Imagining a Day Without Water

Today, CH2M is proud to join elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts for Imagine a Day Without Water, a day specifically designated to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.

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.

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.

Recharging groundwater in the City of Fresno

Brian presented his paper, “Using Optimizing Modeling for Transmission Mains to Find Cost Savings for the Recharge Fresno Program,”at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition, held June 19-22, in Chicago, Illinois. Brian’s presentation reviewed CH2M’s optimization model used to help the City of Fresno reduce overall costs of constructing a large conveyance system to alleviate its groundwater depletion. Brian also presented on “Developing a Regional Water Conservation Program for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District,” and “Incorporating Uncertainty in Water Demand Forecasts Increases Confidence,” in addition to moderating the session, “21st Century Water Conservation & Sustainability.”

New Guide Available to Help Water Utilities Handle Drought

Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations. Check out today's Access Water blog to learn more about a Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Guide provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.