Category Archives: Uncategorized

Stephen R. Gates, PE, BCEE, Elected 2018 President of Water Design-Build Council Board of Directors

The Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) announced that Stephen R. Gates, PE, BCEE, Brown and Caldwell Senior Vice President, has been elected as its 2018 President of the Board, receiving the gavel from 2017 President John Doller in Dallas, TX. Transitioning from the role of the First Vice President/Treasurer, Gates chaired the Budget/Finance and Research Committees, and is in a leadership role on the Technical Practices Committee. He is responsible for development of Brown and Caldwell’s collaborative project delivery business, focusing on design-build, CMAR, and remediation services related to the environmental, water, wastewater, and energy markets provided to municipal, federal, and private organizations throughout North America.

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Topics: Uncategorized, WDBC Admin.

Reflecting on World Water Day: What’s Changed and What Needs to Change

Thirty-five years ago, I studied water treatment systems in college, and I’ve been captivated ever since. I feel fortunate to work in a field where I feel like I make a difference every single day.

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Topics: The Walsh Group, Uncategorized.

Demonstration Wetlands Treat and Reuse RO Concentrate

Jim Bays of WDBC Member CH2M Hill provides details of the firm’s collaboration with the Arizona Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Goodyear, Arizona, to implement an innovative approach in treatment wetlands.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

How Effective Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Remove Pathogens

CH2M HILL and the City of Henderson recently completed a study to evaluate pathogen removal efficiencies through a full-scale membrane bioreactor system (MBR) that produces recycled water for the City of Henderson, Nevada. The results of the study show that MBR systems are very efficient for reducing viruses and pathogenic organisms—greatly reducing the need for downstream disinfection treatment.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

New Tool Helps Water Utilities Implement Effective Utility Management

The Water Research Foundation and WDBC member CH2M HILL have teamed up on benchmarking tool for effective utility management. The tool, released earlier this month, will help utilities plan, implement, measure, and monitor organizational performance enhancements against 10 specific attributes of effectively managed utilities.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Understanding the True Cost of Water

The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) featured Bryan Harvey of WDBC member company CH2MHill in two recent broadcast segments on water, one of the world’s most precious natural resources. Bryan shared his perspective on the true cost of water and why it is important for nations and consumers to understand the value of water.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

‘Value of Water’ Campaign Aims to Educate the Public

CH2M HILL joins with Coalition to promote ‘Value of Water’, a new campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of clean water and investing in our nation’s aging infrastructure

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Benefits of Adopting Asset Management Practices in Water Utilities

CH2M HILL’s Nick Pealy discusses the benefits of adopting an asset management approach to streamline operations.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Avoiding the Sanitary Sewer Overflows Rehabilitation Rut

By Robert Cook, Professional Engineer, CH2M HILL, Dwayne Frye, Senior Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board and Sharon Deane, Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Strategies for Nutrient & Resource Management in Cities of the Future

By Samuel Jeyanayagam, PhD, PE, BCEE, Vice President, CH2M HILL

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Topics: Uncategorized.