Imagining a Day Without Water

Today, CH2M is proud to join elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts for Imagine a Day Without Water, a day specifically designated to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.

Protecting Critical Waterlines: Rehabilitation and Replacement of the East Layton Pipeline

CH2Mer Adam Murdock, who serves as a senior project manager and our Western Regional Service Leader for Conveyance, is attending and presenting at the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Conference, which is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, August 23-26. Adam will be sharing highlights from a recent project to rehabilitate and replace Utah's East Layton Pipeline, a critical aging potable waterline that delivers drinking water supplies for many Utah cities. The original East Layton Pipeline was constructed in 1955 and was experiencing an increased number of leaks, requiring emergency repairs, many which jeopardized the community's reliable water supplies. Join Adam at ASCE or read his latest Access Water blog to learn more about the award-winning solution that was identified and implemented to help solve Utah's Weber Basin Water Conservancy District's challenge on this project.

Making Water Systems Smarter Using M2M Technology

In today's world, an abundance of data exists, but often there is still not enough information to act upon. Utilities have faced this common problem for decades, where only a fraction of data collected is ever analyzed and turned into valuable, actionable information. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are creating new opportunities to collect data that have typically been manually collected and rarely evaluated. Ken Thompson, CH2M HILL's Intelligent Water Solutions Deputy Director, will present on “Making Water Systems Smarter Using M2M Technology,” during the AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference, on Thursday, February 19. In his latest blog, Ken discusses the possibilities M2M technology provides for understanding critical influences on water systems, such as water age, chlorine levels, inflow/infiltration influences, industry waste, and more.

GIS Tool Quantifies the Consequences of Overflow in Cincinnati’s Sewer System

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s (MSDGC) Watershed Operations Division, with support from CH2M HILL, has been working to develop a Decision Support System tool to evaluate the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) impacts of an overflow at individual locations throughout the city’s sewer system. This GIS-Based Operational Decision Support Tool uses GIS and spreadsheet tools to quantify the Consequences of Overflow (COO) for a set of metrics designed to evaluate impacts to the TBL. CH2M HILL Global Technology Leader Susan Moisio discusses the tool in more detail in today's Access Water blog.

Qualcomm, CH2M HILL and The City of Cincinnati Collaborate on Integrated Water Communications Solutions for SmartAmerica Challenge

The SmartAmerica Challenge, kicked off by the White House in 2013, encouraged companies to think about innovation and technology in a new way. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and CH2M HILL have been collaborating with the intent to develop sustainable connectivity solutions leveraging machine to machine (M2M) cellular technologies that will help water utilities improve water quality, receive reliable information and manage water resources in the City of Cincinnati. The project was presented at the SmartAmerica Expo, held in Washington, D.C., on June 11. Ken Thompson, CH2M HILL's Intelligent Water Solutions Deputy Director, discusses the project in his latest Access Water blog.