Winners of the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2017

Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) – Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Framework Forum are this year’s winners of the Constructing Excellence National Award for Health, Safety and Wellbeing! The HSE Framework Forum provides an opportunity for Northumbrian Water... read more

Seychelles’ integrated water strategy

The Government of Seychelles is driving forward on an integrated water resources management strategy that relies on energy efficiency, demand management, and developing alternative supply sources from rainwater harvesting and water reuse. Seychelles, a small island... read more

High EV charging demand could cause brownouts

A lack of local energy storage systems means electric cars could cause brownouts, believes John Ord, head of thermal power and energy at MWH, now part of Stantec. Speaking exclusively to New Civil Engineer, John Ord explained that without sufficient storage systems at... read more

Energy Recovery

In the medium to long term, increasing energy costs mean the world’s economies have to transition from carbon based fuels to non-carbon substitutes to mitigate climate change. The world also needs to move towards a circular economy as human demand on global... read more

Haldon Range Dam Reservoir Decommissioning

Craig Scott of MWH, now part of Stantec, gives an engineer’s personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning at Haldon Range Dam reservoir in Marlborough, New Zealand. The Haldon Range dam is a 25m high earthfill farm dam constructed for irrigation... read more