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6 Water Supply Threats Industry Should Assess

Today's businesses face numerous threats to maintaining reliable, sustainable and affordable water supplies. Mitigating those risks is key to sustaining operations and can be achieved by evaluating your water sources according to six major risk categories. Read More

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Expansion Joints

Jim Meyer of the Louis Perry Group, a CDM Smith Company, explains the design principles behind pressure thrust and how to design and build with it in mind when incorporating expansion joints.

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Groundwater Completion Strategies for Complex Sites

A new paradigm for cleanup of complex groundwater sites is emerging that includes reconsidering how cleanup goals are selected and structured, combining technologies in space or in time, and using improved performance metrics to evaluate real progress toward risk reduction during the lifetime of the remedy.

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The Path to Coal Ash Compliance

On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the final Coal Combustion Residual rule, which becomes effective October 19, 2015. This infographic helps coal-fired power plant owners and operators navigate the rule's technical requirements for the safe disposal of CCR, commonly known as coal ash.

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Brewing Best Practices for Process Water Treatment

Breweries are treating process water in innovative ways, improving public image and opening up capital for reinvestment. Served up here are their best practices, which can be applied across industries.

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Q&A: On CDM Smith and LPG Joining Forces

CDM Smith vice president John Reichling and Louis Perry Group vice president Rick Rissmiller talk about the two firms coming together, added benefits clients can expect from the merger, the state of the industrial market, and how CDM Smith and LPG are positioned for success.

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Can Reuse Reduce Your Water Spend?

Water conveyance, treatment and disposal are huge costs to a water-intensive industry like petroleum refining. Thus, improving water management is a critical component to achieving operational efficiency and reducing overall spend. Reusing water is one way oil refineries may reduce water treatment costs.

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Turning to the Right during Downturns

With oil and gas price volatility comes demand to evaluate and reduce capital and operating expenditures. However, there are a variety of ways that upstream operators can "turn to the right" during downturns to effectively manage infrastructure development and water management costs and demands.

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Six Steps to a More Sustainable Remediation

Want a more sustainable approach to remediation? Take these six steps to innovate; increase efficiency and decrease costs; comply with regulations; and improve the local environment, regional economy and surrounding community.

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Conceptual Site Models: A Key Tool for Remediation Insight and Communication

Our success as environmental professionals often requires making sense of complex scientific data sets at our sites to a diverse audience. Conceptual site models are a valuable tool for understanding and communicating large data sets, and for making good decisions throughout the site remediation process.

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