March 08, 2013
Stories that Matter: Strengthening Future Generations through STEM
Meet a few exceptional individuals who are inspiring future generations in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
August 10, 2012
Stories that Matter: Chris Schulz
Meet CDM Smith’s Chris Schulz who is helping bring clean water to the developing world.
March 31, 2011
Managing Risk from Coal Combustion Product Storage Facilities
With the 2008 failure of a surface impoundment in Kingston, Tennessee still fresh on our minds, it's no wonder why some owners are thinking twice about short- and long-term management approaches. Driven in part by this incident, U.S. EPA recently proposed rules for managing coal combustion residuals that could have severe economic implications for the electric utilities industry, leading to discussions on what are some of the technical challenges, obstacles and strategies of coal ash.
August 01, 2010
Energy Management Strategies
With industry using more than one-third of all the energy used in the United States, there is an increasing need for energy conservation, management, and renewable energy sources. This webinar presents opportunities to learn more about the newest ISO standards being developed.
November 19, 2009
Applying the Water Footprinting Concept To Your Facility
As the availability and quality of fresh water continues to decline while demand increases, industry can no longer afford to underestimate the value of clean, reliable, and inexpensive water. Companies must now consider adequate availability, regulatory compliance obligations, and the reputational risk when developing a water management strategy. To effectively manage these risks and ultimately reduce water consumption, companies must first determine their water use and wastewater discharge. Measuring the company’s water footprint is one method that can be used.
January 10, 2008
Planning Tools for the Integration of Sustainability into Remediation Projects
In all parts of our society, the traditional methods of planning, design, construction, and operation are incorporating new or enhanced techniques aimed at simultaneously improving environmental stewardship, economic development and social responsibility–the triple bottom line. Although remediation inherently addresses environmental stewardship, tools are available to improve existing remediation processes and realize the benefits of sustainability.
January 10, 2007
Effective Remediation of Petroleum Oxygenates and Related Compounds
The introduction of petroleum oxygenates, like MTBE, was beneficial for air quality, but created unanticipated consequences to groundwater and made remediation difficult. Ethanol has gained favor as a petroleum oxygenate, but its release into groundwater can complicate remediation for different reasons. Many in situ and ex situ technologies have been developed to address these recalcitrant compounds. Interestingly, the lessons learned from remediation of petroleum oxygenates can also be applied to the treatment of a chemically similar compound--the solvent stabilizer 1,4-dioxane.