WaterBriefs: ASCE organizes directory of expert civil engineers

Also in this report: New analysis: Public Private Partnerships in their growth stage; Dow announces price increase for acrylates; WorldWater signs full merger agreement with ENTECH; 'Water for Texas' latest issue now available; Stevens Water appoints director of RF, communication engineering; Woolpert expands sales and marketing team; Ashland participates in China International Water Show; Limehouse Software joins ESRI's Business Partner Program; MACTEC names Tampa office manager;...

In other news below:
-- New analysis: Public Private Partnerships in their growth stage
-- Dow announces price increase for acrylates
-- WorldWater signs full merger agreement with ENTECH
-- 'Water for Texas' latest issue now available
-- Stevens Water appoints director of RF, communication engineering
-- Woolpert expands sales and marketing team
-- Ashland participates in China International Water Show
-- Limehouse Software joins ESRI's Business Partner Program
-- MACTEC names Tampa office manager
-- Bentley receives Stoomwezen certification for AutoPIPE
-- Duke Energy Indiana issues call for renewable energy

ASCE organizes directory of expert civil engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers organizes directory of technical volunteers by area of expertise for use by local, state and federal agencies during disaster planning and response
RESTON, VA, Oct. 29, 2007 -- When disasters such as Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina or the I- 35W bridge collapse occur, members of the civil engineering community often respond by offering their time and talents to assist in response and recovery efforts. In response to this interest, the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Committee on Critical Infrastructure developed the Disaster Assistance Volunteer Directory (DAVD).

The directory includes a listing of ASCE members who have expressed interest in volunteering for disaster planning, response and recovery initiatives.

Members included in the directory can maintain an up-to-date profile that includes their skill set, experience and availability. This directory is available to qualified parties-including local, state and federal agencies, as well as private consulting firms-to draw from for engineering expertise in not only their post-disaster response and recovery efforts, but also in their pre- disaster planning and preparedness initiatives.

The directory is currently available for use and has more than 500 engineers registered, representing a wide array of areas of expertise. For more information, including instructions on how to access the directory, please visit http://ciasce.asce.org/ASCEDisasterAssistanceVolunteerProgram.html.

Among other recent headlines:

New analysis: Public Private Partnerships in their growth stage
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the North American municipal water and wastewater industry are currently in the growth stage of their lifecycle and have been estimated at a value of $2,337.5 million. Predictions for the forecast period are that the market will grow continuously in the near future, with accelerating growth rates toward the end of the decade...

Dow announces price increase for acrylates in all regions
MIDLAND, MI, Oct. 22, 2007 -- The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") and its affiliates announce off schedule price increases for acrylic acid and esters, also known as acrylic monomers or acrylates, effective November 1, 2007, or as otherwise allowed by individual contract terms...
Also see: "Dow Water Solutions announces global price increase for DOWEXT Ion Exchange Resins"

WorldWater signs full merger agreement with ENTECH
EWING, NJ, Oct. 29, 2007 -- WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp., developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, and ENTECH Inc. of Keller, Texas, a high-tech supplier of solar technology to NASA for space operations, announced the execution of an Agreement and Plan of Merger pursuant to which ENTECH will merge with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of WorldWater...
Also see: "WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp. to unveil new program at ACWA Fall Conference"

'Water for Texas' latest issue now available
Oct. 25, 2007 -- The latest edition of the Texas Water Development Board's quarterly newsletter, Water for Texas, is now available online...

Stevens Water appoints director of RF, communication engineering
PORTLAND, OR, Oct. 26, 2007 -- Stevens Water, a leader in water monitoring technology since 1911, has appointed Ed Williams as Director of RF (radio frequency) and Communications Engineering...

Woolpert expands sales and marketing team
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 14, 2007 -- Charlie Kuhnmuench recently joined Woolpert Inc. as a business developer for the firm's sales and marketing group. Kuhnmuench brings over 20 years of business development experience to the position...
Also see: "Woolpert Inc. announces relocation of corporate headquarters"

Ashland participates in China International Water Show
SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 26, 2007 -- Ashland Water Technologies (AWT), a division of Ashland Inc., showcased its products and expertise Oct. 22-23 at the International Exhibition on Water Treatment Chemicals, Technologies and Applications: one of the most influential water treatment shows in China...
Also see:
-- "Ashland's AROSET® adhesives pass maritime performance testing"
-- "Ashland's new barrier coat now available for European boatbuilders"

Limehouse Software joins ESRI's Business Partner Program
MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2007 -- Limehouse Software has announced that it has joined ESRI's Business Partner Program. Limehouse Software, which has grown rapidly over the last few years expanding from the U.K. to the U.S. in 2006, will now integrate its Web-based software suite with ESRI Web Services and ArcGIS to allow active maps to be embedded within Limehouse Web content for both documents and other information including the ability to capture polygons and points from the public...

MACTEC names Tampa office manager
TAMPA, FL, Oct. 22, 2007 -- Scott C. Weliver has been named Tampa office manager at MACTEC Engineering and Consulting. Bruce C. Coles, president of MACTEC E&C and chairman & CEO of MACTEC Inc., the holding company, made the announcement...
Also see: -- "MACTEC wins $9.8M design-build contract from Veterans Administration"

Bentley receives Stoomwezen certification for AutoPIPE
Oct. 23, 2007 -- The latest version of AutoPIPE -- the leading software for calculating piping code stresses, loads, and deflections under both static and dynamic loading conditions -- has been recertified by the combined services of Lloyd's Register Nederland B.V. and Stoomwezen in accordance with the Dutch Rules for Pressure Vessels (G0501)...
Also see: -- "Bentley ships all-new StormCAD solution for stormwater networks"

Duke Energy Indiana issues call for renewable energy
PLAINFIELD, IN, Oct. 24, 2007 -- Duke Energy Indiana has issued a "Request for Proposals" seeking bids for power generated from renewable energy sources, including sun, wind, water, organic matter and other sources...
Also see:
-- "Duke Energy curtails lake lawn irrigation on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee"
-- "Recent rainfall helps; Yet drought situation remains serious"

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