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Emerging Neighborhood In Downtown Tampa Is Raising The Bar For Health, Wellness

By Brenda Richardson
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Like a flower pushing up through concrete, a unique neighborhood is blossoming in Tampa. Water Street Tampa is undergoing development from the ground up on more than 50 acres in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The developer, Tampa-based Strategic Property Partners (SPP), is putting health and well-being at the forefront of the transformation with innovative urban planning that provides a blueprint for what a city can be.

From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero"

Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will be key to overcoming threats to our water supply
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The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry.

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.

Duke Energy Florida to Build Its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

Partners in Purpose: Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative

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Smithfield Foods strengthened its commitment to sustainability through a new zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. The company will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 75%, and turn 75% of their facilities into zero-waste-to-landfill operations by 2025. Currently, one quarter of Smithfield Foods' facilities are certified as zero-waste-to-landfill, and reuse or recycle at least 50% of all waste generated.

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
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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.

Interview With Megan Hanrahan, Structural Engineer

Using structural engineering expertise to design sustainable infrastructure for California
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Megan Hanrahan is a design engineer at Tetra Tech, specializing in structural engineering. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles. She passed the national PE exam and is currently in the application process for the California survey and seismic exams. We spoke with Megan as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

Ecocentricity Blog: Pennies on the Dollar

By: John A. Lanier
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Fuel costs for electric vehicles kick the pants off of internal combustion engine vehicles (same goes for maintenance costs, by the way).

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Fuel costs for electric vehicles kick the pants off of internal combustion engine vehicles (same goes for maintenance costs, by the way).

Intel Technology for Good

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Intel® technology and investments empower individuals, companies, and governments to improve lives around the world. We are at the forefront of new technologies that are being used to solve major societal challenges. Learn how:

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PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

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