Post Tagged with: "Black & Veatch"

Beyond Compliance: Inside Memphis’ SARP10 Program

Beyond Compliance: Inside Memphis’ SARP10 Program

August 24, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Bently Green, Robert Knecht & Scott Morgan Memphis is a city of highs and lows, like the sharps and flats in the blues for which the southern U.S. city is famous. Lows like the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and highs like introducing Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and other musicRead More

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

June 12, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Zeynep Erdal One and a half centuries ago, a rancher, naturalist, explorer, environmental philosopher, writer and conservationist named John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” Much more recently, the water industry began to focusRead More

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