WaterBriefs: PennWell launches PennTechJOBS for engineers

Also in this report: Labtronics hosts webcasts; AECOM, CDM partner in China; Canadian consulting engineers honored; Panda Software, Softonic sign IT security deal; NSF approves Belzona coating; Tnemec upgrades website, hires water & wastewater sales manager; LA Sanitation Districts chief to retire; ASCE supports Penn State Liquid Assets project; DHS grants WEF $1.7M for security training; Pa. invests $74M to protect waterways; Cummins wins Frost award; NEORSD reports gains in Cleveland...

In other news below:
-- Labtronics hosting series of webcasts on lab integration, management solutions
-- AECOM, CDM form strategic alliance in mainland China, Hong Kong
-- Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards winners announced
-- Panda Software, Softonic sign agreement deal to provide IT security to users worldwide
-- Belzona coating NSF approved for drinking water system components
-- Tnemec upgrades website, hires water & wastewater sales manager
-- Chief engineer, general manager for Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County to retire
-- ASCE supports Penn State's Liquid Assets project
-- WEF receives $1.7 million from DHS for Security Training Program
-- Gov. Rendell announces $74 million to help protect Pennsylvania's waterways
-- Cummins Power Generation receives Frost award
-- NEORSD reports aquatic life gains in Cleveland

PennWell launches PennTechJOBS for engineers -- TULSA, OK, Oct. 27, 2006 -- PennWell Corp., a leading business-to-business publisher and trade show organizer as well as parent company of WaterWorld, Industrial WaterWorld and Water & Wastewater International magazines, today announced the launch of a new online employment service - PennTechJOBS. The employment website will serve the recruitment needs of engineers working in the following industries: Communications, Electronics, Photonics, Optoelectronics, Military Aerospace, Nanotechnology and Semiconductor Manufacturing. The website can be accessed at: www.penntechjobs.com...

Labtronics hosting series of webcasts on lab integration, management solutions -- Highlight of webcasts will include live demonstrations of LimsLink, LimsLinkCDS and the latest ELN web-based technology, Nexxis qELN -- GUELPH, ON, Canada, Oct. 27, 2006 -- Labtronics Inc. announced yesterday that it will be hosting a series of informational webcasts that will help educate companies on the significant benefits associated with the laboratory wide integration of instruments, CDS and manual paper-based procedures. They will be held Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. The first is full, but space is still available for the second two..

AECOM, CDM form strategic alliance in mainland China, Hong Kong -- Combined resources of two powerful brands strengthen management, technical services in high-growth region -- HONG KONG, Oct. 27, 2006 -- AECOM, a leading global provider of design and management services in the transportation, facilities and environmental markets, and CDM, a global consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm that has extensive expertise in the water, wastewater and environmental engineering markets, have formed a strategic alliance for work in Hong Kong and China. The alliance of the two market-leading companies and brands will facilitate the continued expansion of services in the growing water, wastewater, and environmental markets in China and Hong Kong. Additionally, the firms' complementary strengths, and their combined technical and management expertise, position them well to offer exceptional service and value for upcoming opportunities in the region...
Also see:
-- "CDM earns top honors in national design-build competition for New Mexico water reclamation project"
-- "AECOM, Maunsell Merge with Cansult: Merger aligns two preeminent technical services firms in Arabian Gulf"

2006 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards winners announced -- OTTAWA, Canada, Oct. 27, 2006 -- The winners of the 2006 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were announced at a gala celebration at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa last night. The annual awards, launched 38 years ago, are the most important national mark of recognition for projects by consulting engineers. The winner of the top honour -- the Schreyer Award -- is an example of how the work of consulting engineers is helping to protect Canada's environment and conserve precious fresh water resources. The Schreyer Award went to Edmonton's Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant's Industrial Water Reuse Facility, a project by the consulting engineering company Associated Engineering. Using membrane filtration and other technologies, Associated Engineering developed a process to treat wastewater in the sewage treatment plant so that the treated water could then be reused by the petrochemical industry...

Panda Software, Softonic sign agreement deal to provide IT security to users worldwide -- GLENDALE, CA, Oct. 27, 2006 -- Panda Software, a leading global manufacturer of security solutions, and Softonic, the principal software download portal in Spain and Latin America, have signed a global collaboration agreement giving Softonic users the chance to benefit from the security offered by Panda Software's solutions. Through this agreement, Panda Software has now become Softonic's exclusive Antivirus Premium Security Partner for its new security channel. This channel offers users all the information they need about viruses and other types of Internet threats. Through this new security channel, users will be able to protect themselves against fraud and access all the information they need about viruses and spyware: what they are, how they work and how to eliminate them. They will also be able to scan and disinfect their computers for free with Panda ActiveScan. Computers today are packed with vital information, personal details, passwords, bank account details, credit card numbers, private documents, photographs, etc. Therefore, it is essential not only for Softonic users, but also all for other users, to ensure complete security of their computers...
Also see: "Panda Internet Security 2007 receives the PC Plus Editor's Choice and PC Plus Hotlist seals of approval"

Belzona coating NSF approved for drinking water system components -- MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2006 -- Belzona Inc., a manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and repair composites, recently received NSF approval for Belzona® 5811 (DW Immersion Grade). The NSF/ANSI Standard 61 approval makes it an appropriate coating for fittings, pipes, tanks, valves, and other drinking water system components where portable water approval is required. The two component coating solution is available in either beige or haze gray and can be applied by either brush or spray. Designed specifically for the water industry, this NSF approved coating is yet another addition to the other NSF approved solutions provided by Belzona, including Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide), a totally unique coating system which has been proven to increase efficiency in pumps...

