Recharging groundwater in the City of Fresno

Brian presented his paper, “Using Optimizing Modeling for Transmission Mains to Find Cost Savings for the Recharge Fresno Program,”at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition, held June 19-22, in Chicago, Illinois. Brian’s presentation reviewed CH2M’s optimization model used to help the City of Fresno reduce overall costs of constructing a large conveyance system to alleviate its groundwater depletion. Brian also presented on “Developing a Regional Water Conservation Program for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District,” and “Incorporating Uncertainty in Water Demand Forecasts Increases Confidence,” in addition to moderating the session, “21st Century Water Conservation & Sustainability.”

American Water Summit Focuses on Smashing Silos

CH2M HILL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s American Water Summit in Houston, Texas, hosted by Global Water Intelligence, from October 23-24. The theme of this year’s event, Smashing Silos, has a strong emphasis on energy—highlighting North America’s water energy strategy. Attendees will discuss five key issues and opportunities including water, finance, cities, energy, and technology. CH2M HILL Global Managing Director, Peter Nicol is participating in the panel, "Water, Cities & Business: Managing Growth & Volatility," on Thursday. Participants will discuss how cities can take bold action to develop new water resources and the importance of exploring innovative municipal industrial partnerships, as well as creative financing sources to fund infrastructure projects.

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.

Controlling Water Loss in Georgia

States across the U.S. are beginning to conduct water system audits as a way to help develop water loss programs. CH2M HILL's Global Technology Leader for Water Distribution Brian Skeens will discuss what the State of Georgia is doing, as a leader in this practice, to address water loss through the Georgia Water Stewardship Act and other initiatives, during the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) in Boston this week.

A Wicked Good Time in Boston at AWWA ACE14

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host their Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE), June 8-12. This year, water professionals are heading to the northeast and will convene in Boston to share innovative ideas and technical expertise at ACE14. Dr. Russell Ford shares a glimpse of CH2M HILL’s participation in the conference.