WaterBriefs: Nalco prepares in advance of Hurricane Rita

Sept. 22, 2005
Also in this report: Free AWWA webcast explores hurricane aftermath Oct. 12; PennWell offers free online job postings to those hurt by hurricane; Chemline staff donate bonuses for hurricane relief; Water Advocates campaigns for safe drinking water, sanitation; Datamatic, RedMoon form broadband AMR partnership; Whatman hires new CEO; ANSI accredits siphonic roof drain standards; 'Ultrasound World II' offers predictive maintenance insights; American Water combats global water poverty...

In other news below:
-- Free AWWA webcast explores disaster recovery and hurricane aftermath
-- PennWell offers free online job postings to energy employers hurt by Hurricane Katrina
-- Chemline employees donate their bonus money to Red Cross for hurricane relief
-- Water Advocates campaigns for worldwide access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation
-- Datamatic, RedMoon form strategic broadband AMR system partnership
-- Whatman hires new CEO
-- New product standards from ANSI accredited for siphonic roof drains
-- 'Ultrasound World II' to provide new insights in predictive maintenance
-- American Water combats global water poverty
-- Aqua Society Inc. signs Yemeni sales agent
-- Wataire licenses International Development Corp. water generator
-- CH2M Hill to manage municipal services for Sandy Springs, Ga.
-- BOC's Think Gates helps food processors improve process monitoring

Nalco prepares in advance of Hurricane Rita
NAPERVILLE, IL, Sept. 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With Hurricane Rita already the third strongest on record and 1.3 million people told to evacuate the area, Nalco Holding Co. has begun shutting down operations at its manufacturing plants in Freeport, Texas -- near Galveston -- and Sugar Land, Texas, outside Houston...
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Free AWWA webcast explores disaster recovery and hurricane aftermath
DENVER, Sept. 21, 2005 -- With the nation focused on the aftermath of Katrina and preparation for Hurricane Rita, utilities across the country are revisiting their emergency preparedness plans. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announces a free webcast to help utilities review their plans and ensure they are fully prepared for a catastrophic disaster. The webcast, "Disaster Recovery and the Aftermath of Katrina" will be held Oct. 12 at 1:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. PST...
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PennWell offers free online job posts to energy employers hurt by Katrina
TULSA, Okla., Sept. 21, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- PennWell Corp., a leading publisher and conference organizer for the petroleum, power and utilities industries, will offer energy-industry employers directly affected by Hurricane Katrina free job postings on PennEnergyJOBS. Launched in August by PennWell, PennEnergyJOBS is an online employment website dedicated to serving the recruitment needs of both energy-industry employers and professionals, and can be accessed at: www.pennenergyjobs.com.
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Chemline employees donate their bonus money to Red Cross for hurricane relief
ST. LOUIS, MO, Sept. 21, 2005 -- Coating manufacturer staff forego bonuses for the month of August to donate to the Red Cross for their Hurricane Relief funds...
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Water Advocates campaigns for global access to safe drinking water, sanitation
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2005 -- Non-profit group Water Advocates launches a non-profit advocacy group focused on increasing funding and raising public awareness for people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation...
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Datamatic, RedMoon form strategic broadband AMR system partnership
PLANO, TX, Sept. 21, 2005 -- RedMoon is a leading provider of mobile data networks for cities and counties. Texas-based Datamatic has been a leading supplier of enterprise meter reading solutions since 1980. They'll jointly market advanced automated meter reading systems using WiFi networks to municipalities requiring a fixed network. The relationship significantly enhances both organizations' offerings to cities wanting to increase monitoring and control of water, gas and electric power distribution...
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Whatman hires new CEO
LONDON, Sept. 21, 2005 -- After a year-long vacancy, Whatman has just announced its new CEO. This move follows the acquisition of Schleicher & Schuell, a German analytical chemistry supplier, that made Whatman the world's No. 3 provider of filtration technology behind Pall and Millipore for the markets it serves. The new CEO, Bill Emhiser, was actually a senior executive at Millipore from 1997 to 2003. In the aftermath of the acquisition, the Whatman product portfolio has increased by roughly 60%, adding substantial capabilities in microbiology and QA/QC...
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New product standards from ANSI accredited for siphonic roof drains
SALEM, VA, Sept. 21, 2005 -- On July 8th, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited a siphonic roof drain product standard, designated ANSI/ASME A112.6.9 "Siphonic Roof Drains". This standard was developed by a team of industry experts led by Project Team Leader John Rattenbury, PE of Rainwater Management Solutions (RMS) Engineering of Salem, Virginia. Rattenbury has been the Project Team Leader for the ASME A112 Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment committee since 2002.
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'Ultrasound World II' to provide new insights in predictive maintenance
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2005 --The event, sponsored by UE Systems Inc., will take place Nov. 6-9 in Clearwater, Fla. It serves to acquaint maintenance executives and personnel with the latest advances in predictive maintenance using ultrasonic detectors and software...
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MORE breaking news headlines:
American Water Combats Global Water Poverty; Jim McGivern Comments on Company's Efforts to Raise Awareness
Germany's Aqua Society Inc. Enters into Agreement with Yemeni Sales Agent
Vancouver's Wataire Industries Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement
CH2M Hill Chosen to Manage Municipal Services for City of Sandy Springs
BOC's Think Gates Helps Food Processors Improve Process Monitoring Capabilities; Measurement Combined with Control Allows Processors to Maximize Production Efficiencies and Quality


In earlier newsbriefs, see: " WaterBriefs: B&V to design of Calif.'s Nacimiento Water Project facilities" -- Also in this report (Sept. 20, 2005): Pa. to adopt nutrient trading policy to help improve water quality; Nalco raises prices, freight surcharges to the paper industry; Katrina demonstrates strong RO demand - McIlvaine research; N.J. American Water debuts state's largest ground-mounted solar system; Innovative Lake Pleasant water plant poses construction challenges; ShieldLiner wins major international technology award; Houston firm to represent Spartan Environmental in Texas; MWH appoints two experts to its S. Calif. staff; Southwest Water to acquire Ala. wastewater utility; Elster Electricity expands EnergyAxis System; BSI2000 appoints VP; Aqua Society to supply HVAC&R equipment to Polish company; Power boiler, heat exchanger manufacturing study released; Niagara regional municipality deploys Datastream 7i for water, wastewater services; WorldWater & Power Corp. signs $1.4 million in solar energy contracts...


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