Resiliency Planning in the Wake of Hurricanes and Extreme Weather Events

Two recent events in the U.S. demonstrate the catastrophic impact hurricanes and flooding can have on communities and their infrastructure. In the aftermath of the event, New York City and New Jersey worked hard to move forward with recovery and rebuilding efforts. In 2013, New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the multi award-winning NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan, the nation’s most detailed and comprehensive assessment of the risk climate change poses to a wastewater collection and treatment system. Adam Hosking will present on this award-winning plan during the Singapore International Water Week being held this week, June 1-5.

Team-based Implementation for Engagement, Involvement and Success in Maintenance Reliability Program

CH2M HILL and Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) have been working together to implement an asset management maintenance and reliability program using a team based implementation process since 2012. MSD has earned national recognition for the success of its program. In their latest blog, CH2M HILL's Sam Paske and John Fortin highlight what made MSD's program a success. Mr. Paske and Mr. Fortin will present their paper, "Team-based Implementation for Engagement, Involvement, and Success," co-authored by John Shinn, Jr. and Don Linn from Cincinnati MSD at the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association's Utility Management Conference.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Best Old New Technology

Probabilistic forecasting is not a new concept, but in most civil infrastructure applications, it has not been a concept heavily utilized. Nevertheless, this technology can be applied to water and wastewater utilities to help with infrastructure renewal and replacement planning, long-term water supply planning and more. By: JD Solomon, CH2M HILL Vice President JD Solomon will present “Dealing with Uncertainty and Risk: Using Probabilistic Forecasting for Infrastructure Planning, Renewal, and Replacement,” during the Water Environment [...]

Free glass of water? No such thing.

CH2M HILL Presidents Elisa Speranza and Bob Bailey discuss the true value of water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report titled, "The Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy," to raise awareness for water, a valuable resource we all share. Last year, CH2M HILL wrote a report, "The Changing Value of Water to the U.S. Economy and Implications from Five Industrial Sectors." The report examines the critical role water plays in industrial production and the U.S. economy, and how the value of water is changing in five industrial sectors. These reports and the efforts of the Value of Water coalition are important in building public support for sound water policy.

Utility Optimization: A New Imperative for Water Sector

“Do more with less” is a mantra that many companies and individuals have adopted over the past several years as they look for opportunities to streamline operations and manage budgets and resources more efficiently. Water utilities and public works agencies are no different. Scott Haskins, CH2M HILL Director of Technology, Quality and Innovation, discusses utility optimization and shares how water utilities and public works agencies are utilitizing this approach to be more effective, better manage limited budgets, and identify efficiencies to generate additional revenue.