WSP USA Provides Emergency Power Generators for New Mexico Wildfires Battle

WSP provided USACE with critical infrastructure support that maintained temporary emergency power for water and wastewater service in wildfire-impacted areas.

As New Mexico emergency personnel battled multiple wildfires across northern sections of the state this spring, WSP USA mobilized to provide temporary emergency power generation in areas where critical infrastructure faced the risk of extended disruption.

On May 6, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) alerted WSP that it would need the firm’s portable power generation services at the impacted area and to be mission ready to respond wherever power outages were putting electricity, water and wastewater service in jeopardy.

From Landfill to Landscape: The Rebirth of New York City Parks

WSP played a key role collaborating with community organizations and agencies to convert unusable dumping grounds into restored public parks and natural habitats.

Where some see a toxic dumping ground of the past, WSP USA sees possibility for the future. The company’s planners, engineers, environmental specialists and resilience experts have been hands-on with dozens of challenging restoration projects.

The result is a detailed understanding of the complexities within unique restoration projects. Some of the key considerations when developing and executing plans to restore decrepit or even unusable spaces include:

-community involvement,

-environmental safety,

-species protection,

The New Shape of Water: Adapting to Climate Change

Words by Tony Whitehead

Climate change is altering rainfall patterns, and making both floods and drought more frequent and more extreme. To survive and thrive in the 21st century, we need to rethink our relationship with water and the way we manage this most precious of resources

One billion tonnes of rain falls to earth every minute — some 500,000 cubic kilometres of water annually. If this fell evenly, it would cover the globe to a depth of 1m every year.

Groundwater Plume Analytics® Earns Top Product of the Year Award From Environment + Energy Leader

Innovative tools developed by WSP USA experts are significantly reducing operating costs for water sampling, remediation and management techniques vs. traditional methods.
Press Release

NEW YORK, August 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - WSP USA, one of the world's leading environmental, engineering and professional services firms, received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards program for the firm’s Groundwater Plume Analytics® technology.

The tools were heralded by the program’s expert judges as a notable example of the exceptional work being done in the fields of environmental management.

WSP USA to Support NYC Clean Energy Transmission Project

High-voltage transmission line bringing hydropower-generated electricity from Canada to New York City is the largest underground project of its kind ever attempted in North America.
Press Release

NEW YORK, August 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading engineering and environmental professional services consultancy, will provide owner’s engineer and environmental compliance services for the U.S. portion of the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line project, the largest underground high-voltage transmission project ever developed and constructed in North America.

WSP USA to Manage World's Largest Green Hydrogen Underground Storage Project

WSP will manage engineering, procurement and construction of an advanced clean energy storage project in Utah for the Magnum Development and Mitsubishi Power Joint Venture.

WSP USA was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract (EPCM) for the underground storage portion and related surface facilities of a major clean energy storage infrastructure to build the world’s largest green hydrogen production and storage facility.

Creating a Lightning-Fast Experience for the Track at New Balance

The new Boston athletic facility opened on April 13, boasting some of the most advanced track and field technology thanks to a network developed by WSP USA.

The request from the client was a simple one: provide robust WiFi connectivity at a new state-of-the-art indoor sports and concert venue in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood.

WSP’s Innovation Advisory team recognized that there was more to this ask. So, with the facility well positioned for embracing a smart fan experience, the team immediately set out to optimize an already-in-construction facility.

Wood You Believe: Mass Timber Leading a Renaissance in Modern Construction

WSP is advancing the use of low-carbon engineered wood products for tall building construction, which provides structural strength and durability beyond traditional lumber.

Driven by demand for low-carbon buildings and enabled by advances in the manufacturing of engineered wood products, mass timber buildings are rapidly growing larger in size and capturing greater shares of construction markets in Europe, North America and elsewhere.

In a response to this trend, building codes that once limited timber buildings to 85 feet maximum — or a 5- to 6-story maximum — now allow up to 18 stories, or 270 feet.

Balancing Action With Affordability in Water Infrastructure Development

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law creates expanded funding opportunities for water utilities to significantly improve operations … provided the right criteria are addressed.

As water becomes an increasingly scarce resource in California and across the United States, water and wastewater infrastructure owners are being pushed to explore more expensive sources, while keeping rates as low as possible for consumers.

With most of the easier or cheaper options already attempted or used, this task has proven to be a formidable challenge for owners.

Differential rates – charging rates based on one’s ability to pay – are not always an option and owners must evaluate the impacts to all ratepayers and find the best option possible for all consumers.

WSP Publishes Its 2021 Global ESG Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2021 Global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report: “Positive and Bold Change Agents”.

“WSP aims to be at the forefront of the transition to a more equitable, inclusive and low-carbon world. We want to bring positive change to the communities in which we work.”

Alexandre L’Heureux, Global President and CEO

Charting our progress over the past year, WSP’s 2021 Global ESG report sets out our unequivocal commitment to creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities we serve. It covers our performance for the year ended December 31, 2021 and highlights a number of key accomplishments, including:


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