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Ecolab Ahead of Pace to Save Enough Water for 1 Billion People

2018 sustainability report highlights how the company is helping businesses accelerate meaningful change
Press Release
July 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, has released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, Accelerating Meaningful Change, which highlights its work with leading companies throughout the world to reduce environmental impact and drive cost savings. The 2018 publication is Ecolab’s 12th annual corporate sustainability report. 
 

The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity

Are water utilities exploring holistic alternative approaches to program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery and financing?
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In an era when climate change, organizational capacity constraints, funding challenges and limited public support continue to test the resilience of a community's stormwater system, images of flooded neighborhoods and arterial streets turned into rivers highlight the urgency for a strategic vision and alternative approaches to stormwater management service delivery. The critical question is whether leaders and managers are exploring holistic alternative approaches that address program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery mechanisms and financing. 

Rain or Shine: Resilience Needs a Little More Attention

Are water utilities doing the right things to drive toward resilience?
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It's been said that Texas suffers perennial drought, broken up by severe floods from time to time. These days, however, Texas isn't alone in its misery.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
Blog

Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
Blog

The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

‘Drinkable, Pure, Safe’: The Business Bringing Affordable Clean Water to Bangladesh

Watersprint purifies contaminated water using technology based on blue LEDs, a development that won the Nobel prize in 2014. A collaboration with local entrepreneurs is bringing the tech to Bangladesh
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Across Bangladesh, water is readily available to 97% of the population, but it is not always fit for human consumption. As such, 4 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.

Tetra Tech Receives ACEC Massachusetts 2019 Engineering Excellence Gold Award

Providing innovative water treatment design and construction oversight services in Liberia
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) honored Tetra Tech with the 2019 Engineering Excellence Gold Award for its achievements on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP) I & II. This award recognizes engineering projects for innovation, complexity, fulfillment of client needs, socio-economic considerations, and future value to the profession.

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