Water Design-Build Council Blog

Black & Veatch Awarded Design-Build Contract for Nutrient Recovery

Posted by Admin on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has selected Water Design-Build Council member Black & Veatch and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to design and build a new nutrient recovery system at its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, IL.

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5 Keys to Developing Solutions for Complex Water Issues

Posted by Admin on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:03 AM

Findings from “Unlocking Innovation,” a white paper from Black & Veatch and the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), reveal that there are five key factors to consider when developing new solutions for complex water issues. Those key issues – education, communication, collaboration, integration and investment – were highlighted in the report, which provides recommendations on how the water industry can unlock innovation to address water challenges around the world.

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Developing Sustainable Solutions: Partnerships Are the Model of the Future

Posted by Admin on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

By Stephen Tarallo, Black & Veatch

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Balancing Water Demands In Vietnam

Posted by Admin on Mon, May 06, 2013 @ 04:02 PM

By Christina Hartinger, Director of Projects, North Asia Pacific, Black & Veatch’s Global Water Business

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More Collaboration, More Communication

Posted by Admin on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

By Joe Mantua, Black & Veatch

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Reducing Water Loss in Hong Kong

Posted by Admin on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 @ 03:41 PM

Hong Kong meets 20 to 30 percent of its water demand from local sources, making the control of leaks in the distribution system vital.

Surface runoff and impoundments provide the locally sourced water while the remainder is supplied via pipelines from the Dong River in adjacent Guangdong Province. The city’s Water Supplies Department (WSD) distributes water to 7 million people through a network of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) of mains mostly fed by gravity from service reservoirs at high points. A great many water mains are thus subject to relatively high pressure.

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Storm Water Redesign Improves Scottish Coast

Posted by Admin on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 09:16 AM

Discussion of engineering projects, especially between engineers, often moves swiftly from “why” to “how.” A project’s raison d’être can be overlooked in favour of analysing how the outcome was achieved. As engineers finish one project and move to the next, the opportunity to reflect on the legacy of work recently completed can be limited.

However, reaction to a project in Campbeltown, Scotland, brings the “why” into sharp focus. Campbeltown is a port on the Kintyre peninsula in western Scotland. Historically, during periods of heavy rainfall, storm water flows affected the quality of the town’s coastal waters.

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Survey: Top Water Utility Concerns

Posted by Admin on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

Black & Veatch’s recent “2012 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Utility Industry” report reveals top challenges and provides recommendations for moving forward in the water and wastewater industry.

The inaugural report combines results of a survey of U.S. utility leaders conducted earlier this year with expanded analyses and insights by Black & Veatch water industry experts. It is the water industry’s version of the company’s “Strategic Directions in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry” report, now in its sixth year of publication.

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From Tom McMonagle, Water Design Build Council 2012 President

We are continually hearing in the various media reports that the priorities of most cities and agencies within North America are infrastructure improvements – with water and wastewater ranking as high. Our member companies are also reporting that greater use of design-build and CMAR project delivery methods are also occurring. And we also find that these are very valid reasons for the increase in the use of design-build and CMAR as preferred project delivery methods.  

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Charitable Organizations Seek To Bring Water To Those Who Lack

Posted by Admin on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:41 PM

Three-year-old Maria lives in Chinda, a municipality in Honduras. Maria has never had to taste dirty water. This fact may not seem significant, but this is not the case for many other children in Honduras. Chinda is the only municipality in Honduras where every household, every school and every clinic has access to clean water as a result of a five-year effort by Water For People.

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