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Brenda Burman, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, has named a new chief engineer: David Raff, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE. The chief engineer role dates to the beginning of Reclamation in 1902. The position was out of use for several decades, but Reclamation has “recreated this historic position for the 21st Century.”...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Just one benefit, but an important one, of attending HYDROVISION International 2020 is the opportunity to earn 10 professional development hours (PDH) as a full conference delegate. HYDROVISION International is the world’s largest gathering of hydro industry professionals. It features 80 summit and knowledge hub sessions with about 300 speakers and more...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram  With more than 3,000 hydropower professionals from around the world gathered in one place at the same time, HYDROVISION International provides the perfect opportunity to give attendees access to a wide array of what we call co-located events. These activities offer additional valuable learning and networking opportunities beyond the traditional summit (conference) sessions...
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Tom Myers has joined HDR as principal asset management consultant.  Myers will partner with clients to develop strategic asset management plans, benchmarking evaluations, emergency response evaluations and process-centric strategies for efficiency. He will be based in Wilmington, N.C. “I am impressed with HDR’s breadth of capabilities and focus on asset management, and I am excited to...
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Emera has appointed Rick Janega interim president and chief executive officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI), effective June 1. Wayne O’Connor, the current president and CEO, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity outside the province. “We are grateful for Wayne’s contribution to Emera over the last 17 years and we wish him well...
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The World Energy Council has added 41 members to its global Future Energy Leaders program (FEL-100), the council’s platform to support and promote the energy leaders of tomorrow. Members of the FEL-100 community share a commitment to shaping the future of energy; solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy and sustainability; engaging in national,...
Jobs and People

Brenda Burman, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, has named Chris Beardsley to the position of director, policy and programs. Beardsley will be responsible for the planning and execution of several divisions: Security, Safety and Emergency Management, Environmental Compliance, Reclamation Law Administration, and Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight. “Reclamation’s Policy and...