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Chesapeake Bay Foundation leads efforts to decrease bacteria in Norfolk, Va., River8.22 oyster-3-1375582-1280x960.jpg
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation began restoration efforts at the Norfolk, Va., Lafayette River to increase the river's oyster population and ultimately decrease bacteria levels. The foundation is leading the effort to collect used oyster shells, clean them, harvest baby oysters and return the shells to the water.
“We’re trying to increase the population of oysters,” said Heather North, oyster restoration specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “They filter the water. A single adult oyster can filter water in the summer months up to 50 gal of water a day.”Source: WAVY-TV Publication Date: August 23, 2016
Xylem Expands Dewatering Rental Offerings in Latin America
New hubs in Colombia, Brazil, Peru are part of multi-million dollar investmentXylem-dewatering-hub-locations_05_map.jpg Company Reference: Xylem
Xylem Inc. announced it is expanding its dewatering pump rental and service capabilities in Latin America with the opening of three new hubs this year.
In August 2016, the company opened its newest dewatering pump rental facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. In April 2016, Xylem opened a rental hub in Pará, Brazil, and, in January 2016, it opened another in Chiclayo, Peru. These new hubs add to six dewatering pump rental hubs that Xylem opened in the region over the past six years as part of a multi-million dollar investment in Latin America.Source: Xylem Inc. Publication Date: August 22, 2016
Singapore infrastructure hub to expand with employee mentoring, training8.19 hong-kong-arches-1234281.jpg Company Reference: CH2M Hill
During Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016, CH2M launched a new Leadership Development program at its Singapore InfraHub.
The Leadership Development program will prepare the company's next wave of multi-disciplinary employees to develop and execute complex infrastructure projects in Singapore and the region. The program, which is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), is CH2M’s first program of its kind.Source: CH2M Publication Date: August 22, 2016
Kevin McCray served NGWA for more than 34 years8.16 rain-on-water-1180229-1280x960.jpg
After more than 34 years of combined employment by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) and its subsidiaries, including more than 20 years as CEO, Kevin McCray, CAE, informed the NGWA Board of Directors of his retirement as the association’s CEO effective Dec. 31, 2017.Source: National Groundwater Assn. Publication Date: August 19, 2016
American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons partner for new initiative8.19 globe-series-2-1425560-1279x957.jpg
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the launch of its newest journal, GeoHealth. AGU and John Wiley & Sons Inc. are initiating the new, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal supports and enables the emerging, transdisciplinary field of Geohealth, which includes the intersection of Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural and environmental health.Source: American Geophysical Union Publication Date: August 19, 2016
Agricultural leaders gather at first annual meeting8.18 offshot-in-the-soil-1376998-1279x852.jpg
The Soil Health Institute (SHI), a collaboration of agricultural leaders, held its first annual meeting July 27 to 29 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 130 soil health experts, including farmers, land grant university specialists, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists, conservation leaders, soil laboratory scientists, and foundation/non-governmental organization leaders identified key soil processes influencing productivity, resilience and environmental quality.Source: Soil Health Institute Publication Date: August 18, 2016
Transaction expected to close in fourth quarter of 20168.16 water-flow-2-1542134-1279x1705.jpg Company Reference: Xylem
Xylem Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash.
Sensus, owned by investment funds affiliated with the Jordan Company and GS Capital Partners 2000, has more than 80 million metering devices installed globally. Its FlexNet communications network technology uses licensed spectrum in the U.S. and other geographies and provides secure connectivity solutions that support multiple applications.Source: Xylem Inc. Publication Date: August 17, 2016