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The Growing Issue of Stormwater and Urban Runoff

June 28, 2016 - in Announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, June 27, 2016—Precipitation in an urban or suburban area that does not evaporate or soak into the ground but instead runs across the land and into the nearest waterway is considered stormwater runoff. Increased development across the watershed…

Michael Baker International Promotes Anna Lantin to Regional Director of the West

June 23, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People, Water

Pittsburgh, June 22, 2016 – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced  today that Anna…

USDA, Department of the Interior to Announce Major Investment for Water Management, Efficiency Across the West

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López will announce a multi-million dollar federal investment in…

Water Stress Tool Set to ‘Go Live’

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 21, 2016—An experimental tool to give farmers, government officials, environmental groups and other stakeholders an improved estimate of how much water is available in a specific watershed is scheduled to go online this summer. Developed…

Nanorods Hold Promise for Water Purification and Separation

June 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

RICHLAND, Wash. – After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look. Chemist Satish Nune was inspecting the solid, carbon-rich nanorods…

Researchers Study Pulling Rare Earth Elements from Industrial Waters

June 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

University of Wyoming researchers have joined colleagues from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to study the potential for retrieving rare earth elements from water produced in oil and gas production and geothermal projects.…

A Watershed Moment in Public Alerting

June 14, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

A real-time web map goes a long way to prevent sickness when force majeure strikes. Last winter, a torrential storm caused two water pump outages in Atlanta, Georgia, risking contamination and necessitating a boil water advisory be issued to affected residents.…

PhD Student Awarded 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

June 14, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People, Water

GOLDEN, Colo.—Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Chelsea Panos has received a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), which provides each recipient with a $34,000 annual stipend for three years, plus a $12,000…

EPA Honors Winners of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

June 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring…

Cardno Leader Elected Region Director of American Society of Civil Engineers

June 10, 2016 - in People, Water

Cardno is delighted to announce that Dr Brett Phillips, Asia Pacific Discipline Leader - Water, has been elected Director for Region 10 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the period 2016-2019. This achievement formally recognises Dr Phillips…