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Keep America Beautiful® 'Cigarette Litter Prevention Program'

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Take a closer look at the public spaces surrounding your community’s park and recreation areas. If you look carefully, you’ll probably notice hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of cellulose acetate plastic — better known as cigarette butts — littering the sidewalks and parking lots.

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has taken aim at aggressively reducing cigarette litter and beautifying communities through its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program® (CLPP), which launched in 2002.

National Grid Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Storm Restoration Support Following Winter Storm Quiana

National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
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WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

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.

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.

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.

The Road to Safety

As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer?
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of honking horns. As many city dwellers know, the benefits of living in a metropolis come with the stress of heavy traffic. But it’s more than just a daily grind.

As migration from rural areas increases, crowded cities, especially low-income areas, face higher rates of road traffic injury and death. The statistics are staggering.

Tetra Tech Recognized for the Albion Riverside Park Project

Designing a unique, multiuse stormwater capture facility and recreational space for the Los Angeles community
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The City of Los Angeles recognized Tetra Tech for its work on the civil engineering design of the Albion Riverside Park in Los Angeles, California. The City presented Tetra Tech’s project team with a certificate of recognition as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the park in March 2019. Tetra Tech’s work included pre-design, civil engineering design, and construction support services for the project.

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