Black &Veatch expands dams, reservoirs practice

Black &Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company, announced it is adding managers to its dams and reservoirs practice within its water business to support initiatives related to water scarcity and aging infrastructure.

The firm said persistent water scarcity conditions worldwide, aging infrastructure, heightened awareness of flood risk, and population growth are contributing to increased market demand in the dam and water sector.

Black &Veatch named Greg Zamensky and Del Shannon regional practice leaders for dams and reservoirs in the U.S. Faruk Oksuz will provide overall direction and act as the group’s leader for business development, the company said in an announcement about the expansion, released Jan. 24.

�Expanding our dam and reservoir practice enhances our capabilities to deliver safe, long-standing infrastructure that supports water supply sustainability,� David Egger, global practice leader in the water business, said.

Complementary practice groups in Black &Veatch’s water business include water resources, hydropower, and large hydraulic structures. The groups collaborate frequently, depending on client needs, the company said.

Black &Veatch said recent its projects in the dams and reservoir area include the East Side Reservoir, near Los Angeles, the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir near West Palm Beach, Fla., supervisory engineering for Long Tan Dam in China, and a dam and spillway in Kansas. In 2007, the Water Supplies Department in Hong Kong named it to assess the condition of 35 reservoirs. (HNN 10/17/07)

The employee-owned company reports more than $2 billion in revenue. It has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.

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