Tnemec upgrades website with new content, functionality features -- KANSAS CITY, MO, Oct. 26, 2006 -- The first phase in the redesign of the Tnemec Company Inc. website (www.tnemec.com) is complete, announced marketing director Mark Thomas. The enhanced online content and functionality is based on an evaluation of customer needs conducted by Tnemec in 2005. Each of its more than 120 architectural and industrial coating products will have its own webpage with links to supporting documents applicable to its use and application...
Also see: "Tnemec Company Inc. names new technical sales manager for water, wastewater"

Chief engineer, general manager for Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County to retire -- WHITTIER, CA, Oct. 26, 2006 -- James F. Stahl, chief engineer and general manager of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) has announced his retirement effective in early 2007. Stahl is a 37-year employee of the Sanitation Districts who has served for the last 6-½ years in his current capacity. The LACSD Board of Directors has appointed Stephen R. Maguin as the new chief engineer and general manager upon Stahl's retirement. Maguin is a 35-year employee of the Sanitation Districts who has served for the last 6-½ years in the capacity of assistant chief engineer and assistant general manager...

ASCE supports Penn State's Liquid Assets project -- Oldest national engineering society has joined Penn State Public Broadcasting's public service media project, Liquid Assets, as the primary outreach partner -- UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, & RESTON, VA, Oct. 26, 2006 -- Penn State Public Broadcasting's (PSPB) new public service media project to raise awareness about America's water and wastewater infrastructures -- Liquid Assets -- has received the full support of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The goal of the project, which is scheduled to debut in 2008, is to raise public awareness of the nation's water and wastewater systems and their vital role in protecting our health and supporting our economic prosperity. A comprehensive public education initiative by Penn State Public Broadcasting, Liquid Assets will include two 60-minute national broadcast programs, nationally distributed toolkits with components to facilitate public meetings and local government official education, and an outreach grant program to support and promote local issues-based television productions that tie in with the national broadcasts...

WEF receives $1.7 million from DHS for Security Training Program -- ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 24, 2006 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to receive $1.7 million to implement a three-year comprehensive training program addressing interdependencies between the water sector and other critical infrastructures. Building on its current water sector security program, the Federation will examine interdependencies within and outside the water sector in order to foster and enable effective partnerships that can advance prevention, protection, response, and recovery from incidents of national significance.The training will focus not just on water and wastewater (water sector) utilities but also on managers from other related critical infrastructures and on local government officials...
Also see:
-- "WEF Announces Climate Change Resolution at WEFTEC.06"
-- "Clean Water Organizations to Issue Two New RFPs"

Gov. Rendell announces $74 million to help protect Pennsylvania's waterways, public health, romote community revitalization efforts -- HARRISBURG, PA, Oct. 24, 2006 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell today said communities will continue to be revitalized and water resources will become cleaner with the $74 million investment made by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, or PENNVEST. Most of the money awarded today, $70 million, is in the form of low-interest loans. The rest of the money, grants, will fund 19 clean water projects in 13 counties. The awards approved by PENNVEST range from a $1 million loan to upgrade the existing sewage treatment plant for a community in Erie County to a more than $9.3 million loan to construct almost 17 miles of sewage collection lines for a community in Luzerne County...
Also see: "Latest press releases from Pa. Department of Environmental Protection"

Cummins Power Generation receives award -- MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20, 2006 -- Cummins Power Generation has received the "2006 North American Diesel Engine Technology Leadership of the Year Award" from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. Cummins Power Generation and its parent, Cummins Inc., were cited for leadership in developing low-emissions diesel engines used in the company's extensive line of generator sets. As the first generator set manufacturer to offer EPA-compliant Tier 2 and Tier 3 products to the power generation marketplace, Cummins Power Generation has also helped educate customers about the complex emissions regulations affecting stationary and nonroad diesel engine-driven generator sets...

NEORSD reports aquatic life gains in Cleveland -- CLEVELAND, Oct. 18, 2006 -- Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District announces improvements benefiting the aquatic life and Greater Cleveland due to three tests conducted by NEORSD's Water Quality and Industrial Surveillance (WQIS) Environmental Assessment personnel, both upstream and downstream of the Cuyahoga River. The results indicate that local waters have improved tremendously, achieving the Ohio EPA's biological criteria, the first time such standards have been reached since inception of the district in 1972...

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