Educating our future leaders...

Tom Zimnicki, of K&A, spoke to a science class of 6th graders at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo about our water resources on Friday 4/27/16. He explained how our land management practices, or lack thereof, have an effect on our lakes and streams. Well done, Tom!

K&A received MDEQ recognition for work within the local Arcadia Creek Watershed

K&A received MDEQ recognition at the Michigan Water Environment Association 2016 Annual Watershed Conference for our work within the local Arcadia Creek Watershed associated with substantial reductions in phosphorus loads, sediment loads and peak flows to the Kalamazoo River. The Michigan Water Environment Association and MDEQ hosted the Annual Michigan Watershed Conference on March 29, 2016, a meeting for Michigan watershed stakeholders and representatives. At this meeting, the MDEQ honored Kieser & Associates with recognition for its ongoing efforts in the Arcadia Creek Watershed, which have led to substantial reductions in phosphorus loads, sediment loads and peak flows to the Kalamazoo River.

Mark Kieser appointed to Earth & Water Group's Advisory Board

Earth & Water Group, LLC, an environmental solutions provider with a focus including environmental markets and finance, water resources, government affairs, sustainability and security, recently appointed Mark Kieser to the Group's Advisory Board.

Brian Boyer to serve 2nd year on the WEF National MS4 Award Selection Committee

Following his participation during the inaugural year, Brian Boyer, of K&A, has been invited to serve a second year on the WEF National Municipal Stormwater Infrastructure Awards Program Review and Selection Committee. The National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program, led by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) honors high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) programs across the country. Phase I and Phase II MS4s can apply to this awards program and Brian Boyer is once again serving on the application review team.

K&A Staff sought out for Stormwater Expertise

Brian Boyer of K&A has been invited to speak at the 15th Annual 2016 StormCon Event in Indianapolis, held August 22-25, 2016, giving a presentation entitled "Paying for Stormwater Controls and Program Management".

Work moving forward on Pollinator Project

Funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Innovation Grant, K&A is working with the American Farmland Trust (AFT) to address the severe decline of pollinators.

Now Available! Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy

K&A authored Chapter 15 (Water Quality Trading in Ohio) of this new book that evaluates economic policy instruments targeting water quality goals around the globe. 

K&A partners to support Iowa League of Cities on new 3 year grant

The League reports that the proposal was a partnership between the cities of Dubuque and Storm Lake, "proven experts in the field environmental science, engineering firm Kieser & Associates and law firm Troutman Sanders with the goal of developing innovative, practical solutions that are right for Iowa."

K&A to contribute to efforts to improve water quality for Lake Erie

K&A will be supporting the Great Lakes Commission in a new grant-funded effort to reduce  harmful algal blooms each summer in Lake Erie.

K&A Staff - Featured Authors in new WQT book

The new Water Environment Federation publication, Advances in Water Quality Trading as a Flexible Compliance Tool, features chapters about K&A projects written by staff members who led the projects.

KVCC continues pursuit of K&A Stormwater Neutral Status

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is continuing to work with K&A on stormwater solutions while developing the Health Focused Campus, 13+ acres of urban campus including an Institute for Health, Culinary and Food Safety, a Center for Food Sustainability and Innovation and a community psychiatric clinic.

K&A Ag Water Management Work Featured

A K&A analysis of agricultural drainage water management was featured by the Michigan Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Ecosystem Marketplace
Environmental Trading Network
EPRI Ohio River Basin Trading Project
Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force
US EPA Water Quality Trading
USDA Office of Environmental Markets
Water Resource Information for the Kalamazoo River
 
 
Environmental Services & Market News

K&A helps you keep track of what's happening nationally with environmental markets.  Click below to see what's on our radar.

Integrated Water Fund in Lima, Peru

K&A is leading technical efforts to apply a framework for evaluating and implementing water resource projects undertaken by a water fund (AQUAFONDO) in Lima, Peru. The water fund is being developed to fund projects that address both water quality and quantity issues for the City's threatened drinking water supply.

First Water Quality Trading in California

K&A is assisting the City of Santa Rosa wastewater utility with a nutrient offset program that is the first of its kind in California.  K&A successfully prepared regulator-approved credit proposals for conservation practices at dairies, as well as for salmon habitat restoration.

 
Stormwater Management at Western Michigan University
K&A is continuing to help WMU become Stormwater NeutralTM. The university was recognized by Michigan DEQ for its efforts to manage stormwater runoff through treatment projects and policies. An article highlighted several BMPs implemented by WMU in partnership with K&A.
Stormwater Project at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

K&A designed a stormwater treatment project at KVCC with funding through a Michigan DEQ Nonpoint Source Grant.  The stormwater treatment system became fully operational in August 2013.

Portage and Arcadia Creeks Monitoring

K&A is collaborating with local stakeholders to quantify and document Watershed Management Plan (WMP) implementation progress in Portage and Arcadia Creeks. A year-long intensive monitoring project will compare current and past water quality in the watershed after ten years of BMP implementation.

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