Leica Geosystems said that its Leica Captivate Pipeline, a new application available to pipeline surveyors in North America, dramatically streamlines their work by eliminating many of the manual operations that have previously been required in pipeline tracking and reporting.
Park City Municipal Corporation recently selected CH2M to design a new water treatment facility set to create lasting improvements in the Utah mountain community.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has taken a significant step toward the potential development of what would be one of the world’s largest water recycling programs.
Researchers recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought.
On July 6th, The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of the residential tower portion of 700 Jackson Street, a 14-story mixed-use building, located in Hoboken, N.J.
Researchers at MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia have devised a robotic system that can detect leaks at a rapid pace and with high accuracy.
Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) board approved two projects – one that will establish a wetland mitigation bank to offset environmental impacts from construction or development projects, and another to pursue transit oriented development.
A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change’s impact on irrigation.
The DC Water board of directors approved the authority’s largest contract to date for the design and construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT).
York County, S.C., selected Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, to perform a force main replacement along Highway 274 from Crowder’s Creek Pump Station to the Big Allison Creek Pump Station.
EPA announced the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities.
MWH Treatment has focused on creating a behavioral safety culture within its design teams to support and compliment the more conventional on-site safety practices during construction.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program at its Annual Meeting.
The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides practitioners, leaders, and other advocates with the tools to design streets for successful stormwater management.
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.
The Florida Water Environment Association recently chose the Central Pasco County Beneficial Water Reuse Project, the 4G Wetlands, as its 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project of the Year Award-winner.
A comprehensive resiliency plan to reduce risk from storm damage on the New Jersey shore included pumping 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal, N.J., as well as modification to six stormwater outfalls and two groins.
Mueller Systems is collaborating with Senet to deliver advanced metering infrastructure to water utilities across North America.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) patented a new technology to inspect coatings of pipelines installed through horizontal directional drilling.
State leaders shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie — a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms.
The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reselected CH2M to provide planning and design services for their civil works program.
Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.
Local high school students installed a rainwater management garden on the grounds of W.B. Saul High School as part of an innovative STEM education partnership between CH2M and The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Works Everywhere program.
A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight’s spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.
EPA produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands.
More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new Arcadis report.
A new wave of drilling activity in the hydraulic fracturing sector has kick-started demand for water management solutions in a sector that was lagging less than a year ago.
EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received letters of interest from prospective borrowers in communities across 19 states.
Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers — rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.
CH2M is launching its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller (https://www.floodmodeller.com/en-us) and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time.
The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program.
A new report provides a blueprint for how to design and launch a feasible and operable “Internet of Water” — a network of interconnected data producers, hubs, and users — that will enable connecting and transmitting water-related data and information in real-time.
The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District celebrated the grand opening of its Northern Treatment Plant. Planned since 1982, the new $417 million facility is one of the most advanced in the western United States.
Honeywell selected CH2M for remedial construction management at the Quanta Resources Corporation Superfund site. The site, located in Edgewater, N.J., is one of the largest in-situ stabilization remediation projects of its kind.
The EPA’s Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Finance Center, in collaboration with the Environmental Finance Center at UNC and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, is hosting a finance forum for drinking water systems.
Pipe and hardware companies are poised to benefit from heightening concerns about U.S. municipal water infrastructure and $300 billion of forecasted capital expenditures over the next decade.
Through the launch of a new investment vehicle and additional debt financing, Blackstone expects to invest in more than $100 billion of infrastructure projects, principally in the United States.
Since 2002, Cardno and AECOM have been joint venture owners of T2 Utility Engineering, Inc., a utility engineering infrastructure services firm in Canada. In February, Cardno, Inc. acquired AECOM’s 50 percent share of T2.
EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
Fourteen organizations spanning 27 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina will receive more than $1.1 million in new grants from Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs.
Dewberry was selected to collect, process, and assess airborne topographic LiDAR data for Hillsborough County, Fla., covering approximately 1,200 square miles within the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the first NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) datasets in Beta version.
A group of 50 industry experts, including CH2M, came together from backgrounds in water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, to develop a regional shared vision for the future of water infrastructure in the Northwest.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District received regulatory conceptual approvals for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program from the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water.
Slayden Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of MWH Constructors, Inc., was selected as the construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC) for a $27 million project for a new Water Treatment Plant in Lebanon, Ore.
The U.S. municipal water sector sits at the cusp of change with more than $20 billion of forecasted spending on software, data, and analytics solutions over the next decade.
Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the global water sector exceeded $20 billion in 2016, pushing the three-year total valuation of announced deals to more than $57 billion.
Two longtime utility directors launched a communications consulting firm dedicated to helping water and wastewater professionals across North Carolina and the nation meet their customers’ growing expectations for information.
The City of Oceanside was honored for its leadership in Aquifer Augmentation and Indirect Potable Reuse and was awarded “2016 Agency of the Year” by the Water Reliability Coalition.
Traditional water supplies are no longer a certainty for many municipal water utilities across the U.S., sparking a wave of investment in water reuse and desalination projects exceeding $18 billion.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the suite of hydrography web-based map services, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will separate the services for the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD).
An EPA webinar on April 27 will highlight three innovative state initiatives that address novel stressors and improve the resilience of program operations.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings opened the entry submission process for its annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.
A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) interactive map provides a comprehensive, long-term look at changes in the quality of our nation’s rivers and streams over the last four decades.
