February 2008, Vol. 20, No.2


The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.), a national organization that champions water recycling, recognized the Redwood City (Calif.) Recycled Water Project with the Large Project of the Year Award for 2007. The award “recognizes projects whose significance and contributions to the community continue to advance the water reuse industry.” The project team included Redwood City South Bayside System Authority, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (San Francisco; prime consultant for the $80 million recycled water project), and subconsultants Whitley-Burchett & Associates (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Data Instincts (Windsor, Calif.), Bartle–Wells Associates (Berkeley, Calif.), and Covello Group (Walnut Creek). The Phase I System went on-line in June 2007 and has received widespread and positive attention as concerns grow over tightening of regional potable water supplies.

Scott Chinery of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants (Raleigh, N.C.) was elected the 2007–2008 secretary of the American Society of Highway Engineers (Uniontown, Pa.) — Carolina Piedmont Section. As secretary, Chinery will be responsible for chapter membership and serve as the correspondent between the Piedmont chapter and the national board. Chinery is the transportation services manager for Mulkey’s Charlotte, N.C., branch.

Charles Desportes joined water purification technology company Aquatech InternationalCorp. (Canonsburg, Pa.) as director of thermal desalination.

ADAPCO Inc. (Sanford, Fla.) recently named Ian Knapp vice president of the company’s Environmental Solutions division. In this role, Knapp will be responsible for the overall leadership of the division, including expansion of the current product line to deliver a more extensive offering to customers.

ADS LLC (Huntsville, Ala.) announced the acquisition of Condor Solutions Inc., a research and development company headquartered in Huntsville. ADS designs and manufactures flow measurement equipment, software, and line-stopping equipment.

The management consulting division of Black & Veatch (Kansas City, Mo.), Enterprise Management Solutions, announced the availability of its 2007 National Stormwater Utility Survey results. The survey, which is conducted every other year, is designed to help professionals in the stormwater industry stay informed on the ongoing issues in the industry. The survey results offer insights into planning, operations, administration, and financial management of stormwater utilities in the United States and Canada. Survey respondents range from municipalities and utilities with a few thousand to a million or more customer accounts in their service areas. The survey results are available at www.bv.com/stormwatersurvey or by e-mailing stormwater@bv.com for a printed copy.

Ecovation (Rochester, N.Y.), a developer of green energy systems incorporating anaerobic digestion technology, recently announced that it has signed a contract to acquire the technologies of Biotim N.V. (Willebroek, Belgium), a leading European supplier of anaerobic treatment systems, in the United States. The acquisition includes technical knowledge of all Biotim anaerobic processes, the right to commercialize this technology independent of Biotim, and an exclusive trademark license.

James R. Daley recently joined the engineering and environmental consulting firm of Skelly and Loy Inc. (Harrisburg, Pa.) as vice president and manager of the firm’s Monroeville, Pa., office. Daley manages all work tasks and provides quality control for all deliverables produced from this office. He is also charged with developing new business and maintaining client relationships for the Monroeville office. He also has been appointed to serve as federal government market coordinator for the entire firm.

Danfoss (Milwaukee), a manufacturer of precision mechanical and electrical components, recently was recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of 2007’s most ethical companies. Ethisphere Magazine annually analyzes, recognizes, and rewards ethical leadership and business practices to companies worldwide, and Danfoss is one of five companies to be recognized in the Industrial Manufacturing category.

BaySaver Technologies Inc. (Mount Airy, Md.), a provider of stormwater treatment solutions, appointed Craig Morton as area manager. In this position, he is responsible for business development in Northern California. Prior to joining BaySaver, Morton worked for Richmond American Homes (Denver) as director of stormwater compliance. In his position, he was responsible for ensuring compliance for all developments in the Sacramento, Calif., region.

The board of trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (Washington, D.C.) announced that Robert Gagosian has accepted the position of president and CEO. He is the first president of the organization, which was formed last year by the merger of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education and the Joint Oceanographic Institutions. Previously, Gagosian directed the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, Mass.) from 1993 to 2006.

Nolte Associates Inc. (Salt Lake City) appointed Jon Sebba as director of water resources. He has 35 years of engineering experience and is a specialist in water resources engineering. He will serve as Nolte’s water resources technical lead on a firmwide basis, establishing the management systems for knowledge sharing among the firm’s staff.

CDM (Cambridge, Mass.), a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, has been issued a patent for a new in situ bioremediation technology known as gaseous electron donor injection technology (GEDIT). The process involves the injection of specialized gases into soil or groundwater to stimulate biological degradation of perchlorate, nitrates, chlorinated compounds, halogenated organics, energetics, and other pollutants.

Lisa Henthorne, a CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) vice president and global director of desalination, was named president of the International Desalination Association (Topsfield, Mass.). During her 2-year term as president, Henthorne will be responsible for developing a new strategic plan for the association and developing relationships with regional affiliate associations. Henthorne has been active in the association for several years as a North American representative on the board of directors and served as co-chair for the 2007 World Congress.

Michael Dimitriou joined architecture and engineering firm Carter & Burgess (Fort Worth, Texas) as vice president and senior program manager for Water–Wastewater Treatment in the Water Infrastructure Programs Division. He has extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment technologies, including ozone, ultrafilration membranes, nutrient removal, and membrane bioreactors.