News and Articles

Oct 20, 2020

News

Kelley Engineered Equipment

Tyler D. Sandell

Kelley Digger Shield Takes the Express Route to Atlanta

On July 1st, 2020, The Atkinson / Technique Joint Venture entered into a contract with Kelley Engineered Equipment (KEE) for the supply of a 90.25” (2.3 m) digger shield. On August 15th, just Six weeks later, the machine was on site and ready to work. Averaging about 5.3’ (1.6 m) per day, the distance needed to install 4 rings of liner plate, the shield finished its drive on October 6th, 2020.

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Oct 19, 2020

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Cartegraph

Colleen McKenna

Cartegraph Acquires SEMS Technologies, Creating Powerful Platform for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operators

Experienced software providers team up to offer asset management, regulatory compliance tools for distribution and collection teams

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Oct 16, 2020

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Ovarro Ltd

Hannah Lee

Leak Loggers Support Emergeny Effort in Beirut

Data technology company Ovarro has responded quickly to a request for emergency leak detection equipment from the Veolia Foundation, which is supporting the rehabilitation of drinking water networks in the Port of Beirut.

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Oct 15, 2020

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Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

TasWater Response to Covid-19 is Platform’s ‘Most-Read’

A paper explaining how Australian water and wastewater utility TasWater responded to the Covid-19 crisis is the most-read document on the Water Action Platform.

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Oct 14, 2020

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American Water

Joseph Szafran

American Water Employees Raise More Than $214,000 for Water For People in First-Ever Virtual Fundraising Campaign

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced the company and its employees raised more than $214,000 to support Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries.

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Oct 13, 2020

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Envirosight

Choosing Your Next Sewer Inspection Truck

Request a free illustrated guide to sewer inspection trucks.

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Oct 12, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Jim Suhr

Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint

New tertiary treatment facilities, nutrient management system are models of sustainable innovation.

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Oct 09, 2020

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Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Be Bold to Cut Polluctions, Water Companies Urged

UK water companies must be “bold and brave” if they are to achieve ambitious pollution targets and meet the high expectations of regulators over the next five years. The comment comes from Karyn Georges, head of consulting at global innovation and technology consultancy Isle.

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Oct 08, 2020

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American Water

Joseph Szafran

American Water Recognized for Excellence in Water Quality by Partnership for Safe Water

The company demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering high quality drinking water to customers.

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Oct 07, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

British Water Joins Mentoring Programme Supporting Women

British Water has signed up to a pioneering mentoring programme, as part of its commitment to drive gender equality in water. Joining the 30% Club cross-company mentoring programme is the trade association’s latest Women on Water campaign initiative, which aims to support the career progression of women working in the sector. The association is now inviting its own members to be part of the programme by encouraging staff to apply to become mentors and mentees.

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Oct 06, 2020

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GeoNexus Technologies

Caroline Keros

GeoNexus Technologies Receives Esri Utility Network Specialty for Water Utility Services

GeoNexus® Technologies, an Esri® Silver Partner, received their second Utility Network Specialty designation in 2020 for Water Utility Services from Esri.

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Oct 05, 2020

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EAS

Hailey MacKinnon

EAS Energy Partners Close Landmark Clean Energy Deal on Largest Sewer Heat Recovery System in North America

EAS Energy Partners (EAS), a consortium led by Enwave Energy Corporation, announces completion of a landmark renewable energy project partnership for the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Enwave’s “Sewer Heat Recovery system,” an innovative technology that heats and cools buildings with recycled thermal energy from nearby pipelines, will be the largest clean technology system of its kind in North America.

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Oct 02, 2020

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Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Remote Access Gave Utilities Covid-19 Advantage, Says Review

Water utilities who already had remote access to their systems were at an advantage when Covid-19 lockdowns were introduced around the world. The information comes from a report carried out by technology consultancy Isle on behalf of the Water Action Platform collaborative initiative.

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Oct 01, 2020

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BlueInGreen

Cambron Clark

BlueInGreen Sells Its 100th Installation

BlueInGreen, LLC—a water cleantech company and provider of the most efficient method of dissolving oxygen, carbon dioxide and ozone into solution—has sold its 100th installation. These municipal and industrial water treatment installations span from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada—serving countless applications in eight separate industries while treating over 1 billion combined gallons of water every day.

