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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), through the Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research, is offering $100,000 to encourage researchers working in wastewater, water reuse, biosolids, stormwater, watersheds and other areas to pursue groundbreaking research.

New Mexico One Call Inc. (NMOC), the statewide “Call Before You Dig” organization, has become the first 8-1-1 call center in the United States to receive ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2008 certification for quality management.

New Mexico One Call Inc. (NMOC), the statewide “Call Before You Dig” organization, has become the first 8-1-1 call center in the United States to receive ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2008 certification for quality management.

The city of Omaha, NE, is set to begin a $200 million project to install new infrastructure that will replace old sewer lines, which could mean as much as 2,000 jobs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, California Water Boards and San Francisco Baykeeper have announced a stipulated order that will settle a Clean Water Act enforcement action against seven municipalities in the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).

Most Consent Decrees addressing combined sewer overflow (CSO) related violations have been approved by the federal courts. However, the Northern District of Ohio U.S. District Court rejected a recent CSO decree proposed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) involving the city of Akron, OH.

Traci Read, Senior Editor

The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the University of Houston’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held its 16th annual conference and exhibition in Houston, TX, at the University Hilton, University of Houston campus on March 4.

The city of Omaha, NE, is set to begin a $200 million project to install new infrastructure that will replace old sewer lines, which could mean as much as 2,000 jobs.

Vectren Corporation acquired Minnesota Limited Inc. in late March in a strategic move to grow Vectren's infrastructure services business segment. Minnesota Limited will join wholly owned subsidiary Miller Pipeline in Vectren's infrastructure services group.

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) hosted its fifth annual Pipeline Program Research Exchange Meeting on Feb. 1-3, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

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