CH2M at POWER-GEN International: Sharing the trends, technologies and issues facing the power market in the private sector

CH2Mers Mike Bobinecz and Tom Higgins will share their expertise in Water for Power at the 2016 POWER-GEN International Conference in Orlando Dec. 13 - 15.

Portland’s Approach to Rehabilitation of a 100-yr-old Brick Outfall

Centralized collection—using large diameter interceptors, trunk lines and transfer sewers—has frequently been the backbone of a wastewater collection system for centuries. In the United States, many large diameter sewers have been in service well past their design life, and consequently, we’re seeing more headlines in the local newspapers of sinkholes, pipe collapses and overflows taking place when these aging sewer systems fail. CH2Mer Daniel Buonadonna shared a case study on the City of Portland's strategy for rehabilitating one of its oldest brick sewers at the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) this week.

Who Moved My Carbon? The Competition for Carbon at WRRF of the Future

Disruptive and game-changing approaches are needed to allow today’s wastewater treatment plant to evolve as a water resource recovery facility (WRRF) of the future. During a workshop at WEFTEC on Saturday, Samuel Jeyanayagam will explore the many uses of carbon at a WRRF including production of energy, volatile fatty acids for nutrient removal, and marketable chemicals.

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.

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.”