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4 Innovative Projects from Stockholm Junior Water Prize Finalists

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The Stockholm Junior Water Prize brings together young innovators from around the world who have created new solutions to growing water challenges. This year, a record 33 countries have participated, presenting new solutions for water treatment, agriculture and water reuse.

NRG Biodiversity Spotlight | Cedar Bayou EcoCenter

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We operate the Cedar Bayou EcoCenter on Galveston Bay in Texas to increase public awareness of the needs of the ecosystem, offer wetland education and develop solutions for coastal issues and restoration.

Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash

GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.
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GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.

General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings partnership, a group of more than 900 organizations aiming to become 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade and setting goals to develop strategies to conserve resources. Participating companies committed to cumulatively save $3.1 billion and 3.47 million metric tons of CO2.

Making Our Mark on the Global Water Crisis

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THE CHALLENGE

Water covers 70% of our planet, and it is easy to think that it will always be plentiful. However, as the world’s population continues to soar, so does the need for fresh water that makes up only 2.5% of the world’s water supply. The reality today is that the need for clean, safe water for drinking and sanitation far exceeds the readily available amount.

Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Clean Floodgate Near Bridgeport, New Jersey

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Xylem employees made their mark in South Jersey by cleaning up litter and trash around a local floodgate to help protect the water quality of the Delaware River and surrounding water sources.

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Xylem employees made their mark in South Jersey by cleaning up litter and trash around a local floodgate to help protect the water quality of the Delaware River and surrounding water sources.

Water Supply Diversification Continues Rising to Reach Resiliency, Reliability Goals

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Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders.

Xylem Watermark and Disaster Relief Impact

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Since 2008, Xylem Watermark has been committed to Disaster Relief and Risk Reduction and has worked with global nonprofit partner, Mercy Corps, to complete 28 water projects in 19 countries to deliver clean water and rebuild water infrastructure in the aftermath of water-related emergencies, as well as to secure water in vulnerable regions around the world through community engagement, disaster preparedness training, and water infrastructure monitoring and analysis.

Sands ECO360 | Expanding Stakeholder Engagement

Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future
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Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future.

T E A M  M E M B E R  CO L L A B O R AT I O N

Team Members are truly our greatest assets and we strive to develop appreciation for the planet’s ­finite resources through environmental campaigns and education events. Sustainability champions are crowned at all levels of our organization to help us integrate Sands ECO360 initiatives into the daily operations.

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Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

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