WaterBriefs: ENSR expands operations in Turkey

In other news below: Conference, expo to focus on water efficiency; Sun Water Systems makes INC 500 list; JM Eagle names new COO; Hardy Instruments acquired by Roper Industries; New mass spectrometry newsletter; Bentley marketing director named 2007-08 chairperson of ECC; World Data Center portal released; EPA expands NSF's scope in WaterSense program; BKFK launches 'Going Green Challenge'; UVDI announces new national sales manager for distribution;...

In other news below:
-- Conference, expo to focus on water-efficiency practices, programs and policies
-- Sun Water Systems makes INC 500 list
-- JM Eagle names new COO
-- Hardy Instruments acquired by Roper Industries
-- New mass spectrometry newsletter
-- Bentley marketing director named 2007-08 chairperson of ECC
-- World Data Center portal released
-- EPA expands NSF's scope in WaterSense program
-- BKFK launches 'Going Green Challenge'
-- UVDI announces new national sales manager for distribution
-- Texas A&M-Kingsville garners $5M grant

ENSR expands operations in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 10, 2007 -- ENSR Turkey has relocated and expanded operations to a larger office in Ankara, and named a new business development director to guide its expansion efforts. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services provider.

ENSR's Turkish offices provide comprehensive environmental services, including environmental due diligence, environmental permitting, hazardous waste management, and soil and groundwater remediation to local and multinational companies, as well as to government and public agencies. Currently, ENSR Turkey staff is working on multi-phase extraction remediation systems at retail stations, which will lower the health and safety risks associated with contaminated groundwater and subsoil; environmental impact assessments of a thermal power plant and a cement plant; and environmental site assessments to identify potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities.

Based in ENSR's Istanbul office, Hulya Aras Oburoglu, ENSR Turkey's Business Development Director, has seventeen years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance, risk assessment, water supply systems, water quality monitoring, and project management experience across Turkey and the region. She has consulted on water quality issues for the United Nation's World Health Organization. A member of the Turkish Chamber of Environmental Engineers (CMO), Mrs. Aras Oburoglu holds certifications in several management disciplines...
Also see: ENSR to study VOC and photochemical ozone pollutants in Pearl River Delta region

Among other recent headlines:

Conference, expo to focus on water efficiency
LAS VEGAS, NV, Oct. 8, 2007 -- The inaugural WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), is slated for Oct. 8-10, 2008, in Las Vegas...

Sun Water Systems makes INC 500 list
FORT WORTH, TX, Oct. 5, 2007 -- Sun Water Systems has earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The manufacturer, which makes and sells high-end, environmentally friendly home water filtration systems, drew attention for achieving nearly 704% growth in the last three years. It is the only water filtration company to make the 2007 Inc. 500 list...

JM Eagle names new COO
LIVINGSTON, NJ, Oct. 8, 2007 -- Plastic pipe manufacturer JM Eagle, formed earlier this year when J-M Manufacturing Company Inc. acquired PW Eagle, has announced the appointment of Dennis Campbell, an experienced operating executive with an extensive plastics industry background, to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer. The position is part of JM Eagle's commitment to a smooth integration of the two companies, and will help drive the new regional sales strategy...

Hardy Instruments acquired by Roper Industries
SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct. 2, 2007 -- Hardy Instruments, a San Diego-based manufacturer of process weighing, vibration monitoring and tension control solutions, has announced its acquisition by Roper Industries, Inc...

New mass spectrometry newsletter
PEABODY, MA, Oct. 2, 2007 -- JEOL USA has launched an online newsletter, Mass Media, to meet the needs of the growing JEOL community of mass spec users. The newsletter includes links to newly-published papers by renowned scientists using JEOL mass spectrometers, new applications results, tutorials, and helpful tips for LC, GC, and direct analysis.

Bentley marketing director named 2007-08 chairperson of ECC
EXTON, PA, Oct. 2, 2007 -- Bentley Systems has announced that Anne-Marie Walters, global marketing director, Bentley Plant, has been named chairperson of the Engineering & Construction Contracting (ECC) Association for 2007-2008. Chief among her responsibilities as the new chair is to lead the 40th Annual ECC Conference being held Sept. 3-6, 2008, at the Westin Keirland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz...
Also see: Bentley appoints Mike Sedgwick as vice president, civil and transportation sales

World Data Center portal released
Oct. 2, 2007 -- A state-of-the-art Web portal for the development, dissemination, and application of high-quality global environmental and socioeconomic data sets has now been released under the auspices of the CIESIN World Data Center (WDC) for Human Interactions in the Environment. Supported by SEDAC (Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center), the WDC portal provides leading-edge tools and easy access to global-scale data and associated information on key topics related to human-environment interactions, including population, climate, conservation, poverty, hazards, health, and sustainability. To access the portal, see: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

EPA expands NSF's scope in WaterSense program
ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 2, 2007 -- NSF will now provide testing and certification of high-efficiency lavatory faucets for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSenseSM program...
Also see: NSF announces three key international appointments

BKFK launches 'Going Green Challenge'
STAMFORD, CT, Oct. 2, 2007 -- By Kids for Kids (BKFK) has announced the "Going Green Challenge," designed to stimulate the creation of new products or services that could help the global environmental crisis. With an unprecedented $10,000 grand prize, the "Going Green Challenges" seeks solutions to some of our most pressing environmental issues, including; global warming, drought, famine and flooding...

UVDI announces new national sales manager for distribution
VALENCIA, CA, Oct. 1, 2007 -- UltraViolet Devices, Inc. has announced the promotion of Martin G. Albert to National Sales Manager for Distribution. Since joining UVDI over two years ago as a Regional Sales Manager, Albert has been instrumental in developing and enhancing the sales, marketing and distribution strategies for UVDI's ALTRU-V line of products throughout the central region of the United States...

Texas A&M-Kingsville garners $5M grant
KINGSVILLE, TX, Sept. 28, 2007 -- An environmental research center based in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has garnered its second five-year $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program...

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