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The importance of water management


The United States is one of the most urbanized nations in the world. Quality of life is influenced by how well communities manage their urban water resources. These resources keep cities healthy, safe and livable.

However, the cost of consistent and safe water is expensive and may result in damage to natural resources, drainages and ecosystems. This is changing as the water sector shifts toward One Water management.

One Water is an effort to integrate the planning and management of the water supply that minimizes impact on the environment and maximizes contribution to social and economic vitality in a community.

Water Resource Foundation reports

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Alternatives to plastic straws on the rise

Plastic straws

Cities from Seattle to St. Petersburg are banning single-use plastics like plastic straws, utensils and stirrers to limit the amount of plastic waste in the oceans.

It’s a fundamental shift that’s affecting nearly anyone who visits a restaurant or coffee shop. Behind the scenes, restaurants are looking for alternatives to plastic straws without impacting customer experience, their brand or the bottom line.

As a consumer, understand it’s a process. Your favorite coffee shop or restaurant may do a test run with paper or bamboo straws before deciding what works best. It’s all part of the movement to ‘go green.’

– Jeremy Bess, Revenue Management Solutions

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ACE to thin, restore 200 acres near Flagstaff


In 2017, American Conservation Experience (ACE) partnered with the City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project to thin 110 acres of hazardous fuels in Dry Lake Hills, just north of Flagstaff. The goal was to reduce the threat of forest fires and post-fire flood impacts.

This successful partnership will now continue thanks to support from the City of Flagstaff, National Forest Foundation and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

ACE will be employing, training and deploying 24 emerging forestry professionals, now through late November, to thin an additional 200 acres in Dry Lake Hills and Brookbank Meadow.

– Jeff Bousson, American Conservation Experience