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Webinar: Water Utility Climate Risks and Opportunities Mapping Framework

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This Snack & Learn Webinar features the Water Utility Climate Risks and Opportunities Mapping Framework that WSP developed in partnership with water utilities to help them identify, assess, and prioritize their climate-related risks and opportunities.

Greening Future Flight

Planning holistically for electric aircraft, hydrogen aviation, and greater use of sustainable aviation fuel—to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint
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Technology continues to advance decarbonization efforts in aviation. Research and development toward low-emission and  zero-emission flight includes battery electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell technologies. Together with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), these technologies hold promise to deliver enduring solutions that address carbon-emissions reduction.

Finding the Infrastructure and Environment Nexus

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration initiative encourages practices that are rethinking traditional approaches, like the growing field of agrivoltaics.
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The success of the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a major global initiative to halt and reverse ecosystem degradation and combat climate change, hinges on opportunities that infuse green restoration into all infrastructure work that intersects the environment.

WSP USA, a key participant advocating the UN initiative, works with clients to explore opportunities to combine environmental stewardship with modern aesthetic and functional design across a wide array of projects.

Going Green in Buildings and Urban Spaces

Should Offsetting Be Part of the Net Zero Puzzle?

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Offsetting – the practice of compensating for carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions by reducing emissions elsewhere – is not new. Over the past 30 years, the market allowing organizations and individuals to voluntarily purchase “carbon credits” has grown rapidly. But while there are some well-reputed schemes, the offsetting industry is often criticised for being confusing and lacking in transparency. Failure to regulate it has led to wild price inconsistencies, questionable projects, the risk of double counting and, in the worst instances, fraud.

TCFDW Launches, Addresses Gender Inequity As Climate Risk

International Team to Create TCFD-aligned Toolkit Leveraging “Climate Solutions Multiplier”: Gender Equity
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WAKE FOREST, N.C., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Women in Climate Tech (WiCT) today announced the launch of the TCFDW program with the goal to create a toolkit for use by business and government to assess:

WSP Announces the Release of Its Global 2020 ESG Report

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Businesses play a key role in supporting the development of a sustainable and prosperous society. WSP’s contribution is to plan, design, manage and engineer our communities to thrive; as one of the world’s largest professional services firms, the greatest benefit WSP can provide is through the services we offer and the projects we deliver. We also minimize the negative impact of our own operations and increase the positive, earning our reputation as a sustainability leader.

Challenges in Supply Chain Sustainability

WSP USA sponsored and participated in the May 2021 Climate Leadership Exchange, a premier networking event for climate, energy and sustainability professionals.
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In late May, WSP USA’s Kealy Herman and Kevin Martins hosted a supply chain discussion at the Climate Leadership Exchange, a virtual event hosted by the Climate Leadership Conference dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation and business solutions. 

During the event, sustainability leaders joined a conversation about advancing climate ambition in supply chains. Much of the dialog was focused on the barriers that organizations face when trying to integrate sustainability into their supply chains. 

Three key themes emerged from the discussion: 

Climate Impact Optimization in Concrete Bridge Construction

How to construct climate smarter versions of standard bridges
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This article was first presented at the 39th IABSE Symposium—Engineering the Future—in Vancouver, Canada, September 2017.

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The Future of Water Is Now

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

WSP USA Charts Direction on Climate and Equity at United for Infrastructure 2021, With Opening Remarks by President Biden

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Tom Lewis and Denise Turner Roth help lead government, business and labor leaders in driving solutions for better policies and greater investment in sustainable and equitable infrastructure.

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Tom Lewis and Denise Turner Roth help lead government, business and labor leaders in driving solutions for better policies and greater investment in sustainable and equitable infrastructure.

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