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Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why

Nontraditional delivery methods are gaining ground when commissioning large-scale water projects
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There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and  wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
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Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

Download the full 2019 Water Report

Women Engineers Rank Lockheed Martin a Top Employer

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Lockheed Martin ranked second in Women Engineer magazine’s 28th annual “Top 50 Employers” list, a ranking of U.S. companies the magazine’s readers say they would like to work for.” 

New Discovery Education Experience—Delivering Personalized Curated Digital Curriculum Resources, Research-Based Instructional Strategies, and Collaboration Tools—Available for Preview July 1

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Engaging All Students with Real-World Learning Opportunities, Discovery Education Experience Becomes Available to Educators at the Beginning of the 2019-2020 School Year

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Engaging All Students with Real-World Learning Opportunities, Discovery Education Experience Becomes Available to Educators at the Beginning of the 2019-2020 School Year

Digging Out: How Concepts Of Minecraft And A Silly Name Are Transforming A Serious Business

By: Fred deSousa and Colin McIntyre
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Consider this scenario: When planning a large power plant project, designers find that two large hills – some 8 million cubic meters of soil and hard rock – will literally need to be dug out and moved, truckload by truckload, to create the flat space necessary for the plant’s buildings and support facilities.

Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager
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On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

Inside the 2019 Cisco Live US Dream Team

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This post was written by Sarah Hurd, Content Strategist for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility marketing team.

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