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Be Prepared: Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Planning Under AWIA

Be Prepared: Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Planning Under AWIA

October 28, 2019 at 9:08 am 0 comments

America’s Water Infrastructure Act Brings New Emergency Response and Resilience Requirements By Will Williams & Ahmet Ozman Even those of us who were not Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts can recite the Scouting motto. “Be Prepared” originally meant to be watchful and ready for anything, which made Scouts invaluable for patrolRead More

Asset Management Inside the Fence in Mesa, Arizona

Asset Management Inside the Fence in Mesa, Arizona

August 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

By Bryan Dickerson & Jesse Heywood The City of Mesa, Ariz., provides water and wastewater service to more than a half-million people every day through its Water Resources Department. In 2014, the city began a process that culminated in one of its largest projects to date with construction of the SignalRead More

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

By Prabha Kumar The ethos and expectations of the utility management, the administration, the rate-approving body and the ratepayers intersect during every utility’s rate setting and approval process. Municipal utilities, municipal authorities and investor-owned utilities that head down the rate setting path all need to effectively address a myriad of interestsRead More

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Asset management can be a gradual process, but condition assessment requires more than a superficial scan of system components. News media report the big infrastructure failures. Whether we manage water systems or tap into them, we hear about major water main breaks, tunnel collapses and facility mishaps. But if youRead More

Safety by Design

Safety by Design

April 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Making Safety a Focus in the Design of Water Facilities Can Eliminate an Array of Issues By Elizabeth A. Rodgers, Michael Etheridge & Chase Hartz Imagine that an engineer offers to design your water facility or facility upgrade in such a way that it is safe to build, operate and maintain. YouRead More

Black & Veatch project wins Desalination Plant of the Year honors

Black & Veatch project wins Desalination Plant of the Year honors

May 15, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit. The plant increases water supply by creating purified water from seawater and delivering it to the largest copper mine in the world.Read More

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

Triple Vision: Collaboration, Innovation, Communication

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

 By Cindy Wallis-Lage   Water is both a resource and a challenge. As an optimist — a trait I think I share with many water leaders — I see opportunities and potential solutions when I look at challenges facing the water industry. Leaders in any field tend to have specialRead More

San Diego water project wins prestigious ASCE award

San Diego water project wins prestigious ASCE award

April 17, 2017 at 8:55 am 0 comments

A project to increase water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Black & Veatch delivered construction project management and design service on two of the four key facilities of the EmergencyRead More

Shaw joins Black & Veatch’s Houston office

Shaw joins Black & Veatch’s Houston office

April 3, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Dr. Andrew Shaw, a Black & Veatch water and wastewater expert, is relocating to the firm’s Houston Regional Office and will focus on leading efforts in nutrient removal, sustainability and wastewater reuse. Shaw, a global practice and technology leader and associate vice president, will help meet project needs for BlackRead More

An opportunity to reduce operating costs that may not be readily apparent is the implementation of Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) to reduce aeration costs while improving effluent quality (Photo credit: Black & Veatch).

Performance Contracting Delivers Maximum Flexibility, Upgrades

February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too Energy Savings Performance Contracting Delivers Maximum Flexibility Along with Upgrades By Pete Thomson & Mike Hanna People who judge sports, video gaming and baking competitions often consider “degree of difficulty” in evaluating performance. That consideration should also apply to today’s utilityRead More