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Being Smart About Being Green

Being Smart About Being Green

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

As more municipalities mandate environmental purchasing policies, how are managers to distinguish between brazen greenwashing and the legitimate claims of environmentally responsible manufacturers?

Reuse Policies Benefit Water Scarcity

Reuse Policies Benefit Water Scarcity

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In 2008, General Electric (GE) released a white paper providing a menu of policy options for addressing water scarcity through recycling and reuse. In that paper, the company discussed how governments in water scarce regions are looking for ways to expand water recycling and reuse, but they often have difficulty finding information on the policy options from which they might choose.

Water Management, Energy Efficiency

Water Management, Energy Efficiency

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

While no one knows precisely at what rate and by how much the climate will ultimately change, there is no doubt that the Earth?s average surface temperature is on the rise ? the result of a significant increase in the concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Get Smart!

Get Smart!

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Many utilities are suffering the triple pressures of fiscal austerity, water scarcity and aging infrastructure. In the fight to save water and replace or upgrade infrastructure, utilities are at the proverbial intersection of Rock Street and Hard Place Avenue.

PARTNERSHIPS: New York City DEP Launches Program To Improve Services, Lower Costs

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in November launched a new program, Operational Excellence ? or OpX ? to help make DEP the safest, most effective, cost-efficient and transparent water utility in the nation.

AWARDS: Merrick?s National Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Receives Distinguished Award

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Merrick & Company?s Peter Binney, P.E., National Director of Sustainable Infrastructure, recently received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) national President?s Medal for his dedicated leadership and influence in developing the national sustainable infrastructure project rating system and its accreditation program. Binney was a lead contributor in the development of the sustainable infrastructure rating systems that will further promote sustainable infrastructure design and construction practices.

PEOPLE: HDR Announces Staff Changes

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Andy Shea has been named the Water business group?s vice president and new market sector director for industrial/private client based in HDR?s King of Prussia office near Philadelphia, Pa.

SEWER OVERFLOWS: Chicago Reaches Settlement to Reduce Sewage Overflows

SEWER OVERFLOWS: Chicago Reaches Settlement to Reduce Sewage Overflows

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the State of Illinois on Dec. 14 announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into Chicago area waterways during flood and wet weather events.

CONFERENCES: 2012 No-Dig Show Heads to Nashville

CONFERENCES: 2012 No-Dig Show Heads to Nashville

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Nashville is home to the historic Grand Ole Opry and all things country music, all the way down to the 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots.

CONFERENCES: Beijing Hosts ICPTT 2011

CONFERENCES: Beijing Hosts ICPTT 2011

February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

From Oct. 26-29, 2011, the second International Conference of Pipelines and Trenchless Technology (ICPTT 2011) was held at the National Convention Center in Beijing.

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