Tag: Water Resources

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Free ASCE paper detects SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Authors of a new report in the Journal of Environmental Engineering, “SARS-CoV-2 in Detroit Wastewater,” share their first detection in regional wastewater in Detroit, and present methods used.

Louisville combined sewer tunnel achieves major milestone

Excavation ends on the 4 mi long tunnel that will hold up to 55 million gal. of overflows.

Spa design collects water from fog for use on-site

An international architecture firm has released the design of a health spa in eastern Nepal that will capture moisture from fog and convert it into water.

USDA awards nearly $900 million for rural water and wastewater projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $891 million in loans and grants for rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in 43 states.

Hydropower and environmental groups cooperate toward clean energy and healthy rivers

In mid-October, groups representing hydropower and environmental interests declared their intentions to promote hydropower to generate renewable energy and foster healthy rivers.

Student project becomes a real-world water pollution game-changer

Microplastics are a potentially dangerous emerging pollutant in water supplies. A team of Georgia Tech students may have just solved the problem.

Louisville Water completes its multiyear lead pipe replacement project

The Louisville Water Company achieved a notable goal in March 2020: removing its last known public lead service lines, a milestone reached by only a few other U.S. utilities.

1986 ASCE President Bay dies at 94

Robert D. “Bob” Bay, former principal of Black and Veatch and ASCE president in 1986, has died. He was 94.

Change agents

ASCE PLOT POINTS SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 Wanting to help save the world is an admirable goal. Figuring out just how you can plug that mission into your career path is the first step. Marjorie Bedessem is a senior engineer for Tri Hydro and the vice-president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. And she's excellent case study in navigating different career tracks to maximize her...

Chronic drought could cause water shortages in the Colorado River basin, Reclamation warns

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation warns that 40 million people may face water shortages from chronic drought in the West.