News from the Field

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January 9, 2020

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What’s One Thing Students Should Know About Civil Engineering?

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Anthony Fasano talks about his experience as a civil engineer and what high school and college students should be expecting if they are interested in civil engineering.  Click Here>>

January 7, 2020

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Take a look at 7 Civil Engineering Discussions That Defined 2019

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One of the best aspects of ASCE Collaborate – and there are many – is the way it allows you to take the temperature of the civil engineering profession. Click here >>

December 24, 2019

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Dog detective sniffs out water leaks for Arkansas utility

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A precocious pooch is successfully detecting water leaks for Central Arkansas Water (CAW), a first for North American water utilities after similar paws-itive experiences in Great Britain and Australia. The dog detective, a black Labrador mix named Vessel (pictured right), has tracked down several leaks since completing six months of specialized training last month. CAW is the …

December 19, 2019

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Importance of Drinking Water

Categories: Future Visions,

Matthew Junker of the Municipal Authority of Westermoreland County shows the importance of drinking water by visiting local schools near him and putting on a presentation. Junker brings in a bucket of swamp water as well as a packet of water treatment chemicals to gain community support for water initiatives as well as to educate …

December 18, 2019

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Boosting Utility’s Community Engagement

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SEE CHALLENGES AS OPPORTUNITIES The water industry’s problems are daunting. Lead, per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and other contaminants of emerging concern; the push‐pull of overdue system reinvestment; and affordability are just a few issues we face. When it comes to projects to replace old infrastructure, meet new regulations, or upgrade our systems, customers opening their …

December 12, 2019

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In the Impending Cyberwar, Engineers Must Be on the Front Lines

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Brad Allenby, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, is president’s professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering, and of law; Lincoln professor of technology and ethics; senior sustainability scientist; and co-chair of the Weaponized Narrative Initiative of the Center…Read More >>