Napa Sanitation District Selects New Water Network Modeling Technology

InfoWater by Innovyze helps manage recycled water irrigation system, conserve water resources

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Innovyze announced that the Napa Sanitation District (NSD) in Napa County, Calif., has selected and deployed the company’s InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide, geospatial, water-recycled network modeling and management needs. The purchase will enable the district to address critical planning, design and operational issues with maximum effectiveness, including determining optimal delivery schedules for a user base that includes national label vineyards.


Richgro Opens New AD Plant in Australia

Landia, Biodome Asia, Edina, Uniflare partner for plant design

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Richgro opened a new AD plant in Western Australia. The company partnered with Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Assn. (ADBA) members Landia, Biodome Asia, Edina and Uniflare to design and develop a plant with energy-efficient features. 

Richgro sought to form a closed loop with potential to utilize heat and carbon dioxide produced on site. The company pursued blending digestate with existing Richgro product to improve nutritional and breakdown characteristics and market the new by-product as a bio-fertilizer.


Providence, R.I., Removes Nutrients & Saves Money With Retrofit

Facility uses IFAS process to reduce total nitrogen to meet strict standards

The Narragansett Bay Commission owns and operates the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility (FPWWTF) in Providence, R.I. The commission’s service area encompasses the metropolitan Providence and Blackstone Valley areas. Originally constructed in 1901, the FPWWTF provides secondary treatment for maximum monthly flows of up to 77 mgd and primary treatment and disinfection for an additional 123 mgd of wet weather flows; the total treatment capacity at the FPWWTF is 200 MGD.

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San Antonio Water System Evaluates Key Capacity, Remediation Projects

MWH Global selected as a design consultant for program

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MWH Global, which is now part of Stantec, announced its contract with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to become one of the Basin Planning Consultants (BPC) for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction Program (SSORP). MWH will develop preliminary engineering design concepts for SAWS to decide what it will construct, as required under a consent decree mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ). 

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WaterTAP Launches Better Best Practices Initiatives

Trish Johnson joins company to lead initiative

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The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) launched its Better Best Practices Initiative. Industry professional Trish Johnson joined WaterTAP to lead the initiative.

Better Best Practices is a series of collaborative projects that seek to continuously improve water management and leadership in Ontario, Canada, by addressing challenges that can represent barriers to the adoption of innovative water technologies by end users.


White House, EPA Honor Environmental Educator, Student Awardees

Awards recognize contributions to environmental education, stewardship

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the U.S. for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship.

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WEF Announces 2016 Fellows

Fifteen distinguished members to be recognized at WEFTEC

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) named 15 distinguished members the 2016 WEF Fellows. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession. 

"WEF Fellows have made significant professional accomplishments toward protecting public health and the environment through sustainable water management," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. "The federation is pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding professionals for their positive impact and contributions to clean water."

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Chinese Power Plant Limits Pollution With New Wastewater Treatment Equipment

GE’s technologies enable water reuse, meet emissions limitations

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GE announced that it will supply advanced wastewater treatment equipment for the Jingneng Zhuozhou coal-fired power plant in Zhuozhou City, China. GE will provide its membrane and brine concentration technologies followed by crystallization to produce pure sodium chloride.


Six Engineers Join Black & Veatch Houston Office

Fakheri, Flores, Issazadeh, Sandt, Mendiola, Evans support project growth

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Black & Veatch has hired or relocated an additional six engineers for its water and wastewater business at its Houston regional office. The new additions support Black & Veatch project growth in Texas and globally. The company has had an office presence in Houston for more than 20 years.

The newly hired or relocated engineers include Fariborz Fakheri, project manager; Sergio Flores, civil engineer; Andrew Issazadeh, civil-structural engineer; Justin Sandt, civil engineer; Jose Mendiola; civil engineer; and Corey Evans, civil engineer.

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Aclara Technologies Acquires Smart Grid Business From Tollgrade

Company expands smart infrastructure solutions portfolio, market reach

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Aclara Technologies LLC acquired the Smart Grid business of Tollgrade Communications Inc. The transaction includes the LightHouse distribution monitoring platform comprising Sensors and Sensor Management System (SMS) software with Predictive Grid Analytics and a broad intellectual property portfolio. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

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