Water and wastewater

Developing the smart city workforce: It doesn't always happen in the classroom

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:30 -- SCC Staff
08/16/2016

CH2M, the Nature Conservancy and a Pennsylvania high school have won a prestigious mentoring award for a program they developed to teach STEM skills to students. But the important part of the story is what the program is accomplishing and how it and others like it can contribute to the skilled work force smart cities need. Click for details.

Drought: when water system resilience and conservation really matter

Thu, 2016-07-21 12:07 -- Doug Peeples
07/21/2016

California's drought isn't over and another bout of hot, dry weather is a possibility there. Other states are on drought watch and some are already suffering. It's not just the U.S. Vietnam is enduring its worst drought in 90 years. In this special issue, we share strategies and technologies developed to ensure efficient, sustainable water supplies—and examples of why they are so sorely needed.

How risk assessments make you more resilient to weather extremes

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:36 -- SCC Partner
07/21/2016

As prolonged droughts continue to take a toll on farmers, businesses and residents, see how CH2M's approach using risk assessments can not only make your city more resilient to drought, but any type of extreme weather.As prolonged droughts continue to take a toll on farmers, businesses and residents, see how CH2M's approach using risk assessments can not only make your city more resilient to drought, but any type of extreme weather.

Can you flood-proof your city? Here's what they are doing in the UK

Wed, 2016-06-08 06:00 -- Doug Peeples
06/08/2016

Just as drought has affected regions of the world that rarely if ever had a shortage of water, other areas are suffering from unexpected catastrophic floods. Council Lead Partner CH2M is working with government agencies in the UK to pinpoint risks and identify the best possible strategies to protect against floods well into the future. (There are economic benefits, too.)

No land available for your water recycling plant? Do what Beijing's doing

Wed, 2016-05-25 06:00 -- Doug Peeples
05/25/2016

Many cities and regions around the world are experiencing water shortages. And while most cities would probably find land to build a water recycling plant, that's not the case in Beijing, China. The city's short on water but land is so valuable it's prohibitively expensive. That's why a water plant operator took a different approach — and is building a large water recycling plant underground.

Why your city's water system may need help -- lots of help

Thu, 2016-05-05 11:52 -- Doug Peeples
05/06/2016

Many cities throughout the world continue to operate water distribution networks that are 70-100 years old. And while lost revenue from water leaks is staggering, it's not the only problem. Failing systems also can contribute to contaminated, poor quality drinking water. Read on to learn why your city should take a hard look at its water network -- and the available solutions.

Microsoft's new partnership = more solutions for your smart city

Fri, 2016-04-22 06:00 -- SCC Staff
04/22/2016

City leaders don't need to reinvent the wheel every time they come up against a problem in their smart city implementations. There are companies they can turn to for help. One of them -- Microsoft -- has a new partner bringing several IT solutions to the initiative it created to help cities become more efficient, more economically competitive and more livable.

Floods are killing people. More are coming. Here's how to prepare.

Fri, 2016-04-22 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi
04/22/2016

Sudden floods are already causing significant deaths and severe flooding is only forecast to get worse. Yet flood warning systems aren’t getting better. A Rice University professor who built an advanced system explains how it works — and why your city should build one today.

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