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- SW Welcomes Ann Joseph (5/24/2019) - As part of the collaboration with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction Advisory Board at Virginia Tech, Sustainable Water welcomes Ann Joseph as an intern in our Construction Management Division for the summer. Ann has been an intern or semester co-op for both heavy civil and water/wastewater construction companies in the past and enjoys the fast pace and interesting personalities in the construction field. Next year she will complete her degree in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, and she hopes to start a career in water infrastructure. She sees this as an important industry to promote innovation since the demand for [...]
- Washington’s Snowpack Worries (5/24/2019) - Washington State could be facing a long, challenging summer. Part of the state experienced high snow fall amounts in February, but other parts, like the Cascades and Southwest Washington, did not benefit from the same storms. Spring heat has already been record-breaking and raises concerns related to reduced snowpack for the state—diminished water flow and wildfires. In a normal year, spring brings gradual warming and temperatures that allow for steady melting that nourishes that state’s streams and rivers; however, this spring has had temperatures more typical of the middle of summer and melting has occurred at a much higher rate. [...]
- Three Things Facilities Can Do for Global Impact (5/24/2019) - Although the weather for much of the U.S. has been more rainy than usual, the same cannot be said for the rest of the globe as many places are suffering through drought. The varied weather only serves to highlight the “chance” factor in rainfall and the consequent effects on water availability across the globe. No matter the current status for the U.S., the fact remains that the world is facing an ever-shrinking supply of water. Many organizations are incorporating sustainability into their corporate goals; however, it may be the facilities that house these businesses that will lead the way toward [...]