WaterBriefs: Telvent to upgrade Albuquerque water treatment plant

Also in this report: Jacobs lands watershed facility, CSO planning contract extension; TraceDetect wins AWWA award for automated arsenic analyzer; Supplier innovation demanded in EMEA packaged WWTP markets; U.S. bottled water market report pinpoints growth sectors; CSC wins $86M EPA contract to provide scientific and technical expertise; AWWA approves standard for Severn Trent fluidic oscillation technology; WEFTEC.05 sets new record for sold exhibition floor space...

In other news below, see:
-- Jacobs lands watershed facility, CSO planning contract extension
-- TraceDetect wins AWWA award for automated arsenic analyzer
-- Supplier innovation demanded in EMEA packaged WWTP markets
-- U.S. bottled water market report pinpoints growth sectors
-- CSC wins $86M EPA contract to provide scientific and technical expertise
-- AWWA approves standard for Severn Trent fluidic oscillation technology
-- WEFTEC.05 sets new record for sold exhibition floor space

Telvent to upgrade Albuquerque water treatment plant
MADRID, Spain, Aug. 30, 2005 -- Telvent GIT S.A., a global real-time information technology company, yesterday announced that it won a contract by the city of Albuquerque, N.M., to upgrade the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) information system used at the city's water treatment plant. The total value of the contract is about US$1.3 million.
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Jacobs lands watershed facility, CSO planning contract extension
PASADENA, CA, Aug. 30, 2005 -- A subsidiary company of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a 1-year contract extension worth $6.3 million by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to provide system-wide wastewater planning services. MSD is the local municipal agency responsible for managing wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment for the City of St. Louis and a large portion of the greater St. Louis County metropolitan area.
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TraceDetect wins AWWA award for automated arsenic analyzer
SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- TraceDetect Inc., an analytical instrumentation company specializing in products that measure trace metals announced that it earned the People's Choice Award for the "most useful new or improved product" at the ACE'05 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association. The SafeGuard™ automated arsenic analyzer garnered the top prize in this year's New Product Technology Showcase at the San Francisco conference referred to in Journal AWWA's August issue. It's the first automated analyzer with the accuracy required to meet the EPA established arsenic limit for drinking water...
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Supplier innovation demanded in EMEA packaged WWTP markets
LONDON, UK, Aug. 30, 2005 -- The markets for packaged wastewater treatment plants present considerable diversity in terms of applications, end-users and demand base across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. While offering the opportunity for international expansion and product diversification, this situation has also proven to be challenging, compelling suppliers to devise innovative responses. Competitive success will depend on an in-depth understanding of both local-specific requirements, as well as end-user needs. In 2004, the total market for packaged wastewater treatment plants in EMEA was valued at $910 million. Stable demand is poised to underpin a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% from 2004 to 2011...
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U.S. bottled water market report pinpoints growth sectors, IDs change factors
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 30, 2005 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Bottled Water in United States to its offering. The report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data (1999-2004), allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market -- be they legislative, distribution, packaging or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2009 illustrate how the market is set to change...
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CSC wins $86 million EPA contract to provide scientific and technical expertise
EL SEGUNDO, CA, Aug. 30, 2005 -- Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) announced yesterday that it won a contract to provide comprehensive mission support services to the new Water Security Division within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water. The division was established to address water security and infrastructure protection issues in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. CSC estimates the value of the contract, which has one base year and four one-year options, to be about $86 million if all options are exercised...
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AWWA approves standard for Severn Trent fluidic oscillation technology
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 30, 2005 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has successfully developed the C713 design and quality standard for fluidic oscillation meters, Severn Trent Services announced yesterday. The standard enables solid-state fluidic oscillator water meters to be evaluated against a recognized standard for use throughout North America. Compliance with C713 ensures that the company's SmartMeter™ water meters will continue to add to their extensive base of installed meters worldwide...
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WEFTEC.05 sets new record for sold exhibition floor space
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Aug. 30, 2005 -- The Water Environment Federation announced a new record of 209,500 net square feet of sold exhibition floor space for WEFTEC®.05, the federation's 78th annual technical exhibition and conference. This achievement comes nine weeks out from the conference opening at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29. The previous record of 204,860 was set at WEFTEC.01 in Atlanta. The numbers has been boosted by a 72% retention rate of returning exhibitors from WEFTEC.04...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: Teledyne acquires RD Instruments, sells Swift line to Dionex" -- Also in this report (Aug. 29, 2005): URS to buy China-based engineering firm; Blackfoot Challenge lauded at national conservation conference; Chemilizer speaks at Well Driller Association of North Central Florida event; Ga. utility turns to Top Layer's intrusion prevention solution to protect network; Dallas law firm reports $15.5M toxic injury verdict against DuPont in Mississippi; EBI Consulting hires two senior program directors; Leak stopped from PPL's Martins Creek Power Plant ash basin; Douglass joins Datamatic as vice president of water division...

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