WaterBriefs: AwwaRF hires new finance director

Sept. 14, 2007
Also in this report: Live from the Black Sea; Report explores African islands desal markets; Second edition of water demand glossary released; Mexico wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize; MACTEC appoints principal environmental engineer; Stevens Water hires technical sales engineer; New research on European sludge dewatering equipment market; ASHRAE to provide 'green' design guidance; Godwin Pumps opens Portland, OR, branch; Onset announces new addition...

In other news below:
-- Live from the Black Sea
-- Report explores African islands desal markets
-- Second edition of water demand glossary released
-- Mexico wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize
-- MACTEC appoints principal environmental engineer
-- Stevens Water hires technical sales engineer
-- New research on European sludge dewatering equipment market
-- ASHRAE to provide 'green' design guidance
-- Godwin Pumps opens Portland, OR, branch
-- Onset announces new addition to management team

AwwaRF hires new finance director
DENVER, CO, Aug. 15, 2007 -- The Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF), the leading nonprofit water research foundation dedicated to advancing the science of drinking water, has named James C. Parone as director of finance and administration. In this role, Parone will be responsible for AwwaRF's finance, technologies, administration, and various human resource activities...

Among other recent headlines:

Live from the Black Sea
MYSTIC, CT, Aug. 15, 2007 -- Dr. Robert Ballard, President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, and an international team of researchers, are currently conducting a combination of survey and archaeological work in the Black Sea. The two sites of interest include a shipwreck located off the coast of Turkey in the anoxic layer, and the Byzantine shipwreck located off the Ukrainian coast. The expedition team is also working with artifact conservation experts to deploy underwater display cases and environmental monitoring devices. During the course of the expedition, you can tune into the Immersion Presents website at www.immersionpresents.org to follow the expedition, learn about the team, e-mail questions to the scientists, watch live streaming video from a variety of camera sources and listen to audio from the crew.

Report explores African islands desal markets
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 15, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the new Frost & Sullivan Report "Southern East African and African Indian Ocean Islands Desalination Plant Markets" to their offering. The report provides an overview of these little known desalination markets as well as industry challenges, market drivers and restraints, and a list of current installed desalination plants in each market...

Second edition of water demand glossary released
Aug. 15, 2007 -- The second edition of the online "Water Demand Management glossary" has been released. The glossary is part of the Regional Water Demand Initiative in the Middle East and North Africa (WaDImena), and aims to contribute to a more in-depth and holistic understanding of water demand management (WDM) concepts and terms. The glossary is developed in three languages: Arabic, English and French and targets policy makers, research groups, NGOs and other practitioners working on water demand management and promoting the efficient, equitable and sustainable use of water. You can access the WDM tri-lingual glossary at: http://www.idrc.ca/ev_en.php?ID=61853_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC.

Mexico wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Aug. 14, 2007 -- Adriana Alcántara Ruiz, Dalia Graciela Díaz Gómez and Carlos Hernández Mejía from Mexico have been awarded the prestigious 2007 Stockholm Junior Water Prize in a formal ceremony in the Stockholm City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus during the World Water Week in Stockholm. The students from the Cultural Institute of Paideia in Toluca, Mexico, received the Prize from the hands of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria on behalf of the Stockholm Water Foundation. They also received a USD 5,000 scholarship and a crystal sculpture...

MACTEC appoints principal environmental engineer
ALPHARETTA, GA, Aug. 14, 2007 -- W. Paul Teichert has been named Principal Environmental Engineer at MACTEC Engineering & Consulting. Teichert has more than 22 years experience in regulatory compliance and environmental engineering, including conducting audits for Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Emergency Planning and Community, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) programs for both commercial and Federal clients. Prior to joining MACTEC, Teichert was an environmental engineer with various environmental engineering consulting firms in the Southeast.

Stevens Water hires technical sales engineer
PORTLAND, OR, Aug. 13, 2007 -- Stevens Water Monitoring Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Spansel, an industry veteran who will be joining Stevens as a technical sales and applications engineer. Spansel has extensive training, education and experience in electronics and computer hardware, including hydrological and meteorological monitoring systems. His previous jobs include NE Regional Sales Manager at Sutron Inc., as well as customer service technician and IT administration...

New research on European sludge dewatering equipment market
LONDON, Aug. 13, 2007 -- Several challenges related to sludge treatment and disposal persist across Europe. At the same time, efforts are ongoing to harmonize sludge treatment facilities in emerging markets with EU standards...

ASHRAE to provide 'green' design guidance
ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 10, 2007 -- Working to make advanced energy efficiency guidance mainstream, ASHRAE is developing a code-intended baseline sustainability standard for health care facilities. Proposed Standard 189.2, Design, Construction and Operation of High-Performance Green Health Care Facilities, will prescribe the procedures, methods and documentation requirements related to high performance green health care facilities...

Godwin Pumps opens Portland, OR, branch
BRIDGEPORT, NJ, Aug. 10, 2007 -- Bridgeport, NJ-based Godwin Pumps®, worldwide manufacturer and supplier of the Dri-Prime® automatic self-priming pump, recently opened its newest rental facility in Portland, OR. Coming online as the 25th Godwin branch location, the Portland branch is located on a three-acre property with an 8,000 square foot shop and office, the Portland facility is just south of Portland and is situated in an ideal location to serve all of Oregon. Godwin is also set to break ground on a new, 50,000 square foot distribution center at its Bridgeport, NJ home office. This new facility will expedite the distribution of the world's largest rental fleet and parts inventory to customers and distributors across the United States.

Onset announces new addition to management team
BOURNE, MA, Aug. 10, 2007 -- Onset Computer Corporation, provider of data logging solutions, has announced that Michael Tobin has joined the company's senior management team as Controller. Tobin brings more than 25 years of financial management experience to Onset, having most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Resin Distribution Company, a national wholesale distributor of plastic resin...


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