San Francisco’s Southeast Plant Odor Characterization Study Identifies Odor Culprits

Last week at the Water Environment Federation's Odor and Air Pollutants Conference, CH2M's Scott Cowden presented a case study on San Francisco's largest and oldest wastewater facility, the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant (SEP), which treats nearly 80 percent of the City and County of San Francisco's wastewater. As part of the city's Sewer System Improvement Program, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission worked with CH2M on a comprehensive SEP Odor Characterization Study to evaluate odor emissions. Read today's Access Water blog to learn more about this study and how its findings and recommendations are helping the city achieve its odor goals.

New Water’s Approach to Addressing Paper Mill Collection System and Biosolids Odors

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is hosting its annual Odors and Air Pollutants Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week. Connect with CH2Mer John Siczka at the conference today, or read his latest Access Water blog, to learn more about how one Wisconsin utility is addressing paper mill collection system and biosolids odors through several innovative projects.

Capturing and Transferring Critical Utility Knowledge—A Key Component of Effective Asset Management

The Utility Management Conference (UMC) is hosted by the American Water Works Association to provide utility leaders with the latest tools, techniques, best practices and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. CH2M Project Manager Lucy Cotter will discuss CH2M’s partnership with Metro Vancouver at the conference being held, in San Diego, California, from February 24-27.

Achieving Excellence in Maintenance, Operations, and Reliability by Implementing Best Practices

Srinivas Jalla, along with other CH2Mers, will be attending and presenting on best practices in asset management and more, at the 2016 Utility Management Conference, being held in San Diego, California, February 24-27. Over the last eight years, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has worked to improve maintenance and reliability and is leading the way for other utilities. Check out today's Access Water blog to learn more about Gwinnett County's MORE (Maintenance, Operations, and Reliability Excellence) program.

Accelerating SMART Water

CH2Mer Ken Thompson has been involved with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) for several years. As the organization’s Director, Ken is involved in implementing smart water technology solutions around the world and raising awareness among utilities on how they can put smart water technologies to work for greater efficiency. In today’s Access Water blog, Ken highlights the upcoming SWAN Annual Conference in which he will be participating and moderating a session on enhancing water quality and water safety.