Evolving Water Management to Strengthen Communities


The effects of climate change are compounding water management challenges for communities around the world. The frequency and intensity of natural hazards are projected to increase due to climate change, making it more difficult to manage surface-water and groundwater resources.1

How can communities minimise damage from the impacts of extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts, while protecting surface-water and groundwater resources and natural ecosystems?

Podcast: Turning Non-Recyclable Waste Into Low-Carbon Intensive Biofuel

What if we could take the waste that no one wants, the kind that ends up in landfills, and turn it into sustainable fuel?

Thanks to developments in gasification technology, this kind of transformation is now possible on a commercial scale. “Ten or 20 years into the future, I really see a world where carbon will be in a closed loop,” says Andrea Redford, Chief Business Development Officer at Enerkem.

Enerkem, a leading Canadian cleantech company, is building a new biorefinery in the Greater Montreal area that will turn non-recyclable waste from landfills into valuable, low-carbon intensive biofuel.

WSP Exits Russia Projects Amid War in Ukraine, Sanctions

WSP Global, a Montreal-headquartered design and engineering consulting firm, said it will quit its current projects in Russia.

The firm in its quarterly earnings report – released on Wednesday – said it will exit the limited number of ongoing projects it has in Russia and will no longer be pursuing projects in Russia and Belarus.

The firm also announced an initial donation of $50,000 to UNICEF and $50,000 to the UNHCR to support their work assisting refugees in Ukraine and neighboring regions.

Similarities, Differences and Synergies of Life Cycle Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methods

WSP USA’s Julie Sinistore and Praneet Arshi examine each method of baselining a company’s environmental impacts and how to extract the most value from both.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are two key measurement tools being used to track an organization’s environmental impact.

Is one more effective than the other? The answer usually depends upon the situation and the objectives for the organization. And sometimes, the answer is “both.”

WSP USA Lends a Powerful Hand to Midwest Tornado Recovery Efforts

Emergency response on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brought critical power back to recovery facility in one of the hardest hit areas in Kentucky.

When WSP USA’s Timothy Jamison arrived in Dawson Springs, Kentucky a day after a relentless barrage of deadly and destructive tornadoes ripped through the city, nearly everywhere he looked the scene was heartbreaking.

“The path of the tornadoes was approximately 220 miles in length and caused severe damage to anything in their path,” said Jamison, emergency management director for WSP. “We witnessed houses and buildings completely leveled to the ground with cars and other debris strung out for miles around the impacted area.”

Improving Water Supplies Through the Groundwater-Surface Water Nexus

Water scarcity and climate change concerns across the U.S. are driving water supply agencies to explore strategies to optimize and diversify resources.

Historically, groundwater and surface water have been managed independently as separate resources with different requirements and regulations. But attitudes toward that approach are changing.

Today practitioners refer to the “groundwater-surface water nexus,” and by recognizing the interactions between the two it is possible for agencies to better manage water resources as a whole and address concerns related to water scarcity and climate variability.

WSP USA Tools Set Higher Standards for Identifying Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater Plume Analytics® tools are providing WSP clients with more accurate way to assess hazards; presents data that is more compelling, easier to understand.

For more than 100 years, a succession of industrial companies polluted a groundwater aquifer in central Canada so thoroughly that it became toxic to drink. Today — more than 30 years after new water supplies were tapped for residents and remediation began — the groundwater is still contaminated.

Nye Jones: A Changemaker Leading DE&I Initiatives With Empathy And Passion


When you measure success as helping others overcome and reach their full potential, it results in better outcomes for all involved.

For Nye Jones, Equity and Social Justice business partner for the Climate, Resilience & Sustainability (CRS) business line at WSP USA, success has nothing to do with hierarchy level and more to do with who you helped along your life’s journey.

WSP Honored With Three 2021 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

Environmental Business Journal presents awards recognizing firm’s achievements with wetlands restoration, habitat enhancement and environment-based mergers and acquisitions.
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) has recognized WSP, a leading engineering, environmental and professional services consultancy, with three of the publication’s 2021 EBJ Business Achievement Awards.

Q&A: Don't Expect “Old Science” to Guide Return-to-the-Office Protocols


The best way to control the spread of the virus and keep people safe is to clean the air that circulates in the office. This does not mean disinfecting the air, it means being smart about airflow; ensure there is proper ventilation, bring as much outside fresh air in as possible, use the best available filtration that you can, and use common sense. Remember that the latest technology isn’t always the answer: if a product sounds too good to be true then it most likely is. 


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