Engineering News-Record recently named DC Water’s Blue Plains Tunnel as the 2016 Overall National Best of the Best Project.
Trimble announced the latest version of its smart water management software — Trimble Unity 3.8.
WateReuse is hosting the 2017 Industrial and Commercial Water Reuse Conference in Atlanta on May 21-23.
Imagine H2O, the water innovation accelerator, announced the results of the 2017 California Water Policy Challenge.
EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems.
As part of the Decentralized Wastewater Webcast Series, EPA is hosting a webinar, Surface Discharge of Raw Wastewater among Unsewered Homes in Central Alabama.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) designated the state’s third groundwater management area.
A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up.
Singapore International Water Week opened its call for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018.
According to an economic impact analysis commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign (VOW), closing the water infrastructure gap in the U.S. would create 1.3 million jobs and spur total economic activity to $220 billion annually.
The 2017 WateReuse California Awards were presented to recycled water facilities, customers, and advocates that are leaders in creating sustainable, locally controlled water supplies across the state.
WateReuse members from across the United States traveled to Washington, D.C. to elevate water as a national priority during the National Water Policy Fly-In during Water Week 2017.
The Water Environment Federation is accepting applications for the 2017 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.
EPA and the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange provided assistance under a cooperative agreement to the University of North Carolina (UNC) Environmental Finance Center to perform an in-depth examination of nine projects where communities used alternative project delivery models.
The Urban Waters Learning Network, a program run by Groundwork USA and River Network with EPA funding, is hosting a webinar.
Copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines.
Innovyze released V6.0 Generation of SCADAWatch, a network data management and business analytics and optimization solution for water and sewer systems.
The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, appointed CH2M to provide professional engineering services for detailed design and construction supervision of the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant
The binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.
Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with municipal water utilities, which see data and analytics as critical tools for overcoming the age-old issue of crumbling water infrastructure.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the National Rural Water Association as the Environmental Finance Center to support technical assistance and training for municipalities within the jurisdiction of EPA Region 8.
According to the Sierra Club, President Trump’s executive order to undo the scientifically based Clean Water Rule and create a lengthy process will continue the confusion in what waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a webcast on the new tool, “Model My Watershed,” on Thursday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is seeking public input on recently unveiled plans for the city’s latest HOME GR/OWN green space on a long-vacant lot.
Thanks to a collaboration between Phipps and the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, researchers now have a greater understanding of the life cycle of water reuse systems designed for living buildings, from construction through day-to-day use.
Following hundreds of public meetings and thousands of public comments, California released the final, refined environmental documents for WaterFix, an essential effort to modernize the State’s water infrastructure.
DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the issuance of the first certifications under the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).
Dignitaries joined San Antonio Water System in celebrating the introduction of a truly new drinking water source to the city — desalination. The SAWS project pumps salty — or brackish — water from deep in the Wilcox Aquifer under south Bexar County as the source for this purified drinking water.
The CB&I, Michael Baker International and Gannett Fleming joint venture (JV) team announced completion of construction management services for four projects as part of the six-year upgrade of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn, N.Y. Not only were the four construction projects, valued at approximately $1.3 billion, delivered under budget, the team achieved all consent order milestones, allowing $71.7 million to be returned to the city.
Helix Water District, City of El Cajon, and San Diego County have each approved new Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) with Padre Dam Municipal Water District for additional studies on the East County Advanced Water Purification Program. The MOUs commit the program partners to contribute a total of $474,000 toward Padre Dam’s existing contract with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to complete the studies.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $662.9 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. This funding complements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State proposal to invest a record $2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New York.
A new study has confirmed the feasibility of a proposed large-scale project to treat and purify wastewater and distribute it to groundwater basins across the region through a collaboration between the Metropolitan Water District and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.
Imagine H2O, the water innovation accelerator, selected 12 startups to advance to its 8th annual Accelerator Program. Over 180 startups from 20 countries registered for the Challenge.
The City of Gallup, New Mexico, council members approved an eight-year contract with CH2M to take over operations and maintenance of the city’s 5 million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant.
Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.
The US Water Alliance released its One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource as a guide for changing the way water is managed in America.
President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law, which includes provisions of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act championed by the Water Systems Council and other water well industry groups during the past three years.
The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), released and is seeking comment on a proposed rule to update and clarify its policies governing the use of USACE reservoir projects for domestic, municipal and industrial water supply pursuant to Section 6 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, 33 U.S.C. § 708 (Section 6), and the Water Supply Act of 1958, 43 U.S.C. § 390b (WSA).
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is launching two new prize challenges — Arsenic Sensor Challenge and More Water, Less Concentrate. This is the first stage for each challenge. Subsequent stages with larger prize purses are planned for testing and demonstrating the most promising technologies.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources, which provides states and others the scientific foundation to better protect drinking water resources in areas where hydraulic fracturing is occurring or being considered.
President Obama on Dec. 10 signed legislation that will allow the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to begin making loans to tackle the nation’s trillion-dollar water infrastructure challenge.
The City of Flint, Mich., selected Arcadis to prepare a Water Distribution System Optimization Plan under a contract worth approximately $800,000. The plan is intended to guide improvements for the distributed water quality, sustainability and long-term operation of the city’s aging water system.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado recognized the Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility (RHWPF) with a 2017 Engineering Excellence Award. Designed by Dewberry, the $51.5 million plant uses new technologies that have enabled the Parker Water and Sanitation District to convert from rapidly declining groundwater sources to a renewable water supply.