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The Imagination Challenge Unites the US Water Sector Against Climate Change

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The water industry has come to reckon with climate change. According to recent studies, water-related activities may account for more than 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Water utilities also consume a major portion of electricity, as energy is needed to collect, clean and transport water.

Black & Veatch: Climate Change, COVID-19 Pandemic Underscore Water Sector's Need for Broader View of Resilience, Data Use

2021 Strategic Directions Report highlights role of digital water solutions as pandemic, climate change stress systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. water industry is embracing innovation, sustainability and technology, including data, analytics and other “digital water” tools along with resource recovery processes. Combined, this continued progress helps to meet a host of challenges headlined by aging infrastructure, climate-related impacts and uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released report from Black & Veatch.

Putt Your Way to a More Sustainable Future

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WSP was honored to participate in design of waterfront PUTTING GREEN, an 18-hole climate change-themed mini golf course in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now opened to the public. Each individually curated hole showcases a specific climate-related challenge and possible solutions, including WSP’s 16th hole spotlighting the importance of sustainable and equitable public transportation.

UFOs and Sustainability: What Can We Learn From the Dogged Pursuit of Disclosure?

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The Twilight Zone.
In Search Of….
The X-Files.

These television shows fueled the imaginations of generations, fostering curiosity while delivering cautionary tales about how we, as residents of this celestial sphere, must tread carefully when it comes to how we treat our planet and one another.

Pursuing Purpose and Positive Change: CEO Spotlight With Özgür Tort

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In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester talks to Özgür Tort, CEO of Migros Ticaret, and outgoing co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Board of Directors. Özgür shares his insights from his time as co-chair during a time of transition to Coalitions of Action, as well as his thoughts on the big industry questions of the moment.

National Academy Publishes Study Showing How Georgia Could Halve Its Carbon Footprint

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

Edge of Field Practices Can Help Food and Ag Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
Blog

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.

How Farms are Fighting Climate Change

Farmers aren’t just on the front lines battling the effects of climate change, they’re actively working to address its root causes.
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Humanity has a give-and-take relationship with the earth. What we use, we must try to replace. A simple idea, but it will take the best of human ingenuity to accomplish. Few people understand this more than those who grow our food. 
 

The Future of Real Estate for a Better World

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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