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100 Resilient Cities and MWH Global announce partnership

Broomfield, Colo. — 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, announced a new partnership with MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, which will provide advisory and technical support services to improve water and wastewater systems and address other water-related risks in 100RC member cities.

Texas Transportation Commission approves more than $2 billion in road projects

Austin, Texas — Three months after Texas voters approved Proposition 1, adding $1.74 billion to the state highway fund, the Texas Transportation Commission approved construction of 201 road projects. Among the projects slated to begin work are more than 800 miles of rehabilitated highways; nearly 500 miles of new highway lanes; 64 bridge replacements; and 18 lane-widening enhancements that will add 159 miles of passing lanes to rural highways.

Iowa increases state gas tax; 12 states considering similar plans

Washington, D.C. — A 10 cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase signed into law Feb. 25 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is the latest in a series of initiatives recently put forward by state governments to boost infrastructure funding, according to a new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

G/LA Infrastructure announces Projects of the Year

New York — CG/LA Infrastructure Inc. announced the recipients of its 2015 Global Projects of the Year Awards during the 8th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. All projects were presented at the Leadership Forum and the winners were selected in five categories by industry executives around the world.

ECTC announces 2015-2016 board of directors

Roxborough, Colo. — The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) announced a new Board of Directors for 2015-2016. ECTC members have elected Diane Hitt (East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC) as Chairman, Jerry Bohannon (American Excelsior Co.) as Vice Chairman, and Jeff Ward (Central Fiber LLC) as Secretary/Treasurer. Tim Lancaster (North American Green) and Scott Harrison (Terra Novo) will serve as at-large directors of the ECTC Board of Directors.

Pennoni acquires Jones-Stuckey

Philadelphia — Pennoni, an ENR Top 100 engineering, science, and design consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, acquired the assets of the civil engineering firm Jones-Stuckey Ltd., Inc. based in Ohio. The firm will now do business as Jones-Stuckey, a Pennoni Company. Founded in 1965, Jones-Stuckey provides transportation, bridge, water/wastewater, water resources, structural and construction engineering inspection services.

ARCADIS water management expert to participate in UCLA/Hammer Museum's Rising Sea Level Panel

Los Angeles — Peter Wijsman, ARCADIS's program manager for water management, will participate in a panel discussion about rising sea levels at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. PST in the Billy Wilder Theater. Co-presented with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the panel is titled "Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels" and is open to the public free of charge and will be webcast live online. It is part of an ongoing series titled The Next Wave: Quality, Quantity and Accessibility of Water in the 21st Century.

GBA Spring Conference to focus on ‘Optimizing Performance’

Silver Spring, Md. — “Optimizing Performance for Our Firms and Our Clients: Innovation in Practice” is the general theme of the 2015 Spring Conference of the Geoprofessional Business Association (formerly ASFE), April 16-18, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel in Miami.

Stanley Consultants celebrates Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Muscatine, Iowa — Gayle Roberts, P.E., president and CEO of Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm, has long been a champion of girls in engineering. “I want girls to know there are no barriers. I want them to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. The world needs them to do great things.”

Reclamation Names 2015 Engineer of the Year

Washington, D.C. — Robert Hilldale, a civil engineer at Reclamation's Technical Service Center in Denver, is Reclamation's Engineer of the Year for 2015. Reclamation recognizes Hilldale for his significant research contributions toward measuring the natural transport of gravel in rivers, which is a key component of sediment transport. He also led important research efforts for the Elwha River Restoration Project, near Port Angeles, Wash., the world's largest dam removal project.

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