WaterBriefs: GLOBE 2008 sets record attendance commitments

Also in this report: Pittcon announces 2008 award recipients; Working Group issues call for papers; SSOE names 51 new associates in 2007; Water district general manager retires; Call for papers: World Water Week; HDR project manager to chair ASTM subcommittee; SSPC addresses EPA NESHAP rule; Record number of exhibitors expected at InformexUSA; Woolpert names national practice leader; Chemilizer names new sales manager; Sierra flowmeter wins innovation award...

In other news below:
-- Pittcon announces 2008 award recipients
-- Working Group issues call for papers
-- SSOE names 51 new associates in 2007
-- Water district general manager announces retirement
-- Call for papers: World Water Week
-- HDR project manager to chair ASTM subcommittee
-- SSPC addresses EPA NESHAP rule on paint stripping
-- Record number of exhibitors to support manufacturers at InformexUSA
-- Woolpert names national practice leader
-- Chemilizer names new sales manager
-- Sierra Instruments flowmeter wins innovation award

GLOBE 2008 sets record attendance commitments
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, Dec. 14, 2007 -- International leaders in business, industry, and government are committing to attend GLOBE at a record pace, report show organizers. Event organizers have already confirmed the participation of over 30 business and government leaders including the Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell, the Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change Rajendra Pachauri, Executive Director for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Achim Steiner, and the CEO's of the world's leading corporations including Rio Tinto Alcan, Seimens Canada, BC Hydro, ASSET4 (Switzerland), and CleanTech Group. The 10th event in the biennial GLOBE series, GLOBE 2008 is set to take place in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 12-14, 2008. The preliminary conference program for the event is available for download at http://www.globe2008.ca.

Among other recent headlines:

Pittcon announces 2008 award recipients
PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec. 14, 2007 -- Pittcon announced the recipients of 11 prestigious annual awards that recognize the significant contributions of leaders in the fields of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. The awards will be presented at Pittcon, March 2-7, 2008, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana...

Working Group issues call for papers
CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Dec. 12, 2007 -- Dr. Andreas Neef of the University of Hohenheim - Thailand Office, has issued an invitation to submit proposals for paper contributions to a Working Group entitled "Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Rural Water Governance" (WG 28) which Dr. Neef will convene at the upcoming XII World Congress of Rural Sociology in Goyang, Korea, to be held from 6-11 July 2008...

SSOE names 51 new associates in 2007
TOLEDO, OH, Dec. 12, 2007 -- SSOE, one of the nation's largest architecture and engineering firms, announced the addition of 36 new senior associates and 15 new associates in 2007. Currently, SSOE has 1,000 employees, nearly 300 of which are associates and senior associates. Over 25 percent of SSOE's associates are also shareholders, helping to influence the decisions of the firm while grooming future leaders on the principles SSOE's founding partners began 60 years ago...

Water district general manager announces retirement
SAN JOSE, CA, Dec. 11, 2007 -- Santa Clara Valley Water District General Manager Stan Williams today announced his retirement from the district, effective Jan. 31, 2008. Williams is well known in the industry for his leadership in creating progressive agency management and water policies, and for his forward thinking and environmentally responsible approach to engineering projects...
Also see:
-- "Water district names Olga Martin-Steele interim chief executive officer"
-- "Water resources policy leader elected water district chair"

Call for papers: World Water Week
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 10, 2007 -- The annual World Water Week in Stockholm promotes the exchange of views and experiences between the scientific, business, policy and civil society communities, thereby advancing the water, sanitation, environment, health, human development, poverty reduction, climate adaptation and related agendas. "Progress and Prospects on Water: For a Clean and Healthy World", including a Special Focus on Sanitation, is the theme for 2008, and the First Announcement, including a call for papers and posters, is now available. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2008. Proposals may be submitted online.

HDR project manager to chair ASTM subcommittee
LAS VEGAS, NV, Dec. 10, 2007 -- Senior project manager Alison Ratliff of HDR's Las Vegas office has been named chairman of ASTM International's subcommittee F36.60 on Infrastructure Asset Management. Ratliff has been with HDR since 2002 and has 22 years of management and project delivery experience, primarily in the water industry...

SSPC addresses EPA NESHAP rule on paint stripping
PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec. 7, 2007 -- SSPC has submitted comments to the U.S. EPA in response to the agency's proposal to include North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332212 - Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing and related codes under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) on Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources...

Record number of exhibitors to support manufacturers at InformexUSA
PRINCETON, NJ, Dec. 6, 2007 -- Informex announced that it expects a record number of exhibitors at the InformexUSA Exhibition in New Orleans at the end of January. More than 500 companies have signed up to exhibit technologies utilized within the agricultural, biotechnology, coatings, plastics, pharmaceutical and electronic industries...
Also see: -- "Informex announces schedule of showcases"

Woolpert names national practice leader
ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 5, 2007 -- Woolpert Inc. recently named Eric MacDonald national practice leader of find and fix services within the firm's water management group. As national practice leader, MacDonald will be responsible for expanding the find and fix services practice to all 23 of the firm's offices across the U.S...
Also see: -- "Borgard joins Woolpert's Water Management Group"

Chemilizer names new sales manager
LARGO, FL, Nov. 28, 2007 -- Chemilizer Products Inc. has appointed Greg Hayslip to the position of Sales Manager. Hayslip was formerly General Manager at a retail and wholesale flooring distributor. He will oversee Chemilizer's expansion into the water treatment, fertigation, and swimming pool markets, as well as manage the company's well-established presence in animal health, horticulture, landscaping/irrigation, and agriculture...

Sierra Instruments flowmeter wins innovation award
MONTEREY, CA, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Sierra Instruments announced that its Innova-Mass Model 241 has been received Flow Control Magazine's annual Product Innovation Award for its compelling advances in vortex technology...

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