WaterBriefs: Elster AMCO Water announces new director of marketing

Also in this report: Environmental specialist joins Atwell-Hicks; New locations for Ewing Irrigation; NSF announces two appointments; Michael Baker Corp. appoints principal to Sacramento office; Colfax Corp. announces filing of registration statement for IPO; Woolpert acquires Rockett & Associates; Ariz. Water Institute: Jan. newsletter available; Brown and Caldwell welcomes VP, Water Resources and Executive Services; MIOX recognized as 'Top 50' success story by US Navy; (more)...

Jan 22nd, 2008

In other news below:
-- Environmental specialist joins Atwell-Hicks
-- New locations for Ewing Irrigation
-- NSF announces two appointments
-- Michael Baker Corp. appoints principal to Sacramento office
-- Colfax Corp. announces filing of registration statement for IPO
-- Woolpert acquires Rockett & Associates
-- Ariz. Water Institute: Jan. newsletter available
-- Brown and Caldwell welcomes VP, Water Resources and Executive Services
-- MIOX recognized as 'Top 50' success story by US Navy
-- Draft TMDL studies for chlorides available for public comment
-- Draft of invasive species management plan available for comment

Elster AMCO Water announces new director of marketing
OCALA, FL, Jan. 10, 2008 -- Elster AMCO Water Inc., part of the Elster Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of integrated metering and utilization solutions, recently announced the promotion of Bruce Bharat to director of marketing. Based in Ocala, Florida, and reporting directly to Roman Thomassin, president of Elster AMCO Water, Bharat will lead Elster AMCO Water's marketing division, serving a critical role in supporting Elster AMCO Water's position as a global market leader in solution-based products and services.

Bharat was product marketing manager for AMR/AMI prior to the promotion. As director of marketing, he leads the market implementation of evolution™ AMI, Elster AMCO Water's solutions-based system for the water utility industry. Bharat holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami and his professional experience is in customer quality, operations, marketing, product management and design engineering with specialization in radio communications.

Among other recent headlines:

Environmental specialist joins Atwell-Hicks
CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 9, 2008 -- Land development consulting firm Atwell-Hicks has hired Thomas M. Mangan, PG, as a senior project manager
for the Environmental Services Team in its greater Chicagoland office located in Naperville. A Professional Geologist with 25 years of industry experience, Mangan offers wetland consulting and permitting, environmental remediation and Brownfield redevelopment services to the firm's clients and the local development community. Prior to joining Atwell-Hicks, he served as a senior project manager at Marlin Environmental Inc. located in St. Charles, Illinois.

New locations for Ewing Irrigation
PHOENIX, AZ, Jan. 8, 2008 -- Ewing Irrigation, Golf Industrial will launch 15 new locations in 2008. The Phoenix-based wholesale distributor of landscape, irrigation and industrial products will open locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington...

NSF announces two appointments
ANN ARBOR, MI, Jan. 8, 2008 -- NSF International has announced the appointments of Anna Schmitt-Reichert as Director of Corporate Communications and Michelle Rzendzian as Business Unit Manager for NSF's Center for Public Health Education (CPHE), a resource center providing high caliber training and educational programs in the areas of food safety and water quality...

Michael Baker Corp. appoints principal to Sacramento office
PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 7, 2008 -- Michael Baker Jr. Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, announced that Michael J. Conrad, Jr., was appointed office principal for the new Sacramento, Calif., office, which is due to be established in early 2008. Under the Company's water service area line, Conrad will be responsible for leading water resource programs in California with initial focus on flood protection planning, levee repair, and floodplain mapping...
Also see: -- "Baker opens Idaho Falls, Idaho, office"

Colfax Corp. announces filing of registration statement for IPO
RICHMOND, VA, Jan. 4, 2008 -- Colfax Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined...

Woolpert acquires Rockett & Associates
ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 3, 2008 -- Woolpert Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Rockett & Associates (formerly Blount Sikes & Associates), a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Winter Park, Fla...
Also see:
-- "Woolpert Receives Air Mobility Command Design Award"
-- "Borgard joins Woolpert's water management group"

Ariz. Water Institute: Jan. newsletter available
PHOENIX, AZ, Jan. 2, 2008 -- The Jan. 2008 issue of the Arizona Water Institute's newsletter is now available online. Highlights include: additional 2008 AWI research projects; AWI 2008 Incentive Grants awarded; AWI helps launch binational institute for water, renewable Energy; and more...

Brown and Caldwell welcomes VP, Water Resources and Exec Services
WALNUT CREEK, CA, Jan. 2, 2008 -- Environmental engineering and consulting firm Brown and Caldwell announced that Ane Deister has joined the firm as Vice President, Water Resources and Executive Services. Deister, who was general manager for the El Dorado Irrigation District, is leading the company's national initiative on conservation and planning for drought and climate change...

MIOX recognized as 'Top 50' success story by US Navy
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Jan. 2, 2008 -- The US Navy's small business program recognized MIOX's personal water purifier as a "Top 50" success story. MIOX's technology is the only success story with military, commercial, and humanitarian applications...

Draft TMDL studies for MA/NH waterbodies available for comment
CONCORD, NH, Jan. 2, 2008 -- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced that Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Studies for chlorides in two streams in the I-93 corridor from Massachusetts to Manchester, NH, are now available for public review and comment. The reports are available on the DES website at http://www.des.nh.gov/wmb/tmdl/draft_tmdl.html. Public comment period: Jan. 2, 2008, to Jan. 31, 2008.

Draft of invasive species management plan available for comment
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 2, 2008 -- The National Invasive Species Council (NISC) announced the availability of the draft of the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan for a 45-day public comment period. The Plan is intended to address invasive species in the areas of prevention, early detection and rapid response, control, restoration and organizational collaboration. To access the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan, see: http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov. All comments must be received by close of business on February 11, 2008.

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