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Sep 30, 2020

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United Utilities Group PLC

Leakage Dog Kilo Earns His Stripes

The newest recruit in United Utilities’ war on water leaks has graduated with flying colours. Leakage dog Kilo proved he “nose” what he’s doing when it comes to sniffing out the smell of escaping water. The newly trained springer spaniel has managed to save a wag-tastic 72,000 litres a day after finding a hidden leak in a field that could have been running for months.

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Sep 29, 2020

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Isle Utilities

Louise Elliott

Delivering Essential Training in a Digital Landscape

Water industry training programmes have had to undergo a transformation to ensure essential learning continues during the coronavirus pandemic. Ceris Van de Vyver, head of technology and training at global innovation consultancy Isle, shares insights into delivering training virtually.

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Sep 28, 2020

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Pipeline Renewal Technologies

Growing with the Government

A Guide to Bidding on and Winning Government Contracts

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Sep 25, 2020

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Irish Water

Irish Water Kilkenny Sludge Project Wins at Water Industry Awards

Irish Water’s Kilkenny Sludge Project has been recognised at the prestigious Water Industry Awards, which promotes excellence in the water industry across the UK and Ireland.

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Sep 24, 2020

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ESCO Tool

Matthew Brennan

Esco Introduces new COHOG® Split Frame Tube & Pipe Cutter that is Robust with Easy to Setup Modular Tooling

Esco Tool has introduced a new clamshell style, O.D. mounted split frame machine that features fast, accurate, and easy to setup indexable tooling to part and bevel tube and pipe from 2” to 48” dia.

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Sep 23, 2020

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Purdue University - Division of Construction Engineering and Management

Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M. ASCE, PWAM Tom Iseley

Tom Iseley Moves to Purdue

Dr. Tom Iseley returned to Purdue University having been appointed as the Beavers Heavy Construction Distinguished Fellow with an academic rank of full Professor of Engineering Practice in the Construction Engineering and Management Division (CEM) in the College of Engineering. This Fellow position was established in honor of Dr. Donn E. Hancher who was Tom’s major Ph.D. professor.

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Sep 22, 2020

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Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies

Filling the Gap for Underground Infrastructure Training Needs

The way we learn has been gradually changing. Nevertheless, due to COVID-19, organizations had to leapfrog their learning methods and adapt quickly. In the last few months, there has been a profusion of webinars and – insert here your favorite video conferencing meeting software – meetings, and it is safe to say we’ve all had our fair share of them. But when we look into the training needs of underground infrastructure professionals, a more enduring change is required.

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Sep 21, 2020

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Idrica / GoAigua

Pablo Calabuig

Spain Uses GoAigua COVID Sewer Surveillance Technology for Widespread Infection Monitoring

20 cities across Spain monitor almost 10 million people daily to contain virus spread.

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Sep 18, 2020

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The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins Single Shield Breaks through Turkey’s Hardest Rock

In July, a jubilant ceremony marked a milestone for southern Turkey’s arduous Bahçe-Nurdaği High-Speed Railway Tunnel. The first TBM-driven portion of tunneling using an 8.0 m (26.2 ft) diameter Robbins Single Shield machine is now complete. The 8.9 km (5.5 mi) long TBM tunnel was no easy bore, as it was excavated through some of the hardest and most abrasive rock ever encountered in the country.

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Sep 17, 2020

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TEPPFA aisbl

Monica de la Cruz Re-elected as CEN/TC 155 Chair

Members of CEN/TC 155, the Technical Committee coordinating standards activities for plastic piping and ducting systems within CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, have unanimously re-elected Monica de la Cruz for a new mandate of three years.

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Sep 16, 2020

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Goethe University Frankfurt - Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henner Hollert

SARS-CoV-2 Viruses in Wastewater: Monitoring COVID-19 and Estimating Potential Transmission Risk

Since the beginning of the pandemic, research groups have been working on methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses in wastewater to be used to monitor the degree of COVID-19 transmission among the population.

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