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Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer
Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer

Why am I active in professional organizations when my job doesn’t require it and I am so busy?

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission does not have a quorum to address any actions that require a majority vote.

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Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat
Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat

NMFS concluded that implementation of NFIP is likely to jeopardize the existence of 16 species protected by the ESA in Oregon due to impacts to critical habitat.

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Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released
Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released

The California State Water Resources Control Board recently released updates to the Intended Use Plans that impact the funding of water projects.

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The plan for a temporary wastewater facility during construction
The plan for a temporary wastewater facility during construction

During a wastewater treatment solids handling facility construction project, your wastewater solids must continue to be dewatered and conditioned for safe land application or sending to the landfill.

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New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released
New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently released a new guideline for drilling on embankments or into foundations of water retaining structures.

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Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?

With the adjournment of the 114th Congress in December 2016, the Energy Bill was left unfinished.

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Airport Cooperative Research Program Clean Water Act guidebook is now available
Airport Cooperative Research Program Clean Water Act guidebook is now available

Have you ever wondered what “Section 404” in permits for projects that disturb wetlands refers to?

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President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

President Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612) into law.

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Amistad Dam safety modification study provides learning opportunity
Amistad Dam safety modification study provides learning opportunity

For the past six months, we have been assisting Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a dam safety modification study of Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande River.

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