WaterBriefs: Former Assistant Interior Secretary Limbaugh joins Ferguson Group

July 23, 2007
Also in this report: Strategic business report examines drinking and wastewater treatment chemicals; Northwest Pipe Company announces promotions; Bio-Rad receives Readers' Choice Award; HaloSource announces hires for expansion of clean water initiatives; Delta's water-efficient showerhead wins Stevie Award; Eco-Tec names Global Product Manager, Amine Purification; CH2M HILL names leader of Wet Weather Initiative; Developers to pay $590,000 penalty...

In other news below:
-- Strategic business report examines drinking and wastewater treatment chemicals
-- Northwest Pipe Company announces promotions
-- Bio-Rad receives
Scientific Computing's Readers' Choice Award
-- HaloSource announces hires for expansion of clean water initiatives
-- Delta's water-efficient showerhead wins Stevie Award
-- Eco-Tec names Global Product Manager, Amine Purification
-- CH2M HILL names leader of Wet Weather Initiative
-- Developers to pay $590,000 penalty for polluting waterways with construction site runoff
-- Report finds chemicals from personal care products polluting San Francisco Bay
-- NY governor signs legislation reaffirming state's commitment to dredge Jones Inlet
-- EnergySolutions awarded contract for cleanup project of the Atlas Mill Tailings
-- Prime Resins Inc. celebrates 25 years

Former Assistant Interior Secretary Limbaugh joins Ferguson Group
WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2007 -- The Ferguson Group LLC, an industry leader in representing public and private organizations before Congress and federal agencies, has announced that former Assistant Department of Interior Secretary for Water and Science Mark. A. Limbaugh will be joining the firm effective July 23, 2007. Limbaugh will serve as Principal and use his extensive experience working on natural resource and water issues, to help guide local governments, agencies and other organizations through the federal regulatory and legislative process.

"I am thrilled to be joining The Ferguson Group and look forward to working with a team of professionals of unmatched quality and experience," said Limbaugh. "I've known the firm for years and have always respected its high standards and the level of services it provides its clients."

The Ferguson Group provides federal representation services to more local governments, water districts, irrigation districts, mutual water companies and water agencies than any other firm in Washington. The firm represents more than 150 clients in 27 states.

"Mark has solid credentials in water, irrigation, and natural resource management, with more than 22 years of firsthand experience in these issues as an Idaho family farmer and a State Watermaster," said William Ferguson, CEO of The Ferguson Group. "These invaluable experiences on the ground, combined with his time at Interior, will enable Mark to provide unique strategic guidance to a broad range of our clients."

In addition to his service as Assistant Secretary, Limbaugh also served as Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation. Other key positions Limbaugh has held include president of the Family Farm Alliance, watermaster of Idaho's Payette River Basin, and executive director of the Payette River Water Users Association. Mr. Limbaugh has been actively involved in various state and federal water organizations throughout his career. A native of southwestern Idaho and for many years an Idaho family farmer, Limbaugh earned his B.S. cum laude in 1978 from the University of Idaho and has worked as a Certified Public Accountant.

Among other recent headlines:

Strategic business report examines drinking and wastewater treatment chemicals
DUBLIN, Ireland, July 20, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Drinking & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals - Global Strategic Business Report" to their offering. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Drinking & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Corrosion-and Scale-Inhibiting Chemicals, Coagulants and Flocculants, Biocides and Disinfecting Chemicals, Filter Media and Adsorbent Chemicals, Softeners and pH Adjustors, Fluoridation Agents, and Antifoaming Agents...
Also see: "Growing demand for clean water likely to influence research on desalination technologies"

Northwest Pipe Company announces promotions
PORTLAND, OR, July 18, 2007 -- Northwest Pipe Company announced three management promotions today. Winsor Jenkins was named Vice President, Human Resources; Gary Stone was named Vice President, Quality Assurance; and Greg Carrier was named Vice President, Purchasing...
Also see:
-- "Northwest Pipe acquires Utah manufacturer"
-- "Northwest Pipe Company announces $8M order"

Bio-Rad receives Scientific Computing's Readers' Choice Award for spectroscopy software
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 17, 2007 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, today announced that its Informatics Division received a Silver Award for its KnowItAll® Informatics System spectroscopy software in Scientific Computing's "2007 Readers' Choice Awards." This is the 10th year in a row that Bio Rad has been recognized for its products in the spectroscopy software category...

