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The Growing Popularity of Subsurface Tile Drains

January 25, 2018

Agricultural subsurface tile drainage is a practice that has been around for many decades but has recently become increasingly popular among growers throughout the Midwest, given improvements in technology and increases in commodity prices. This practice allows growers to effectively change the drainage properties of their land to remove excess water and recover some of… Read More>


July 13, 2017

Waterborne’s vision is to provide superior environmental consulting services while maintaining high ideals in the protection of environmental quality. We remain adaptive in business growth and diversification and evolve as opportunities arise to meet the experiences and interests of everyone at Waterborne. “In keeping with these core values, we continue to look for ways to… Read More>


July 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of Waterborne Environmental, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Kern as Chief Executive Officer, which became effective February 22, 2017. Matt is succeeding Marty Williams, who served as President since 2011. Marty is assuming the role of Chairman of Board of the Directors, with Pat Holden continuing to… Read More>


July 13, 2017

In this issue of The Current, we would like to celebrate Waterborne’s Co-Founder, Patrick (Pat) Holden, who retired May 1, 2017, the start of our 25th year. Pat moved to a small farm in Loudoun County, Virginia, from Alexandria, Virginia, at the age of seven. Moving to a rural, predominantly agricultural county in the early… Read More>

Waterborne’s Continued Focus on Pollinator Protection

December 19, 2016

In the Spring 2015 edition of The Current, we updated our readers on our expanding expertise in pollinator protection. Since then, we have grown our pollinator risk assessment expertise and increased our involvement in this important area. Regulatory agencies and industry stakeholders maintain focus on this issue and Waterborne has enhanced its role in the… Read More>

Pesticides in Flooded Application Model – PFAM 2.0

December 19, 2016

Pesticides in Flooded Applications Model (PFAM) is an aquatic model used to estimate surface water exposure from the use of pesticides in flooded fields, such as rice paddies and cranberry bogs. PFAM was recently updated and scenarios in AR, CA, LA, MO, MS and TX were developed based on regional rice growing practices. Highlights of… Read More>

Dose Response Assessment Introductory Training

December 19, 2016

Human health risk assessments in the United States are relying more and more on quantitative dose-response assessments to derive a toxicity point of departure. Quantitative dose-response assessments take expertise in USEPA’s Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS). The software is freely available from USEPA , which has been peer reviewed, and is widely accepted by regulatory agencies…. Read More>

Monarchs and Threatened and Endangered Species

September 14, 2016

On September 9th, 2016, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Monarch Summit was held in Springfield, IL with three goals in mind: 1) to build shared understanding of state-wide, existing and needed Monarch related activities, 2) to establish a mixed stakeholder-regulatory hub for state-wide Monarch conservation, and 3) to develop foundations for sector-specific action plans… Read More>

Waterborne Environmental Attends USEPA Hypoxia Task Force Spring 2016 Meeting

August 18, 2016

Aquatic hypoxia, or low oxygen, is an environmental phenomenon where the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water column is too low to support living aquatic organisms. According to USEPA, hypoxic areas, or “dead zones,” have increased in duration and frequency across our planet’s oceans. A variety of factors can cause hypoxia, including water stratification… Read More>

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform – First Major Environmental Legislation in 30 Years!

August 18, 2016

On May 12, 2016, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan House-Senate agreement of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LSCA) by a margin of 403 to 12. President Obama signed the Act into law on June 22, 2016. The purpose of LSCA is ultimately to reform, strengthen and… Read More>