WaterBriefs: UC Santa Cruz to lead Prop. 50 funded desalination project

Also in this report: Johnson Controls lands $27 million U.S. Army contract; Foster Wheeler wins new coker complex in Chile; Peerless to supply steam dryers for Calif. nuke plant; Long Beach gets $3.1 million from MWD for water projects; HydroFlo promotes Britt to COO of Ultra Choice Water; WRc hosts national domestic metering conference; Software allows Armstrong Pumps to slash design time; ASCE releases book on hydraulic maintenance; Stevens names environmental consultant to lead sales...

In other news below, see:
-- Johnson Controls wins $27 million U.S. Army contract
-- Foster Wheeler wins new coker complex for Chile's ENERCON
-- Peerless Mfg. Co. wins big order for steam dryers for Calif. nuke plant
-- Long Beach gets $3.1 million from MWD for water storage, recovery
-- HydroFlo promotes Britt to COO of Ultra Choice Water
-- WRc hosts successful national conference on 'Future of Domestic Metering'
-- Software allows Armstrong Pumps to slash design time
-- ASCE releases volume on hydraulic maintenance
-- Stevens names environmental consultant to lead strategic sales efforts

UC Santa Cruz desalination project to give cities tools to balance water needs
SANTA CRUZ, CA, July 14, 2005 -- Campus will direct Prop. 50-funded collaboration with water agencies, environmentalists, consultants, and NGOs to weigh environmental and economic pros and cons of advanced water purification technology. The $2.6 million project, which will encompass coastal and inland case studies, has attracted participants and funding from water agencies, environmentalists, consultants, academics, NGOs, and a desalination equipment manufacturer...
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U.S. Army awards energy, water savings contract to Johnson Controls
MILWAUKEE, July 14, 2005 -- The U.S. Army's Fort Irwin, located in California, recently awarded Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC. one of the first new federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) since Congressional reauthorization of the program after a yearlong lapse in 2004. The project will save Fort Irwin $27 million in energy and water related costs during the 20-year term of the contract...
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Foster Wheeler wins new delayed coker complex for Chile's ENERCON
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 14, 2005 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd.'s Madrid-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler Iberia S.A. wins contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new delayed coker complex at Empresa Nacional de Petroleo's (ENAP) Aconcagua refinery at Concon, Chile. The project, which includes sour water stripper and wastewater systems, will be executed by a consortium led by Foster Wheeler, with two other international companies...
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Peerless Mfg. Co. wins big order for steam dryers for Calif. nuke plant
DALLAS, July 14, 2005 -- The multi-million dollar order consists of Peerless Steam Dryers that will be installed at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. These steam dryers remove water from a nuclear power plant's steam generator allowing the plant to run more effectively. They're scheduled to be shipped beginning in early 2006 through early 2007.
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Long Beach gets $3.1 million from MWD for water storage, recovery
LONG BEACH, CA, July 14, 2005 -- The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was to present a check to the Long Beach Water Department for $3.1 million in State of California Proposition 13 grant funds to construct a regional conjunctive use water storage and recovery project with the city of Lakewood.
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HydroFlo promotes Britt to COO of Ultra Choice Water
RALEIGH, NC, July 14, 2005 -- HydroFlo Inc. recently appointed Deanna Britt to chief operating officer (COO) of Ultra Choice Water Inc. (UCW), its newest portfolio company. It was formed in April to provide water coolers without bottles for offices and individual consumers...
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WRc hosts successful national conference on 'Future of Domestic Metering'
SWINDON, England, July 14, 2005 -- The event was well attended by all the major water utilities and regulators such as OFWAT, the UK environment agency, and by consumer groups. A comprehensive look was taken at all aspects of metering, including a contentious disconnection ban...
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Software allows Armstrong Pumps to slash design time
WAKEFIELD, MA, July 14, 2005 -- Leading supplier of HVAC and fluid flow equipment exceeds customer expectations with RuleStream, allowing it to significantly reduce the time needed to produce fully engineered quotes, complete BOMs, 3D drawings and manufacturing routings from days to hours...
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ASCE releases volume on hydraulic maintenance
RESTON, VA, July 14, 2005 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just released Hydraulic Structures: Probabilistic Approaches to Maintenance. This book, written by Walter O. Wunderlich, P.E., -- a Tennessee Valley Authority veteran and former director of the ASCE Task Committee on same subject -- is an introduction to the field of probability theory and its applications in engineering. It provides an overview of probabilistic methods at an introductory level as they apply to maintenance of hydraulic structures...
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Stevens names environmental consultant to lead strategic sales efforts
BEAVERTON, OR, July 14, 2005 -- Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc., a developer and manufacturer of industrial water and watershed monitoring solutions, has hired the 20-year veteran and consultant in the water and environmental monitoring industry to lead the company's new product sales efforts...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: Northwest Pipe wins $13 million Wisconsin order" -- Also in this report (July 13, 2005): Weir Group sells desalination, water treatment business to Veolia; American Pacific to acquire Aerojet Fine Chemicals; Bay Area Council cites 10 points in opposing removal of Hetch Hetchy Water System; Duke Energy staff honored with environment, health and safety awards; QI Systems sees uptrend in fluid management projects...

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