Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority’s Natural Treatment System in Roseburg, Oregon, was presented with the 2015 Water Quality Improvement Award during WEFTEC. The award is presented annually to the water quality improvement program that best demonstrates significant, lasting and measurable excellence in water quality improvement or in the prevention of water quality degradation in a region, basin or water body. CH2M designed and managed the Natural Treatment System for RUSA. Mark Madison, agricultural engineer and principal technologist, blogs about the project and explains how it benefits the local river.
CH2Mer Samuel Jeyanayagam will present “The Nutrient Roadmap”, a new Water Environment Federation manual, to help utility managers and decision makers manage nutrients in a more sustainable manner. Join Samuel at WEFTEC on Monday, to learn more about this manual or read today's Access Water blog to learn more about this special publication and how it can help your utility become not just a facility that produces clean water, but one that is capable of recovering critical nutrients for reuse in an energy-neutral manner.
CH2M's Elisa Speranza recently published a guest blog for the Value of Water Coalition, discussing the importance of collaboration among CH2M and its visionary partners in coming up with solutions for some of the challenges our communities and companies are facing as a result of climate change and failing infrastructure. CH2M takes pride in helping our clients protect communities, preserve the environment and create opportunity. In our most recent 2015 Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship Report, we celebrate 10 years of sustainability reporting and the great progress that’s been made as we strive to change the game and be more creative than ever before to help meet critical infrastructure and natural resource needs. Check out Elisa's blog, and read our latest sustainability report to learn more!
Earlier this summer, CH2M flood risk management experts, including our Regional Technology Leader for Flood Risk Management Elise Ibendahl, attended the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) annual national conference, in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the 2015 conference focused on mitigation, as well as flood preparedness, warning and recovery. With more than 1,200 participants, the conference provided a fantastic venue for sharing CH2M's integrated approach to delivering food risk management solutions, as well as demonstrating CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro, one of the world's most widely used flood modeling and flood forecasting tools. If you were not able to attend the ASFPM conference this year, or you would like a refresher on Flood Modeller Pro, join Elise on Wednesday, July 8, at 13:00 (MDT) for a free, live webinar. Using CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro, she will build a 2D hydraulic model and generate a flood map with depth grids using data from Forsyth County, Georgia. Read Elise's latest blog to learn more about this week's webinar and get the link to register.
CH2M HILL recently published a report, U.S. Onshore Unconventional Exploration and Production Water Management Case Studies, for the Energy Water Initiative (EWI). The report synthesizes 12 case studies which represent a cross section of EWI member company’s—spanning Arkansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The objectives of the case studies were two-fold: to illustrate the diverse, regional water resource challenges the industry faces and share innovative strategies and lessons learned that individual companies have developed to continually evolve stewardship practices with EWI’s members and stakeholders. Read today's Access Water blog to learn more about EWI and download a copy of the report.