Job Transitions

International Energy Agency says that improving gender diversity in the energy sector is an important measure of success. IEA recently hosted a high-level event focused on how to advance gender diversity in the energy sector to support future workforce needs. The event was chaired by Christyne Tremblay, Canada’s Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, and Megan...
Dam Safety

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are moving forward on an estimated billion-dollar seismic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir. Based on updated analysis of the risk and potential consequences of a large earthquake in this area, Reclamation and the state of...
Job Transitions

Stantec recently announced several changes to its executive team, in support of its newly released Three-Year Strategic Plan. “Our strategic plan represents a sustainable path towards compelling earnings growth while enhancing and protecting our competitive position globally,” said Gord Johnston, Stantec’s president and chief executive officer. “The appointments we have made to our executive team...
Dam Safety

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center determined that ready access to near-real-time information about flooded roads (via satellite data) could have saved ambulance drivers and other emergency responders an average of nine minutes per emergency response and potential millions of dollars, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. The study is...
New Development

With climate change causing widespread retreat of glaciers, a unique opportunity may arise for future hydropower development, according to the authors of an article recently published by Nature. The authors, with ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, explore the water storage and hydropower potential of areas that...
Environmental

Total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018 rose to 5.27 billion metric tons, 2.7% more than its 2017 level, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s Monthly Energy Review. The primary reasons for the increase were higher natural gas-related emissions resulting from more extreme summer and winter weather and growth in transportation-related petroleum emissions,...