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Xylem Expands Dewatering Rental Offerings in Latin America

Mon, 2016-08-22 09:19
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Xylem Expands Dewatering Rental Offerings in Latin America

New hubs in Colombia, Brazil, Peru are part of multi-million dollar investment

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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

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CH2M Launches New Leadership Development Program

Mon, 2016-08-22 08:23

Singapore infrastructure hub to expand with employee mentoring, training

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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

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NGWA CEO to Retire December 2017

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:49

Kevin McCray served NGWA for more than 34 years

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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

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New GeoHealth Journal Supports Emerging Field

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:09
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American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons partner for new initiative

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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

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Soil Health Institute Identifies Future Research Needs

Thu, 2016-08-18 10:36

Agricultural leaders gather at first annual meeting

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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

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Xylem Inc. to Acquire Sensus for $1.7 Billion

Wed, 2016-08-17 06:50

Transaction expected to close in fourth quarter of 2016

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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

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Oldcastle Precast Idaho Facilities Earn NPCA Quality Merit Award

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:30

Idaho Falls, Nampa plants scored in top 25 of NPCA Plant Certification program

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Two Oldcastle Precast Idaho facilities—Idaho Falls and Nampa—received the 2015 Quality Merit Award for outstanding commitment to quality from the National Precast Concrete Assn. (NPCA) in recognition for scoring in the top 25 in their annual NPCA Plant Certification program.

Approximately 400 plants participated, and Idaho Falls and Nampa both scored in the top 25. This achievement ranks Oldcastle Precast’s Idaho Falls and Nampa plants in the top 7% of all NPCA certified plants. The NPCA certification covers both facilities’ full line of precast reinforced concrete products.

Source:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  August 16, 2016

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Restoration Leaders to Convene on 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan

Tue, 2016-08-16 07:33
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Two leadership roundtables, coastal summit address challenges, opportunities

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The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced they will host two leadership roundtables this fall and a culminating coastal summit in December to discuss Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The events will gather diverse coastal interests to address the challenges of and opportunities for continuing restoration through the plan.

The meetings will discuss issues that address:

Source:  America's WETLAND Foundation Publication Date:  August 16, 2016

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American Water Announces 2016 Environmental Grant Recipients

Mon, 2016-08-15 08:58

Forty-two community improvement projects receive more than $150,000

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American Water announced the recipients of the 2016 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 42 projects throughout American Water’s service areas in 10 states will be supported by grants totaling $153,350.

Established in 2005, American Water’s Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies in the communities it serves.

Source:  American Water Publication Date:  August 15, 2016

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U.S. EPA Approves Cortina Band of Wintun Indians’ Right to Develop Water Quality Standards

Mon, 2016-08-15 07:45

Decision promotes tribal self-government

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of the Cortina Band of Wintun Indians’ application for “treatment in a similar manner as a state” under the federal Clean Water Act. Alexis Strauss, EPA’s acting regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, presented the signed Certificate of Achievement to Tribal Chairman Charlie Wright in a ceremony at EPA’s offices in San Francisco.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 15, 2016

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