WaterBriefs: AWWA/WEF host utility leaders in Tampa

Also in this report: City development plan wins state-level award; HDR water experts featured at two national conferences; Grundfos announces new regional segment manager for CBS; Latest FlowTimes newsletter now available; Commtest announces senior management promotions; New approach needed to address greenhouse gas problem; Latest TWDB newsletter now available; ISA100 committee assesses new standards work; SUEZ sustains growth in 2007; (more)...

In other news below:
-- City development plan wins state-level award
-- HDR water experts featured at two national conferences
-- Grundfos announces new regional segment manager for CBS
-- Latest FlowTimes newsletter now available
-- Commtest announces senior management promotions
-- New approach needed to address greenhouse gas problem
-- Latest TWDB newsletter now available
-- ISA100 committee assesses new standards work
-- SUEZ sustains growth in 2007
-- New landfill technology offers green, cost-effective solutions
-- ARCADIS introduces new structure, appoints presidents for U.S. operations

AWWA/WEF host utility leaders in Tampa
DENVER, CO, Feb. 1, 2008 -- Water utility managers will examine pressing water and wastewater issues at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Utility Management Conference, Feb. 24-27, in Tampa, Florida. At the 2008 Conference, "Tomorrow's Water, Today's Issues," utility managers, public works directors, public officials, regulatory board members, public affairs managers and other utility leadership will explore innovative tools, successful techniques and emerging solutions for addressing today's water and wastewater needs and future challenges. Workshops, technical sessions and tours will cover such topics as asset management, succession planning, security, risk, and emergency response issues, capital planning and technological innovation. CEUs are available for Sunday workshops; 12 PDHs for technical sessions; 1.5 PDHs for the Opening General Session; and 1.5 PDHs for closing session.

Among other recent headlines:

City development plan wins state-level award
KANSAS CITY, MO, Feb. 1, 2008 -- The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department and Bucher, Willis & Ratliff (BWR) Corp., a project consultant, received the Missouri State Chapter of the American Planning Association's Outstanding Plan 2007 Award for the Line Creek Valley development plan...

HDR water experts featured at two national conferences
OMAHA, NE, Feb. 1, 2008 -- HDR water experts are scheduled to speak at two national conferences this February. HDR will be represented at the AWWA Sustainable Water Sources conference in Reno, Nev., Feb. 10-13, and at the 2008 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference Feb.13-15, in Atlanta...

Grundfos announces new regional segment manager for CBS
BROOKSHIRE, TX, Feb. 1, 2008 -- Grundfos has promoted Chris Zelenka to Regional Segment Manager for Commercial Building Services (CBS) in North America. Zelenka brings an extensive background from the pump market to his new role. He has been working with PACO Pumps, a Grundfos company, since May 1995. Zelenka has a degree in engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona...

Latest FlowTimes newsletter now available
The first issue of FlowTimes for the New Year is now available. Included in the issue is an update on some new studies, Ultrasonic and Pressure, as well as details on the 2008 Pioneers of Instrumentation Calendar...

Commtest announces senior management promotions
KNOXVILLE, TN, Feb. 1, 2008 -- Commtest, designer and producer of vibration analysis and monitoring equipment, announced the new management structure of its senior management team. Joining Jack Henderson as Global Managing Partners are John Cochrane, General Manager of Commtest Instruments LTD; Jack Dischner, President of Commtest Inc.; and Mark Radburnd, CFO of Commtest Instruments, LTD...

New approach needed to address greenhouse gas problem
NORTHFIELD, IL, Jan. 31, 2008 -- Actions taken to address global warming will have impacts on most human activities. By the same token, most human activities impact global warming. Robert McIlvaine of the McIlvaine Company says the ubiquitous nature of this problem demands a new approach. Rather than individual decision trees focused on narrow aspects, there is a need for a global orchard of synergistically juxtaposed and fruitful decision trees...

Latest TWDB newsletter now available
Jan. 31, 2008 -- The Winter 2008 edition of the TWDB's quarterly newsletter, Water for Texas, is now available online. The new issue includes a look back at the 50 years the agency has been providing the responsible development of water for Texas...

ISA100 committee assesses new standards work
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Jan. 31, 2008 -- ISA100, the Wireless Systems for Automation standards committee, recently formed an interest group for wireless networks in factory and discrete automation. A teleconference was held with participants representing automation equipment vendors and users interested in understanding where wireless networks may be applied in different environments...

SUEZ sustains growth in 2007
PARIS, France, Jan. 31, 2008 -- In 2007, SUEZ generated revenues of EUR 47.5 billion. Excluding climate effect, revenues increased by +7.0% over 2006, with an acceleration of organic growth in the second half...
Also see:
-- "In India, Degremont wins two contracts worth €86 million for a drinking water treatment plant in Mumbai and a wastewater reuse plant in Delhi"
-- "The city of Grasse and Lyonnaise des Eaux create a new environmental protection partnership"
-- "SUEZ Environment wins a major contract for sewage treatment and sets up an exemplary sustainable development project in Lyon (France)"
-- "Palm Utilities awards SUEZ Environment around 800 million dollars contract for wastewater treatment & reuse plant in major Dubaï real estate development project in the UAE"

New landfill technology offers green, cost-effective solutions
DUBLIN, OH, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Viridis Waste Control, LLC, announced that the U.S. Patent application for the proprietary bioreactor process was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark office. With the patent, Viridis now has available the Bioreactor Landfill Technology, which provides advances and enhancements in the reduction of greenhouse gasses, delivers greater air and water pollution reduction, and increased methane production and recovery from landfills...

ARCADIS introduces new structure, appoints presidents for U.S. operations
DENVER, CO, Jan. 30, 2008 -- International consulting, design and engineering company ARCADIS has introduced a division structure for its U.S. operations in order to get better aligned with key clients and markets. With this new organization, the integration with Blasland, Bouck and Lee (BBL), which was acquired in October 2005, has been finalized. BBL has now been integrated into the new Environmental division and its operations are continued under the ARCADIS brand...
Also see: -- "ARCADIS establishes Global Knowledge Network"

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