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Casey Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was the co-author of an article published in Science (www.sciencemag.org) on October 24. The article is entitled “Coping with the curse of freshwater variability: Information, institutions, and infrastructure for adaptation.” In addition to Brown, the other authors are J.W. Hall, D. Grey, D. Garrick, F. Fung, S.J. Dadson, and C.W. Sadoff, who are respectively from Oxford University in the UK, McMaster University in Canada, the Environment Agency of Bristol...

Dr. Sergio Breña attended the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall 2014 Convention in Washington, DC. Dr. Breña participated in multiple committee meetings (ACI 374, ACI 369, ACI 318C, ACI 318) and presented code change proposals for the new code cycle of ACI 318.  Dr. Breña presented an update of work being conducted by doctoral student Jose C. Alvarez to update the ACI 369 standard on rehabilitation of...

Dr. Chul Park presented his invited talk at KIER (Korea Research Institute of Energy), Daejon, Korea. The presentation was for the Workshop on Biogas Technology supported by the Korean-Dannish Green Technology Project.  The topic of the talk was the recovery of renewable bioenergy from wastewater during the wastewater treatment. (October 2014)

Dr. Scott Civjan was invited to present at the NESMEA (New England State Materials Engineers Association) Annual Meeting, in Framingham, MA. The title of Dr. Civjan’s talk was "Bonded and Grouted Anchorage to Concrete under Sustained Loads". The presentation provided general background concepts of failure in anchor systems and test methods for evaluating tension failures, including the method for creep evaluation as proposed in AASHTO TP84 and a brief overview of reported...

Dr. David Reckhow traveled to Mulheim, Germany to attend the Disinfection By-Products (DBP) in Drinking Water International Conference.  He gave a platform presentation, attended the poster session and a DBP exhibition. The well attended conference was organized by the IWW Water Centre (DE), RSC-WSF(UK) and SCI-EHSG (UK).

(October 2014)