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Carol Brzozowski

Carol Brzozowski specializes in topics related to resource management and technology.

Articles by Carol Brzozowski

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

Soil

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

MSW Management Magazine

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

In 1986, the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) officials of Palm Beach County, FL discovered federally-endangered snail kites on property earmarked for a landfill. The SWA took steps to preserve the active rookery, resulting in the development of the SWA Greenway System, offering visitors a natural respite amidst the SWA’s waste

Design Elements

Waste

Design Elements

Productivity and competition are the driving factors in innovations in solid waste truck and body design, notes Skip Berg, national sales manager and director of business development for automation for Labrie Enviroquip Group.

Machine Control: The New Normal

Construction

Machine Control: The New Normal

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time. “If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Water

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

Reader Profile: Danielle Marquis

Distributed Energy Magazine

Reader Profile: Danielle Marquis

Despite all of the challenges energy efficiency professionals face with program buy-in and the status of government regulations, “At the end of the day, energy efficiency makes good business sense,” says Danielle Marquis. “It helps utilities not have to build a new power plant and have more clean energy generation

An Encouraging Outlook

Energy

An Encouraging Outlook

There are now more than one million individual solar installations nationwide, with the residential solar market remaining strong, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The US installed 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 29.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough

Reader Profile: Nav Otal

Stormwater Magazine

Reader Profile: Nav Otal

The Bellevue, WA, stormwater utility—one of the first in the US—has come a long way from its genesis in the 1970s, says Nav Otal, director of Bellevue Utilities. “We continue to be concerned with how our system—the manmade and natural—interacts together. The city’s philosophy emphasizes maintaining and protecting streams, lakes,

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Waste

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.