As public demands for sustainable infrastructure grows, urban leaders are taking a closer look at the economic, environmental and social benefits of underground tunnels.
The advantages of constructing water and wastewater infrastructure underground to serve cities have often been overlooked in favor of surface construction methods.
But that trend is shifting as the environmental, social and long-term economic benefits of constructing large-diameter underground tunnels are far greater compared with traditional cheaper surface conveyance methods, particularly in urban communities.
MILWAUKEE, August 25, 2021, /3BL Media/ - After several days of heavy rains in early August, Rockwell Automation’s 49,000 square-foot green roof helped the city of Milwaukee prevent millions of gallons of untreated water from flowing into the region’s waterways.
Innovative installation saves money while advancing sustainability
The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati serves an Ohio population of more than 850,000 spread out across 290 square miles. Like many large cities, Cincinnati MSD operates combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems, some of which were constructed more than a century ago. These systems were built to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.
Q&A with Randolf Waters, Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Branding at Xylem
Solving water means doing things differently – from technology and policy innovation to creative partnerships that build public awareness of water challenges and solutions. Xylem is proud to join with a diverse range of partners in this effort, and the movement is growing. Xylem Making Waves spoke with Randolf Waters, Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Branding, about how Xylem and Manchester City Football Club’s global charity initiative Cityzens Giving are teaming up with global sports company PUMA to help solve water.
By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
Food is among the most basic and essential ways that we interact with nature. The security and continuity of our food supply chains depend on healthy soil, clean water and a stable climate—all factors that impact a producer’s ability to grow crops. Businesses are increasingly recognizing these connections and including environmental factors into their business models. One way they do this is by setting sustainability goals related to water quality and climate change.
PHOENIX, June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with the State of Arizona, Business for Water Stewardship and Environmental Defense Fund announced today that a $38 million funding goal has been achieved to conserve 150,000 acre-feet of water (nearly 49 billion gallons) to shore up declining water levels in Lake Mead through the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) system conservation project. The announcement represents the single largest multi-sector collaborative drought response effort ever completed in Arizona.
Water is one of the most valuable resources we have. It supports life across the planet and is integral in our daily lives. To celebrate World Water Day and inspire an on-going conversation about the importance of protecting water, we've asked our co-workers and partners a very important question - what does water mean to you?
Title: Corporate Water Solutions Lead Company: Antea Group, USA