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Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork

Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
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In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil. 

For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. 

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.

Michelin, GM Take the Air Out of Tires for Passenger Vehicles

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MONTREAL, June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/— Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”), at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility today. GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as early as 2024.

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.

UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in the U.S.

Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons
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ATLANTA, May 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year.

Water Reuse, Resilience Gain From New Black & Veatch Appointment

Jackson selected to lead One Water National Practice as communities explore water management strategies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As climate change carries increasingly varied challenges of both too little and too much water, cities and utilities are renewing their focus on reuse strategies to ensure a safe and resilient supply. Black & Veatch announced today the addition of water reuse expert Jo Ann Jackson as One Water Planning Practice Leader in the global construction, engineering, and consulting company’s Water Planning Group.

HARC Joins Forces With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to Support Sustainability Research and Regional Green Building Leadership

—Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Donation Funds HARC’s Next Step Toward Becoming First Net Zero Energy Commercial Building in Texas—
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – HARC and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club leaders celebrated the completion of a sustainability project signifying a major step towards the organization’s goal of achieving a highly regarded net zero energy (NZE) status, which would make the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.

Leading Companies in Mexico Proposing Solutions to Water Use Challenges

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April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday, a group of leading companies convened by CESPEDES and The World Environment Center with sponsorship of Dow Chemical, ECOLAB and Coca-Cola FEMSA, gathered to share best practices and initiatives to address challenges for sustainable water management, calling to action to accelerate partnerships between private sector, civil society and governments to guarantee water access in safe conditions for everyone. 

The Movement Toward Socially Responsible Workplaces

Legg Mason takes bold steps to reduce its environmental impact by tackling landfill waste
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Society increasingly expects businesses to operate in ways that enhance society.

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.9 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2018

Nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer celebrates Earth Month with new solar plan
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HOUSTON, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Month, today Green Mountain Energy announced its customers prevented more than 9.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in 2018 by choosing cleaner electricity and

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