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  • OneRain Showcases Its Active Dam Safety Monitoring Solution

    OneRain is pleased to announce its participation at Dam Safety 2015 where they will be showcasing their Active Dam Safety Monitoring solution. Dam Safety 2015 is the official national conference of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the premier educational and networking event in the dam safety industry that attracts attendees from all over the world. This year's conference ...


    By OneRain Incorporated

  • ASDSO Accepting Applications for Dam Safety Scholarships Through March 31

    The Association of State Dam Safety Officials  (ASDSO) Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships of up to $10,000 to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams. 2011-2012 Scholarships - Undergraduate students planning to graduate in ...

  • HYDRO DAM INSPECTION - Hydro International

    The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program. Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • New designs for making old dams safer

    A group of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineers are helping to rehabilitate aging small dams across the country. Efforts are underway to upgrade existing auxiliary spillways or build new spillways for these dams, especially in Oklahoma. These upgraded or new spillways meet current dam safety standards and will increase the useful lives of the dams. The U.S. Department of ...

  • San Clemente Dam Removal Passes Milestones

    The Monterey County Planning commission approved California American Water’s San Clemente dam removal plan on Wednesday. With this vote, the company obtained the last of the major permits it needs to begin construction, which is set to commence later this summer. California American Water also announced that Watsonville-based Granite Construction has been selected as the contractor to lead ...


    By American Water

  • China Warns of Three Gorges Dam Catastrophe

    WUHAN, Hubei, China, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - Chinese officials and experts have admitted the Three Gorges Dam project has caused an array of ecological ills, including more frequent landslides and pollution, and if preventive measures are not taken, there could be an environmental 'catastrophe.' While the dam has served as a barrier against seasonal flooding threatening the ...

  • BLACK & VEATCH SELECTED TO ASSESS DAM SAFETY IN HONG KONG DURING THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

    Hong Kong SAR, China (October 15, 2007) – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected by the Water Supplies Department in Hong Kong SAR to assess the condition of water reservoirs in Hong Kong that will further enhance the safety and reliability of reservoir operations. During the next five years, Black & Veatch will be responsible ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Griffin Dewatering will be at the Colorado Convention Center For the Dam Safety 2012 Show September 16-21, 2012

    Come Visit Griffin For the 2012 Dam Safety 2012 Trade Show at the Colorado Convention Center, September 16-21, 2012 in Denver, CO to discuss groundwater control management on large scale Dam projects. Griffin Dewatering Experience — The engineers and field-personnel at Griffin Dewatering have accumulated a vast amount of experience at the numerous groundwater sites that they have worked ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • New Orleans Levees 1,000 Times Riskier Than Large Dams

    AUSTIN, Texas (ENS) - New Orleans residents' pre-Katrina risk from the levees that were supposed to protect them was 1,000-fold higher than considered minimally acceptable for a major U.S. dam, according to an expert engineering panel of the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE. Dr. Robert Gilbert, the risk expert on the ASCE panel and a civil engineering professor ...

  • EPA releases reports on dam integrity assessments at 17 coal ash impoundments

    As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing national effort to assess the management of coal combustion residuals, EPA is releasing the final contractor reports assessing the structural integrity of 17 impoundments and similar management units containing coal combustion residuals, commonly referred to as coal ash, at nine facilities.  These 17 impoundments have a “high” or ...

  • Hoover Dam`s safety record, revised MSHA POV rules, hearing loss concerns in sports facilities and more on EHS This Week

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment, health and safety news: MSHA's revised pattern of violation (POV) rules.  Research on excessive noise levels in sports venues. The Environmental Protection Agency rules in favour of E15 ethanol blend, and more. Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Wimbleball Dam earns 2016 Institution of Civil Engineers South West Civil Engineering Award

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West recently awarded England’s Wimbleball Dam Grouting Works project its Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award in the over £1m Re-engineering category. The award celebrates the outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the South ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • California American Water Issues Request for Qualifications for San Clemente Dam Removal Project

    California American Water has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for its project to remove San Clemente Dam, a 1921 106-foot high concrete-arch dam located 18 miles upstream from the mouth of Carmel River on the Monterey Peninsula. The removal of San Clemente Dam, which California American Water plans to undertake in partnership with the California ...


    By American Water

  • New Weather Alarm Improves Operational Safety

    Columbia Weather Systems is releasing a new alarm feature on the Weather Display. For all real and calculated parameters, users can select upper and lower limits which trigger audible and visual alarm. A visual green circle graphic turns red when alarm conditions are present. An audible beeping alarm sounds. The audible ...

  • Employees Exemplify Culture of Safety On and Off the Clock

    Safety always comes first at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. It’s our priority to ensure safe work environments by emphasizing collaboration among our staff and clients. But our focus on safety doesn’t stop when we’re off the clock, it’s also a value we want employees to carry home and in the community. Take Global divers Carl Bryant and Tyler Wiesen for example. The two ...

  • EPA releases coal ash safety plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released action plans developed by 22 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. The action plans are a response to EPA's assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last September. Coal ash was brought ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA releases coal ash impoundments safety plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing action plans developed by 20 electric utility facilities with 70 coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. The action plans are a response to EPA's final assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last May. Coal ash ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA releases electric utility plans to improve safety of coal ash impoundments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released action plans developed by 22 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer.  The action plans are a response to EPA’s assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last September.  Coal ash ...

  • Montana oil spill renews worry over safety of old pipelines

    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Safety net for hazardous chemicals strengthened as the scope of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention widens

    Safety at industrial facilities across 40 countries in Europe will be enhanced with the inclusion of 13 additional categories of hazardous substances and 32 more chemicals with serious health and environmental effects within the scope of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention). This will start on 19 December 2015 with the entry ...

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