December 2006, Vol. 18, No.12



Engineering, consulting, and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) has named Larry Jaworski vice president. In his new role, Jaworski will manage client services for several clients of the company’s water business in the East Region and will lead the region’s Wet Weather Solutions practice. Jaworski served as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF®; Alexandria, Va.) from 2003 to 2004. He earned the Charles Alvin Emerson Medal in 2000 and the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award in 1997 — both from WEF.

Engineering and construction company Parsons (Pasadena, Calif.), in a joint venture with Barnard Construction Co. Inc. (Bozeman, Mont.), has been awarded a contract by the South Florida Water Management District to construct a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The reservoir, located near West Palm Beach, Fla., will provide additional water storage and environmental benefits in the southern region of the agricultural area. The $480 million project, part of the $10.4 billion Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, will consist of an aboveground 234-million-m3 (190,000-ac-ft) reservoir with approximately 32 km (20 mi) of levees and embankments, seepage canals, a new pump station, and a new four-lane bridge on U.S. Highway 27. Parsons will be responsible for the pump station, hydraulic structures, bridge, and roadwork.

Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) announced that its water business has commenced working on Package A of the World Bank-funded Liuzhou (China) Environment Management Project. The assignment will focus on strengthening the institutional, financial, and operational management of the Liuzhou Municipal Wastewater Treatment Co., a private company established 2 years ago to provide urban wastewater collection and treatment services.

Consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) hired Jey Jeyapalan as vice president in its Wethersfield, Conn., office. He will serve as a national resource with a focus on pipelines and geotechnical engineering. Jeyapalan’s more than 34 years of experience includes engineering evaluations, design, failure analyses, and expert witness work on pipeline and geotechnical projects.

Murray, Smith & Associates Inc. (Portland, Ore.), a civil and environmental engineering firm, named the following senior managers and group leaders as shareholders and associates: Kyle McTeague, senior engineer, associate; Jeff Jones, senior engineer, associate; Matt Hickey, senior engineer, associate; Tom Boland, senior engineer, associate; Mike Carr, senior engineer, associate; Bill Hollings, senior engineer, associate; Celeste Alvarez, controller, associate; Brad Hoek, CAD/IT manager, associate; and Brian Ginter, civil engineer, associate.

Psomas (Los Angeles), a design firm specializing in water, transportation, and land development markets in the western United States, has merged with Daniel Boyle Engineering Inc., now operating as DBE Psomas. Tom Hooker, president of Daniel Boyle, will continue to manage the operation.

Private water company American Water (Voorhees, N.J.) appointed Laura Monica senior vice president of corporate communications and external affairs. Monica will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including government relations, media relations, and corporate responsibility. She also will lead the marketing and advertising strategy while overseeing all associated implementation activities.

Engineering consulting firm Atkins (Surrey, England) and Faithful+Gould (Phoenix), a member of the Atkins group of companies, have won a $3.7 million design–build contract to act as client representative for the City of Nogales, Ariz., during a $50 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant. When completed in October 2009, the treatment plant will have a capacity of 53,000 m3/d (14 mgd) and meet nitrogen and total suspended solids limits.

Diane Regas joined Environmental Defense (New York), where she will focus on ocean-related issues. Regas worked for 19 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. Environmental Defense is a national nonprofit organization that links science, economics, and law to create solutions to urgent environmental problems.

Hatch Mott MacDonald (Millburn, N.J.), an infrastructure, transportation and environmental engineering company, has acquired the water and wastewater engineering firm Simcoe Engineering Group Ltd. (Pickering, Ontario). Through this acquisition, Hatch Mott MacDonald will add more than 20 people with expertise in water and wastewater engineering.

The California Department of Health Services has approved the use of the Parkson Corp. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) DynaLift™ Membrane Bioreactor as an acceptable filtration technology that complies with the state’s water recycling criteria (Title 22). Parkson provides advanced process and mechanical technology for applications in municipal water and wastewater, as well as industrial process water and wastewater.