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When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Black & Veatch Positions for Impact on Michigan’s Water Utilities

Bill Popp will work to assist water and wastewater utilities across southeast Michigan
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global leader in water infrastructure development, is working to help further the mission of water utilities in Michigan by naming Bill Popp as Senior Project Manager in the company’s Water business.

Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road

Water utilities are expected to become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy
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It is no surprise that after labor costs, energy is the next highest operational cost for water and wastewater utilities. Water is an extremely heavy resource, requiring enormous amounts of energy to move and treat it. As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. 

Ceres Praises New Bill That Will Help Ensure Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for 1 Million Californians

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Ceres joins other environmental and community advocates and many California businesses in welcoming a major legislative victory today after state lawmakers approved a bill that will help ensure more than 1 million Californians have safe and affordable drinking water. 

A Train Ride to Perris, CA: Investing in a Sustainable Future Now

People, Planet and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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by Theodosia Ferguson and E. Seth Wilson, Healing Living Systems 

The Growing Organics Market Presents a Natural Investment Opportunity

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by Nick Cherney CFA, Senior Vice President, Janus Henderson 

As Americans become more aware of the environmental and health benefits of organics, we are presented with an opportunity to align our investments with our lifestyle choices – by investing in the companies and agricultural operations that are driving organic innovation and bringing natural products to the marketplace.

Black & Veatch and Inflowmatix Join Forces to Meet Leakage Challenge

Partnership’s leading-edge, digitally-enabled approach to water network management offers path to compliance with stringent new leakage reduction targets
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REDHILL, United Kingdom, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Against a challenging backdrop of increased water scarcity and service resilience, water companies in England and Wales have been tasked with achieving on average a 15 percent reduction in leakage by 2025. The result is the most ambitious leakage programme in 20 years. Success will require leading-edge, digitally-enabled network management of the kind pioneered by a new partnership between Black & Veatch and Inflowmatix.

The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
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by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural 

Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.

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.

Update to Chinese Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
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​May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

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