WaterBriefs: DWR 'Water Awareness Month' sets stage for hearings on Calif. water plan

In other news: Severn Trent presents environmental award to Calif. water district; Crompton Corp., Great Lakes Chemical to change name after merger; R.W. Beck ranked in the Top 100 by ENR Magazine; Zenon clears major hurdle in lawsuit with USFilter...

In other news below:
-- Severn Trent presents environmental award to Calif. water district
-- Crompton Corp., Great Lakes Chemical to change name after merger
-- R.W. Beck ranked in the Top 100 by ENR Magazine
-- Zenon clears major hurdle in lawsuit with USFilter

DWR's 'Water Awareness Month' in May sets stage for water plan hearings
SACRAMENTO, CA, May 9, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- California's traditional May observance of Water Awareness Month this year serves as a prelude to public hearings in June on the newest California Water Plan Update. The 2005 Update is an expert, comprehensive water planning document prepared by the Department of Water Resources to help Californians gauge supply and demand, and plan intelligently to meet future water needs. The newest California Water Plan, Bulletin 160-05, was produced with broad public and stakeholder input, including a 65-member advisory committee. It will be up for public discussion at 11 regional hearings starting June 6...
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Severn Trent presents environmental award to Calif. water district
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, May 9, 2005 -- Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in Perris, Calif., has been selected to receive the Severn Trent Services Environmental Leadership Alliance Award. The award recognizes the positive environmental and economic benefits EMWD has achieved by using Severn Trent's ClorTecTM on-site sodium hypochlorite generating system, a disinfection system that has improved overall safety and plant efficiency...
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Crompton, Great Lakes Chemical to change name after merger
MIDDLEBURY, CT, & INDIANAPOLIS, May 9, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Once their merger is complete, the company created by the Crompton Corp. and Great Lakes Chemical Corp. combination will be known as "Chemtura" (pronounced chem-CHOOR-a) Corporation. Great Lakes announced April 29 that the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 expired. This satisfies U.S. premerger notification requirements for the proposed merger between Great Lakes and Crompton Corporation. Approval of the transaction by European competition authorities is still pending...
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R.W. Beck ranked in the Top 100 by ENR Magazine
SEATTLE, May 9, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Popular industry magazine ENR, (Engineering News-Record), ranked management consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck, Inc. in its Top 100 in recently published rankings of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. For many years, the firm has been published as part of the magazine's annual rankings; however, for 2004, the firm broke into the Top 100 -- up from 111 to 95. The 2005 rankings are listed in the magazine's April 18 issue...
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Zenon clears major hurdle in lawsuit with USFilter
OAKVILLE, ON, Canada, May 9, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Zenon Environmental Inc. announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has ruled that U.S. Patent No. 6,620,319 (the '319 patent) relating to membrane module construction -- the subject of a patent infringement suit brought by Zenon against USFilter in 2003 -- continues to be presumed valid...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Northwest Pipe to supply Vista, Calif., pipeline project" -- ALSO: Pentair wins 2005 Minnesota Business Ethics Award; Brooklyn Navy Yard project drafted for EPA Performance Track Program; Cal/OSHA issues multi-employer citation in Walnut Creek explosion; Homeland Security initiatives prompt perchlorate treatment technique at Md. manufacturer; Defenders of Wildlife says Bush forest ruling threatens watersheds...

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