HaloSource hires Stephen Himley and Steve Carver for expansion of clean water initiatives
BOTHELL, WA, July 16, 2007 -- HaloSource Inc., an antimicrobial and clean technology solutions company, has hired Stephen Himley as engineering project manager of water applications and Steve Carver as mechanical and plastics designer. Himley and Carver will focus on designing HaloPure water purification cartridges and devices, which will be used in many leading, global water purification companies' products...
Also see: "HaloSource, Eureka Forbes team up to provide clean drinking water in India"

Delta's water-efficient showerhead wins prestigious Stevie Award
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 16, 2007 -- Delta's Water-Efficient Showerhead with H2Okinetic Technology® was the recipient of the Stevie Award in the "Best New Product or Service - Consumer Products" category at the 5th Annual American Business Awards held June 11, 2007. Known as "the business world's own Oscar Awards," the Stevies recognize and create awareness of the outstanding efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide.

Eco-Tec announces promotion of Sunil Dandekar
PICKERING, ON, Canada, July 16 2007 -- Eco-Tec is pleased to announce the promotion of Sunil Dandekar to the position of Global Product Manager, Amine Purification. Dandekar has been with Eco-Tec for seven years as Regional Sales Manager promoting the AmiPur, Eco-Tec's amine purification system. In doing so, Dandekar has worked diligently to effectively create global brand awareness and increasing acceptance of Eco-Tec's compressed-bed technology. He continues to be instrumental in promoting the contribution that AmiPur brings to the oil refining and gas processing industries.

CH2M HILL names leader of Wet Weather Initiative for Global Water Business Group
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 16, 2007 -- CH2M HILL a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has named Brian G. Marengo, P.E., a senior technologist in the Global Water Business Group, to lead its ongoing initiative delivering highly effective wet-weather programs and projects. The Wet-Weather Initiative was chartered in 2005 in response to the need to engineer creative solutions for CH2M HILL's clients' wet-weather flow management needs. Marengo's role is to strategically position CH2M HILL for further business development within the wet-weather marketplace. Marengo brings 16 years in water resources engineering and management experience. He joined CH2M HILL eight months ago and focuses on water resources and wet-weather technology, supporting existing CH2M HILL clients nationally and expanding the firm's reach in the Northeast Region.

St. Louis developers to pay $590,000 penalty for polluting waterways with construction site runoff
WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2007 -- Several St. Louis-area developers responsible for polluting streams and lakes with runoff from three construction sites will adhere to a strict compliance program at future construction projects, clean up past pollution, and pay one of the largest environmental penalties of its kind in state history under a consent decree reached with the United States, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, and the city of Wildwood, Mo...

Report finds chemicals from personal care products polluting San Francisco Bay
OAKLAND, CA, July 11, 2007 -- According to a recent report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), hormone-disrupting chemicals from a wide variety of consumer products are polluting San Francisco Bay, posing risks to marine life and challenges for consumers and utility districts. EWG, in a year-long effort with East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD) technical support, sampled and analyzed wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sites that discharge to the EBMUD wastewater treatment plant. Eighteen of 19 samples contained at least one of three unregulated, widely-used hormone disrupting chemicals -- phthalates, bisphenol A and triclosan...
Also see: "Groups demand EPA action on gender-bending chemicals"

NY governor signs legislation reaffirming state's commitment to dredge Jones Inlet
NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2007 -- Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced that he has signed legislation bolstering the state Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) ability to access approximately $7.5 million appropriated in the 2007-08 Enacted Budget for the dredging of Jones Inlet and the rebuilding of local area beaches...

EnergySolutions awarded contract for cleanup project of the Atlas Mill Tailings near Moab
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, June 20, 2007 -- EnergySolutions announced that it has been awarded the Department of Energy contract to clean up the Atlas Mill Tailings pile that sits alongside the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Concerns over potential radioactive contamination of the Colorado River has long made the clean up and removal of the radioactive mill tailings a priority for Utah citizens, environmental groups and Utah's government leaders...

Prime Resins Inc. celebrates 25 years
CONYERS, GA, June 6, 2007 -- Prime Resins Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyurethane grouts, epoxies and polyurea resins used for infrastructure repair and restoration, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Founded in 1982 by David Barton, Prime Resins, Inc. was created as a way to supply his specialty contracting company, Barton Southern Company, with then difficult-to-find specialized epoxies. A chemist on staff could tweak the formulas to make material specifically for the application on the current job.

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