WaterBriefs: Senate to debate Water Resources Development Act

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In other news below:
-- CH2M HILL hires western operation director
-- BaySaver Technologies names two area managers
-- USGS names public affairs officer
-- New report analyzes South African water, wastewater treatment equipment end-users
-- RBF welcomes vice president of watershed management
-- Herrenknecht to build assembly plant in India
-- MACTEC names Tallahassee office manager
-- Veolia Water N.A. appoints new company officers
-- Phoenix Contact names new vice presidents of sales, marketing
-- RCC Holdings Corp. purchases International Wastewater Systems
-- WAGO launches second tour vehicle

Senate to debate Water Resources Development Act this week
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 24 -- This week, the Senate is scheduled to debate the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. It would provide for the conservation and development of water resources, and it would authorize various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors. The bill's passage would cost the average U.S. family an estimated $110...

Among other recent headlines:

CH2M HILL hires western operation director
PHOENIX, Sept. 5, 2007 - CH2M HILL announces the hire of Gregory Fischer as the western operations director for CH2M HILL Constructors Inc. He will be based in the firm's growing Phoenix office. Fischer brings more than 20 years of experience in the water and construction industries. Prior to joining CH2M HILL, Fischer had served in the roles of senior project manager and director for water and wastewater and also had business development responsibilities. In his new role, Fischer will be responsible for the management of at-risk, design-build and design-build-operate projects in the western United States.

BaySaver Technologies names two area managers
MOUNT AIRY, MD, Sept. 4, 2007 -- BaySaver Technologies has announced the appointment of two area managers. Teresa Harwood is now responsible for Business Development in the states of Florida and Georgia. She has fifteen years of water and wastewater experience and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Brittany Horner is now responsible for Business Development in Oregon. She has Civil Engineering experience with the design and construction of roadways, highways and stormwater systems, having worked for a number of private firms as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Horner earned her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi.

USGS names public affairs officer
RESTON, VA, Sept. 4, 2007 -- Michael Gauldin has been selected as the public affairs officer for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). He will be responsible for media relations and helping to promote effective and strategic communications to support USGS science. Gauldin previously served as chief of communications for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, where he was responsible for congressional, media and public affairs...

New report analyzes South African water, wastewater treatment equipment end-users
DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 4, 2007 -- Research and Markets announces the addition of new Frost & Sullivan report South African Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment End-User Analysis to their offering. This research service provides a detailed analysis of municipal customers' perceptions of the services received from water and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers. The study also offers an insight into market forces and challenges, the customers' purchase drivers, an evaluation of equipment suppliers' performance, future market opportunities and strategic focus areas...

RBF welcomes vice president of watershed management
IRVINE, CA, Sept. 4, 2007 -- Larry B. McKenney has joined RBF Consulting (RBF) as Vice President of Watershed Management in the Stormwater Department of the firm's Irvine office. McKenney brings over 15 years of experience in Water Resources Management. Before joining RBF, McKenney served as the Director of the Watershed and Coastal Resources Division for the County of Orange. He also represented the County before state and federal agencies responsible for environmental policy and regulatory enforcement, and acted as a board member for several Southern California water research and preservation authorities.

Herrenknecht to build assembly plant in India
SCHWANAU, Germany, Sept. 3, 2007 -- In spring 2008, Herrenknecht will put into operation an assembly plant for tunneling systems and service in Chennai, on the eastern coast of South India. In a first step, the 100% Herrenknecht subsidiary "Herrenknecht India Pvt. Ltd." will have modern assembly, steel production and storage capacities covering an area of 40,000 square meters. The investment amounts to 6 million EUR. India is a key market for mechanized tunneling in the future...

MACTEC names Tallahassee office manager
ALPHARETTA, GA, Aug. 31, 2007 -- Eric A. Blomberg, P.G., has been named Tallahassee office manager at MACTEC Engineering & Consulting. Blomberg has been with MACTEC for 19 years and also serves as a principal hydrogeologist. His areas of expertise include program, project and technical management, geology, hydrogeology, and geologic engineering. Blomberg's experience includes remedial investigations, feasibility studies, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facility investigations, site inspections, contamination/environmental site assessments, sediment and soil sampling, and aquifer characterization.

Veolia Water N.A. appoints new company officers
HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2007 -- Veolia Water North America, a leading provider of water and wastewater services for municipalities and industries, has named Chibby Alloway executive vice president and chief technical officer. The company also announced that Chuck Voltz will assume the role of president of Veolia Water North America-West...

Phoenix Contact names new vice presidents of sales, marketing
MIDDLETOWN, PA, Aug. 30, 2007 -- Phoenix Contact USA announces the promotions of Greg Jerrehian and Louis L. Grice. Jerrehian and Grice, two long-time Phoenix Contact employees, will serve as vice president of sales and vice president of marketing, respectively...

RCC Holdings Corp. purchases International Wastewater Systems
ONTARIO, CA, Aug. 29, 2007 -- RCC Holdings Corp. announces the purchase of the assets of International Wastewater Systems, which is located in Bozeman, MT. Following the Letter of Intent, the agreement was completed and signed on Aug. 29, 2007...

WAGO launches second tour vehicle
GERMANTOWN, WI, Aug. 29, 2007 -- WAGO Corporation is adding a second vehicle to its "Innovation in Automation Tour" mobile marketing program. WAGO's IIAT initiative, which was launched to educate and interact with customers across North America, has been steadily gaining in popularity as the costs associated with sending personnel to tradeshows have grown exponentially. The identical vehicles are customized showcases that feature the same interactive features as WAGO's tradeshow booths. To date, Vehicle 1 has traveled 39,000 miles to visit approximately 3,200 people across the lower 48 states and Canada. WAGO officials expect Vehicle 2 to address requests for additional stops, return visits and the ability to have an IIAT Vehicle present for customer events/gatherings.

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