Water Resources

Crafting the Blueprint of a Power Plant Maintenance Program

Crafting the Blueprint of a Power Plant Maintenance Program

Operation and maintenance (O&M) is the lifeblood of power generation. Learn ways to navigate power plant maintenance program challenges.

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How Structural Engineers Maintain Dam Safety and Vitality
Water spills over the top of Englebright Dam on the Yuba River in California.

How Structural Engineers Maintain Dam Safety and Vitality

Maintaining the structural integrity of dams is a complex process that begins with a comprehensive analysis. Structural engineers employ various methods to assess stability and safety and determine the need for dam rehabilitation and repair.

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4-Step Guide to a Successful Dam and Levee Risk Analysis Workshop
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4-Step Guide to a Successful Dam and Levee Risk Analysis Workshop

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Strategies and Tools for Managing Wet Weather Flow Issues

Strategies and Tools for Managing Wet Weather Flow Issues

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Celebrating National Online Learning Day 2023: Top INSIGHTS Webcasts for Professional Development

Celebrating National Online Learning Day 2023: Top INSIGHTS Webcasts for Professional Development

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQlM0NiciUyMCUyRiUzRSUwQURhbmllbGElMjBLbGVpbmZlbGR0National Online Learning Day is the perfect time to reflect on the flexible, accessible, and leading-edge opportunities online courses offer for continuing professional development. In an ever-changing environment, staying current with the latest industry trends and innovations is essential. Live and on-demand webcasts provide a convenient way to supplement valuable, in-person instruction, receive education and…

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Understanding Risk-Informed Decision-Making for Dams and Levees
Water pouring out of a dam spillway very fast at sunset.

Understanding Risk-Informed Decision-Making for Dams and Levees

Risk-informed decision-making is a method of evaluating dams and levees that identifies risks and prioritizes ways to mitigate them.

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What Water Suppliers Need to Know About PFAS Management
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What Water Suppliers Need to Know About PFAS Management

To prepare for federal drinking water regulations, water suppliers should understand the EPA’s proposed drinking water MCL, treatment alternatives and considerations for PFAS, and state and federal funding opportunities.

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Gannett Fleming Awards 2023 Forces of Change Scholarship
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Gannett Fleming Awards 2023 Forces of Change Scholarship

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ= Forces of Change Scholarship as part of the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), as our 2023 recipient. With a passion for utility infrastructure, her most recent work focuses on launching a long-range, comprehensive utility implementation strategy that aims to improve water, wastewater, and electrical infrastructure systems for the University of California,…

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Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?
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Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?

Numerical modeling is the computer simulation of the anticipated behavior of infrastructure. It is a valuable tool for identifying and managing risk, as it may warn of undesired scenarios long before they materialize.

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Harnessing the Power of Renewable Energy: Hydropower
Ariel view of water flowing from a hydropower dam along a river.

Harnessing the Power of Renewable Energy: Hydropower

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ=There are many forms of energy, each with its advantages and disadvantages. From water power to solar energy, every option has nuances related to installation, maintenance, and life cycle cost. Understanding the pros and cons of each type of power infrastructure is essential in building resilient energy solutions that will serve our communities today and…

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Gannett Fleming Awards Forces of Change AWWA Scholarship
Gannett Fleming Awards Forces of Change AWWA Scholarship

Gannett Fleming Awards Forces of Change AWWA Scholarship

Gannett Fleming is proud to support future leaders in the water industry through the Gannett Fleming Forces of Change Scholarship, part of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Scholarship Program

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