Oct 01, 2008

October 2008

In recent years, experts in various fields have deemed water the oil of the 21st century, highlighting parallels between the two as financial commodities, potential catalysts for conflict and abused environmental resources. The tricky thing with water,…
In California, nine regional water quality control boards develop basin plans, which designate beneficial uses for surface water and groundwater, set narrative and numeric objectives and describe implementation programs. The plans also incorporate by…
As spring turns to fall, we often consider winter site conditions, and in northern climates especially, industry professionals begin preparing. Although not impossible, preparing for winter construction site management can be a costly issue and needs to…
The new $400-million California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, scheduled to open Sept. 27, already has earned a reputation as the most environmentally friendly museum in the world. Design architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop…
Preparing site design and construction plans to meet the requirements of state and federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations presents a variety of obstacles and challenges. Preparation of a storm water pollution…
Many developers and municipalities have invested in filtering systems to meet regulatory requirements for treating storm water runoff before it enters waterways. The most common way of filtering such flows is by radial-flow or down-flow surface…
As storm water management programs take hold across the nation, the need for quality data increases. While computer models can estimate pollutant loads, the best data on pollutants is collected by sampling runoff. In order to increase productivity and…
How often should streets be swept? What is the best frequency for a particular community? Well, it depends. The most obvious factors include: How dirty gutters become between sweeps; The acceptable level of cleanliness; What is affordable; What…
Most people have a sense of duty and ethical responsibility in their personal lives as well as on the job. When we are at home or with friends, the emotional ties to people who are important to us remind us of that responsibility. When we are on the job…
“If it’s about water, it will be at WEFTEC,” according to the 2008 event website. WEFTEC.08, to be held Oct. 18 to 22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is expected to draw more than 20,000 international water professionals. The largest conference of its kind…
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