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  • CH2M HILL Receives 2 Design-Build Awards for Water Projects

    DENVER, November 2, 2007 - CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, won two awards yesterday from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for outstanding project work using design-build delivery. The awards were presented at the Design-Build Conference in Dallas, Texas. CH2M HILL received awards for its work with the Southern Nevada Water Authority ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant in Mexico City

    The contract, valued at 764 million Mexican pesos (€47 million), entails the design, construction operation and maintenance of the El Caracol waste water treatment plant for 23 years. Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • EPA says it will build temporary treatment plant for mine

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states. Colorado's two U.S. senators urged the agency to build a longer-term plant to treat acidic water flowing from multiple mines in the Upper ...


    By Associated Press

  • Building Sciences Expert Helps Identify Healthy Homes

    In today’s challenging real estate market, more home buyers and builders are discovering the advantages of green homes.  These green features may provide increased energy efficiency, healthier indoor air quality (IAQ) and cause less of an impact on the environment.  These features help to attract buyers and move homes when in some areas traditional homes are lagging on the ...

  • Hitachi and Veolia win contract to build pretreatment facilities for Large-scale Water Desalination Plant in Basrah, Iraq

    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501 / "Hitachi") and Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE), through its subsidiary OTV ("Veolia"), announced today that a consortium formed by their two companies, along with Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo, has received an order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of ...

  • CH2M HILL awarded US$180m Santa Fe design-build project

    CH2M HILL, the global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been selected to design and build the Buckman Direct Diversion Project (BDD), a $180.9 million water treatment project that will divert water from the Rio Grande River and deliver it to residents and businesses in Santa Fe and Santa Fe County.   The city and county currently depend ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Building Sciences Expert Offers Mystery Odor Identification Advice

    Last month, residents of Eight Mile, Alabama met with their mayor and representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and two companies with pipelines that run through the area.    The meeting was called after months of searching for the cause of a foul smell that has been making residents sick.  A chemical ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Sewer Gas and Air Quality Issues in New York Buildings Allows Residents to Breathe Easier

    Most people have at one time or another walked into a home or building and were faced with the unpleasant odors associated with sewer gas. Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school, business, or other type of building depending on various circumstances.   Sewer gas is formed during the decay ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Outotec to build the largest and most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment plant in Switzerland

    Outotec has signed a contract with the City of Zürich (represented by Entsorgung und Recycling Zürich), on the design and turnkey delivery of the largest and most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment plant in Switzerland. Outotec's contract value is nearly EUR 50 million, of which the first phase engineering will be included in Outotec's 2012 order intake, and the main delivery ...


    By Outotec Oyj

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • B & V Water develops revolutionary alternative water supply system

    One of the UK's largest water treatment companies has developed a revolutionary system which enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment. The system, created by multi million turnover and double award winning B & V Water Treatment, enables access to non potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Biogas installation and Water purification installation (Pizzoli, Italy)

    After a promising feasibility study in 2005, to the possibilities/benefits of Green Energy production from potato waste and the processing of waste water from the Italian potato product company Pizzoli S.P.a, the preparations to build a biogasplant have already been started. Colsen International b.v. has been granted the assignment of designing and engineering a digesting installation and water ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Introduction GloEn-Patrol ballast water treatment system

    Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Treatment System.’ The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol™ system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies: filtration and UV light for the removal of sediments and aquatic organisms and to destroy (micro)organisms. The complete system is simple to ...


    By Hatenboer-Water BV

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Arup Hires Witko; Strengthens Water Business in the Americas

    Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today that it has hired Janine Witko as Arup's Water Business Leader in the Americas region, to be located in the New York Cityoffice. Under Janine's leadership, Arup will refocus its strategic efforts on building its water business in the Americas. Arup's ...


    By Arup

  • California City Looks to Sea for Water in Drought

    This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water. The $34 million desalination plant was fired up for only three months and mothballed after a miracle soaking of rain. As the state again grapples with historic dryness, the city nicknamed the "American Riviera" ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

     A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday. Mayor D. Michael Collins called the drinking water safe and lifted the ban at a Monday morning news conference. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy savings from water appliances and systems

    Increases Energy Savings from Water Appliances and SystemsThe US government and marketplace are focused on reducing the overall energy costs with various incentives to promote alternatives and improvements. There are numerous agencies, plans and directives to achieve these ambitious goals in commercial and residential applications.There is an affordable easy and proven technology that can ...


    By HydroCare

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who receive water from the lake behind Hoover Dam are preparing for the worst. The receding shoreline at one of the main ...


    By Associated Press

  • Burns & McDonnell Assisting Cities as Zebra Mussels Threaten Public Water Systems

    Cities across Kansas are on alert after zebra mussels nearly halted one city's water intake system and continue to threaten other public waterways across the state. "Utilities are being caught by surprise," says John Mitchell, director of the wastewater practice at Burns & McDonnell. "Without a plan, agencies are finding themselves in big trouble from these invasive species." Zebra mussels ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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