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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Indonesia and the Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

    The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. It aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use. The initiative is financed by the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • ARCADIS hires geotechnical engineer in Atlanta

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the hire of Tracy Hendren, a geotechnical civil engineer with 15 years of experience. Mr. Hendren will be working out of the ARCADIS Atlanta office and will be reporting to Paul Booth, senior geotechnical manager. Mr. Hendren has experience and training in geophysical site characterization, seismic ...


    By Arcadis

  • GEI Hires Eight Senior Professionals

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has hired eight senior professionals in several of its offices throughout the country.  Joining the firm are Christopher Bradley, P.E.; Mike Carosotto, P.E., PMP, CFM; Ying-Kit Choi, Ph.D., P.E.; ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • President`s Fiscal 2013 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers` Civil Works Released

     The President's Budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said, "The fiscal 2013 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities through targeted ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Partners With URS and RIZZO to Provide Seismic, Flood, External Hazard Evaluation & PRA Services

    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's business unit, Scientech, has reached an agreement with URS Corporation and with Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO) to jointly provide seismic, flooding, other external hazard evaluation and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Services to the US commercial nuclear power market. These world-class organizations are working together to provide utilities with quality ...


    By Scientech, Inc.

  • Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The basic contract will have a maximum value of $15 million over five years, and the work under this ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sinorock,engages in the manufacture and sale of self drilling bolt

    Sinorock,engages in the manufacture and sale of self drilling bolt,we are your best strategic alliance partner as we provide the best quality, as well as the most added value.Sinorock is continuously developing its technology and improving its products.Today,our products are also favored and appointed to be used in most of world largest structures around the world.Sinorock ...


    By sinorock

  • Slide 6.0 - advanced slope stability and groundwater seepage analysis

    Rocscience is pleased to announce the release of Slide version 6.0, the most comprehensive slope stability analysis software available, complete with finite element groundwater seepage analysis, rapid drawdown, sensitivity / probabilistic analysis and support design. All types of soil and rock slopes, embankments, earth dams and retaining walls can be analyzed. Slide 6.0 is the only slope ...


    By Rocscience Inc.

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