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White House Water Strategy Calls on Business to Boost Water-Efficient Tech

A water strategy announced yesterday by the White House calls on businesses and industries to conserve water and boost the use of water-efficient and reuse technologies. Through better water management practices and technology, the nation can reduce its water usage by 33 percent, bringing the US closer in line with … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: CH2M Hill, PE International, Yardney, BioteQ

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. CH2M Hill: The consulting and design-build company says CEO and chairman Lee McIntire will step down as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2014 but will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Jacqueline Hinman will serve as CEO. … Read more »

American Water Sustainability Report: Meets 2017 GHG Goal Early

American Water Sustainability Report: Meets 2017 GHG Goal Early

American Water last year beat its goal of a 16 percent reduction in greenhouse gases from a 2007 baseline, for which it had a target completion date of 2017. Since 2007, scope 1 and 2 GHGs have fallen 16.7 percent, from 853,676 to 710,878 tons. But the company’s 2011-2012 corporate … Read more »

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Water Industry CO2 Cuts: Playing the Long Game

American Water has taken a cautious approach to reporting on its recent carbon reductions. In its line of work, uncertainty is a way of life. As our analysis of the company’s 2011-2012 corporate responsibility report shows, the company cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 16.7 percent from 2007 to … Read more »

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Water Infrastructure Improvement Price Tag $384bn

Some $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030, according to an EPA survey. The EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage … Read more »