WaterBriefs: MWH to design water supply intake for S. Nev. Water Authority

Also in this report: Itron hosts meter data software seminar; UK utilities 'go live' with HiAffinity; AWT seeks Supplier of Year nominees; Carter & Burgess' names senior water/wastewater engineer; WERF needs biological nutrient removal test sight; WEF, A&WMA sponsor 'Animal Agriculture and Processing' conference; Amiantit contracts exceed US$211 million in Mid-East; Carollo Engineers appoints Northwest water practice director...

In other news below, see:
-- Itron hosts seminar on building vs. buying software for meter data management
-- Tetra Tech joint venture awarded Indian Ocean tsunami warning system project
-- UK's Folkestone, Dover Water 'go live' with HiAffinity
-- AWT taking nominations for Supplier of the Year
-- Carter & Burgess' names senior engineer for water, wastewater group
-- Vidler Water agrees to extend closing on deal to sell water in Lincoln County, Nev.
-- WERF: Test site needed for biological nutrient removal research
-- WEF, A&WMA to sponsor conference on Animal Agriculture and Processing
-- Amiantit contracts exceed US$211 million in 2005's first in Gulf countries, Yemen
-- Carollo Engineers appoints new director of water practice in Northwest
-- Atwell-Hicks merges with Novi-based civil engineering firm

MWH to design water supply intake for Southern Nevada Water Authority
BROOMFIELD, CO, Aug. 9, 2005 -- MWH, a global consulting firm, announced today that the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has retained the joint venture of MWH and other teaming partners to design a new water supply intake in Lake Mead. The intake will provide critical drought protection and water quality improvements for more than 1 million residents of southern Nevada. The design phase of the project is due to be complete in the next two years and construction will be completed by 2011. The total project cost is currently estimated to be $650 million...
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Itron hosts seminar on building vs. buying software for meter data management
SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 8, 2005 -- Many utilities face the decision of buying versus building when implementing mission-critical software systems such as meter data management systems. Itron Inc. will host a Web seminar that will explore the trade-offs between buying and building meter data management systems at 10 a.m. PST on Thursday, Aug. 11...
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Tetra Tech joint venture awarded Indian Ocean tsunami warning system project
PASADENA, CA, Aug. 9, 2005 -- Tetra Tech Inc.'s joint venture with International Resources Group (IRG) was awarded a two-year, $6 million task order under the worldwide water resources contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is leading the U.S. government assistance program to support the development of an Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS), in coordination with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, other donor nations, and national governments in the region...
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Folkestone, Dover Water 'go live' with HiAffinity
LONDON, Aug. 9, 2005 -- DST International Billing (DSTi) -- a provider of innovative customer management and open billing solutions to the utility industry -- announced today that Folkestone and Dover Water, Kent, (F&DW) has completed a migration from Custima to its new HiAffinity customer care and billing system. It joins companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Australia and Bulgaria that are already live with HiAffinity.
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AWT taking nominations for Supplier of the Year
MCLEAN, VA, Aug. 9, 2005 -- The Association of Water Technologies, an organization representing hundreds of regional water treatment companies throughout the United States and internationally, knows how important quality suppliers are to the water technology industry. To honor these suppliers, AWT will acknowledge one special individual or company on Sept. 23, at the 2005 AWT Convention and Exposition in Palm Springs, Calif.
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Carter & Burgess' names senior engineer for water, wastewater group
FORT WORTH, TX, Aug. 9, 2005 -- Terry Foyt, P.E., has transferred to Carter & Burgess' Fort Worth office where he will serve as senior project manager for the Water/Wastewater sector of the Public Works Unit. In addition, James Hotopp Jr. has completed all of the requirements in the professional engineer certification program, and he is now a registered P.E. in the state of Texas. Hotopp is an engineer with the Public Works Unit in Fort Worth.
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Vidler Water agrees to extend closing on deal to sell water in Lincoln County, Nev.
LA JOLLA, CA, Aug. 9, 2005 -- PICO Holdings Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vidler Water Co., has agreed to an extension of up to 45 days for the closing on the previously announced agreement for the Lincoln County Water District and Vidler to sell 2,100 acre-feet of water to a developer for about $15.7 million.
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WERF: Test site needed for biological nutrient removal research
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Aug. 8, 2005 -- The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is seeking a wastewater treatment facility to serve as a test site for a new research project titled "Optimizing Biotreatment: Integrated Process Models and Control Technology" (project 03-CTS-11). The project consists of developing and demonstrating a model-based control strategy to improve biological nutrient removal (BNR) at a full-scale wastewater treatment facility. WERF is seeking a utility partner that would like to participate in the project and implement model-based control at one of their BNR facilities.
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WEF, A&WMA to sponsor conference on Animal Agriculture and Processing
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Aug. 8, 2005 -- The Water Environment Federation and the Air & Waste Management Association jointly announce "Animal Agriculture and Processing: Managing Environmental Impacts." Scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, the conference will address new EPA regulations for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) and discuss its effects on public health and the environment.
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Amiantit contracts exceed US$211 million in 2005's first in Gulf countries, Yemen
DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 8, 2005 -- The Amiantit Group has secured contracts in the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) totaling US$211 million for the first half of 2005 to supply various types of pipes for industrial and infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and also in Yemen. Ductile iron pipes orders were particularly on the rise and included replacement of asbestos cement pipes in the UAE -- a substance now internationally banned...
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Carollo Engineers appoints new director of water practice in Northwest
DENVER, CO, Aug. 8, 2005 -- Carollo Engineers announces the appointment of Mark Knudson as its director of Water Practice for the Northwest Region. Knudson will be based in the firm's Portland, Ore., office and will be responsible for planning and implementing water projects in the Pacific Northwest. Knudson has more than 20 years experience in environmental engineering, with tenure at the Portland Bureau of Water Works as Director of Maintenance where he managed all aspects of maintenance operations for a 210-mgd unfiltered surface water supply and 100-mgd groundwater supply...
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Atwell-Hicks merges with Novi-based civil engineering firm
ANN ARBOR, MI, Aug. 8, 2005 -- Atwell-Hicks, a fast-growing land development consulting firm, has merged with Seiber, Keast & Associates, a civil engineering firm located in Novi, Mich. Experts in local ordinances, Seiber, Keast & Associates have been providing complete site engineering design services for development to business owners, architects and developers for over 20 years...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: ITT Industries buys key U.S. distributor of water treatment products" -- Also in this report (Aug. 8, 2005): Calif. DWR sets energy workshops for water, wastewater agencies; Solucorp chosen to supply chemicals for Italian treatment plant; Isonics, Tetra Tech, Identix growth sparked by homeland security, says research analyst; Efficiency Technologies enters new licensing agreement with ChemCal; SFA's defense division wins $39 million order for Army, Marine water systems...

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