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  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • Use a “Carbon Law” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    To bridge the gap between science-based targets focused on cutting greenhouse gases, and national commitments to such efforts, international experts propose in the highly renowned journal ‘Science’ a decadal roadmap strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. They base this on a simple “carbon law” of halving anthropogenic carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions each ...

  • DC Water and Xylem celebrate the installation of the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

    Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, today presented to DC Water the first installation in North America of Flygt Concertor, the world's first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.  DC Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater innovators, has a well-established track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies to evolve ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • InfoNet v11 improves infrastructure modelling

    Version 11 of InfoNet promises to provide engineers and utility managers with a toolset for managing and renewing aging hydraulic infrastructure. New features include: scenario generation for building advanced capital and operational planning scenarios, enhanced CCTV defect interrogation, more advanced SQL query capability, updated theme and map generation tools, and a new interface. The ...


  • Environmental benefits of green infrastructure

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce storm water runoff which pollutes the nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and preventing polluted storm water entering sewer ...


  • Better infrastructure for continued development of climate models

    More complex climate models make great demands on a well-functioning computer environment. In a newly established EU project, SMHI is developing and simplifying collaboration between researchers by building up the infrastructure and support services for climate research. The climate models used to make calculations of the future climate are becoming increasingly advanced. They have higher ...

  • What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

    A new study proposes a method for placing a monetary value on green infrastructure at both a project and regional scale. This makes it easier to show the value of investing in green infrastructure to the public and other stakeholders. With increasing urbanisation and its subsequent negative effects on the environment, the need for green spaces is becoming increasingly recognised. Although it ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Long-term investment in water infrastructure

    Before privatisation 21 years ago, the water infrastructure in England and Wales was chronically underfunded, but since privatisation the companies in England and Wales have invested GBP90 billion without any call on the tax payer. This is a long-term industry requiring long-term investment. The renewal of pipes and maintenance requires a long-term investment programme, not stop-start, regardless ...

  • Europe-wide biodiversity data infrastructure project developed

    Developing a Europe-wide research infrastructure on biodiversity is the ambitious goal of the recently-started LIFEWATCH project. The infrastructure will enable the exchange and linking of biodiversity data, the development of online analysis tools and the creation of virtual laboratories in EU Member States. Ultimately, the project partners hope their approach will contribute to better managing ...

  • Increasing green infrastructure ecosystem services in urban areas

    A new model has been developed that could help metropolitan areas adapt to climate change by increasing ecosystem services provided by green spaces and farmland. This is done by calculating the percentage of evapotranspiring surface for different types of land use and the degree of fragmentation between ecosystems. To demonstrate how it works, researchers have applied this 'land use suitability ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WEF offers webcast on effective communications for water infrastructure

    Despite giving a huge boost to our nation’s infrastructure as a whole, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides only a small portion of what is needed for water and wastewater. Given the D minus that these services recently received in ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card, the need for investment is clear but gaining the public’s support during tough economic times can ...

  • Use of green infrastructure for environmental and economic benefits

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce storm water runoff that pollutes the nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted storm water from entering sewer ...


  • ERI Merges with International Leader in Physical & Social Infrastructure

    Merger with Cardno Limited expands global reach  Irvine, CA. (June 11, 2010) – Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI) has joined forces with international firm and Australian based Cardno Limited in a merger that takes effect today.  The merger with Cardno, a professional services firm founded in 1945 in ...


    By Cardno ERI

  • Mexico: infrastructure projects report: environmental sector

    The growing population and economic development that have been experienced in Mexico over recent decades have led to growing pressures on the environment. Economic development and demographic growth are concentrated in medium size and large cities, especially Mexico City, whose authorities face the challenge of increasing and improving the provision of water and wastewater services. Key problems ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rio rancho receives $286,000 for green infrastructure

    The City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico is constructing a new well water infrastructure, including two surge tanks, duplex model air compressors and controls that will alleviate problems with pipe failures due to surges from the existing equipment. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $286,000 for the work. EPA encourages citizens to take action to protect the nation’s waters. ...

  • Who is building our global GHG MRV infrastructure?

    Sometimes it feels quite lonely here at GHG Management Institute headquarters. Toiling away trying to do what we think is needed to support the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policy. While most people who pay attention to the issue are obsessed with the politics of the moment, we work away behind the scenes thinking about and building infrastructure for the long-run. Indeed in ...

  • Bentley Systems marks 25 years of sustaining infrastructure at be inspired: infrastructure best practices symposium and awards

    At this invitation-only gathering of top users from around the globe, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, observed its 25th year as a company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world. The milestone was first acknowledged in Bentley’s May 2009 Annual Report, which is available online at ...


    By Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • Keynotes update Bentley’s commitment to leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure

    Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure – Yesterday morning, before a select audience of senior infrastructure professionals from leading architectural, engineering, construction, and owner-operator organizations, Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley and SVP Bhupinder Singh presented the company’s progress and plans for leveraging information modeling, both for increasingly ...


    By Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • MWH soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide availability of H2ONET MSX, a state-of-the-art software for simulating and designing reaction systems at any level of complexity. The product is an extension for H2ONET, the standard in AutoCAD 2010-integrated water distribution modeling and management ...


    By Innovyze

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