In Wetland Breaking Newsaddition to publishing WBN, the Association also offers original content with announcements, legal analysis, quirky wetland stories and more on its weekly blog, The Compleat Wetlander.

The Daily Record – May 11, 2014

The Obama administration began a process that may result in the first federal regulation of chemicals used in fracking, a drilling technique that has transformed energy production while eluding oversight sought by environmentalists. After three years of delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it’s considering rules requiring oilfield service companies such as Halliburton Co. to send it details on the health and safety of the chemicals used. The agency said it may decide to stop short of rules, and use incentives or voluntary steps. For full story, click here.

EPA –  May 9, 2014

On May 9, 2014, EPA announced the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities seeking technical support to develop and implement an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management. The primary purpose of the technical assistance is to help EPA develop practical examples of how to implement the different steps in developing an integrated plan in order to provide useful information to communities across the nation who are interested in integrated planning. To read more, click here.

By Laura Martin – Water Online – April 11, 2014

Graywater — domestic wastewater not originated from toilets — constitutes up to 70 percent of total indoor wastewater generation, according to a recent Water Environmental Federation (WEF) report. Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the United States are already using graywater for landscape irrigation and other outdoor uses, according to the White Paper On Graywater by Bahman Sheikh. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal. For full story, click here.


ASWM is keeping an eye on the development of the 2012 Farm Bill. On this page you can find updates on the Farm Bill as well as agricultural news in the context of wetlands and related issues. For Farm Bill 2012 resources on the web, click here.


Read news from each state by clicking on the states in the map above or the list of states below.

In addition to the job postings below, ASWM has compiled a list of links to water resources and/or wetland-related job postings.  Click here.  To submit a wetland-related job announcement to the ASWM site, send the job title, a brief description, a link to the full description, closing date, relevant contact info and website to sharon@aswm.org