August 2008, Vol. 20, No.8



The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (Washington, D.C.) recently presented the inaugural Environmental Stewardship Award to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson.
Allen Davis, a 36-year employee of engineering, construction, and operations firm CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), has been selected by the Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) to receive the 2008 Hydraulic Structures Medal. The award is one of the top two awards granted to hydraulic engineers annually worldwide.

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (San Francisco) appointed Patrick T. Huston as director of the firm’s Water Environment Group. Huston has more than 15 years of experience in water resources consulting and planning, design, and construction of water, wastewater, and recycled-water facilities.

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI), a directorate of Environment Canada’s Environmental Conservation Service, announced that aquatic scientist Nancy N. Rabalais will be the 15th recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Rabalais is executive director and professor of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Chauvin, La., which provides coastal laboratory facilities to Louisiana universities and conducts research and educational programs in the marine sciences.

Hydro International (Portland, Maine) announced it has purchased Eutek Systems (Portland, Ore.), a provider of grit-removal equipment.

CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) received an honor award in the category of research from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Annapolis, Md.) for a 3-year ozone-disinfection study that the company produced in partnership with Denver Water. The company also received an American Academy of Environmental Engineers Excellence in Environmental Engineering Grand Award in Design for the 265,000-m³/d (70-mgd) Groundwater Replenishment System in Orange County, Calif. In other news, CDM Chairman and CEO Thomas D. Furman announced he will retire at the end of 2008. He will be replaced by current CDM President Richard D. Fox.

McKim & Creed (Raleigh, N.C.), an engineering and surveying consultancy firm, has acquired Brock Design Group (Suwanee, Ga.), a consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, surveying, land planning, and landscape architecture.

CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) has made several appointments to its business development team for the Global Water Business Group. Peter Nicol is business development director; Meg Ibison is leader of the marketing and sales teams; Jim Otta is leader of planning and development of major strategic projects, programs, and initiatives; Dick Bedard is leader of international business development for water; and JeffNash is leader and coordinator of North American regional business development and planning leaders.

Doosan Hydro Technology (Tampa, Fla.) was awarded Desalination Company of the Year at the Water, Finance and Sustainability Conference in April 2008 presented by Global Water Intelligence and the International Desalination Association (Topsfield, Mass.). The company was identified as making the greatest overall contribution to the desalination industry during 2007.

Rice Lake (Wis.) Utilities has awarded its Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades project to Applied Technologies Inc. (ATI; Brookfield, Wis.). The improvements will be designed by ATI, a multidisciplinary engineering and architectural firm specializing in municipal and industrial water and wastewater management, and are anticipated to be operational in early 2010.

PBS&J (Tampa, Fla.) and the City of Newport Beach, Calif., were presented the National Planning Achievement Award for Hard-Won Victories by the American Planning Association (Chicago). The team won the award for the City of Newport Beach General Plan update project, which provided multiple land-use alternatives for the area.

Wallingford Software (Oxfordshire, England), a developer of network data management and hydraulic modeling software, has appointed Suzanne Shutty as marketing communications director.