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One Water Strategies Provide Global Benefits and Develop Resilient Communities

Combatting climate change and public health challenges through One Water strategies while improving water quality and public health and providing economic benefits
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Using One Water strategies can address environmental threats, while improving the economy, quality of life, and environmental health.

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

New organization focuses company’s vast experience in delivering environmental solutions as clients seek environmental science, regulatory, climate and sustainability solutions
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

Experts Discuss Global Water Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

A Discussion with Antea Group Water Experts
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Our global Antea Group water team sat together virtually to reflect back on 2020 and what a rollercoaster of a year it was. They all agreed that while COVID-19 dominated the headlines, significant attention has been placed on how society and governments are awakening to the realities of climate change. With the trends of warming temperatures, fast-melting polar ice, increased incidence and severity of severe weather events, it’s clear that climate change is rearing its ugly head through the disruption of our planet’s water cycle.

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

Primo Water North America Announces Alliance for Water Stewardship Certification for its Wekiva Spring Site

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TAMPA, Fla., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Primo Water Corporation (NYSE:PRMW; TSX:PRMW) (the “Company” or “Primo”), a leading provider of water direct to consumers and water filtration services in North America and Europe as well as a leading provider of water dispensers, purified and spring bottled water, and self-service refill drinking water in the U.S.

Overcoming Challenges to Mainstreaming Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration initiative seeks to knock down barriers that could prevent restoration efforts from achieving full potential.
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Note: This is the second article in a series on the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This article examines significant hurdles to the mass scaling up of ecosystem restoration as a mainstream means of fighting climate change.

Ecosystem restoration can play a direct role in successfully reducing the effects of climate change and offsetting carbon levels in the atmosphere, but several barriers stand in the way of these initiatives reaching their full ecological potential.

Fifth Third Sustainability Beyond Our Borders: Building a Well for Families in Zambia

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In 2019, Fifth Third achieved one of its original five bold sustainability goals to reduce water usage by 20% by 2022. What we didn’t expect was that this journey also would benefit a community 8,597 miles away.

What the Biden Administration Could Mean for the Chemical Industry

A 2020 TSCA Update
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In November, former vice president Joe Biden emerged as the winner of the presidential election. Similar to previous administration transitions, the Chemical Industry will stand ready to engage with bipartisan leaders in Congress to help drive constructive solutions for a more sustainable future that will better serve all Americans.  

Going Beyond: Lessons Learned in Dow's Game-changing Carbon Partnerships

By Mary Draves
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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

New Treatment Systems Help Cummins Plants Significantly Cut Water Use

No, the greenhouse at Cummins’ Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP) doesn’t mean the company is diversifying into fruits and vegetables.
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Two Cummins plants are putting new treatment systems to work to reduce their use of municipal water by about a third.

The company’s plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is using a multi-faceted system, including hydroponics in a greenhouse, to return more wastewater to the plant for non-potable use, enabling the plant to reduce its purchases of municipal water.

Another new system at Cummins’ plant in Jamestown, New York, doesn’t employ hydroponics, but is also sending more wastewater back to the plant and reducing its municipal water use.

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