Every drop counts for sustainable, efficient, equitable water use

This year’s World Water Day theme “Why wastewater?” highlights the importance of reducing and reusing wastewater in our homes, industry and agriculture. Wastewater treatment is a process that converts wastewater from its unusable state into an effluent that can be either returned to the water cycle with minimal environmental issues or be reused for another […]

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An exciting (and critical) time for water infrastructure

Civil infrastructure serves as the backbone of the world’s human activity. Our water and wastewater, power, transportation and communications systems make our daily lives more efficient, safe and comfortable. In my role as operations director for our New York City Metro water business line, I oversee the delivery of water infrastructure projects that safeguard human […]

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Students take the lead in tackling climate change at green-Y

Around 300 university students and professionals came together for an afternoon with leading thinkers, innovators and climate change experts from Asia at the green-Y event June 11 in Bangkok. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia and its four climate change implementing partners, the event involved a suite […]

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Empowering women in Solomon Islands’ cocoa industry

From May 30 to June 1, Solomon Islands’ Cocoa Industry Working Group held the country’s first Cocoa Festival in Honiara. The Working Group was established through assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA[1]) Program, an Australian Government initiative co-funded by the New Zealand Government. The Working Group hosted over 100 attendees at the […]

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Empowering women and girls: the smart way to build a better world

“Investing in girls and women unlocks untapped potential, and creates a ripple effect that benefits families, communities and entire nations. It’s 2016: now is the time to turn the conversation from ‘if and why’ to ‘how and now.’” – Katja Iverson, CEO, Women Deliver This May, people from over 60 countries came together to take part […]

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Earth Day 2016: “Trees for the Earth”

Ayala Triangle Park, Manila, Philippines As Earth Day 2016 celebrates “Trees for the Earth,” we look at some of the ways trees help us deliver a better world. Trees are hard at work from New York City, to London, to Manila, to Sacramento, and they’re doing more than you might think. View this SlideShare presentation to see how trees slow climate change, protect […]

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Technology and tradition: sustainable housing for the Navajo Nation

AECOM and the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) were recently honored with a Special Achievement in geographic information systems (GIS) award at the 2015 Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) International User Conference in San Diego. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri’s GIS technology. AECOM project manager David Turk has been […]

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