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CH2M HILL's Access Water blog provides innovation and insight on all things water. It is for all individuals interested in learning about and sharing the latest water-related news & events, technology & trends, and cool projects.

A Flight Simulator for Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier for Modelling Complete Treatment Plant Operations

Jason Curl, CH2M's Global Service Team Leader, Software Applications and Integration, and Matt Deavenport, CH2M's Global Technology Leader for Dynamic Simulation, talk about dynamic simulation software, which leverages powerful computational capabilities and is founded on industry standard hydraulics, controls and water quality calculations. Dynamic simulation software can be used to help mitigate and manage challenges with water conveyance and treatment infrastructure. In today's blog, Jason and Matt highlight CH2M’s Replica™ software, one tool that can be utilized to evaluate the abundant operational data that exists and fully understand the changing water quality, hydraulics and controls in an operational facility.

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Achieving Zero Liquid Discharge while complying with Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Curious to know how you can achieve zero liquid discharge at your facility? CH2Mer Tom Higgins will present the paper, “Enhancing FGD Wastewater ZLD Design and Insights from Simulated Brine-Solidification,” co-authored by CH2Mers Dennis Fink, Senior Project Manager and Krystal Perez, Senior Project Engineer, on Thursday, August 18, from 10:35-11 a.m., during the Power Plant Pollution Control and Carbon Management MEGA Symposium, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Water Use in Shale Production

CH2Mer Michael Dunkel recently sat down with Laura Capper, founder and CEO of CAP Resources and host of “The Energy Makers Show”, to discuss opportunities for transforming the upstream energy water business, as well as the state of shale plays, water management, logistics, economies of scale, best practices, disposal and trucking minimization and operator/regulator collaboration.

Taking the High Road leads to more and better infrastructure in the United States

In today's Access Water blog, CH2Mer Mike Matichich shares the first in a series of white papers, released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as part of a study commissioned by the Ford Foundation to identify ways to accelerate implementation of High Road infrastructure projects. High Road projects are ones that address important community needs, such as transportation improvements and providing quality water and sewer service, while also providing important social benefits like creating meaningful jobs for local low-income residents and using local contractors.

Global Experience with Coastal Resilience

Coastal communities are facing unprecedented challenges as populations continue to increase at unprecedented rates, and more people are moving to coastal cities. Today, according to the United Nations, more than half the world’s population live in coastal zones and three quarters of large cities are on the coast. With present day flooding and coastal erosion hazards set to be exacerbated by future climate change, the risks facing coastal populations and infrastructure will increase. Aging flood and coastal protection infrastructure is further exacerbating these challenges, as structures reach the end of their useful life, and no longer offer the standard of protection they are designed for. In today's Access Water blog, CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Resources and Ecosystem Management Adam Hosking highlights these trends taking shape in coastal communities and discusses our integrated approach to implementing multi-dimensional coastal resilience solutions to protect people and property in coastal communities around the world.