WaterBriefs: Wildermuth Environmental wins water resources project contract

Also in this report: African ministers argue for priority on sanitation, hygiene at World Water Week Forum; Water value, rates among issues to face leaders at AWWA Public Officials Summit; Weed Instrument now a Rockwell Automation 'Encompass Asia Pacific' partner; Sentry Equipment Corp. acquires Gustafson Automatic Samplers; Cucamonga Valley Water District looks to USFilter for nitrate removal; Itron hires vice president of marketing...

In other news below, see:
-- African ministers argue for priority on sanitation, hygiene at World Water Week Forum
-- Water value, rates among issues to face leaders at AWWA Public Officials Summit
-- Wildermuth Environmental awarded water resources project contract
-- Weed Instrument now a Rockwell Automation 'Encompass Asia Pacific' partner
-- Sentry Equipment Corp. acquires Gustafson Automatic Samplers
-- Cucamonga Valley Water District looks to USFilter for nitrate removal
-- Itron hires vice president of marketing

African ministers push priority on sanitation, hygiene at World Water Week
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25, 2005 -- Ministers responsible for water in Ethiopia, Lesotho and Uganda who are attending World Water Week in Stockholm called yesterday for more priority and resources towards sanitation and hygiene, which are often overlooked in the national poverty reduction strategy plans of developing countries...
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Water value, rates among issues to face leaders at AWWA Public Officials Summit
DENVER, Aug. 25, 2005 -- At a time when consumers spend billions of dollars each year on bottled water but resist small increases for critical tap water service, the gathering of mayors, water commissioners and other public officials from throughout North America will examine, Oct. 8-9 in Denver, the best ways to generate support for reasonable rate increases and other financing options...
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Wildermuth Environmental awarded water resources project contract
LAKE FOREST, CA, Aug. 25, 2005 -- Wildermuth Environmental Inc., a water resources consulting firm, has been chosen by the Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District and the city of Beaumont, Calif., to conduct four key water resources projects to improve groundwater quality and increase water availability in the Beaumont area. The District Board of Directors and the City Council unanimously approved Wildermuth Environmental for the project and have formed a project committee within the San Timoteo Watershed Management Authority to oversee the project.
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Weed Instrument now a Rockwell Automation 'Encompass Asia Pacific' partner
ROUND ROCK, TX, Aug. 25, 2005 -- Weed Instrument, one of the world's largest supplier of industrial fiber optic converters and ethernet switches for process automation, has been accepted as an "Encompass Asia Pacific" Partner of Rockwell Automation, the company reported Aug. 18.
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Sentry Equipment Corp. acquires Gustafson Automatic Samplers
OCONOMOWOC, WI, Aug. 23, 2005 -- Gustafson Automatic Samplers has been purchased from Bayer CropScience by Sentry Equipment Corp in Oconomowoc, Wis. With the 2003 acquisition of Bristol Equipment Co. and the new acquisition of Gustafson, Sentry now has one of the most comprehensive lines of products for process sampling applications...
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Cucamonga Valley Water District looks to USFilter for nitrate removal
LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 25, 2005 -- The Cucamonga Valley Water District receives a large portion of its water from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District (MWD). The MWD determined there was an imminent chance of failure in the city supply line and notified the district that it would need to shut off its supply for several weeks while repairs were made. The city had a choice of either bringing nitrate contaminated wells back on line to make up for the short fall or impose severe water rationing. In June 2004, USFilter commenced a 30-day contract with the water district in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., for removal of nitrate from the district's drinking water supply...
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Itron hires vice president of marketing
SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 25, 2005 -- Itron Inc. announced that effective Oct. 3, Kim Pearman-Gillman will join Itron as vice president of marketing, reporting to LeRoy Nosbaum, chairman and CEO. Pearman-Gillman has more than 20 years of experience in the utility and high-tech industries, and joins Itron from Avista Corp., where is currently serving as senior vice president of development...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: Skanska wins contracts in Atlanta, NYC valued at over $100 million" -- Also in this report (Aug. 24, 2005): WEF launches new, improved website; Registrations open for Berkeley Springs national water tasting contest; ISS Inc. enhances SCADA to better secure national infrastructure; ENSR online seminar covers MON MACT compliance strategies, deadlines; Baker wins planning, GIT IDIQ contract for Savannah Corps of Engineers...

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