WaterBriefs: Swiss university offers advanced certificate in water resource management

Also in this report: New member joins Mueller Water Products board; Leaders assume new duties at TWDB; ROTEX names CFO; WBF 2008 preliminary conference program available; AFS Society to hold 21st Annual Technical Conference; WennSoft, InGen form working relationship; Philadelphia Gear appoints sales rep, western region; Latest JPCL e-newsletter available; 2008 powder coating courses announced; CyboSoft recognized for technology leadership; (more)...

In other news below:
-- New member joins Mueller Water Products board of directors
-- Leaders assume new duties at TWDB
-- ROTEX names CFO
-- WBF 2008 preliminary conference program available
-- AFS Society to hold 21st Annual Technical Conference
-- WennSoft forms working relationship with InGen Technologies
-- Philadelphia Gear appoints sales rep, western region
-- Latest JPCL e-newsletter available
-- 2008 powder coating courses announced
-- CyboSoft recognized for technology leadership
-- Calif. DWR releases draft PSP for 2008 grants
-- BioteQ appoints president, COO

Swiss university offers advanced certificate in water resource management
BERN, Switzerland, Jan. 30, 2008 -- The Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is offering a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on "Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the context of Developing and Transition Countries". The CAS is endowed with 10 ECTS credits, it has a modular structure and consists of a preparatory work, two ten-day courses as class instruction and a project work. The class instructions take place from August 25 to September 5, 2008, and the focus of this years module is "Practical Solutions and Action"...

Among other recent headlines:

New member joins Mueller Water Products board of directors
ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Mueller Water Products Inc. announced that Dr. Lydia W. Thomas was elected to its board of directors. Thomas is the retired president and chief executive officer of Noblis Inc., a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization...
Also see: -- Pensec joins Mueller Water Products as director of communications

Leaders assume new duties at TWDB
AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 30, 2008 -- On Jan. 23, 2008 Bill Mullican, Carolyn Brittin, and Lisa Glenn began new leadership roles with the Texas Water Development Board. Bill Mullican, former Deputy Executive Administrator for Planning, will serve as the Deputy Executive Administrator for Water Science and Conservation. Carolyn Brittin, former Director of Water Resources Planning, will serve as Deputy Executive Administrator for Regional Water and Flood Planning and the Texas Natural Resources Information System. Lisa Glenn, Deputy Executive Administrator for Operations and Administration, will assume responsibilities for operational information technology and publications...
Also see: -- "TWDB approves $357 million for water-related projects"

ROTEX names CFO
CINCINNATI, OH, Jan. 30, 2008 -- ROTEX Global, LLC, a leader in the development of screening equipment and technology for the process industries, has named Robert W. Dieckman to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Dieckman has over eighteen years of training in the areas of auditing, federal taxes, human resource law, Cognos interactive software, Friedman Frontier Package, payroll law, 401-K administration, DOL rules and regulations, strategic management processes and methodologies, and manufacturing accounting. Prior to his role at ROTEX Global, Dieckman held positions at Basco Manufacturing Company in Mason, Ohio, and at Engineering Excellence Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration, respectively...

WBF 2008 preliminary conference program available online
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Jan. 30, 2008 -- The WBF 2008 North American Conference Preliminary Program is now available online. This year's Conference, the forum for automation and manufacturing professionals, will be held at the Dolce Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 24-27, 2008. The preliminary program provides details about the keynote speakers, time and locations for special events, information about the onsite ISA Bookstore, presentation titles and summaries, tutorial descriptions, hotel information, and registration information...

AFS Society to hold 21st Annual Technical Conference
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Jan. 29, 2008 -- The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) will hold its 21st Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition on May 19-22, 2008 at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel in Valley Forge, PA. This is a venue where diverse fields will build on common principles, and attendees will have an opportunity to learn operations involving fluid/particle processing and separation. The Conference will include 27 sessions divided into three tracks: Emerging Technologies; Fundamentals and Applications; and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing...

WennSoft forms working relationship with InGen Technologies
NEW BERLIN, WI, Jan. 29, 2008 -- WennSoft®, a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, has formed a partnership with InGen Technologies Inc. (InGen), of Evansville, Ind. InGen, a technology solutions company with 25+ years of deep integration experience in the process and business operations, will focus on the sales and implementation of WennSoft technologies within the public sector utility space...

Philadelphia Gear appoints sales rep, western region
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, Jan. 29, 2008 -- Philadelphia Gear, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has appointed Darren Keehn as Sales Representative for the Western Region of Canada, encompassing the provinces of British Columbia, and Alberta. Keehn will be responsible for various business development initiatives in the region and adding value to the partnership between PGC and its customers in the Western region...
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Latest JPCL e-newsletter available
PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 28, 2008 -- The latest issue of the monthly e-newsletter from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings is now available...

2008 powder coating courses announced
RUTHERFORDTON, NC, Jan. 28, 2008 -- The International Surface Finishing Academy (ISFA) recently announced dates and locations of its Powder Coating Courses for 2008. The courses, instructed by the powder coating experts of TIGER Drylac USA, cover the fundamentals of powder coating from both commercial and industrial perspectives...

CyboSoft recognized for technology leadership
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA, Jan. 28, 2008 -- CyboSoft has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the recipient of its 2007 North America Technology Leadership Award in the field of Industrial Automation. The award recognizes CyboSoft for the outstanding performance and technological advances of its patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) Control technology...

Calif. DWR releases draft PSP for 2008 grants
SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 25, 2008 -- The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released its Draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the 2008 Water Use Efficiency Program, which implements Chapter 7(g) of Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002. Originally a $35.3 million program, the 2008 funding may receive an additional $3 million from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for a total grant fund of $38.3 million. DWR will conduct five public workshops to present information on the 2008 Draft PSP, the application process through the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST), eligibility requirements related to Urban Water Management Planning and AB 1420, and to obtain public comments and input...

BioteQ appoints president, COO
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, Jan. 25, 2008 -- BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has announced the appointment of Dr. David Kratochvil to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing corporate operations and development projects. Dr. Kratochvil previously served as BioteQ's Vice President of Projects. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, specializing in biotechnology and water treatment...

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