- K&A partners with Kalamazoo Valley Community College on new stormwater project
Thanks to their commitment to preserving our local waterways, KVCC has again obtained funding for a stormwater management project. K&A staff with work with KVCC, the City of Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council on this three year Clean Water Act – 319 Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to help set up a rainwater harvesting system around the new Healthy Living Campus and develop a master rain garden education program for local residents.
-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.
- 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.