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Final Clean Water rule issued marking new era
Final Clean Water rule issued marking new era

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect streams and wetlands from pollution and degradation.

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Senate Bill 5 deadline approaching for California communities
Senate Bill 5 deadline approaching for California communities

In the California Central Valley, the top concern on the minds of flood managers is complying with the looming regulatory deadline under Senate Bill 5.

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Water treatment disinfectant selection considerations
Water treatment disinfectant selection considerations

As water systems managers implement Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, the selection of disinfectants and disinfection methods has become increasingly challenging.

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Award-winning stormwater project: Reformulating a solution
Award-winning stormwater project: Reformulating a solution

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Campus stormwater project is being recognized as an innovative project by The Daily Reporter.

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Energy focus of SAME Joint Engineer Conference
Energy focus of SAME Joint Engineer Conference

The last big engineering conference of spring is coming up in two weeks – the annual Society of American Military Engineers 2015 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo in Houston from May 19-21.

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Life-cycle analysis leads to sound financial decisions
Life-cycle analysis leads to sound financial decisions

Do you want to make industry investments that provide value not just today, but for many years to come? Then it’s time to look beyond a simple comparison of procurement costs

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Interior drainage studies: The river isn’t the only source of flooding
Interior drainage studies: The river isn’t the only source of flooding

It is easy to understand the basic function of a levee system: protect an area along a river or coastal region from flooding. When you think of flooding occurring behind a levee, you assume the flooding is the result of the levee overtopping or breaching.

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Hydraulic modeling nerd’s dream come true: 2D flood modeling
Hydraulic modeling nerd’s dream come true: 2D flood modeling

It is common knowledge that computing power doubles roughly every two years. As a civil engineer engaged in hydraulic modeling, I work to harness this exponentially-growing power to identify and mitigate flooding risk.

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Design-build-operate: Biggest bang for the buck
Design-build-operate: Biggest bang for the buck

In a time when budgets are tight but projects are necessary, it’s important for communities to get the biggest bang for their buck. Community leaders are constantly under the microscope when it comes to spending public funds, and they have to be ready to explain the need for big expenditures.

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Keeping abreast of what’s new in water power
Keeping abreast of what’s new in water power

The National Hydropower Association’s annual conference, April 27-29 in Washington DC, is going to be an excellent opportunity to meet with industry leaders, regulatory agencies and Congressional representatives.

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