•George Fleming, the president of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers has returned from the World Water Forum in The Hague in The Netherlands affirming the civil engineering profession’s dedication in helping to provide a secure water future for the world’s poor.

•Inuktun services of Canada has joined with Inshore Divers to function as the US service contractor for Inuktun’s line of remotely operated vehicles. Inshore Divers provides a wide range of underwater services such as inspection, repair, maintenance, installation and remotely operated vehicle operations.

black-veatch has broadened the capability of Binnie Black & Veatch by offering power consultancy services from its Surrey office in the UK.

•The managing director of NKK Europe, Yuzo Matsushita, has been appointed to a new senior position within NKK Japan. Hiroshi Miyahara will take over from Matsushita as the new managing director.

•The Scottish construction division of the MJ Gleeson Group of construction and property companies has appointed Bob Nethery as its senior business development manager.

•W Gene Corley, who was recently appointed as senior vice president of Construction Technology Laboratories, has now been made a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He was honoured for his continuous leadership in raising the standards of the engineering profession.