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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Student Paper Competition in Dam and Levee Safety - Extended Abstracts Due Feb. 11

    Association of State Dam Safety Officials Student Paper Competition - Dam Safety 2011, September 25-29, National Harbor, Maryland Prizes of up to $1,500 for up to three students Extended abstracts of 1,200 words or more due by February 11, 2011  -   Full papers due May 20, 2011 Free admission for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pennsylvania Governor budgets $100m for flood control

    Declaring that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal. The governor's $28 billion budget proposals includes $100 million for flood-control projects over the next three ...

  • Baker Receives 2012 Environmental Business Journal Project Merit Award

    Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), announced that it was honored with a 2012Environmental Business JournalProject Merit Award at the Environmental Industry Summit XI in Coronado, Calif., in March 2013, for the Canonsburg Dam Rehabilitation project. Canonsburg Dam, owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is a ...


    By Michael Baker Corporation

  • Sutron Bookings YTD 2012 Total $5,135,057

    Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced today that total bookings for 2012 January and February equal $5,135,057. Bookings for the month of February alone were $3,641,909. Strong domestic sales of $1,130,250 to 47 US public and private sector entities contributed to February's ...


    By Sutron Corporation

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